2018 Fantasy Football Alex Smith Player Profile

Alex Smith Player Profile

If you are worried about making a mistake in your fantasy draft, just ask yourself “What Would Captain Checkdown Do?” He would definitely read our fantasy football Alex Smith player profile. As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.

It is important to note that I think quarterback is replaceable at the low-end QB1 rankings.  When I evaluate quarterback prospects when drafting, I am looking for top three potential  This will skew my perspective.  Because I am gambling on upside, I tend to draft two quarterbacks and the quarterbacks I draft tend to be younger.
Fantasy Football Alex Smith

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Current ADP:  Number 18 among quarterbacks.  Number 131 overall.

Fantasy Football Alex Smith Stats: 

Year-End Rank Total Points Points Per Game Rank PPG
2017 2 295.1 4 19.7
2016 22 199.2 24 14.2
2015 15 254.7 21 17.0
2014 18 222.7 24 14.8
2013 10 25.2 14 16.9

Fantasy Football Alex Smith Overview:  Alex Smith was a top-five fantasy quarterback last year for the first time in forever.  The problem is this has convinced some people that he has some value this year.  He doesn’t.  Over the last five years, he has only been a QB1 on a points-per-game basis once.  Last year was an aberration.  The previous four years, at best he was the 14th in PPG.  This makes last years performance seem more like an outlier.  And now he is going from Andy Reid, Travis Kelce, and Kareem Hunt in Kansas City, to Jay Gruden, Jordan Reed and whoever the hell they decide to start at running back in Washington.   He only has value in leagues where you start two quarterbacks, and even there, his value is minimal.

Fantasy Football Alex Smith Strategy:  Even at his current ADP, I don’t like him.  Similarly, tiered quarterbacks are Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, and Dak Prescott, all of whom have much higher upside than Smith to me.   Alex Smith has a history of playing it safe, which is a bad thing when it comes to fantasy football.  Carr, Mariota, and Prescott are all young enough and have shown enough that I don’t think we’ve seen

Ceiling: If you are lucky, he will manage to end the year as a low-end QB1, which would require some real luck on your part.

Floor:  Where your team will end up in the standings if you are forced to start Alex Smith at quarterback.