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Height/Weight: 6-4/217 | Birthdate: 5/7/1984 | Birthplace: Seattle, WA, USA | Team: Kansas City | College: Utah | NFL Experience: 11 | Owned/Started%: 62/16 | Average Draft Position: 124.65
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Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin off to best start ever with Alex Smith


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) New Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has hit it off with quarterback Alex Smith during the offseason. 

Maclin came to Kansas City from Philadelphia in the offseason, and his communication with Smith has been more than either player expected. 

“I don’t think I’ve ever been off to a better start with a particular quarterback in my life,” Maclin said, per KCChiefs.com.

Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, like head coach Andy Reid, brought the Philadelphia offense to Kansas City, which has helped Maclin's transition. 

“He’s only a couple years removed from our system,” Pederson said. “We’ve changed some things since he’s been in the offense, but he’s such a smart, savvy, veteran guy that he’s picked up on what we’re doing really fast. He and Alex have sort of developed that continuity right away.”


Chiefs' Alex Smith pin points areas of improvement during offseason


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is a 10-year veteran and a former top overall pick, but that won't stop him from identifying areas in his game that need improvement and working on them during the offseason, per ESPN.com.

This offseason, Smith has targeted his footwork as one of the main facets of his game he needs to add some fine tuning to.

"For me, footwork is something that never goes away," Smith said. "You're constantly trying to get better with your feet. For me, it's working on being more consistent from being under center and in the [shotgun formation], when I do go back and forth. It's something that looking back on the tape from last year, I was a little bit all over the place and footwork is so important as a quarterback. It's kind of the foundation of throwing. Trying to get to a point where I'm more consistent with that. With that, you're more balanced and I think over the long haul you're going to complete more footballs, you're going to throw better balls."

Decision-making, especially on long plays downfield are another concern Smith is addressing. Last season, he threw just six interceptions but the Chiefs were last in the league in long passes.

"Both lend themselves to throwing the football down the field and being efficient," Smith said. "Any time you've got inefficiencies or wasted movement, things like that, it's only detracting from what you can put on the football. For me, I think both of those things are what I came away with as far as being efficient. Both of those go with being a better quarterback and throwing the ball downfield as well."

Smith threw for 3,265 yards and 18 touchdowns last season.


Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen) says he's ready to go for workouts


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) After suffering a lacerated spleen in Week 16, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said he's fully ready to participate in workouts, reports the Kansas City Star

Smith sustained the injury after taking a brutal hit to the abdomen against the Steelers in Week 16 and had to sit out the team's regular season finale as a result.


Alex Smith among Chiefs' inactives for Week 17


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) The Chiefs listed quarterback Alex Smith as inactive for Week 17’s game against the Chargers.

Smith is suffering from a lacerated spleen which is expected to keep him out for six weeks.

Other inactives included Donnie Avery, Phillip Gaines, Marcus Cooper, Eric Kush, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Nick Williams.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) and running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) were listed as questionable, but are active.


Chiefs RB Charles, WR Bowe among questionable players for Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) The Chiefs have ruled quarterback Alex Smith (spleen) and cornerback Phillip Gaines (illness) out for Sunday's Week 17 divisional showdown against the Chargers.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder), running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) and guard Zach Fulton (foot, toe) were labeled questionable. Meanwhile, tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker/defensive end Josh Martin (hand) and inside linebacker Joe Mays (knee) were deemed probable.


Chiefs' Alex Smith will sit out finale with lacerated spleen


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been diagnosed with a lacerated spleen, an injury that will keep him sidelined for his team's pivotal Week 17 divisional showdown against the Chargers, trainer Rick Burkholde told reporters, per ESPN.

Smith sustained the injury after taking a brutal hit to the abdomen against the Steelers in Week 16. He noticed the discomfort following the game, but did not believe it to be serious.

