FantasySP / NFL / Alex Smith FantasySP / NFL / Alex Smith Copyright 2018 5362746 <![CDATA['Elusive' QB Alex Smith represents challenge for Texans]]> Alex Smith is no stranger to big games between two in-form teams, such as when his side hosts the Houston Texans Sunday.

In his 14 seasons in the NFL, former 2005 first overall pick Smith has represented the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers while garnering three Pro-Bowl appearances along the way.

However, Smith is hardly having a career year thus far. As it stands, he ranks 24th in the league in total passing yards with 2,045, while ranking 14th in total rushing yards among quarterbacks with 135. Neither stat really catches the eye, but despite this, Texans coach Bill O’Brien knows there is far more to him than meets the eye on a stat sheet]]> 5362746 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:48:02 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Jordan Reed explains his quiet season, continuing to battle injuries]]> Jordan Reed.

Reed has the upside of one of the NFL’s best, yet only has 37 catches for 391 yards and a single touchdown catch. He leads the team in receiving, but it was easy to presume he’d have a huge connection with new quarterback Alex Smith.

Instead, it turns out Reed continues to battle injuries, as he told ESPN’s John Keim.

“I feel like I’m starting to come over the curve,” Reed said, according to Keim. “[But] I’m still dealing with the pain. I have scar tissue in both my toes, and I’ve got to run routes and cut hard and slam my feet every day. I’m starting to learn how to manage it, find what works for me and what takes away the pain.]]> 5361810 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 9:48:01 EDT Redskins Wire
<![CDATA[Texans 100: Facts and Figures for Washington, No. 26-50]]> Alex Smith.

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26. Smith is tied with Eli Manning for the 11th-highest yards per pass attempt on third down at 7.8.

27. Smith and Rodgers are tied for the 11th-most passing third down conversions in the NFL at 34.

28. Among quarterbacks with a minimum of 90 pass attempts, Smith has the third-lowest sack rate on third down with five]]> 5361794 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 9:06:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Redskins activate Trey Quinn off injured reserve]]> Trey Quinn is back with the Washington Redskins.

The Mr. Irrelevant of 2018 went down with an injury in the season opener, slashing into Washington’s planned attack with Alex Smith at quarterback.

But Quinn got the designated-to-return tag and is back right about as expected:

The #Redskins have officially activated WR Trey Quinn off injured reserve. The rookie has been out since week 1 with an ankle injury @nbcwashington

— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) November 14, 201]]> 5360979 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:00:03 EDT Redskins Wire
<![CDATA[Redskins face tough challenge against Texans 'disruptive' defense]]>
In Week 11, the Redskins host the Houston Texans, who rank seventh in the league by the same metrics.

It’s safe to say that the Washington offense has a challenge ahead and Redskins quarterback Alex Smith knows it.

“They’re certainly one of the most disruptive fronts in football,” Smith said to the media on Wednesday. “I think when you just talk about creating problems, penetration, they’re all over the place. They’re obviously really talented and they get up the field.]]> 5360431 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:12:01 EDT Redskins Wire
<![CDATA[Smith: Redskins are 'not very far away from scoring a lot more points']]>
Washington is winning games and they still hold the top spot in the NFC East. But at some point you have to expect that Washington’s defense will slip and 19.6 points won’t be enough.

If you ask Alex Smith, the offense is close to breaking outand a 28-point performance is on the horizon]]> 5360430 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:12:01 EDT Redskins Wire
<![CDATA[A look at the Redskins' path to an NFC East title]]> Alex Smith and a favorable schedule are among the reasons the Redskins could win their first division title since 2012.]]> 5359244 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 8:39:01 EDT espnnflblog <![CDATA[3 quick takeaways from Washington's Week 10 win over Tampa Bay]]>
Washington got past Tampa Bay thanks in large part to the strength of their defense. This has been a consistent theme throughout the season and it continued against the Buccaneers as the Redskins made key defensive stops when they needed to.

But while Washington’s defense played well, their offense continued to be mediocre and not make any truly big time plays. Alex Smith and Josh Docston did connect for one nice touchdown overall though, the Redskins’ offense continued to look less than impressive]]> 5357695 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:33:02 EDT Redskins Wire
<![CDATA[Smith throws for 178 yards, TD; Redskins beat Bucs 16-3]]> Alex Smith threw for 178 yards and one touchdown to lead the Washington Redskins to a 16-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Dustin Hopkins kicked three field goals for the Redskins (6-3), who forced four turnovers and rebounded from a lopsided loss to ...]]> 5357629 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:57:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Alex Smith completed 19-of-27 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown]]> Alex Smith completed 19-of-27 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown in the Redskins' 16-3, Week 10 win over the Bucs. The Tampa Bay offense thoroughly outplayed the Redskins' unit between the 20s, but the Bucs consistently shot themselves in the foot with horrid turnovers at the goal line and deep in Washington territory. [...]]]> 5357541 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:21:08 EDT <![CDATA[Pat Mahomes sets Chiefs' single-season record for touchdown passes in Week 10]]> Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins last winter because they felt Pat Mahomes was ready to take over under center. Just 10 games into this season, Mahomes did something neither Smith nor any other Kansas City quarterback had ever done: throw 31 touchdown passes in ...]]> 5357529 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:15:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Josh Docston continues strong play, scores TD for second straight game]]>
For the second straight game, Josh Doctson hauled in a touchdown pass from Alex Smith, giving the Redskins a 13-3 lead.

Views. #WASvsTB | #HTTR

— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 11, 2018

With time winding down in the fourth quarter, the Redskins will look to hold on and get back in the win column]]> 5357518 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:09:01 EDT Redskins Wire
<![CDATA[Josh Doctson catches TD to stretch Washington’s lead to 13-3]]> Josh Doctson caught a six-yard touchdown from Alex Smith 53 seconds into the fourth quarter. The score extended Washington’s lead to 13-3 over the Buccaneers. Doctson’s touchdown capped a 62-yard drive that started after the Bucs flubbed another [more]]]> 5357450 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:21:01 EDT <![CDATA[Dustin Hopkins has Redskins up at halftime over Buccaneers]]> Dustin Hopkins. Behind a makeshift offensive line, quarterback Alex Smith is 12-of-17 for 103 ...]]> 5357421 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 14:51:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Cardinals vs. Chiefs preview: Q&A with Chiefs Wire]]>
To get ready for the game, Chiefs Wire’s Charles Goldman answered a few questions about the Cardinals’ Week 10 opponent.

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Chiefs Wire: I think it’s more than safe to say moving on from Alex Smith worked out. The player acquired in trade, cornerback Kendall Fuller, is coming on strong now for the Chiefs defense after some early struggles. They used the draft pick acquired in trade to move up and select Breeland Speaks. He’s filled in nicely for Justin Houston at outside linebacker]]> 5356285 Sat, 10 Nov 2018 10:36:01 EDT Cards Wire