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Alex Smith: Early waiver wire option in Week 11

Alex Smith emerges from Sunday’s contest as a potential early waiver wire option after 390 passing yard performance in Week 11.

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Ford Field. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Smith is not the Washington Football Team’s full-time starter and has flashed plenty of fantasy potential since taking the top spot on the quarterback depth chart. He’s not rostered at a hight rate because of how limited Washington’s offense is but he could raise the ceiling of the team.

Smith threw 55 passes in his first start of the season. While he didn’t throw a touchdown, he racked up 390 passing yards. He’s eclipsed 300 passing yards in each of his last two games. He’s been extremely productive when throwing to Terry McLaurin and favors throwing to J.D. McKissic out of the backfield. If he keeps throwing the ball this much, he’s bound to be a difference maker in ceiling games. Smith is only rostered in 5 percent of ESPN/Yahoo Leagues. He’s trending in the right direction and Washington’s desirable schedule could lead to some big-time stat lines soon.

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