Smith will not need surgery, although his injury will require a six-week timetable which will virtually keep him out for the remainder of the season, if Kansas City advances to the playoffs. The Chiefs will need to win against the Chargers and have the Ravens and Texans lose in order to clinch a spot in the postseason.

Smith signed a five-year, $76 million contract before the start of the season. In 15 games, Smith passed for 3,265 yards with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. For the second straight season, Chase Daniel will make a start in Week 17. Daniels completed 21 of 30 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown in a last-minute overtime loss to the Chargers in 2013, which clinched San Diego a playoff spot.

Kansas City opened as a 3-point home favorite. The line moved to 3 1/2 points, as of Friday before Vegas slashed the line due to the news of Smith's injury.


Chiefs' Alex Smith throws for 311 yards in loss to Pittsburgh


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed a season-high 31 passes on 45 attempts for 311 yards in Kansas City's 20-12 loss to the Steelers.

It was also Smith's first 300-yard passing game of the season after throwing for 293 and 297 the last two weeks respectively.

Despite that, Smith was unable to find the end zone for the fifth time this season. 

Smith and the Chiefs finish their season against the Chagrers in Week 17.


Chiefs' Alex Smith throws two touchdown passes in win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had an efficient day passing to lead the Chiefs to a 31-13 win over the Raiders Week 15.

Smith completed 18 of his 30 passes for 297 yards. Smith connected with Travis Kelce on a 20-yard touchdown pass and with running back Knile Davis on a 70-yard score. Smith did not turn the ball over. It was the 10th time this season Smith did not throw an interception.

The Chiefs will play at Pittsburgh Week 16.


Alex Smith throws for season-high 293 yards in loss


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/7/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 26 of 39 throws for a season-high 293 yards and a touchdown with one interception in the Week 14 loss at Arizona. Smith rushed four times for 26 yards, his highest total since Week 7.

Smith hit 13 of his first 14 throws and found running back Jamaal Charles for an 18-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Smith was leading Kansas City to a potential tying or winning score late in the fourth quarter when tight end Travis Kelce fumbled following a reception.

Smith plays the Raiders in Week 15.


Chiefs QB Alex Smith throws two TDs in loss vs. Broncos


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 15 of his 23 pass attempts for 153 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in his team's 29-16 loss to the Broncos in Week 13.

Smith had a tough time sustaining any kind of success in the big divisional matchup, and the offense was only able to manage 151 total yards despite scoring two touchdowns and a field goal. Smith's interception was just his second since Week 1. He's up to 2,364 passing yards with a 15:5 TD:INT ration heading into a Week 14 matchup with the Cardinals in Arizona.


Chiefs QB Alex Smith tosses two touchdowns


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith tossed two scores Week 12 against the Raiders.

Smith completed 20 of 36 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns. He did not turn the ball over during the contest. Smith was his usual conservative self, averaging 6.5 yards per attempt. His longest pass of the day was a 30 yard touchdown to Jamaal Charles, but the ball actually traveled two or three yards past the line of scrimmage. Charles took it the rest of the way. Smith attempted to lead his team back with under two minutes to go, but gained just 24 passing yards on the final drive. 

He'll take on the Broncos Week 13. 


Chiefs QB Alex Smith doesn't do much Week 11


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was limited Week 11 against the Seahawks.

Smith was effective during the contest, but didn't have a lot of opportunities to throw. He completed 11 of 16 attempts for 108 yards and no scores. Smith did not turn the ball over during the contest. Smith also had two rushing attempts, but lost 1 yard. The Chiefs were content to run Jamaal Charles during the contest, meaning Smith didn't have to do all that much.

He'll look for more Week 12 against the Raiders.

 


Alex Smith makes it four straight without a turnover


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(11/9/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith played his usual low-risk football Week 10 at Buffalo, completing 17 of 29 passes for 177 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. But he scored on an 8-yard run with 8:59 left to lift his team to a 17-13 victory.

Smith ran four times for 25 yards and notched his first rushing score of the year. This was his fourth straight game without a turnover.

