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Fantasy Football: Put Alex Smith On Your Roster

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is primed to be a top Fantasy Football performer in 2016.  Fantasy owners should be quick to put him on their rosters.

When people think of top Fantasy Football quarterbacks, Kansas City Chiefs play caller Alex Smith does not come to mind.  Well, he should.  At his worst, Smith is a reliable backup who can help you through injuries and “Bye” weeks.

At his best, he can carry your team through the season.  The veteran quarterback showed that this past weekend when he ripped apart the San Diego Chargers.

Alex Smith was the third highest scoring quarterback in Fantasy Football this past weekend.  What is truly impressive about that is most of his points were scored in less than a half of the game.

Smith engineered a late comeback to lead the Chiefs to victory over the Chargers.  During that comeback, Smith threw for two touchdowns and then kept the game winner himself with a goal line run.

Some of you might be thinking this is just an overreaction to one good game.  However, Alex Smith was the 15th best Fantasy Football quarterback in 2015.  While that didn’t make him a starter in most leagues, it did make him a top backup to have.  So far in 2016, Smith has shown he wants to be more than that.

New Weapons

Another reason to buy into Alex Smith is that the Kansas City Chiefs have invested in their offense.  Wide receivers Chris Conley and Tyreek Hill bring new dimensions to the Chiefs wide receiving corps with their speed.

That is reinforced by the size and athleticism of tight ends Demetrius Harris and Ross Travis.  To complete the new look offense, Alex Smith also has running backs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware.

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Adding these players tot he core of Jeremy Maclin, Travis Kelce, and Jamaal Charles gives Smith the best group of weapons he has ever had.  For the first time in his career, Alex Smith has reliable options at almost every weapon position on the field.

However, the changes do not stop there.  The Chiefs have also invested in their offensive line and have produced a stable group.  That will give Smith time to work with his weapons before taking off and using his legs to rack up yards.

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You need to jump on the Alex Smith train before someone else in your league does.  Don’t pay attention to the narratives about him being a “game manager”.

Smith is more of a dual threat quarterback who plays smart.  That gives him a huge edge.  The Chiefs finally seem ready to let him play to his full potential.  2016 should be a huge Fantasy Football year for Alex Smith.