Alex Smith | QB | Kansas City Chiefs
Posted: 4/21/2015 5:03pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen) was medically cleared for the start of offseason practice, Monday, April 20. The Chiefs don't begin full-squad practices until May, 26.
Huddle Up: Smith, as you may recall, missed the Chiefs' regular-season finale with a lacerated spleen, ending his late-season run in which he posted his three highest passing-yard totals of the year in Weeks 14-16. Overall, Smith finished the season as a low-end QB2 with with 267 fantasy points, but his stock is on the rise with the Chiefs adding FA WR Jeremy Maclin and also exploring other wideout options in the draft.
Posted: 1/29/2015 3:51pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith needs more weapons around him, according to impending free-agent LB Justin Houston. He believes the Chiefs can win a championship with Smith. "For the past two years we had winning seasons. This year, I feel like our offensive line struggled a little bit, we had some injuries that caused him to get sacked more than usual. But I think we can do it," Houston noted.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs neglected to add WR help last offseason and wound up with a wideout corps that inexplicably failed to catch a TD pass all season. Don't look for K.C. to make this same mistake this offseason.
Posted: 12/26/2014 2:53pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith will not play in the team's Week 17 game after suffering a lacerated spleen in last Sunday's loss to the Steelers. Chase Daniel will start the Week 17 finale against the Chargers.
Huddle Up: Tough news, particularly leading up to a must-win game for the Chiefs and Smith, who is coming off his three highest passing-yardage games (293, 297 & 311) of the season over the last three outings.
Posted: 11/15/2014 10:29am et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith's average pass has only traveled 5.6 yards past the line of scrimmage this season, which is the shortest distance among quarterbacks in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Despite having a head coach with a pass happy reputation, the Chiefs have yet to ratchet up their passing attack with Smith. He's failed to reach 200 yards passing in 4 of the last 7 games, and failed to toss a touchdown in 2 of the last 3. No doubt having one of the least talented WR corps in the league isn't helping.
Posted: 10/31/2014 5:36pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (shoulder) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 31, and is probable for Week 9 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Smith will be a full go Sunday and is a sneaky good QB start going against a Jets' defense that is surrendering the second most fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Posted: 10/30/2014 7:37pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (shoulder) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: There was concern earlier in the week when it was surprisingly revealed that Smith had suffered a shoulder injury in last week's rout of the Rams, but his 2 straight days of full work so far leave little doubt that he'll be ready for the Week 9 tilt against the Jets.
Posted: 10/27/2014 11:03pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 8 game.
Huddle Up: K.C. coach Andy Reid said Monday that the QB has a sprained right throwing shoulder but is optimistic that he'll be able to practice Wednesday when the team resumes workouts. Definitely a situation to monitor.
Posted: 10/27/2014 3:51pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 9 even with a sprained throwing shoulder.
Huddle Up: Smith injured his shoulder last week and the Chiefs went to a conservative gameplan against the Rams. Expect more of the same on Sunday versus the Jets if Smith isn't 100 percent.
Posted: 10/9/2014 12:07am et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith lost a touchdown pass after an official stat change from Week 5. Originally, he was credited with a touchdown pass to RB De'Anthony Thomas, but that has been changed to a touchdown run, as the pass was deemed a lateral.
Huddle Up: This will effect fantasy owners who started Smith, most likely in two-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 8/31/2014 8:40pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $68 million with $45 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Given the recent contracts signed by other mid-range QBs, this deal was going to get done. Smith ranked 16th among all fantasy QBs last season and remains a solid QB2.
Posted: 6/8/2014 5:29pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith could be in a good position as he and the team discusses a new contract, according to former agent Joel Corry. "Smith kind of has a little bit of leverage too because KC gave up two second-round picks for him and you really don't want to see someone walk after giving up two second-round picks," Corry said.
Huddle Up: Smith was one of fantasy's leading No. 2 QBs last season with 307 points, but it might be tough for the QB to top those numbers this fall as K.C. has failed to upgrade his pass-catching weapons.
Posted: 5/24/2014 1:53pm et
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said he is confident the team will be able to reach a contract agreement with QB Alex Smith. Smith is entering the final year of his contract.
Huddle Up: Smith has been a solid acquisition for the Chiefs; adding a few years to his contract should keep KC a contender while allowing the franchise to focus on upgrading other positions before getting serious about a quarterback of the future.