Smith plays the Seahawks in Week 11.


Alex Smith his own worst enemy in Week 9


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/3/2014) The Jets entered Week 9 having allowed the most Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season, and for two quarters, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith looked like he'd put them in an even deeper hole, throwing for 131 yards and two touchdowns. But with the Chiefs leading 21-7 at halftime and the Jets failing to mount any sort of comeback, he played it as conservatively as possible thereafter, throwing for only 68 yards in the second half.

And that's why he'll never be a game-changer in Fantasy. When he's throwing well, the Chiefs usually do a good job of protecting the lead, allowing him to revert to a game-manager role. When he's not throwing well, that's all the more reason for him to keep throwing.

He's fine as a bye-week replacement, and with six quarterbacks on bye again, you may need him in Week 10. But his matchup at Buffalo is an iffy one. The Bills have allowed as many touchdown passes as they've recorded interceptions (12) this season.


Chiefs QB Alex Smith throws two TDs in Week 9 win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw two first-half touchdowns Sunday, which proved to be the difference in a 24-10 win Week 9 vs. N.Y. Jets. Smith completed 21 of 31 passes for 199 yards and avoided turning the ball over in Sunday's win.

Smith got a lucky bounce on his first touchdown pass. His intended pass was deflected by a defender, but the ball somehow landed in the lap of tight end Anthony Fasano, who was on the ground at the 1-yard line. Fasano quickly got up and dove for the goal line. He was awarded a 2-yard touchdown, as Kansas City went up 14-0.

Smith's second touchdown was a 12-yard completion to Travis Kelce with 39 seconds left in the first half, which gave Kansas City a 21-7 lead.

Smith had his first multitouchdown game in four weeks and third of the season Sunday. It was his third straight game without an interception. The Chiefs are back in action Week 10 at Buffalo.


Chiefs to have their studs Week 9


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Chiefs should have all their studs Week 9 against the Jets.

Offensive starters Jamaal Charles, Alex Smith and Travis Kelce headline the long list of probable players for the contest. All three should play.

The team also listed Eric Berry, Anthony Fasano, Phillip Gaines, Cyrus Gray, Junior Hemingway, Mike McGlynn and Sean Smith as probable for the contest. Berry is listed with an ankle injury. 


Alex Smith expected to practice fully Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(10/29/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who sprained his throwing shoulder Sunday, is scheduled to be a full practice participant Wednesday, coach Andy Reid told the Kansas City Star. Smith is on track to play without limitations Week 9 against the Jets.

Chiefs' Reid: QB Alex Smith (shoulder) expected to play Week 9


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday quarterback Alex Smith has a right shoulder sprain, which he suffered in the first half Sunday against the Rams. Though, Smith never missed a snap and finished out the 34-7 win.

Reid added he expects Smith to be OK and play Week 9 against the Jets. Smith was 14 of 15 for 111 yards in the first half Sunday. His final stat line was 24 of 28 for 226 yards and no touchdowns.


Alex Smith completes 86 percent of his passes in Week 8 win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith didn't throw a touchdown Sunday against the Rams, but Kansas City was still able to rally from an early deficit for a 34-7 win Week 8. Smith was extremely efficient, however, completing 24 of 28 passes for 226 yards. He also rushed for 24 yards on four carries.

Smith, who also lost a fumble, had just one incompletion in the first half, as he completed 14 of 15 passes for 111 yards. Despite no touchdowns, Smith finished with a 100.3 passer rating. Sunday was the second time this season Smith failed to throw for a touchdown.

The Chiefs are back in action Week 9 vs. N.Y. Jets.


Waiver wire thin for quarterbacks this week


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) With an eye on Week 8 and beyond, Jamey Eisenberg tabbed his top quarterbacks on the waiver wire Tuesday, headlined by the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill, who is owned in just 43 percent of CBSSports.com leagues at this point.

