Fantasy Football Draft Day Sleeper: Is Alex Smith Worth the Risk?

July 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Alex Smith, the first overall draft pick in 2005, can only have his career categorized as a disappointment. 
Only twice has he thrown for over 2,000 yards in a season.  He’s never thrown for more than 18 TD in a season, though that did come last year in just 11 appearances.
In fact, last season was the first time he had thrown more TDs than INTs in his career (18/12).  While, to this point he has been a bust, could it be that he has finally turned the corner?
Smith missed all of 2008 with a broken bone in his shoulder and failed to win the starting job in training camp last year.  However, with Shaun Hill struggling in Week 7, Smith was put in and led the 49ers back from a 21-0 deficit, never looking back.
He finished the year completing 60.5 percent of his passes, tied for 17th in the league.  That’s pretty good for a “bust”, huh? 
While it’s certainly not great, it’s not too shabby.  He a...

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