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Height/Weight: 6-4/217 | Birthdate: 5/7/1984 | Birthplace: Seattle, WA, USA | Team: Kansas City | College: Utah | NFL Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 82/27 | Average Draft Position: 138.31
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Reid likes what he has with Alex Smith


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/25/2014) Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that quarterback Alex Smith impressed him in their first year together in 2013.

"I loved his accuracy," Reid said. "I love his want to be great. I love the way he took things over and challenged everybody around him. I appreciated his whole game. His approach to the game raised the whole team. He's a gym rate. You've got to kick him out of the building. I was almost on secret double probation his first week in the building because he wanted to stay there forever. I'd have to kick him out. I said, 'You gotta go.'"


Chiefs, Alex Smith talking extension


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) The Chiefs continue to negotiate a contract extension with quarterback Alex Smith, general manager John Dorsey told reporters. Smith has one year and $7.5 million left on his deal.

He threw a career-high 23 touchdowns last season in leading Kansas City to the playoffs.


Chiefs could sign Alex Smith to contract extension


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is a free agent after this season, but he could be in line for an extension prior to the start of the year, reports the Kansas City Star.

Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said the Chiefs have reached out to Smith’s representatives, and an extension could clear some much-needed salary cap room.

Smith is scheduled to make $7.5 million in 2014.


Alex Smith hints at more pass-happy offense


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Quarterback Alex Smith suggested the Chiefs will air it out more in 2014, saying the change actually began in the second half of last season.

“It just kind of happened naturally,’ Smith told the Kansas City Star. “I think the defense was playing great for the first half, and we played some good defenses as well.

“It was our first year in the offense, we didn’t turn the ball over, we were opportunistic in the red zone, but yes we didn’t really have the entire playbook at hand, and that’s to be expected in the first year with a lot of new faces," he added. "So as the year went on and we got more comfortable and coach [Andy] Reid got more comfortable with us and his staff, he started to trust us with more and we showed that we could handle it. By the end, I was feeling really good about things.”


Chiefs eager to reach long-term deal with Alex Smith


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) Chiefs chairman Alex Hunt reiterated that signing quarterback Alex Smith to a long-term extension is an offseason priority. Smith has one year left on his deal at $7.5 million.

“When we made the trade for him a year ago, that was part of the thinking," Hunt said, per ESPN.com. "I don’t think that thinking has changed. He came in and did a nice job. We’re glad to have him as a part of the Kansas City Chiefs and we hope it’s longer than a two-year stay."

Smith threw for a career-high 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for 431 yards. He helped Kansas City go from 2-14 to a playoff team.

"Alex is somebody who demonstrated he could play at a pretty high level with the 49ers the last several years," Hunt told the website. "Certainly we were hopeful we would see that version of him. One of the things I enjoyed about the season was watching him get better as we went along, which makes sense. Andy [Reid's] offense is pretty complicated, even for someone as bright as Alex. But the longer he played in it, the longer the rest of the team was in this offense, you could see him getting better. I think it’s very exciting for 2014 to see where that offense goes."


Alex Smith named to the Pro Bowl


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been named to the Pro Bowl.

Smith will take the place of Tom Brady, who has elected to bow out of the game for the fifth consecutive year. Smith tossed 23 touchdowns to seven interceptions during the regular season.


Report: Chiefs seeking to extend Alex Smith contract


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) The Chiefs will attempt to extend the contract of quarterback Alex Smith in the offseason before he begins his final year of the deal, a source has told the National Football Post.

Smith helped transform a 2-14 team in 2012 into a playoff participant. He completed 60.6 percent of his passes in the regular season for 3,313 yards, 23 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He rose to the occasion against Indianapolis in the first round of the playoffs by completing 30 of 46 passes for 378 yards, four scores and no picks.

He is slated to earn $7.5 million in 2014.


Alex Smith laments missed opportunity


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who threw four touchdown passes without an interception in the playoff loss at Indianapolis, tried to sum up his first season in Kansas City.

“It’s tough and certainly looking at it, any time you can go from two wins and then making the playoffs, you have something to feel good about there, the turnaround that we had," Smith told the team's website. "That’s the first time together with the staff. Still though, when we get these opportunities, you don’t know how often they come or when the next one is going to be and you just try to go and make the most of it, but unfortunately for us, we just did not get it done."


