Alex Smith, QB Washington Redskins

General Info

  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 217 lbs
  • DOB: 05-07-1984

Rankings

WAS QB Depth Chart

  1. Alex Smith
  2. Colt McCoy
  3. Kevin Hogan
WAS Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Redskins QB Alex Smith connecting early with WR Jamison Crowder

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 6:16pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

If there’s a competition in the wide receivers room to become Alex Smith’s favorite target, Jamison Crowder has taken the early lead.

The slot receiver has been open throughout training camp, and he and his quarterback seem to have developed some quick chemistry. Smith has finished in the top 10 in the NFL in completion percentage the past four seasons, including third in 2017 at 67.5 percent. In other words, he will find the open man, and Crowder has been that guy.

Fantasy Impact:

Smith always has been adept at working the intermediate and underneath routes—the crossing routes and outs at which Crowder specializes. The 5-foot-9, 177-pounder isn’t running many go-routes, the story said.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

As one of our writers put it this offseason, Alex Smith in Washington has the potential to be The Good Place. Smith was more aggressive in Kansas City last season, leading to a QB4 finish and he now finds himself in a Jay Gruden offense that produced three consecutive top-10 fantasy QB finishes.

Fantasy Downside

Smith's weapons are nowhere near as good as Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt were in Kansas City. And before last season, Smith had never thrown for 4,000 yards or 25 touchdowns. Some negative regression feels like it might be coming.

2018 Bottom Line

Smith has a soft schedule to begin 2018 for those looking for a cheap QB option late in drafts or looking to stream the position. His ADP is far later than our projected QB10 this season, despite Smith being projected to average below a point per week less than that QB10.

2018 Strength of Schedule - WAS
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
22
@ARI
20
IND
29
GB
BYE11
@NO
12
CAR
15
DAL
21
@NYG
16
ATL
17
@TB
19
HOU
15
@DAL
13
@PHI
21
NYG
1
@JAX
18
@TEN
13
PHI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1@NE28353684010.5113.1453000.6031.069/69100.0%
2PHI2128251108.9611.95421005.2516.153/53100.0%
3@LAC1621155207.389.6929004.5015.153/53100.0%
4WAS2737293107.9210.85756108.0027.376/76100.0%
5@HOU2937324308.7611.17519003.8026.977/77100.0%
6PIT1934246107.2412.95413003.2515.154/54100.0%
7@OAK2536342309.5013.6810000.0025.762/62100.0%
8DEN1431202106.5214.43433018.2513.462/62100.0%
9@DAL2534263217.7410.52519003.8018.457/57100.0%
10BYE---------------
11@NYG2740230025.758.52527005.407.975/75100.0%
12BUF2336199115.538.65535007.0013.558/58100.0%
13@NYJ19333664011.0919.261700070.0037.646/46100.0%
14OAK2034268017.8813.40524004.8011.175/75100.0%
15LAC2330231207.7010.04313004.3318.566/66100.0%
16MIA2539304107.7912.16413003.2517.583/83100.0%
17@DEN---------------
Per game22.7333.67269.471.730.338.0011.854.0023.670.070.075.9219.6864.40/64.40100.00%
Totals34150540422658.0011.8560355115.92295.18966/966100.00%