Durham Smythe
Durham Smythe
23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Miami Dolphins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.09 million contract with the Dolphins in June of 2018.
Career-high catches Week 17
TEMiami Dolphins
January 4, 2019
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.
Smythe led the Dolphins' tight ends in receiving during the season finale, modest as his numbers were. The 2018 fourth-round pick progressed well in his development through his rookie season, and he 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 deployed as a blocker alongside Mike Gesicki, Smythe is a key part of the Dolphins' plans for 2019 and beyond.
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How do Durham Smythe's 2018 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.
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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
37 routes   11 targets
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2 routes   0 targets
205 routes   32 targets
100 routes   4 targets
91 routes   10 targets
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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.
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Limited usage in loss
TEMiami Dolphins
December 23, 2018
Smythe caught one of two targets during Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jaguars.
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Catches first NFL passes
TEMiami Dolphins
November 26, 2018
Smythe nabbed both of his targets for 27 yards during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Colts.
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Sees limited action in return
TEMiami Dolphins
October 16, 2018
Smythe played in just five offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bears.
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Cleared to play Sunday
TEMiami Dolphins
October 12, 2018
Smythe (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation going into Sunday's matchup against the Bears, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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Surfaces on injury report
TEMiami Dolphins
October 11, 2018
Smythe was limited in Thursday's practice with an ankle injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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