WEEK 14 PREPARATION
7 THOUGHTS WORTH THINKING
Some people may disagree with these thoughts and that's fine. I like to follow stats, trends and matchups. These thoughts are based on those observations.
1. Highly consider Alex Smith this week- Alex Smith finished as the #1 ranked fantasy quarterback last week against the Jets with 366 passing yards, 70 rushing yards and 4 touchdown passes. The previous four weeks Smith's production finished with a ranking of 20, 22, 10 and 14. Aside from last week, Smit has been average or below average. This week the Chiefs will host the Raiders and have lost six of their last seven games. The Chiefs find themselves in a must win game as they battle for the top spot in the AFC West and the only chance at a playoff berth. Oakland has allowed three touchdown passes and 300+ passing yards in three of the last six games. The three times they did not were against Buffalo, Denver and the New York Giants (Geno Smith). All teams with struggling quarterback play. In the first meeting against Oakland, Smith completed 69% of his passes for 342 yards and 3 touchdowns. That was on the road in Oakland. This week is at home. Oakland also is allowing the highest quarterback rating against in the league at 108.2. Smith may have been an iffy start as of late, but last week's resurgence and Oakland's season long struggle with pass defense, make Smith one of the better quarterback starts this week based on stats and trends.;