Chiefs vs. Titans fantasy football projections: Taking a look at Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles, Nate Washington and more

Jamie Squire

We break down the Week 5 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans.

The Week 5 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans features two teams that have surprisingly good records this season. We've got all the fantasy projections for you, courtesy of numberFire.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs will look to start a season with a perfect record through five games for the first time in 10 years when they battle the Titans. Starting quarterback Alex Smith has bought a stabilizing presence to the team's passing game that they haven't had in a very long time. Smith is a top 10 fantasy quarterback right now and has done enough to place himself ahead of the likes of Andrew Luck and Matthew Stafford. He will no doubt be in tough against a Titans pass defense that has given up the fifth least amount of points to fantasy quarterbacks this season.

Luckily for Smith and the Chiefs, they have a healthy and reliable Pro-Bowler in the backfield by the name of Jamaal Charles to help move the ball down the field. It looks like Charles has been able to put past injury troubles behind him and he's getting plenty of rest sitting out practices as needed between games. All of the time that Charles has had to recuperate reflects in his statistics. He's averaging just over 4 yards a carry and 72 yards per game and is still catching passes out of the backfield as well. There's no doubt the Titans will have to contain him if they want to walk out of Week 5 with another victory.

Tennessee Titans

Starting quarterback Jake locker is out 4-6 weeks with a hip injury, forcing the Titans to rely on backup Ryan Fitzpatrick to carry the load. After Locker left the team's Week 4 game against the New York Jets in the third quarter, Fitzpatrick managed to put together three completions for 108 yards and a touchdown on just eight attempts. Although Fitzpatrick can be steady enough to give his team a chance to win at times, he will be in tough against a Chiefs pass defense that features the likes of cornerback Eric Berry. That's particularly true when you consider the fact that running back Chris Johnson's best days are behind him, meaning that the Titans have to rely on the passing game more than they would probably like to.

As it refers to the air attack, it appears Kenny Britt has fallen out of favor in Tennessee to the benefit of fellow wide receivers Nate Washington and Kendall Wright. Last week against the Jets, Washington caught just four passes, but made the most of them, ending up with 105 yards and two touchdowns. Wright, on the other hand,caught five passes for 56 yards in the contest. Although Wright didn't produce a touchdown in the game, both he and Washington have progressed to the point that Britt is on the outside looking in. Britt could very well be traded in the coming weeks.

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