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, 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.
Smythe caught one of two targets during Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jaguars. 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.
Smythe nabbed both of his targets for 27 yards during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Colts. 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 the Week 13 tilt against the Bills, Smythe is buried behind Nick O'Leary, A.J. Derby (foot) and Mike Gesicki on the depth chart.
Smythe played in just five offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bears. Smythe was dealing with an ankle injury late in the week, but he was ultimately cleared to play. Smythe, however, is currently buried on the Dolphins' depth chart and will likely continue seeing very limited work unless more injuries hit the position.
Smythe (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation going into Sunday's matchup against the Bears, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. 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.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|4||09/29||Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|9||11/03||New York Jets||6||4.88|
|14||12/08||@New York Jets||6||4.88|
|15||12/15||@New York Giants||19||7.38|
|17||12/29||@New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|3 Year Avg||11||6||50||0||2||8.33||5|