Smythe secured three of five targets for 39 yards during Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Smythe recorded his best receiving performance of the year in Miami's regular-season finale, a game which saw Skylar Thompson rely heavily on short-yardage completions to tight ends and running backs. If Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) or Teddy Bridgewater (finger) is 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.
Jan 11, 2023 8:25 AM EST
Smythe secured his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 23-21 win over the Patriots.
Analysis: 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.
Jan 2, 2023 9:56 AM EST
Smythe secured his only target for eight yards during Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Packers.
Analysis: Smythe played 62 percent of offensive snaps during Sunday's loss, but his role once again involved more blocking than receiving work. Considering that Smythe hasn't topped 25 receiving yards yet in a game this season, he can safely be left off the fantasy radar when the Dolphins take on the Patriots in a must-win Week 17 divisional contest.
Dec 26, 2022 7:05 AM EST
Smythe (quadriceps) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Packers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The tight end should be good to go without any restrictions after a full practice Friday. Smythe gets plenty of playing time but is used primarily as a blocker in a Dolphins offense that isn't hurting for options in the passing game.
Dec 23, 2022 1:04 PM EST
Smythe (quadriceps) was a limited participant during practice Thursday.
Analysis: Smythe has now been limited during each of the first two practices to begin Week 16 prep. The 27-year-old was also limited with quad and knee injuries last Tuesday before working his way back in full before Saturday's loss to Buffalo. While it's unclear if he's dealing with the same quad issue Week 16, Smythe will have another practice to increase his activity before the Dolphins have to assign him an official status for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Dec 22, 2022 5:11 PM EST
Smythe (quadriceps/knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's game in Buffalo after practicing fully Thursday, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.
Analysis: Despite appearing on the Dolphins' Week 15 injury report with two different issues, Smythe still managed to practice in some capacity Tuesday through Thursday. He should be ready to handle his usual role Sunday as the Dolphins' top tight end, with his blocking prowess going a long way toward him dwarfing Mike Gesicki's snap counts over the past two games. Though he's cleared a 60 percent snap share on both of those occasions while Gesicki has been held under 40 percent both times, Smythe has produced only two receptions for 21 yards between those contests.
Dec 15, 2022 1:19 PM EST
Smythe (quad/knee) was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Smythe appears to have picked up a combination of both quad and knee issues during Sunday's loss to the Chargers, putting his Week 15 availability in question. The 27-year-old will have two more chances to ramp back up to full speed in practice in order to avoid carrying an injury designation into Saturday's contest against Buffalo.
Dec 13, 2022 3:15 PM EST
Smythe was not targeted during Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: Smythe logged his fifth game of the season without a target during Sunday night's loss. Elsewhere, Mike Gesicki drew two targets but managed his third straight game without a catch. The tight end position has been one to avoid for Miami in recent weeks, and that same maxim could serve fantasy managers well heading into a Week 15 matchup against the Bills.
Dec 12, 2022 9:49 AM EST
Smythe (quadriceps/knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Analysis: Smythe was limited at practice Wednesday through Friday, but he'll give it a go versus Los Angeles. Through 11 games to date, the 27-year-old has recorded just nine catches on 12 targets for 75 yards and a TD, so he's not a high-percentage fantasy lineup option these days, with fellow TE Mike Gesicki also potentially factoring into the Dolphins' Week 14 pass-catching mix.
Dec 11, 2022 4:06 PM EST
Smythe (quadriceps) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Chargers, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Smythe was limited at each practice Wednesday through Friday due to a quadriceps injury and will likely be a game-time decision Sunday. If he's sidelined, Mike Gesicki, Hunter Long and Tanner Conner would be candidates for increased snaps.
Dec 9, 2022 3:51 PM EST
Smythe (quad/knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Smythe appears to have picked up both quad and knee injuries during the Dolphins' Week 13 loss to the 49ers, explaining why he opened the week in limited fashion. The 27-year-old tight end will have two more chances to practice in full before the team would be forced to tag him with an injury designation heading into Sunday night's matchup against the Chargers.
Dec 7, 2022 4:28 PM EST
Smythe secured both of his targets for 21 yards during Sunday's 33-17 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: Smythe once again outperformed Mike Gesicki, who failed to catch his only target Week 14, but neither tight end has been a consistent fantasy option for fantasy managers this season. Given that Smythe is a near lock for at least 50 percent of offensive snaps, though he warrants fantasy consideration in formats that start multiple tight ends heading into a Week 14 matchup against the Chargers.
Dec 5, 2022 8:59 AM EST
Smythe secured his only target for a four-yard touchdown during Sunday's 30-15 win over the Texans.
Analysis: Smythe previously scored on the ground versus the Jets back in Week 5, but Sunday's blowout win over Houston provided the No. 2 tight end an opportunity to hit paydirt through the air. Of course, Sunday's score was Smythe's only catch since Week 5, so he can safely be left off the fantasy radar heading into a tough Week 13 matchup against the 49ers.
Nov 28, 2022 8:11 AM EST
Smythe (hamstring) is available for Sunday's game against the Browns, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Smythe was limited during each of Miami's three practice sessions this week due to a hamstring injury, but he doesn't have an injury designation for Week 10. The 27-year-old hasn't had any receptions over the last three games.
Nov 11, 2022 1:31 PM EST
Smythe (hamstring) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Following a three-game absence due to the hamstring injury, Smythe returned to action against the Bears and didn't catch either of his targets across 30 offensive snaps. He was limited during each practice ahead of Week 9, so despite reappearing on the injury report Wednesday, Smythe is likely still on track to suit up Sunday against the Browns.
Nov 9, 2022 1:57 PM EST
Smythe doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup in Chicago, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.
Analysis: Smythe was limited at each practice during Week 9 prep due to a lingering hamstring issue, but he'll suit up for a third straight contest after sitting out Week 6 due to the same injury. While the backup tight end has been able to play the last two games, he hasn't seen a target across 57 offensive snaps after securing six of seven targets for 50 yards through his first five appearances.
Nov 4, 2022 1:20 PM EST
Smythe (hamstring) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Smythe has appeared in back-to-back games since sitting out Week 6 due to a hamstring injury, but the issue continues to impact the tight end's ability to practice. Regardless, as long as he doesn't suffer a setback, he should be able to play through the injury for a third straight contest.
Nov 2, 2022 1:46 PM EST
Smythe (hamstring) is active Week 8 against the Lions.
Analysis: Smythe has been the primary backup tight end to Mike Gesicki this season, but he hasn't been particularly involved in the offense of late. Despite failing to log a full practice this week due to injury, he'll find himself as one of four active Miami tight ends on Sunday's game day roster.
Oct 30, 2022 8:48 AM EST
Smythe (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Smythe logged limited practice Thursday and Friday after failing to practice Wednesday. While Smythe isn't much of a pass catcher himself, but his presence on the field would likely cut into the snaps and targets for fellow Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki.
Oct 28, 2022 1:06 PM EST
Smythe (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Smythe has been hampered by a lingering hamstring injury, but after he missed Week 6 against the Vikings, he did suit up for Sunday's win over the Steelers. He was held out of practice Wednesday, so his return to the field Thursday is a good sign he's trending in the right direction for Week 8 against the Lions.
Oct 27, 2022 1:56 PM EST
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