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Reid and Smith

Andy Reid finally has his quarterback in Kansas City and it’s Alex Smith. The former San Francisco quarterback has arrived in KC with a bushel of expectations. In fantasy football pay leagues this move will instantly upgrade the Chiefs in the eyes of many but before you put all of your stock into Smith there are a few things you need to remember. Smith is a middle aged quarterback heading to a subpar team with problems all over offense. They have no good receivers outside of Dwayne Bowe and they don’t have the offensive line to get anything done. They lack any big time tight ends and the play calling is still an unknown. If this is Andy Reid’s team then you know they’re going to try to install the west coast offense he ran in Philadelphia for so long. That may be a good thing for Smith since it’s the offense he’s most comfortable with but in fantasy football pay leagues it could be a mirage.

You see Smith ran an efficient run based offense in SF with a great offensive line and quality defense to back him up. Any quarterback with those advantages is going to do well in fantasy football pay leagues but KC has none of those things. He’s going to work his tail off to be a relevant played in fantasy football pay leagues this year. He’s not the best quarterback around but he might make a solid backup if you’re a little thin at the position. Of course someone might draft him a bit earlier than you’re comfortable with because he’s got the mystique of a “good” fantasy quarterback right now even if the stats don’t really back him up. Don’t try too hard to land him on your roster because someone out there already has eyes on him as a starter.

It will be interesting to see just how this new pairing will work out for the Chiefs. There are a lot of things that need to go right for Kansas City to become challengers once again. If they can put it all together, they will be challengers for playoff spots. Past teams in the NFL have shown that you can turn around a team in a little matter of time with some key free agent signings and a solid NFL draft class. That'll be the hope for Andy Reid and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs.


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