Four downs: Chiefs can swing fantasy playoffs

Alex Smith and the Chiefs are being surprisingly productive through the air. Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports

The streaking Kansas City Chiefs won their fifth consecutive game Sunday to push into the thick of the AFC wild-card race, and while fill-in running back Spencer Ware deserves credit for becoming the third different Chief to rush for more than 100 yards in a game this season, let's focus on the passing game.

What? Who cares about the Chiefs passing game in fantasy? Well, underrated quarterback Alex Smith, who scored 21 fantasy points Sunday, continues to produce intriguing statistics because of consistent, mistake-free football, and few passers boast a more optimal schedule from here.