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What to do with Alex Smith in Week 10 fantasy football

We go over Alex Smith’s fantasy football outlook ahead of Washington’s Week 10 matchup against the Lions.

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Football Team drops back to throw a pass in the second half against the New York Giants at FedExField on November 08, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith showed some promise when he replaced Kyle Allen in a Week 9 matchup against the New York Giants but also struggled at times while shaking off the rust. He’s set to start in Week 10 against the Detroit Lions and could be worth considering in fantasy football.

Fantasy Football analysis: Washington QB Alex Smith

Smith completed 75 percent of his passes his last time out and threw for 325 yards and a score in three quarters and some change. However, he also threw three picks. Washington’s reluctance to rely on the run game means Smith could throw the ball a ton in Week 10. His high ceiling is appealing and he could hurl 40 or more passes against a Lions secondary that’s comparable to the Giants’. He has an elite receiver in Terry McLaurin two running backs who are threats as pass catchers out of the backfield. Another week of practice and reps with starters could work wonders for Smith in his first start of the year.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Smith is probably too risky to start in season-long leagues, but could be a quality low-rostered DFS option if he booms.