NFL AutoMattek Absolutes: Week 14
Davis Mattek takes you through his top plays for the upcoming NFL slate. Part of the popular Swolecast, Davis will give insight into his mindset to help you build better NFL lineups.
That’s right, the same Alex Smith that had one of the worst five-game stretches of his career is the very first player being mentioned in this week’s Absolutes. It is possible that I could be falling victim to what Evan Silva always says on the #Swolecast: “whatever happened last week is what the public is on this week”. It is certainly true that Smith is not going to have a 70-yard run this week, and that 40 DK points might be the most that he will ever score in a game; hell, he probably only projects for half of that this week. All of those caveats put out there, I still think it is pretty clear that Smith is a phenomenal play this week. The offense has really shifted away from using Kareem Hunt like a workhorse. In a tight, high scoring game last week, Smith threw the ball 33 times and Hunt had only nine carries. Andy Reid might not be at the top of his game, but Smith is certainly at the helm of this offense. Per Chris Raybon from 4for4: “Since Week 4, Alex Smith accounts for a Russell Wilson-like 82.2% of the Chiefs’ offensive yardage and all 17 of their offensive TDs.”
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