- Height / Weight
- 6'4" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- May 7, 1984 (34)
- 14th Season
- 2005 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 1 (SF)
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith exited Sunday's meeting with the Texans with what appears to be a broken leg. Smith's season is very likely over, leaving Colt McCoy as the new Redskins quarterback. McCoy threw a touchdown to Jordan Reed soon after entering the game.
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith completed 19 of 27 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers on Sunday. If any NFL offense was going to fail to take advantage of Tampa Bay's poor pass defense, it figured to be the Redskins. Sunday marked the first time since Week 2 that a team recorded fewer than two passing touchdowns against the Bucs, and the first time all season that an opposing quarterback totaled fewer than 200 yards through the air. The problem for any fantasy owner hoping for a breakout from the Redskins passing game is that the team has been winning, so they're not going to change their philosophy. As a result, Smith's value will not trend up anytime soon.
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has thrown one touchdown each in his last three games, and has not thrown more than two in any game this season. A Week 10 contest with the bottom-dwelling Buccaneers pass defense could mean a reprieve from Smith's struggles to find the end zone. Tampa Bay has allowed multiple touchdown passes in every game but one this season, and is allowing the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks of any team in the league. The Buccaneers have also forced one solitary interception on the season, which doesn't bode well for them against a quarterback who rarely turns the ball over. If you're looking for a Kirk Cousins or Deshaun Watson bye-week replacement, Smith is one of your top options.