If this trade goes through, Alex Smith will be in a unique position to surprise the fantasy community. The West Coast offense is a great fit for his accurate, mobile game. Receiving talent surrounding him should be an issue if they don’t resign Dwayne Bowe. Jon Baldwin is a sleeper though and could step up. They could also bring in a Free Agent WR. We like Helix High School Alum Alex Smith to step up next year, but obviously we are holding off any serious judgements and projections until trades, free agency, and the draft are finalized. He’s a low end QB2 at best right now, probably a backup with upside in leagues where you start 2 QBs
While it isn’t “official” yet the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs will be able to complete the deal once the new NFL season starts on March 12th.
Just because the deal isn’t official yet doesn’t mean that Kansas City fans and fantasy players aren’t wondering exactly what this trade means for Smith and the Chiefs.
In short, what I think is that Smith should put the Chiefs in the race for a wild card this year. Fantasy wise I think it makes Smith a QB that will outproduce just about everyone’s expectations — in fantasy drafts he will be a great late round quarterback.
I know that JJ Zachariason has to love the last three words of the previous sentence. After all, he owns a website called “The Late Round Quarterback” as well as an e-book of the same name that is available for purchase on his…
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