QB Alex Smith - Washington Redskins
|6-4, 212||Born: 5-7-1984||College: Utah||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2005|
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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Alex Smith's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs CAR (21 / 36 / 163 / 2 / 0 pass, 6 / 13 / 0 rush)
Alex Smith started this game fast as he converted consecutive red zone trips with a touchdown. Both scores were passes and relatively easy to convert. The first touchdown came after a turnover which immediately put Washington in scoring position. Alex did an excellent job of finding his receiver on busted coverage downfield. The second touchdown of the game came in the red zone where he found his receiver in the back of the endzone from the ten yard line. This ended up being their last touchdown of the game as they settled for a field goal on the next scoring opportunity. Alex struggled in the second half as the offense sputtered and had several stalled drives. Washington didn't score the entire third quarter. Alex did a poor job of converting on third downs as he was often erratic and indecisive in the second half. An early fourth quarter field goal was the only points scored for the Washington offense in the second half. Alex failed to throw for two hundred yards which shows how anemic the passing performed.
2018 Week 5 vs NO (23 / 39 / 275 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 7 / 1 rush)
Alex Smith had a night filled with miscues, ill-timed throws, and inaccuracy. The offense as a unit struggled so it wasn't entirely on Alex Smith. He didn't get much protection and receivers weren't getting any separation which led to being behind on downs and sacks. Alex only converted one of two redzone opportunities as he ran in a touchdown. He threw thirty-nine passes on the night but between the drops and incompletions it didn't amount to a great outing. Without having proper protection Alex was skittish in the pocket and often looked unsure where to go with the ball. He hit a couple of 20+ yard completions when he had time but that was rare in this game. He also failed to throw a touchdown pass in this game which is concerning considering how vulnerable the Saints defense has become. It is hard to put this entire performance from the offense on Alex, but he certainly didn't help as he added a brutal interception as well. This offense is lacking serious playmakers.
2018 Week 3 vs GB (12 / 20 / 220 / 2 / 1 pass, 7 / 20 / 0 rush)
Alex Smith had the offense clicking on all cylinders against Green Bay. However, Alex would lead all of his touchdowns drives in the first half. It was an extremely hot and cold day for Alex and the offense but they were able to put up 31 points to secure a victory. Alex was much more aggressive passing the ball downfield in this game. It was sign of things to come as he found Paul Richardson for a forty-six yard touchdown pass on the opening drive. Alex's second touchdown was a redzone touchdown to Jamison Crowder. It was an extremely tough pass as he threw a dime to Jamison splitting two defenders to squeeze it in a tight window. Alex had four pass attempts in this game of over 20+ yards which was necessary considering how conservative they played last week. He only attempted twenty passes in this game as they had command majority of the game. The offense sputtered the entire second half as they failed to score a touchdown. The only points came on a field goal after getting great field position from a turnover. Alex had a positive game script for a large part of this game which allowed him to play efficiently.
2018 Week 2 vs IND (33 / 46 / 292 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 14 / 0 rush)
Alex Smith's game was much different than the opener. He failed to lead a touchdown drive the entire game against seemingly a lightly talented defense. For majority of this game the Redskins struggled to sustain drives as the offensive line allowed too much pressure. Alex had two opportunities at touchdown throws but they resulted in drops and ultimately lead to field goals. Alex attempted forty-six passes today as the run game went cold today. Alex tried to extend plays to find open receivers, but they seem to have had difficulty gaining separation on routes. The Colts didn't allow Alex to throw downfield much either as his lone long completion went for twenty-five yards. Alex's inability to convert on third downs and connect in the end zone lead to an abysmal day for the offense.
2018 Week 1 vs ARI (21 / 30 / 255 / 2 / 0 pass, 8 / 14 / 0 rush)
Alex Smith had a somewhat impressive debut for his new team the Washington Redskins. The first thing that immediately stood out with Alex running this offense is his mobility. Alex did a decent job most of the game escaping pressure to extend plays. Coach Gruden also implemented a few designed read option plays to utilize his legs if needed. Alex completed twenty one of his thirty passes as he displayed full command of the intermediate passing game. He added two touchdowns as well with both receivers using RAC to get in the endzone. Washington's ability to control the line of scrimmage gave Alex ample opportunity to read the field and get the ball into the hands of his playmakers. He totaled two hundred and fifty-five yards passing which productive considering how much they ran the ball in this game. Alex is used to spreading it around in the passing game and his ability to extend plays will be a bonus moving forward.
Latest NewsRedskins | Alex Smith tosses two TDs in home win (Sun Oct 14, 04:32 PM) - Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith completed 21-of-36 passes for 163 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 6 win against the Carolina Panthers. Our View: Smith did well in a conservative game plan and did a lot of his damage on throws to Vernon Davis and Paul Richardson. He's a low ceiling/high floor play going against Dallas next week.
link to story Redskins | Alex Smith passes for 275 yards (Mon Oct 8, 11:49 PM) - Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith completed 23-of-39 passes for 275 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 5 game against the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Oct. 8 and he also ran for a score. link to story
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