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Alex Smith QB - KC

Experience: 12 YRS   Height: 6'4"   Weight: 217  Bye: 10
Proj Pts.
294

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Chiefs QB Alex Smith played a nearly flawless 1st half against the Raiders on Thursday night, completing 11 of 16 passes for 203 yards. The highlight was a perfectly thrown deep ball to WR Tyreek Hill for a 36-yard TD. It was a different story in the 2nd half. He was picked off on his 2nd pass after the break and was strip-sacked on his very next snap. Smith connected on just 6 of 10 attempts for 61 scoreless yards in the 2nd half, but Kansas City's defense did enough to hold on for the win. Smith has posted 220+ yards in 4 straight games. That's the good news. The bad news is that he's gone 6 straight games without tossing more than 1 TD. Even in a plus matchup against the Titans next week, he won't be more than a mid-range QB2.

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Chiefs QB Alex Smith (head, ear) put in a full week of practice and will start Sunday’s game against the Panthers. That’s a plus matchup — Carolina has allowed the 6th most fantasy points to QBs — but Smith will be without WR Jeremy Maclin. He’s more QB2 than QB1 spot starter.

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The Chiefs confirmed Monday that QB Alex Smith will start the Week 10 game at Carolina. ESPN reports that the team put him into the league concussion protocol and that HC Andy Reid decided to sit Smith against the Jaguars on Sunday despite the team and player both saying he didn't suffer a concussion. The move was reportedly precautionary after Smith left the Week 8 game twice with concussion-like symptoms. Independent doctors cleared him before the Jags game.

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Chiefs QB Alex Smith is expected back for Week 10 against the Panthers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Smith is sitting out today's game against the Jaguars after taking a couple of big shots last week, although he reportedly didn't suffer a concussion. He'll be a spot-start option next week vs. a Carolina defense that's much better against the run than the pass.

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Chiefs QB Alex Smith did NOT suffer a concussion in Sunday’s game, per team trainer Rick Burkholder. He said Smith is “asymptomatic right now” but will see an independent neurologist this week to be safe. Barring an unexpected turn, Smith will be ready for Sunday’s meeting with Jacksonville.

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Injury Predictor

Smith missed 1 game in 2016 due to a concussion. In fact, we’ve charted 4 career concussions from this K.C. passer (all since 2011). Dating back to 2012, the 33-year-old has missed at least 1 game in 4 of 5 seasons. He’s likely to lose his starting job by 2018 after the Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes in Round 1.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
2.81 1.8% 24.8%
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Date Injury Analysis
Oct 30, 2016 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Smith took a hard hit but later returned. He took another big hit that was later diagnosed as a concussion forcing him to sit out the following week.
Dec 21, 2014 Abdomen Spleen Lacerated In week 16 against the Steelers, Smith lacerated his spleen forcing him to sit out week 17.
Oct 19, 2014 Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Smith strained his throwing shoulder but was unaffected by it.
Nov 11, 2012 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 3 After what was thought as a "mild" concussion, Smith missed the following 6 weeks in 2012.
Nov 11, 2012 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 After what was thought as a "mild" concussion, Smith missed the following 6 weeks in 2012.
Sep 30, 2012 Hand Finger Sprain/Pull Unspecified During week 5, Smith sprained his right middle finger but missed no games because of it.
Sep 9, 2012 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Smith suffered a mild concussion against the Packers but didn't miss any games.
Sep 11, 2011 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 After taking a big hit in week 2, Smith was diagnosed with a concussion but did not miss any games as a result of it.
Oct 24, 2010 Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain After a big hit by the Panthers, Smith dislocated his left shoulder causing him to miss 2 quarters and the following 5 weeks.
Aug 22, 2009 Hand Metacarpal Fracture Smith fractured part of his hand in the preseason forcing him to miss 2 weeks before the season started but he was ready to go by week 1 of the regular season.
Sep 6, 2008 Shoulder A/C Joint Dislocation Smith missed 11 weeks and was placed on the IR after a nasty shoulder dislocation in week 5.
Sep 30, 2007 Shoulder A/C Joint Dislocation In the first quarter against the Seahawks, Smith dislocated his throwing shoulder causing him to leave the game and missing the next two weeks as well.

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