6'6'' / 246 lbs
Smythe finished with three receptions on as many targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Patriots.
Smythe tallied three receptions for the second consecutive week, but his impact was felt more in the running game as a blocker than in fantasy circles. The 28-year-old replaced Miami's former starting tight end Mike Gesicki, who lined up on the opposing sideline after signing with New England this past offseason. Smythe isn't nearly the receiving threat that Gesicki was, but he could still provide value in deeper formats if he can develop as a red-zone threat as the season progresses.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 NE||Outdoor 91°||2.4||39th||2.40||-3.0||46.5||2||1||14||0||14.0||12.0||2.0||0%||1||0||0||7%||8%||87%||3%|
|2 @BAL||Outdoor 77°||1.5||50th||1.50||3.5||43.5||1||1||5||0||5.0||4.0||1.0||0%||0||0||0||2%||17%||80%||3%|
|3 BUF||Outdoor 90°||5.3||28th||1.77||4.5||54.5||3||3||23||0||7.7||2.7||5.0||0%||1||0||0||15%||22%||69%||6%|
|4 @CIN||Outdoor 63°||0.0||85th||0.00||4.0||47.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||13%||75%||13%|
|5 @NYJ||Outdoor 57°||7.9||17th||3.95||-3.0||44.5||1||1||8||0||8.0||6.0||2.0||0%||0||0||0||3%||0%||88%||9%|
|7 PIT||Outdoor 78°||0.0||79th||0.00||-7.0||44.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||0%||100%||0%|
|8 @DET||Dome 53°||0.0||84th||0.00||-4.0||50.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||16%||77%||7%|
|9 @CHI||Outdoor 58°||0.0||61st||0.00||-4.0||44.5||2||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||7%||0%||91%||3%|
|10 CLE||Outdoor 85°||0.0||75th||0.00||-3.5||48.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||3%||92%||3%|
|12 HOU||Outdoor 84°||7.4||18th||7.40||-14.0||45.5||1||1||4||1||4.0||4.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||3%||8%||89%||3%|
|13 @SF||Outdoor 38°||4.1||30th||2.05||5.0||46.5||2||2||21||0||10.5||9.0||1.5||0%||1||0||0||6%||26%||67%||4%|
|14 @LAC||Outdoor 57°||0.0||68th||0.00||-3.5||52.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||20%||77%||3%|
|15 @BUF||Outdoor 29°||0.8||58th||0.80||7.0||42.5||1||1||-2||0||-2.0||-2.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||3%||18%||82%||0%|
|16 GB||Outdoor 45°||1.8||53rd||1.80||-3.5||49.5||1||1||8||0||8.0||-1.0||9.0||0%||0||0||0||4%||13%||81%||3%|
|17 @NE||Outdoor 53°||1.9||49th||1.90||3.0||42.5||1||1||9||0||9.0||3.0||6.0||0%||0||0||0||3%||15%||73%||5%|
|18 NYJ||Outdoor 75°||6.9||25th||2.30||-3.5||38.5||5||3||39||0||13.0||10.0||3.0||0%||1||1||0||19%||15%||78%||2%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Smythe recorded three receptions on seven targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 36-34 win over the Chargers.
Smythe surprisingly finished second on the team in targets, behind only Tyreek Hill. His final production isn't particularly noteworthy, but he got looks as a deep threat and in the red zone. With Hill and Jaylen Waddle the only pass catchers with locked-in roles, Smythe could have the chance to emerge as more of a receiving threat this season.
Smythe has been increasingly involved as a receiver in recent joint practices with the Texans, Omar Kelly and Alain Poupart of SI.com report.
Smythe has solidified himself as Miami's top tight end mostly by virtue of his blocking skills, but in practice Wednesday he caught four passes, including a 38-yard gain in the two-minute drill at the end of the session. While Smythe is unlikely to be regularly utilized as a receiver in coach Mike McDaniel's scheme, especially as long as both Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle (abdomen) are on the field, he is a capable pass-catcher if called upon. It's notable that his involvement on passing plays has grown with Waddle sidelined for the time being. Smythe remains off the fantasy radar in most formats, but he could be a solid stash in leagues that start two tight ends.
The Dolphins signed Smythe to a two-year contract extension Monday.
Smythe's contract extension comes in the wake of Miami letting Mike Gesicki walk in free agency to ultimately end up with the division-rival Patriots. Though Smythe has generally thrived as a rotational tight end with an emphasis on blocking, having only once reached the 300-yard receiving mark in his five-year career, he's currently staring down an interesting opportunity atop the Dolphins' depth chart. With the team also having traded Hunter Long to the Rams as part of a deal to acquire Jalen Ramsey (shoulder), though, it seems likely that Miami will add to the TE position in April's draft.
Smythe secured 15 of 20 targets for 129 yards and one score across 16 games with Miami in the 2022 regular season. He also handled two carries for one yard and a touchdown.
Smythe and Mike Gesicki both saw their receiving stats plummet under first-year head coach Mike McDaniel, whose arrival coincided with the Dolphins' usage of two-tight-end sets dropping off significantly. Gesicki is headed for free agency this offseason while Smythe is entering the final year of his contract in 2023, but that hardly guarantees that Smythe will see the overwhelming share of snaps at tight end in 2023. Even if he does, Smythe will operate primarily as a blocker and is unlikely to handle heavy volume as a pass catcher.
Smythe secured three of five targets for 39 yards during Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets.
Smythe recorded his best receiving performance of the year in Miami's regular-season finale, a game that saw Skylar Thompson rely heavily on short-yardage completions to tight ends and running backs. If Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) or Teddy Bridgewater (finger) are healthy enough to suit up for Sunday's playoff matchup in Buffalo, it would stand to reason that Smythe will revert to his normal role, which involves more blocking than route running.
Smythe secured his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 23-21 win over the Patriots.
Smythe has put together three straight games with just one catch, and he's still looking for his first receiving score of the season. The tight end remains off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 18 regular-season finale against the Jets, while Mike Gesicki (four targets and one score Sunday) is at least showing signs of life.