• Alex Smith

  • QB
  • , Washington Football Team
  • 37
  • 217 lbs
  • 6' 4"
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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

WAS QB Alex Smith - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Seattle Seahawks

Alex Smith suffered a calf injury in Week 14 and is questionable to play this week. Even if Smith does play, he's averaging as many interceptions (0.6) in his starts this season as touchdowns (0.6). Smith has no games with multiple touchdowns this season, making him a mostly poor streaming option. It's a favorable matchup against the Seahawks, but he hasn't been great, and his calf injury will likely limit him, assuming he even plays. There are many better QB options available in Week 15.

by Jordan Heck

WAS QB Alex Smith - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 at San Francisco 49ers

Alex Smith had an OK outing last week, finishing with 296 yards and a touchdown. Smith has not scored more than one touchdown in any of his four starts this season, and is averaging 250.3 yards in those games. He gets a fairly tough matchup against the 49ers (No. 12 aFPA) this week, who are giving up the sixth-fewest passing yards. Considering Smith's production so far, he should be off of the fantasy radar for owners in Week 14. He's in our bottom tier of quarterback options this week.

by Jordan Heck

WAS QB Alex Smith - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers

In Alex Smith's last two games combined, his pass attempts (51) didn't match the pass attempts he had in Week 10 (55). As we noted at the time, those pass attempts were the primary reason why Smith had back-to-back 300-yard games. Since then, Washington has relied on a more run-heavy approach. As a result, Smith has back-to-back games below 200 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception in each outing. Those aren't great fantasy numbers, and it's partly why Smith is a bottom-five QB option in Week 13. The other reason is Smith draws a brutal matchup against the Steelers who are No. 1 in aFPA quarterbacks. Stay away from Smith this week.

by Jordan Heck

WAS QB Alex Smith - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 at Cowboys

Alex Smith's production went way down in Week 11 following back-to-back 300-yard games. Last week, Smith finished with just 166 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The biggest takeaway, though, is Smith going from 55 pass attempts in Week 10 to 25 in Week 11. As a combined trio, Washington is averaging 36.2 pass attempts per game, which is closer to what you can expect this week. Washington plays the Cowboys in Week 12, which is a favorable matchup. Kyle Allen started in Washington's previous game against Dallas, finishing with 194 yards and two touchdowns on 25 pass attempts. Washington quarterbacks have a 10-8 TD-INT ratio through 10 games this season, so despite the favorable matchup, this offense is pretty limited in its production. Smith isn't a horrible choice, but he's outside the top 15 quarterbacks for Week 12.

by Jordan Heck

WAS QB Alex Smith - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Alex Smith has had an odd couple of games for Washington, throwing for 300+ yards in back-to-back weeks, but finishing with a 1-3 TD-INT ratio in that span. He had 390 yards in Week 10, but that was mostly due to the fact he threw the ball 55 times. It's unlikely we see that again, as it took Washington a season-high 88 offensive plays to get there. Washington was averaging ~65 snaps per game before. Smith might be a better option than previously thought, especially in a favorable Week 11 matchup against the Bengals. But Washington quarterbacks have struggled to get touchdowns this season, averaging just one per game (9 in 9 games). Smith is outside the top-15 quarterback options in Week 11, but isn't in the bottom tier of options.

by Jordan Heck

WAS QB Alex Smith - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 at Detroit Lions

Alex Smith filled in for an injured Kyle Allen last week and had a strange game. He completed a high 75% of his 32 pass attempts, but still wound up throwing three interceptions. Depending on your scoring settings, those three interceptions canceled out his one touchdown, leaving just his 325 passing yards as his production. We haven't seen much success from any Washington quarterback this season, so there's no real reason to expect any different from Smith in Week 10. He's a bottom five quarterback option this week against the Lions.

by Steve Andress

WAS QB Alex Smith - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. Houston Texans

Washington is a team that is built around its defense and ball-control offense. This team is third in time of possession, but for fantasy purposes, Washington has an implied team total in Week 11 of only 19.75 points. Only Oakland is lower. Combine that with the fact that Alex Smith hasn't scored more than 17 fantasy points in a game since Week 1, despite two pristine match-ups against Tampa Bay and Atlanta over the past two weeks, and there's nothing to see here in single QB leagues. Move along. Move along (stormtrooper voice).

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