Career-best performance not enough for Alex Smith


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2014) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has a well-earned reputation as a game-manager, but he came up with one of the best performances of his career in Saturday's Wild Card playoff game against the Colts. 

Smith passed 378 yards in the game, topping a career-high for both the playoffs and the regular season. He completed 30 of 46 passes without an interception, while tossing four touchdowns, though none came after the team's first drive of the second half, when the Chiefs jumped out to a 38-10 lead.

Smith's improbable performance proved not to be enough, as the injury-battered Chiefs defense folded late in a 45-44 loss. Smith has now tossed nine touchdowns without an interception in three NFL playoff games.

Smith's playoff loss ends the best season of his career, as he passed for a career-high 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns in only 15 games. 


Chiefs' stars sit this one out


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Chiefs' best players are inactive for the game at San Diego, as Kansas City is locked into the No. 5 playoff seed. Sitting out are quarterback Alex Smith, running back Jamaal Charles, wideout Dwayne Bowe, linebacker Derrick Johnson, offensive tackle Branden Albert, defensive tackle Dontari Poe and linebacker Tamba Hali.

Chiefs starters to play 1-2 series


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) The Chiefs starters are expected to play about 1-2 series Week 17.

The team is locked in to the fifth seed, and have nothing to play for against San Diego. Head coach Any Reid has been open about his desire to rest players. When Reid coached the Eagles, he rested his players on four different occasions. Alex Smith , Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe will likely see a series or two before the backups get work. Reid is hoping the team will be healthy and fresh entering the playoffs.


Stay away from Chiefs' big names Week 17


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) With Kansas City locked in as the AFC's No. 5 playoff seed, coach Andy Reid might not play his starters much Week 17 at San Diego. Don't start running back Jamaal Charles, wideout Dwayne Bowe or quarterback Alex Smith in any Fantasy format.

“I’ll evaluate all the different situations,” Reid said, per the Kansas City Star. “I have sat people before … quite a few times, actually, and benefitted from that. But I’ll look at everything and make sure I have that part evaluated.”

The paper notes Reid was in a similar situation four times in Philadelphia, and he limited starters to a few snaps or benched them altogether. Reid said starters and backups will share first-team reps in practice this week.


Alex Smith can't handle Colts pass rush


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/22/2013) Under plenty of pressure throughout the afternoon Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith fumbled the ball away once and threw two interceptions including a costly one in the end zone in the second half Sunday vs. the Colts in Week 16. Smith completed 16 of 29 yards for 153 yards but didn't record a touchdown after throwing five last week. He also ran for 47 yards on six carries.

Smith's first interception came when he was hit by Colts linebacker Robert Mathis and the ball was stripped yet went forward when Smith's closed hand popped the ball into the air. Linebacker Jerrell Freeman came down with the ball. Freeman had the other interception when Smith chose to throw a floater to Anthony Fasano into the end zone but Freeman had position on the pass and reeled it in. 

Smith will attempt to get back on track at the Chargers in Week 17 before playing a playoff game on the road the following week. 


Alex Smith could be looking at 20-plus Fantasy points again


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had one of the best performances of his career Week 15 at Oakland, tossing a career-high five touchdowns. A lot of his success, however, was due to the fact running back Jamaal Charles kept taking one screen pass after the other to the house for a touchdown.

Nonetheless, Smith totaled a season-high 40 Fantasy points, which was also the fourth time in five games he surpassed 20 Fantasy points. In fact, Smith is averaging 27 Fantasy points per in his last five games since Kansas City's Week 10 bye.

Next up for Smith and the Chiefs will be a showdown with the playoff-bound Colts in Week 16. Quarterbacks are averaging 248.2 passing yards and 17.9 Fantasy points per week against Indianapolis. Quarterbacks have totaled 20 passing touchdowns to 13 interceptions in 14 games, while six quarterbacks have surpassed 20 Fantasy points.

