Durham Smythe

Durham Smythe

Tight End #80
Team: Miami Dolphins
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 253 lb.
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 4 (123)
Draft Team:MIA

Durham Smythe: One catch in finale

Smythe secured one of three targets for eight yards during Week 17's win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Smythe once again served as the No. 2 tight end behind Mike Gesicki during Miami's regular-season finale, doing most of his damage as a blocker. The second-year pro played in all 16 games of the 2019 season, during which he caught seven of 14 targets for 65 yards. He stands to reprise a similar role behind Gesicki in 2020.

January 2, 2020 11:02 AM EST

Durham Smythe: Practices without limitations

Smythe (quadriceps) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Smythe was limited in practice to begin the week, but he now looks back to full health. He'll play his usual role behind starter Mike Gesicki in Miami's tight end corps Week 17.

December 26, 2019 1:49 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Deemed limited in practice

Smythe (quadriceps) was credited with a limited practice Wednesday, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Smythe must have picked up the injury in Sunday's win over the Bengals, yet it wouldn't have sidelined him completely if the Dolphins had actually held practice Wednesday. The 24-year-old's status bears monitoring over the course of the week.

December 25, 2019 1:25 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Upgrades to full practice

Smythe (knee/elbow) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Smythe was limited during Wednesday's practice due to knee and elbow injuries, and he's already resumed participating without limitations. The second-year pro looks primed for his usual depth role against the Bills on Sunday.

November 14, 2019 1:53 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Nursing two injuries

Smythe (knee/elbow) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: It's never good to have multiple injuries in tow, but it's a positive sign that Smythe still got on the practice field. The second-year tight end is used mainly in a blocking role, as he has run a route on 46.3 percent of his snaps. His status for Sunday's game against the Bills doesn't appear to be in jeopardy yet, but Chandler Cox and Clive Walford are waiting in the wings in case Smythe can't go.

November 13, 2019 2:04 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Held without a catch

Smythe failed to catch his only target during Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Smythe played 40 snaps on offense (56 percent) but was mostly utilized as a blocker. He projects to play a similar role against the Chargers in Week 4.

September 23, 2019 12:20 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Big catch in loss

Smythe caught his only target for 24 yards during Sunday's 43-0 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Smythe's 24-yard catch was the longest of his career. It's encouraging to see the second-year tight end flash as a receiver, but he still appears set to primarily serve a blocking role behind top option Mike Gesicki.

September 16, 2019 12:53 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Limited to blocking role

Smythe played 12 snaps on offense without a target in Sunday's 59-10 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Smythe is working to develop as a blocker and stands to continue splitting depth snaps with Nick O'Leary. Fellow second-year pro Mike Gesicki stands to receive the vast majority of Miami's targets to the tight end position, leaving Smythe with negligible fantasy value for 2019.

September 9, 2019 3:02 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Career-high catches Week 17

Smythe caught three of four targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He ends the season with six receptions for 50 yards.

Analysis: Smythe led the Dolphins' tight ends in receiving during the season-finale, though his stats don't stand out. The 2018 fourth-round pick progressed well in his development through his rookie season, and even managed to overtake Nick O'Leary (listed as the No. 1 tight end on Miami's depth chart) in terms of offensive snaps during the last two games of the season. Likely to be primarily used as a blocker to pair with Mike Gesicki's receiving chops, Smythe is a key part of the Dolphins' plans for 2019 and beyond.

January 4, 2019 2:53 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Limited usage in loss

Smythe caught one of two targets during Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Smythe led the Dolphins' tight ends in both targets and yards during the Week 16 loss. The rookie fourth-round pick has seen much of his usage as a blocker, but has looked solid as a pass-catcher when called upon. Though Smythe has not achieved fantasy relevance this season, he'll be an integral part of Miami's plans going forward.

December 23, 2018 3:28 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Catches first NFL passes

Smythe nabbed both of his targets for 27 yards during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Smythe recorded a career-high in targets while also leading Miami's tight ends in receptions during the Week 12 loss. It's encouraging that the rookie fourth-round pick showcased some pass catching chops, but he's unlikely to continue receiving offensive targets on a weekly basis. Heading into Sunday's tilt against the Bills, Smythe is buried behind Nick O'Leary, A.J. Derby (foot) and Mike Gesicki on the depth chart.

November 26, 2018 5:58 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Sees limited action in return

Smythe played in just five offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bears.

Analysis: Smythe was dealing with an ankle injury late in the week, but he was ultimately cleared to play Sunday. Smythe, however, is currently buried on the Dolphins' depth chart and will likely continue seeing very limited work unless more injuries hit the position.

October 16, 2018 10:47 AM EST

Durham Smythe: Cleared to play Sunday

Smythe (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation going into Sunday's matchup against the Bears, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Smythe popped up on the injury report Thursday with a limited participation in practice, but was able to practice fully Friday. While the Notre Dame product is third on the depth chart, he could see an increased workload if fellow tight end A.J. Derby (foot) misses time Sunday.

October 12, 2018 1:48 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Surfaces on injury report

Smythe was limited in Thursday's practice with an ankle injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: This is Smythe's first appearance on the injury report this week, so it's likely he hurt his ankle during Wednesday's practice. Being simply limited, there's a good chance he still plays Sunday versus the Bears, but Friday's practice will be more telling. The rookie fifth-round pick has suited up for all five games and been targeted twice, but he's failed to make a catch.

October 11, 2018 12:58 PM EST

Durham Smythe: Silent in Week 4

Smythe failed to catch his only target during the Dolphins' 38-7 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

Analysis: Smythe played only two offensive snaps Sunday, seceding the vast majority of Miami's tight end workload to rookie Mike Gesicki. Even if A.J. Derby (foot) remains sidelined for a significant amount of time, it's unlikely that Smythe will carve out a notable role in the Dolphins offense.

October 1, 2018 2:13 PM EST

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