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Durham Smythe

#1 TE,


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27 yrs


6'6'' / 246 lbs


Notre Dame

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Restructures deal, new competition

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-12

Smythe restructured his contract with the Dolphins on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Smythe is one of a number of Miami players to agree to restructured contracts ahead of the start of the new league year, freeing up some much-needed cap space for the team. As the Dolphins' top tight end last season, Smythe remained a plus blocker but finished with just a 35-366-0 receiving line, leading to the team's decision to bring in Jonnu Smith, a superior pass-catcher with real YAC ability. That signing could spell the end of Smythe's brief run as a tight end with low-end fantasy appeal, though he and Smith do seem likely for a true split of offensive snaps. With Atlanta last season, Smith managed a 50-582-3 receiving line while competing with Kyle Pitts.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 NE Outdoor 91° 2.4 39th 2.40-3.046.52114014.012.02.00%1007%8%87%3%
2 @BAL Outdoor 77° 1.5 50th 1.503.543.511505.04.01.00%0002%17%80%3%
3 BUF Outdoor 90° 5.3 28th 1.774.554.5332307.72.75.00%10015%22%69%6%
4 @CIN Outdoor 63° 0.0 85th
5 @NYJ Outdoor 57° 7.9 17th 3.95-3.044.511808.06.02.00%0003%0%88%9%
7 PIT Outdoor 78° 0.0 79th 0.00-7.044.500000.00.00.00%0000%0%100%0%
8 @DET Dome 53° 0.0 84th 0.00-4.050.500000.00.00.00%0000%16%77%7%
9 @CHI Outdoor 58° 0.0 61st 0.00-4.044.520000.00.00.00%0007%0%91%3%
10 CLE Outdoor 85° 0.0 75th 0.00-3.548.500000.00.00.00%0000%3%92%3%
12 HOU Outdoor 84° 7.4 18th 7.40-14.045.511414.04.00.00%0003%8%89%3%
13 @SF Outdoor 38° 4.1 30th
14 @LAC Outdoor 57° 0.0 68th 0.00-3.552.500000.00.00.00%0000%20%77%3%
15 @BUF Outdoor 29° 0.8 58th 0.807.042.511-20-2.0-2.00.00%0003%18%82%0%
16 GB Outdoor 45° 1.8 53rd 1.80-3.549.511808.0-1.09.00%0004%13%81%3%
17 @NE Outdoor 53° 1.9 49th 1.903.042.511909.03.06.00%0003%15%73%5%
18 NYJ Outdoor 75° 6.9 25th 2.30-3.538.55339013.010.03.00%11019%15%78%2%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 24 200.22.0375th2.01.7160.
Away Outdoor 19 160.21.53105th1.81.5130.
Away Dome 4 30.51.4568th1.51.390.
Away Retractable Dome 1 12.92.9030th1.01.0190.

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2018 23 MIA 15 2 11 92nd1165008.3710%1103%5%91%1%
2019 24 MIA 16 14 14 88th1476509.38113%2102%14%78%5%
2020 25 MIA 15 13 59 44th292620828.0354%9005%8%80%4%
2021 26 MIA 17 12 70 31st4134357010.5653%15507%16%73%7%
2022 27 MIA 16 15 40 53rd201512918.6630%4104%12%82%4%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Modest numbers as top TE

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-15

Smythe secured three of four targets for 12 yards during Saturday's 26-7 wild-card loss to the Chiefs. Across 16 regular-season appearances, he racked up 35 catches for 366 yards (43 targets) without a touchdown.

Smythe put together a career-best season as a pass-catcher while operating as Miami's top tight end for the first time, barely edging out his 34-357-0 line from 2021. Of course, Smythe's real usefulness to coach Mike McDaniel's scheme comes as a blocker, which is how he was deployed for the majority of his 757 offensive snaps. He remains under contract with the Dolphins for two more seasons, though the team has a potential 'out' after the 2024 campaign.

Effective on three targets

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Smythe caught three passes for 54 yards on three targets in Sunday's 56-19 loss to the Ravens.

Smythe did a good job Sunday, producing the second-most receiving yardage for Miami on the fifth-most targets. The problem is that Smythe rarely sees more than three targets in a given game, and unless a fantasy league gives points for blocking it's unlikely that Smythe will ever be as useful in fantasy football as he is in real life for the Dolphins. With that said, Smythe is a three-down player for the Dolphins and an important part of their offensive foundation.

Season-best performance vs. Dallas

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-25

Smythe secured all five of his targets for 56 yards during Sunday's 22-20 win over the Cowboys.

Smythe set new season-high marks in terms of both yards and targets during Sunday's narrow win, while also playing his highest share of offensive snaps (84 percent) since Miami's bye. The starting tight end still hasn't scored this season, but Smythe is at least a more intriguing fantasy option to monitor heading into a tough Week 17 matchup against the Ravens. He's drawn 11 targets in his last three appearances.

Good to go versus Cowboys

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-22

Smythe (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.

Smythe was limited in all three of Miami's practices during the week, but there's no concern over his availability come Sunday. He continues to see plenty of playing time but is used primarily for blocking in a Miami offense that predominantly features its wide receivers and running backs in the passing game.

Limited in Thursday's practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-21

Smythe (ankle) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

Smythe's practice reps were capped for the second day in a row, but he could still end up approaching Sunday's game against the Cowboys without a designation if he's able to participate fully in Friday's session. The tight end turned in his best receiving performance since Week 4 in this past Sunday's 30-0 win over the Jets, finishing with four catches for 32 yards on four targets.

Limited practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-20

Smythe (ankle) was a limited participant at Miami's practice Wednesday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of reports.

Smythe had a big game in Week 15 versus the Jets, catching four passes for 32 yards, but he has been dealing with an ankle injury since early November, which limited him at practice Wednesday. The tight end doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing Sunday's contest with the Cowboys, but his status the rest of the week is worth monitoring.

Busy with Tyreek Hill absent

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-18

Smythe secured all four of his targets for 32 yards during Sunday's 30-0 win over the Jets.

Smythe functioned as Miami's second leading receiver with Tyreek Hill (ankle) sidelined versus New York, though it was Jaylen Waddle (8-142-1) who stole the show. Still, Smythe logged his highest target and yardage totals since Week 4, so if Hill is unable to suit up again Week 16 versus the Cowboys, he could warrant consideration as an emergency fantasy option for teams in need of a spot-start tight end.

Another quiet performance

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-12

Smythe secured two of three targets for 16 yards during Monday's 28-27 loss to the Titans.

Smythe handled a substantially larger role than rookie Julian Hill in Monday's loss, a gap which had narrowed over the past three games, but he couldn't notch notable fantasy production with the increased opportunities. Pending the status of top wideout Tyreek Hill (ankle) for Sunday's game against the Jets, it's possible Smythe could get a chance to factor into the gameplan more as a pass catcher.

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