Found March 01, 2013 on Sports Blog Net:
The big talk around the National Football League the past few days has been about the trade agreed to by Kansas City and San Francisco that will send Alex Smith to the Chiefs for a second round draft pick in 2013 and a conditional draft choice in 2014. At first, the compensation seems a little staggering but in today's NFL, you need a quarterback to compete and new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid obviously feels Smith was the best quarterback available that could help his team contend for the playoffs in 2013 and beyond. But you have to ask if Smith really the kind of quarterback worth that compensation? After all, he is a 28-year old quarterback that has a career completion percentage of 59.3 to go along with 81 career touchdown passes and 75 interceptions. Yet, if we dig a little deeper, we see that over the past two seasons, the 2005 no.1 overall pick has turned a corner. In 2011, he led the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game after completing over 61 percent of his passes in the regular season in addition to 17 touchdown passes and just five interceptions. Then last season, Smith was even better. He completed over 70 percent of his passes and threw 13 touchdown passes compared to five interceptions in 10 games. Smith also posted career high in yards per pass attempt, passer rating and QBR in 2012 and who knows how good his season would have been had he not injured in week 11 against the St. Louis Rams. Football-wise, this will be a good move for Kansas City and it provides a clear upgrade over Matt Cassell, giving the Chiefs a legitimate starting quarterback to pair with Jamal Charles, Jonathan Baldwin and hopefully Dwayne Bowe. But how does this trade affect fantasy football owners? To be honest, Smith has never been a great fantasy football quarterback and he probably never will be. Smith has never averaged more than 13 fantasy points per game in any season and in 2013, he averaged 12.5 fantasy points per game, which ranked him 30th among fantasy quarterbacks. Even though Smith is going to be playing for a pass-happy coach, it's unlikely that the former University of Utah standout will not turn into a starting caliber fantasy quarterback anytime soon. Yet, he can still make an impact on fantasy football value of Bowe and Baldwin in particular. Bowe, who is a pending free agent, had back-to-back seasons with more than 1,100 yards in 2010 and 2011, averaging 17 and 14 fantasy points per game in those seasons, respectively. Last year, due to injury and incompetence at the quarterback position, Bowe was held to just 797 receiving yards and just 57 receptions. He scored just three touchdowns and averaged just 12.5 fantasy points per game. Bowe is a pending free agent but should feel better about re-signing with the Chiefs now that the team has acquired a legitimate starting quarterback. Fantasy football owners should also be higher on the former LSU product if he remains in Kansas City because Smith is more than capable of helping him once again become an upper echelon fantasy wide out. The presence of a solid starting quarterback should also have a positive impact on Baldwin, tight end Tony Moeaki, running back Jamal Charles and slot receiver Dexter McCluster. So while the fantasy value of Smith may not change, he will increase the fantasy value of all those around him, making all the Chiefs offensive weapons more viable fantasy options in 2013.    

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