Smith has been a much different quarterback since the bye, as the Chiefs have opened up the passing game a bit. Last week, he benefited from Charles making plays after the catch. However, while a 40-point performance likely isn't in store again, Smith could still have a productive day against the Colts. Consider him a viable low-end Fantasy starter Week 16.


Alex Smith fires five TD passes in win over Oakland


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith turned in a near-flawless performance as he threw for five touchdown passes during Sunday's win over the Raiders in Week 15.

Smith threw for scores of 49, 39, 16, 71 and then 6 yards. Four of his five touchdown passes came to Jamaal Charles. He lost a fumble early in the fourth quarter for his only blemish of the day. Smith sat out most of the final period with the game well in hand. He completed 17 of 20 passes for 287 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions in a 56-31 victory.

Smith fell 13 yards shy of his first 300-yard passing game with the Chiefs. He has passed for at least 287 yards in three of his last four games. He'll look to stay efficient at home against the Colts in Week 16.


Expect better numbers from Alex Smith in Week 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has thrown for multiple touchdowns in each of his last four games. He'll look to keep that trend going heading into Sunday's contest against the Raiders in Week 15.

Smith completed 14 of 20 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns on a snowy FedEx Field field against the Redskins in Week 14. His 20 pass attempts were a season-low, so we expect Smith's numbers to look better in Week 15. The Raiders have allowed 250.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 23rd this season. Opposing quarterbacks have scored 21.15 Fantasy points per game this season against the Raiders, which is the fifth most allowed this season.

Smith was held out of the end zone in his previous meeting this season against the Raiders, but we expect him do better this time around. Still, the 29-year-old has yet to throw for 300 yards in a game this season, so we're not expecting a breakout game either. Consider him a low-end starting option for Week 15.

Alex Smith makes most of minimal yardage


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2013) Though the Chiefs mostly kept the ball on the ground on a snowy day Week 14 at Washington, quarterback Alex Smith still threw for multiple touchdowns for the fourth straight game, connecting with wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on a 21-yard pass in the first quarter and running back Jamaal Charles on a 5-yard toss in the second.

In all, Smith completed 14 of 20 passes for 137 yards. The 20 pass attempts were a season low and less than half of what he had against the Broncos last week. Of course, with running back Jamaal Charles piling up 151 yards on 19 carries and Dexter McCluster and Quintin Demps contributing touchdowns on special teams, the Chiefs didn't need Smith to throw much. He attempted only seven passes in the second half.

Smith will attempt to keep the multiple-touchdown streak alive in what looks to be another favorable matchup Week 15 at Oakland.


Alex Smith a good bet to keep it going


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/5/2013) With multiple touchdown passes in three straight games, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has emerged as a viable starting option in standard Fantasy leagues. He has the perfect matchup to keep it going Week 14 at Washington.

The Redskins rank 27th against the pass, allowing 265.3 yards per game. They've allowed the third-highest quarterback rating and surrendered the fifth-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Of course, part of the reason for Smith's increased production over the last three weeks is because he needed to throw to keep up with the points that Peyton Manning (twice) and Philip Rivers were putting up. The Redskins, at least at first glance, don't pose the same threat. If they don't score, most likely neither does Smith.

So even though he's on a roll and has a favorable matchup, the Chiefs' preference to win with defense makes Smith a risky start this week. Dave Richard, Jamey Eisenberg and Nathan Zegura all rank him among their top 12 quarterbacks for this week, but you might be better off going with a Philip Rivers or Matt Ryan type.


Alex Smith solid Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had a solid game Week 13 agaisnt the Broncos.

Smith completed 26 of 42 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns. He also was a threat on the ground, picking up 46 rushing yards. Smith found Junior Hemingway and Anthony Fasano for scores, and nearly had a third touchdown to Dwayne Bowe. Bowe's touchdown was called back due to an illegal formation penalty. Smith was also let down by his receivers. A.J Jenkins dropped a long pass on a perfectly delivered ball by Smith.

Smith will take on Washington Week 14.


Don't overlook Alex Smith Week 13


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith's Fantasy production this season has been like a rollercoaster with plenty of ups and downs. He started strong before hitting a lull and has once again re-emerged, which makes him a potential starting Fantasy option heading into a Week 13 rematch with the Broncos.

