TE Alex Smith - Free Agent

6-5, 255Born: 5-22-1982College: StanfordDrafted: Round 3, pick 2005

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2012 Week 1 vs PHI (1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)

Smith should have had a touchdown in the third quarter as he shook Kurt Coleman in the endzone with a well run route. As he came out of his break and turned his head for the football, Weeden was throwing the ball too far to the sideline to give him a chance of catching it. The Browns don't appear to have much emphasis on throwing to tight ends as Weeden mostly focused on throwing to his receivers...and the Eagles' defensive backs...

2012 Week 2 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

After dropping a tough catch Smith played very well the rest of the day and was clearly the TE1. He showed great athleticism on a screen pass in the second quarter turning what could have been a loss of one into a first down. He also made a nice catch in tight coverage in the third to pick up another first down.

2012 Week 9 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)

Smith dropped an accurate pass on third and one in the flat. Smith caught exactly the same pass in the flat on third and long in the second quarter. He was immediately hit and brought to the ground. Smith's third catch was exactly like his second in the same situation. Smith's fourth reception came in the flat and went for two yards. He appeared to only be running the one route all game.

2012 Week 11 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

As the third tight end, Smith hauled in a short outlet reception late in the fourth quarter.

2012 Week 13 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Smith saw some action as the seldom-targeted third tight end. He caught a short hitch route to open the second half and gained no yards after the reception.

2012 Week 16 vs DEN (1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

Smith saw a single target as the second tight end, getting stuffed for a loss on a tight end screen pass.

2011 Week 3 vs MIA (4 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Targeted a couple times but used mostly to block. And he was called for a holding penalty at a bad moment in the game.

2011 Week 6 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 14 / 1 rec)

Smith made the most his targets with a 1 yd TD catch on a play action play where the raiders were selling out on the run. Other than that it was a quiet day as Cleveland has two other TE options ahead of him.


2011 Week 7 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

With Watson out, Smith saw a couple of targets, and the one that he caught was a big one, over the middle late in the game, for a first down.

2011 Week 8 vs SF (1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

Smith got open on a 12 yard pass then he made a defender miss and took it up field for his 20 yard gain. He continues to show to be a decent athlete but without injuries to other Cleveland tight ends, it's hard to see him have much production in his current role.

2011 Week 10 vs STL (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Smith made two nice catches in traffic, one of which he did a really nice job coming back to McCoy who was scrambling for his life. Oddly, Smith was also given a carry as a fullback, but he and McCoy fumbled the exchange and were fortunate to get the ball back. Evan Moore- Moore was targeted just once in the ball game on a throw in the back of the end zone. The defenders made a much better play on the ball, batting it away and Moore was called for a penalty on the play to add insult to injury.

2011 Week 15 vs ARI (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Smith had a nine yard catch in the first half and also had a few other targets. He still just has minimal value even with Watson being out.

2009 Week 8 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Backup tight end Alex Smith had one catch against the Giants in Week 8, snagging an 11-yard catch in the first quarter but that was his only target. He has no real fantasy value with Brent Celek in front of him on the depth chart.

2009 Week 9 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Alex Smith served as the backup tight end for the Eagles in Week 9, catching just one pass for 11 yards on the opening drive of the third quarter. Firmly behind Brent Celek on the depth chart, Smith has no fantasy value.

2009 Week 12 vs WAS (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Backup tight end Alex Smith had two end zone targets in Week 12 but neither was catchable. Both passes were actually throwaways by Donovan McNabb just looking to get rid of the ball and avoid a sack down around the goal line.

2009 Week 15 vs SF (1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Alex Smith caught one short pass in the second quarter in the left flat on his only target in Week 15.

2008 Week 1 vs NO (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Smith was targeted four times and finished with just two receptions for 19 yards. One positive though, is neither of Tampa Bay's two newly acquired TE's, Ben Troupe and John Gilmore, were not involved in the passing game at all.

2008 Week 2 vs ATL (6 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Smith was targeted six times and finished with two receptions for 20 yards.

2008 Week 3 vs CHI (7 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Alex Smith was targeted downfield many times. He had a few nice receptions on the day but he wasn't a focus of the passing game.

2008 Week 4 vs GB (2 / 2 / 26 / 1 rec)

Smith's first catch of the game went for a nine yard touchdown catch that tied the game at seven. His only other reception came in the fourth quarter when he hauled in a pass that went for a gain of 17.

