Alex Smith, QB Kansas City Chiefs

General Info

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

Most Recent News

Reid: 'No gray area,' Alex Smith is Chiefs QB

Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:52pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Chiefs bumped rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes up to the second string last week, but that’s as far as he’s going.

At least this year.

“It’s Alex Smith’s job. That’s what it is. There’s no gray area with that,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said when asked about the chances of Mahomes taking over this year, via Terez Paylor of he Kansas City Star.

Fantasy Impact:

Reid attempted to temporarily block out the light emanating from his bright young quarterback, saying there’s not a competition for starting quarterback role. The Chiefs traded a future first to get Mahomes with the 10th overall pick.

Scouting Report

Week 3 at Los Angeles Chargers

As expected, Alex Smith came down last week after his Week 1 performance. He still played well, completing 21-of-28 passes, but from a fantasy perspective, his 251 yards with one score doesn't do a whole lot. He also added 21 yards on 4 carries.

He could have a better performance this week against a Chargers team that has allowed the fifth-most points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Smith has plenty of weapons around him to take advantage of poor defensive play.

Smith isn't a great option, but he's better than a lot of other quarterbacks this week. He should be viewed as a middle-of-the-pack option.

2017 Strength of Schedule - KC
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
25
@NE
7
PHI
14
@LAC
24
WAS
3
@HOU
16
PIT
18
@OAK
1
DEN
20
@DAL
BYE2
@NYG
28
BUF
19
@NYJ
18
OAK
14
LAC
21
MIA
1
@DEN

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%
Per game21.6728.00258.002.3309.2111.913.6711.00003.0020.7558.33/58.33100.00%
Totals6584774709.2111.911133003.0062.26175/175100.00%
Previous Games vs. WAS
SeasonWkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
201314@WAS1420137206.859.7927003.5014.248/6376.19%
Average14.0020.00137.002.000.006.859.792.007.000.000.003.5014.1848.00/63.0076.19%

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