Name: Alex Smith
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Years Pro: 7
Draft stock: (Stagnant) Despite playing his rear end off in 2012, many fantasy owners are avoiding Smith as there are simply other quarterbacks with a lot more upside. The fantasy football quarterback pool is deep and Smith isn’t getting much praise from anyone.
2012 fantasy impact: Prior to a Week-9 concussion, Smith was excellent and had the 49ers playing great football. In fact, he led the league in completion percentage by completing a uncanny 87% of his passes before he got his bell rung. However, Colin Kaepernick would soon be the star in Frisco and Smith got a first-class seat on the bench for the last three months of the season.
Best-case scenario: Smith combines with Andy Reid to give Kansas City its best offense in decades. Without having to look over his shoulder, Smith is able to relax and performs at a very high level with very few mistakes.
Worst-case scenario: The controlling-nature of Smith’s play pushes him to the bottom of the fantasy ranking and the Chiefs’ quarterback is average at best in his first season in the AFC.
Where you should draft him: At this point in his career, you know what you’re getting with Smith. Therefore, don’t select him too high with the thinking he has a ton of potential — Smith is a firm 15th round pick in my mind.