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QB Alex Smith - Washington Redskins

6-4, 212Born: 5-7-1984College: UtahDrafted: Round 1, pick 1 (2005)

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Summary

Alex Smith enters his 14th season ready to face a new challenge. The former 1st overall pick has to reinvent himself as the starter for a third NFL franchise; this time as Kirk Cousins' replacement in Washington. Through no fault of his own, Smith has been put in an unenviable position stepping into the shoes of the league's most coveted free agent quarterback in history. The good news is Smith has evolved into an efficient field general and is coming off a career-best season in Kansas City. He set personal bests with a 67.5% completion rate, 4,042 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and 104.7 passer rating. Smith hasn't thrown double-digit interceptions in seven seasons and led the Chiefs to a winning record in all five seasons there. The bad news is Smith is 34 years old and just had his first 4,000-yard season in thirteen tries. Smith's numbers are similar in many ways to Cousins, but his touchdown rate ranks far below, in spite of having better supporting talent. In Washington, he'll be asked to do more with less, and that includes playing in a scheme for coaches who don't have the resume of Andy Reid and his top assistants. Last year Smith proved he could be a fantasy commodity (QB4), but that was his first career Top 10 finish. A new team, new scheme, and questionable surrounding talent relegate Smith back to the fantasy QB2 tier this season. (August 4)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 17, 10, 12, 14, 14, 14, 14, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 18, 21, 22
QB Dynasty - 26, 21, 22, 24, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2015 KC 16 307 470 3486 20 7 84 498 2
2016 KC 15 328 489 3502 15 8 48 134 5 4
2017 KC 15 341 505 4042 26 5 60 355 1 1
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15.6 325.0 507.0 * * * 54.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 16.0 356.0 540.0 * * * 56.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16.0 345.0 539.0 * * * 50.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 338.0 527.0 * * * 53.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Alex Smith's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 129
QB: 20

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Latest News

Redskins | Short night for Alex Smith (Thu Aug 16, 09:53 PM) - Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith completed four of his six pass attempts for 48 yards against the New York Jets in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 16.

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2018 Schedule

1@ Arizona Cardinals
2vs Indianapolis Colts
3vs Green Bay Packers
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ New Orleans Saints
6vs Carolina Panthers
7vs Dallas Cowboys
8@ New York Giants
9vs Atlanta Falcons
10@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11vs Houston Texans
12@ Dallas Cowboys
13@ Philadelphia Eagles
14vs New York Giants
15@ Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Tennessee Titans
17vs Philadelphia Eagles