The Chiefs lost Week 11 at Denver, but Smith passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He's thrown for multiple touchdowns in three of his last four games -- passing for more than 200 yards in each of those three games. In fact, Smith has just one interception in his last four games and is averaging 20.5 Fantasy points per game in that span.

Quarterbacks have done pretty well against Denver this season. They are averaging 302.7 passing yards and 21.9 Fantasy points per week. Quarterbacks have totaled 20 passing touchdowns to 13 interceptions in 11 games. In the last three games, the touchdown-to-interception ratio is 6-to-0.

The Chiefs are starting to throw the ball downfield, which has helped boost Smith's numbers. They could get into a shootout Sunday with the Broncos, so if you are in need of a starting quarterback Week 13, then consider starting Smith in Fantasy.


Alex Smith tosses three touchdowns Week 12


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith tossed three touchdowns Week 12 against the Chargers.

Smith completed 26 of his 38 passes for 294 yards. He was able to pick apart the San Diego defense, tossing three touchdowns. Smith's main target was Dexter McCluster, though Donnie Avery came up with the big play. Avery caught a 32 yard touchdown pass. With the two teams engaging in a shootout, Smith was pushed into the spotlight. He was able to bring the team back four separate times, though it wasnt' enough in the end. It was the second time this season Smith has thrown for three touchdowns. 

Smith will take on the Broncos Week 13.


Alex Smith delivers despite low completion percentage


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2013) Desperate Fantasy owners who started Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith thinking the game at Denver could turn into a shootout had to be pleased with Smith's numbers. He threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns without an interception while rushing for 52 yards.

Victimized by a few bad drops, Smith hit 21 of 45 throws. His 46.7 completion percentage was his second worst this season. Smith rushed five times in the game, ripping off a 25-yard run on the last play of the first half.

Smith hit receiver Dwayne Bowe for a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter and tight end Anthony Fasano for a 10-yard score in the fourth. Smith plays the Chargers in Week 12.


Alex Smith facing tough test


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/14/2013) The Chiefs head into Denver in Week 11 for the showdown with the Broncos in what should be the most anticipated game for Kansas City fans in a long time. Will quarterback Alex Smith deliver?

Smith might lead the Chiefs to a victory, but Fantasy owners aren't going to rely on him in this matchup. The Broncos have allowed four quarterbacks to score at least 20 Fantasy points this season, but they've limited their past two opponents in Robert Griffin III and Philip Rivers to a combined 19 points.

Smith does have four games this season with at least 20 Fantasy points, but he's reached that plateau just once since Week 4. He also has just one game with 20-plus Fantasy points on the road, which was Week 1 at Jacksonville.

It should be a fun game to watch, and Smith might be put in a position where he has to make plays if the Chiefs are chasing points. But that said, you just can't trust Smith as a starting Fantasy quarterback in the majority of leagues.


Alex Smith held without a touchdown by Bills


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/3/2013) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 19-of-29 passes for 124 yards in Sunday's 23-13 win over the Bills. Smith also ran four times for seven yards. 

Week 9 marked the fourth time in five games that Smith has been held without a passing touchdown. It was the fifth time overall in 2013 that Smith failed to pass for a touchdown. The 124 passing yards are also a season low for Smith. 

The Chiefs are on bye next week, then travel to Denver for a Week 11 showdown against the Broncos. 


Alex Smith not a guarantee against Bills in Week 9


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/31/2013) While Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has emerged as a solid, mistake-free starting option in real football this season, he still lacks the steadiness to be trusted in Fantasy. He has four games of 20 or more points, but has also been a bit erratic, going three straight games without a passing touchdown at one point in the season, and failing to throw for 250 yards in the last four games. 

In Week 9, Smith gets to face off against the Bills, who have given up 23.3 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks.  And while the Bills have been hurt by Drew Brees and Andy Dalton lately, they also held Tom Brady, Joe Flacco, and Ryan Tannehill to fewer than 20 points. Smith, for as good as he's been in real life, projects more as a Tannehill type than a Brees one. 

If you're hurting because of byes, Smith makes for a decent option with a nice matchup. But he's not worth actively pursuing just because of what looks like an easy opponent.