ALEX SMITH FOR WEEK 9 QB?
BEAST DOME NATION.
Many teams are on the crucial Week 9 Bye. From Peyton Manning to Chad Henne, the options are slim this week. Many Fantasy Websites are pointing in the direction of Alex Smith as he is the leader of the non-popular starting QBs on FantasyPros.
“QBs I Love”
Alex Smith, Chiefs: Colin Kaepernick. Tom Brady. Robert Griffin III. Sorry, just listing some of the quarterbacks who average fewer fantasy points per game than Alex Smith so far this season. He doesn’t turn over the ball, he’s playing the Bills; with six teams on a bye, that should be enough for you to start.
YOU’RE FORGETTING ONE THING
Matchup is not everything in Fantasy Football. Talent is a major contributor to what makes a player a safe start. Will Alex Smith throw for 300 Yards against the Bills?
Is Alex Smith even a lock for 2 TDs this week?
Does Alex Smith have the arm to get his weapons anything outside of 12 yard slant passes?
The only way Alex Smith scores his fantasy points, is vulturing TDs from Jamaal Charles who does all the work to get down the field. Alex Smith is mobile, which does give him an edge, but the chances of Alex Smith throwing for 240 Yards/2 TD and 40 Yards rushing, I would say no thank you. Those are near Cam Newton numbers, and Alex is more like a 178 Yard QB who will be handing the ball off time after time.
Go with either Jake Locker or Nick Foles this week. They are better QBs and have better weapons to throw to. One thing to keep in mind. Alex Smith currently ranks as my #22 QB this week.
No matter the QB you start this week in what will be an odd scoring week with so many stars on byes. If you have a QB that is capable of putting up numbers, even Alex Smith. Go with the QB/K Combo to ensure all Redzone Points are yours.
Muntradamus is a Fantasy Sports Expert who specializes in Fantasy Football/Baseball/Basketball. He is currently in his second season as a Pro on FantasyPros coming off of an impressive Rookie Campaign where he landed the #10 Overall In-Season Fantasy Football Rankings Expert. Which also included #1 WR of all Expert Sites. He is also one of two people to qualify for allDRAFTSTREET CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2012. Most Historically, Muntradamus was the #1 Fantasy Football Expert of IDP & Overall Rankings in One Week, first and only time in Fantasy Sports History.