Smith completed 20 of 34 passes for 172 yards with one touchdown and one interception during the Chiefs' divisional-round playoff loss to the Steelers on Sunday. He added nine rushing yards on two carries. Another day, the same old Alex Smith. The Chiefs quarterback was his usual unspectacular self Sunday and unfortunately had a few strokes of bad luck as well that ultimately assured Kansas City's demise. His interception came off a tipped pass that fell in the hands of Steelers LB Ryan Shazier and a holding penalty by tackle Eric Fisher negated a successful two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game at 18-18 with just minutes to go in the game. Key drops by Spencer Ware, Travis Kelce and Albert Wilson only made things worse. Despite returning a stellar receiving corps that includes the likes of Kelce, Jeremy Maclin and Tyreek Hill in 2017, Smith simply doesn't appear to possess the upside to join the upper echelon of fantasy quarterbacks.
Smith completed 21 of 28 passes for 264 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 37-27 win at San Diego. He also rushed six times for 21 yards with a rushing score. Smith tossed multiple touchdowns for the first time since Week 7 and his five-yard rushing touchdown in the first half was his third straight game with a score on the ground. The only blemish on the day for Smith was when the threw an interception that was returned for a 90-yard touchdown. The Chiefs earned a first-round bye with their win and Oakland's loss at Denver, so Smith will have some time to get prepared for a home playoff game in a couple of weeks.
Smith completed 25 of his 36 pass attempts for 244 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 33-10 victory over the Broncos. Smith threw for 300 yards in the first week of the season but has failed to do so since. The Chiefs tend to thrive on good defensive play and managing the offensive side of the ball, with Smith throwing for no more than one touchdown in each of the last eight games. His matchup against the Chargers next week is rather mediocre and it's unlikely the game-manager will do enough to warrant fantasy consideration.
Smith completed 15 of 28 passes for 163 yards and an interception, and added four carries for 11 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Titans. Smith found pay dirt from 10 yards out on a run, but failed to find much success in the passing game. He hasn't topped 300 yards since Week 1, and has only thrown multiple passing touchdowns in three games all season. Smith's low ceiling in a run-first Chiefs offense makes him an unappealing option in most formats.
Smith completed 17 of 26 passes for 264 yards with a touchdown and interception in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders. He also gained three yards on four rushes and lost a fumble on a strip sack. The virtually unstoppable Khalil Mack forced Smith into his only miscue of the night when he separated him from the ball on an early third-quarter sack, but the veteran signal caller was otherwise virtually flawless. He was particularly proficient in an area that he rarely excels in, downfield passing, as he completed throws of 34, 36 and 39 yards on the night to three different pass catchers. Smith's 10.2 YPA equaled his second-highest figure in that category this season, and he threw a touchdown for the fourth straight week when he found Tyreek Hill for a 36-yard score early in the second quarter. Now having pulled the Chiefs into a tie for first place in the AFC West, Smith will look to keep pushing for a division crown when they face the Titans in a Week 15 home tilt.
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