Durham Smythe
Durham Smythe
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Miami Dolphins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Smythe has emerged as a valuable depth tight end, as he's a reliable blocker and capable of catching passes when necessary. The arrival of rookie third-round pick Hunter Long, however, threaten's Smythe's grip on the No. 2 gig. In any case, Mike Gesicki figures to dominate looks in the receiving game. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.09 million contract with the Dolphins in June of 2018.
Receives competition for No. 2 role
TEMiami Dolphins
June 30, 2021
Smythe is expected to compete with rookie third-round pick Hunter Long for the backup spot at tight end behind Mike Gesicki in training camp, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
ANALYSIS
Smythe took a major step forward as a receiver in 2020 with 26 catches for 208 yards and two touchdowns, eclipsing the total production from his first two years in the league. However, Smythe and Gesicki are both entering the final seasons of their rookie contracts, which may have prompted the Dolphins to select Long in the third round. Gesicki has 104 receptions for 1,273 yards and 11 touchdowns over the past two years and is a prime extension candidate, while Smythe will need to hold off Long in order to remain Miami's No. 2 tight end.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Durham Smythe's 2021 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
3.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.10
 
% Team Air Yards
1.3%
 
% Team Targets
2.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
50.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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#% of Team Snaps

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How often does Durham Smythe run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Durham Smythe and the other tight ends for the Dolphins are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Durham Smythe
10 routes   2 targets
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1 route   1 target
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17 routes   9 targets
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5 routes   0 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
83.3
 
Cornerbacks
56.4
 
Safeties
111.0
 
Linebackers
90.4
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
The 2018 fourth-round pick took significant steps forward in his development in 2019, allowing him to secure the No. 2 role behind Mike Gesicki, an athletic standout who was selected two rounds prior to Smyth in the same draft class. However, Smyth does most of his damage as a blocker and only offers marginal pass-catching upside, having corralled just seven of 14 targets for 65 yards across a full 16-game slate last year.
The 123rd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Smythe was selected by the Dolphins with the clear intention of being developed into a blocking specialist. Smythe made enough strides during his rookie season to carve out a rotational role during the last five weeks of the season, but the addition of Dwayne Allen, one of the league's best blocking tight ends, could notably limit the 23-year-old's snap count for 2019. Smythe will likely have to beat of Nick O'Leary and Clive Walford for what could be one roster spot.
Smythe is one of two rookie tight ends joining the Dolphins in 2018, along with red-zone weapon Mike Gesicki. With two draft picks spent on tight ends, Miami hopes to put an end to their series of failed experiments at the position since losing Charles Clay in 2015. One of the draft's top blocking specialists, Smythe fills a very different need at the position than Gesicki. Despite some praise for his route-running, Smythe caught only 28 passes during his college career. The fourth-rounder is set to compete with MarQueis Gray and Gavin Escobar for snaps at the in-line position, where Miami hopes he'll make a difference in run blocking and pass protection.
More Fantasy News
Solid end to season
TEMiami Dolphins
January 5, 2021
Smythe caught all three of his targets for 23 yards during Week 17's 56-26 loss to the Bills.
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Just two grabs in Las Vegas
TEMiami Dolphins
December 27, 2020
Smythe secured both of his targets for six yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders.
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Leads team in receiving
TEMiami Dolphins
December 20, 2020
Smythe secured all five of his targets for 40 yards during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots.
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Makes two grabs again
TEMiami Dolphins
December 14, 2020
Smythe hauled in two of three targets for 19 yards during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Chiefs.
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Hauls in two passes
TEMiami Dolphins
December 6, 2020
Smythe caught both of his targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 19-7 win over the Bengals.
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