2008 Week 5 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Smith caught the only pass thrown his way for an 11 yard gain.

2008 Week 6 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 43 / 1 rec)

Smith made the most of his three targets, catching all three passes for two first downs and a two yard touchdown reception.

2008 Week 7 vs SEA (4 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

Smith shared time with Jerramy Stevens and John Gilmore, only receiving four total targets of ten tight end targets from Jeff Garcia. He caught only two of them.

2008 Week 8 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)

Smith saw limited action as the second tight end. He did make an impact in the game by finding open areas in the middle of the field. He was tough to bring down, as it took two players to bring him down on both of his receptions.

2008 Week 9 vs KC (2 / 2 / 12 / 1 rec)

Smith was targeted three times and caught two passes for 12 yards that included a three yard touchdown reception and a successful two point conversion catch that sent the game into overtime. Smith was injured on the two point reception on what seemed to be a knee injury, but was standing on the sideline for the remainder of the game.

2008 Week 14 vs CAR (3 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

Smith had an opportunity to catch a touchdown in the second quarter but the ball bounced off his finger tips. He would catch a 20 yard pass down the middle of the field in the second half. It was his only reception.

2007 Week 1 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

Smith caught both balls thrown his way for 23 yards.

2007 Week 2 vs NO (3 / 2 / 45 / 0 rec)

Smith hauled in two receptions for 45 yards and was targeted three times. He was quick getting off the line, and was open on a few of Tampa Bay's other long pass plays, but just wasn't the primary target.

2007 Week 3 vs STL (5 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Smith tied for the team lead with five targets and caught three passes for 27 yards. He seems to be an effective weapon when Tampa Bay can afford to send him out in pass patterns and not have to use his extra body to help pass protect. If the Buccaneers line starts to gel, his production could increase.

2007 Week 4 vs CAR (6 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)

Smith caught four passes for 17 yards. Garcia mainly tried to hit Smith on short passes. He got one red zone opportunity but it was just a one yard pass from the Carolina ten yard line.

2007 Week 5 vs IND (3 / 2 / 6 / 2 rec)

Smith caught two touchdown passes for the Buccaneers, only being targeted three times. He dropped the other ball which killed a drive, but he caught the ones that counted.

2007 Week 6 vs TEN (3 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

Smith had just one reception for 15 yards on three targets, and was forced to leave the game with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.

2007 Week 9 vs ARI (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Smith caught two balls for only 13 yards and battled threw injuries in this game. He was seen limping off to the sidelines several times in the game.

2007 Week 11 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 51 / 1 rec)

Smith was targeted five times in the ball game, catching three passes for 51 yards that included a 21 yard touchdown reception. On the touchdown catch, Smith split the Atlanta zone down the seam, took a hit and was able to hang on for the score.

2007 Week 12 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)

Smith was targeted four times and finished with three receptions for 41 yards. He's got some ability, and he showed that on one reception, with great athleticism and leaping ability to make a tough catch downfield.

2007 Week 13 vs NO (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Alex Smith was targeted twice, and came down with one reception for 11 yards.

2007 Week 14 vs HOU (5 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)

Alex Smith was targeted five times and caught two passes for 39 yards.

2007 Week 15 vs ATL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Smith was targeted just one time in the game and failed to record a catch.

2007 Week 16 vs SF (10 / 6 / 79 / 0 rec)

Alex Smith had a nice game for the Buccaneers, finishing with six receptions for 79 yards on 11 targets. Four of his six receptions resulted in Buccaneers first downs.

2007 Week 17 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

Smith was targeted twice and finished with 18 yards on one reception. On the play, Smith made a nice catch down the seam, took a nasty hit that drew a unnecessary roughness penalty and was able to hang on for a first down.

2007 Week 18 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 26 / 1 rec)

Alex Smith was targeted five times and finished with three receptions for 26 yards, including a six yard touchdown reception.

2006 Week 1 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Smith caught both balls thrown to him for 18 yards, but was mostly a non-factor.

2006 Week 2 vs ATL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Smith failed to grab a reception, but was targeted two times for the game, one of which came in the end zone.

2006 Week 3 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 72 / 0 rec)

Smith pulled in a 22 yard reception on a flea-flicker play at the start of the second quarter. The play got the Tampa Bay offense started after looking lethargic and led to the Galloway touchdown. Smith also made three key receptions on scoring drives in the third and fourth quarter.

2006 Week 5 vs NO (6 / 5 / 16 / 1 rec)

Smith was targeted six times, catching five passes for 16 yards that included a three yard touchdown reception.

