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Tagged: Alex Smith (17 Results)

Podcast: January 5 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff ring in the new year with rotating coaches, developing quarterbacks and a game-by-game preview of the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. Sponsored by DraftKings.  more »


Mahomes to make first NFL start

Kansas City rookie quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES will make his first NFL start against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. With Kansas City locked into the fourth seed in the AFC playoffs, coachMore Andy Reid made the decision to rest starter ALEX SMITH while getting Mahomes some work. It’s possible that Reid will take the same approach with running back KAREEM HUNT, wide receiver TYREEK HILL, and tight end TRAVIS KELCE – making each a fantasy risk to close out the regular season. Less

Source: Kansas City Star

Mailbag: December 8, 2017

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition. Making sense of the various statistical tools. What is the long-term value of Alvin Kamara? Is Stefon Diggs overdue for a rebound? And what to make of Ricky Seals-Jones. more »



Smith throws 4 touchdowns vs. Jets

Kansas City quarterback ALEX SMITH returned to his early-season form on Sunday against the New York Jets, throwing 4 touchdowns for fantasy owners that stuck with him. Prior to Sunday’s game, Smith had struggled and speculation had increased regarding rookie backup PATRICK MAHOMES possibly taking over.



Reid not planning to bench struggling QB Smith

Kansas City quarterback ALEX SMITH continues to struggle while promising rookie PATRICK MAHOMES remains on the bench. Fantasy owners shouldn’t expect things to change anytime soon, with head coach Andy Reid saying that he has no plans to make a change at quarterback.


Podcast: November 17 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff pick the underrated and overrated fantasy players of Week 11 (can one player be both?), and the Fantasy Index Blackout with Jessy talks tight ends, desert islands and the relative value of pie. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Blackout.  more »


Kansas City offense back on track

After struggling against Pittsburgh last week, Kansas City’s offense returned to the form that fantasy owners have come to expect against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night. The usual suspects providedMore the highlights, with ALEX SMITH throwing for 3 scores while TYREEK HILL and TRAVIS KELCE each found the end zone. Less

Source: Kansas City Star

Factoid: Deshaun Watson tearing it up

Deshaun Watson seems to be for real. He’s running and passing for lots of yards, and he’s putting the ball in the end zone. Inside the 10-yard line, in fact, he’s been the most effective passer in the league.   more »



Smith, Hill lead Kansas City

Kansas City quarterback ALEX SMITH completed passes to 10 different players, topping 300 yards with 3 touchdowns in another solid fantasy outing Sunday night. Wide receiver TYREEK HILL didn’t do much in the passing game but still helped his fantasy owners by returning a punt 82 yards for a touchdown.

Source: Kansas City Star

Podcast: September 14 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff revisit Week 1 to tell you who looked good and why everyone else looked bad. Sponsored by DraftKings.  more »

Ask the Experts: Which Week 1 performance will be a fantasy?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Which Week 1 performance will turn out to be a fantasy -- not likely to be repeated going forward?  more »


Trivia: April 21, 2017

What three quarterbacks have won 60-plus games in the last six years? answer »


Smith expects Kansas City to add QB

Kansas City quarterback ALEX SMITH expects the team to add another quarterback to the roster before the 2017 season gets underway. The team has done exhaustive research on the quarterbacks inMore this year’s draft and Smith has even been involved in some of the discussions. While it’s unlikely a rookie would win the starting job, Smith is entering his 13th NFL season and surely has more starts behind him than ahead of him. Less

Source: Kansas City Star


Kansas City expected to pass on Foles’ 2017 option

Kansas City is expected to pass on the contract option for the 2017 season for quarterback NICK FOLES. The decision to walk away from Foles will leave the team with starter ALEX SMITH and seldom-used reserves TYLER BRAY and JOEL STAVE.

Source: Kansas City Star

Factoid: Alex Smith

As I push around the numbers, Alex Smith looks oddly palatable to me as a fantasy option this week. I actually ended up putting him higher on my board than Ben Roethlisberger (even though Roethlisberger tends to be a much better quarterback).   more »

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