Alex Smith, QB, Chiefs: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Alex Smith, QB, Chiefs

Position/Rank NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
QB - #24 KC Out 10 years 29 6'4 217

2013 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Oct-21-2013 by Chris Weeks

Update (10/20): Alex Smith has been a game manager all season and that is not good for fantasy owners. Sure he's winning games for the 7-0 Chiefs, but he's not posting great stats in the process so his fantasy numbers have been mediocre at best. This trend will likely continue as the Chiefs continue to win games.

Finally, the Chiefs have a competent QB. Hey, Matt Cassel was good for a while, until he wasn't. As a 49er, Smith posted some of the best numbers of his career the past two seasons, though we're not talking Brady-esque stats. Assisted by a stout run game and a playmaking defense, the former No. 1 overall pick's role in the offense was essentially to manage the clock and not turn the ball over. As a member of the Chiefs, Smith will have to air it more as a way to compensate for other unit shortcomings and because Andy Reid's system demands heavy aerial work. Kansas City has some explosive weapons with Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe, but there are questions surrounding WR2, TE and the offensive line. There is a chance Smith will continue what he started in San Francisco, but we're not sold on that quite yet. Hey, he was benched. Until we see him in action, it is probably best to draft Smith as a low-end QB2.

2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
16.12 FFToolbox - Jeb Gorham - I drafted Smith to back-up Peyton Manning on my roster. Smith's new O-line in KC is questionable, but there is offensive talent with Charles running the ball and the wideouts if all gores well. Smith could prove valuable down the stretch.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
17.08 Draft TV - I was waiting for my QB2, feeling comfortable with Stafford. I hate Alex Smith, plain and simple. But Andy Reid always puts together fantasy relevant QBs. I could see Alex Smith having Top 15 fantasy numbers.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
20.03 ESPN1090 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
18.08 TheHuddle - I'm on record as saying that I expect Alex Smith to approach or possibly pass 4,000 yards this year -- Andy will have him put the ball in the air around 550 times. Figured I should back that up by taking him as one of my QBs.
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