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What to do with Alex Smith in Week 11 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Alex Smith ahead of Washington’s Week 11 matchup against the Bengals.

Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Football Team looks on during their game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 15, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Washington Football Team certainly didn’t plan on giving Alex Smith 55 pass attempts each week, but that’s what was asked of him last week versus the Lions as the Football Team fell into an early deficit. He finished with a respectable fantasy line, and there’s a possibility for more this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Football analysis: Washington QB Alex Smith

Success is relative when talking about Smith. He’s a starting quarterback in the NFL again; that’s an immense success by itself. Statistically, he has exceeded 300 yards in each of his two starts. He has a 1:3 TD-to-INT ratio, but he should be able to improve that ratio against the Bengals, who are allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to QBs. They have also given up 21 passing scores, second-most in the league. The last four quarterbacks who faced the Bengals — Philip Rivers, Ryan Tannehill, Baker Mayfield and Ben Roethlisberger — averaged 27.5 DraftKings points.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

With a little TD luck, Smith feels like an unheralded 20-point player in waiting on DraftKings this week. He’s very cheap at just $5,300 and a fine QB2 in season-long leagues.