2006 Week 6 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 10 / 1 rec)

Smith received four targets, catching three passes for ten yards, including a two yard touchdown.

2006 Week 7 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Smith caught one pass for six yards in the second quarter. It was his only target for the game.

2006 Week 8 vs NYG (7 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Smith was thrown to seven times but he only managed to pull in two passes for 12 yards.

2006 Week 9 vs NO (3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

Smith finished with two receptions for eight yards on three targets.

2006 Week 10 vs CAR (5 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Smith caught three of his five targets for a total of 18 yards.

2006 Week 11 vs WAS (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Smith was held without a catch, and was injured during the second quarter with a leg injury. Smith had to be carted off the field, so owners will want to keep an eye on his status for the upcoming week.

2006 Week 13 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)

Smith caught two even shorter passes than Becht and was gang tackled both times for a total of four yards.

2006 Week 14 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Smith caught just two balls for 17 yards on three targets.

2006 Week 15 vs CHI (7 / 5 / 24 / 1 rec)

Smith was targeted seven times, catching five passes for 24 yards that included a nine yard touchdown reception. Smith had a fumble in overtime that could have been costly, but Chicago missed a field goal attempt on the following series that could have won the game.

2006 Week 16 vs CLE (5 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)

Though he hobbled off the field multiple times throughout the game, Alex Smith kept coming back and made a number of nice catches, looking like a reliable target in Gruden's passing attack.

2005 Week 1 vs MIN (5 / 4 / 34 / 2 rec)

Alex Smith, the rookie tight end from Stanford, had a breakout game, and he looked like the red zone target for Brian Griese. He caught the first two touchdowns of the game, and his longest was a 23 yard touchdown. He didn't get many catches for big yards, but Brian Griese seemed to have plenty of confidence in him when looking for a touchdown.

2005 Week 2 vs BUF (2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Smith was quiet after a big debut week one.

2005 Week 3 vs GB (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Smith made a four yard reception in the third quarter.

2005 Week 4 vs DET (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Smith was called for a false start penalty on the Buccaneers' opening drive. He made a seven yard reception in the second quarter.

2005 Week 5 vs NYJ (8 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)

Smith had a big first game of the season and has been quiet since, but he has been efficient all year and is becoming a viable tight end on this team. He was targeted eight times by Griese on Sunday and caught five passes for 46 yards with his longest catch for 17 yards.

2005 Week 6 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 0 / 0 rec)

Smith had two catches for no gain, but did have a 31 yard pass play called back for a pass interference call against himself.

2005 Week 8 vs SF (3 / 2 / 43 / 0 rec)

Smith had two receptions for 43 yards, with both of them resulting in first downs.

2005 Week 9 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)

Smith did well with his limited opportunities, catching all three of his targets. He caught a high pass for 17 yards and a first down and started the second half with a 15 yard catch for another first down.

2005 Week 11 vs ATL (3 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)

Smith has become the main tight end through the year even though he is a rookie. He caught all three passes thrown his way for 43 yards, and that is not a very big day in terms of fantasy numbers, but Simms only completed 11 passes and none of the receivers had more than three receptions.

2005 Week 12 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Smith had a big first down catch in the fourth quarter for four yards which led to a Mike Alstott touchdown and put the Buccaneers back in the game. His only other catch of the game was for ten yards, and he was a non factor other than his two catches.

2005 Week 13 vs NO (2 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)

Smith finished the game with two targets, catching a shovel pass on third and goal in the fourth quarter. The Saints read the play and stopped Smith for a one yard loss. Smith's other target was a pass thrown away by QB Chris Simms and was not catchable.

2005 Week 14 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)

Smith caught all three of his first half targets and was tackled immediately after the catch on each reception.

2005 Week 15 vs NE (6 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)

Smith, Tampa Bay's rookie tight end, had four catches. His biggest gain was nine yards. Smith also had a short reception negated by a penalty.

2005 Week 16 vs ATL (12 / 8 / 75 / 0 rec)

Smith was a big factor in the passing game for the Bucs, being targeted 12 times and catching eight balls for 75 yards for the game, including a big reception of 15 yards in overtime that helped set up the winning field goal.

2005 Week 17 vs NO (3 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)

Smith's only reception was a big one, catching a 22 yard pass on third down and helping the Buccaneers get into field goal range, where Bryant hit a 26 yarder to put Tampa Bay up 20-13.