Alex Smith is never going to be thought of as a good Fantasy quarterback, but he's actually been serviceable in two of the past three seasons. Last year, Smith finished as the No. 13 quarterback in standard leagues, just three points shy of being a Top 12 option. And in 2013, Smith was the No. 15 quarterback and seven points shy of the Top 12. In 2015, Smith completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,486 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions and ran for 498 yards and two touchdowns. He had seven games with at least 20 Fantasy points, including four in the final six weeks of the season. But he also had five games with 15 points or less, and it's hard to trust him on a weekly basis. He's an OK option as a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues, but you probably don't have to draft him in most formats. Instead, plan on Smith as a bye-week or injury replacement, and hopefully the week you start him is the week he delivers a solid performance with at least 20 points.
Smith signed with Washington on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Washington needs depth at tight end after Derek Carrier suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday's game against the Browns. Smith is an experienced blocking specialist, but he only has 163 receptions in 121 career games.
The Saints have released journeyman tight end Alex Smith, a source has told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Smith who signed with the Saints last week, has just three catches over the last two seasons.
The Bengals placed tight end Alex Smith (biceps) on injured reserve, released tight end Ryan Otten and signed offensive lineman Emmett Cleary to the practice squad.
Bengals tight end Alex Smith suffered a biceps injury in the first half Week 2 vs. Atlanta and was ruled out for the rest of the game. He did not receive a target in the game. Smith, who has been getting more playing time with Tyler Eifert sidelined by an elbow injury, didn't have a catch Week 1 at Baltimore either.
The Bengals on Tuesday re-signed tight end Alex Smith , who had become an unrestricted free agent when his 2013 Cincinnati contract expired. Smith is a 10th-year NFL player in 2014, in his second season with Cincinnati. He joined the Bengals as an unrestricted free agent from Cleveland for 2013 and played in every regular season game, with two starts. He caught 13 passes for 47 yards."Alex played significant snaps for us last year, and it's good to get him back in the fold," said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. "He's ready to go physically, and it's mini-camp week, so he jumps right back in there for us."Smith has 119 NFL games played, with 57 starts. He has 160 receptions for 1,461 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is expected to be No. 3 on the depth chart behind Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@New York Giants||32||11.38|
|11||11/21||Green Bay Packers||21||7.78|
|17||01/01||New York Giants||32||11.38|
|3 Year Avg||3||1||4||0||0||4.00||0|