Additionally, Jamey eyes a few key stashes who might be worth your time if you are having trouble at the position or just have a roster spot to fill. Specifically, recovering Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (36 percent) and Johnny Manziel (13 percent), the Browns' backup, could be worth a flier.

Among quarterbacks with a lower ceiling who nonetheless have jobs locked down, Kyle Orton of the Bills (12 percent) and Alex Smith of the Chiefs (59 percent) have some value, with matchups against the Jets and Rams, respectively, for Week 8. 


Alex Smith throws one touchdown in Chiefs' Week 7 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 19 of his 28 passes for 221 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions Sunday, adding 29 yards on six carries in his team's 23-20 win over the Chargers in Week 7.

Smith did a nice job managing the game and put his team into the lead early in the fourth quarter with an 11-yard touchdown on a screen to Anthony Sherman. The Chargers were able to even the score with less than two minutes remaining, but Smith led his team on a drive down to the San Diego 30-yard line to set up a game-winning field goal from Cario Santos. Smith and the Chiefs will look to build off the big win when they face the Rams in Week 8.


Alex Smith loses Week 5 touchdown after scoring change


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith lost a touchdown pass in Week 5 due to a scoring change.

Smith was originally credited with a 17-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back De'Anthony Thomas, but the play has been changed to a run. While Thomas keeps his first career touchdown, the scoring change gives Smith just 158 yards and one touchdown, along with one interception, in the team's Week 5 loss to the 49ers.


Alex Smith fades in loss to former team


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(10/5/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith started strong against his former team, the 49ers, completing 12 of 19 throws for 117 yards and a touchdown in the first half. But things unraveled for Smith after halftime.

With a chance to lead a game-winning touchdown drive, Smith overthrew tight end Anthony Fasano and was picked off by Perrish Cox with two minutes left. Smith finished 17 of 31 for 175 yards and two touchdowns with the interception. He added a 6-yard run.

Smith has thrown nine touchdowns against four interceptions entering the team's Week 6 bye.


Which QB's should you target on waivers?


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) With just two teams on bye and few teams dealing with serious injuries at the position, there aren't many needs to fill at quarterback this week. Still, Jamey Eisenberg's Week 5 Waiver-Wire column highlights a handful of names you might want to target before waivers run Wednesday morning.

Giants QB Eli Manning headlines the list of add-worthy quarterbacks, after he lit up Washington for five touchdowns last week. He was featured on the waiver-wire column last week as well. Carson Palmer (shoulder) of the Cardinals is also on the list, as is Joe Flacco of the Ravens, Alex Smith of the Chiefs, Blake Bortles of the Jaguars and Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) of the Vikings to round out the top-5.

Kirk Cousins, Jake Locker and Geno Smith are mentioned as potentially droppable options, if you need a roster spot. 


Alex Smith's production linked to Jamaal Charles'


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/30/2014) Even with star running back Jamaal Charles on the mend (though he looked good in his return Monday night), the Chiefs offense has picked it up the last two weeks with back-to-back 30-point outbursts -- and surprisingly, against two defenses that currently rank in the top 10, Miami and New England.

Quarterback Alex Smith has been either one of the beneficiaries or one the facilitators of the turnaround, throwing three touchdown passes in back-to-back games. It's reminiscent of last season, when he had nine games with multiple touchdown passes in leading the Chiefs to an 11-5 record. Of course, he had zero touchdown passes in the other seven games.

Back in the fold, Charles figures to take the leading role in the Chiefs offense and did so in Week 4, scoring three of their five touchdowns. It's just that two happened to come through the air, benefiting Smith as well.

That's part of Charles' game, catching the ball, so it's not the last time we'll see Smith benefit from his ability. But you'd think more often than not, his scores will come on the ground.

It all adds up to Smith being little more than a bye-week replacement in Fantasy. He'll have some big games like the last two weeks just because the Chiefs have the ability to score, but the presence of Charles will make him boom-or-bust every time out.