News: 4 days agoSmith completed 23 of 36 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown with one interception in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Panthers. He also threw a two-point conversion to Tyler Lockett.
Spin: The pick was his first of the season and snuffed out a second-quarter drive, but it didn't end up costing his squad. Smith spread the ball around, completing passes to nine different Seahawks, but his lone TD went to undrafted rookie Jake Bobo on a five-yard strike in the fourth quarter. Smith will look to build on this performance in Week 4 against a Giants defense that just got gashed for 310 yards and two touchdowns by the 49ers' Brock Purdy.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: It's not often that we come across an age-31 breakout season, but that's what we saw from Smith in 2022. After attempting a total of 196 passes during the prior seven seasons, Smith led the NFL in completion percentage (70%), posted the seventh-best QBR (60.8) and tossed the fourth-most TDs (30). Also a difference-maker with his legs (eighth at QB with 366 rushing yards), Smith finished fifth among QBs in fantasy points -- the first finish better than 20th in his 10-year career. Smith's resume suggests a return to earth could be in order, but that's not a lock, especially since he'll still be throwing to one of the league's best WR duos in DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, as well as first-round rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba. He's best viewed as a good QB2.