Smythe was not targeted during Sunday's divisional loss to the Patriots. Smythe, despite being listed as the starter on Miami's first unofficial depth chart of the year, only handled 13 offensive snaps (21 percent) compared to Mike Gesicki's 45 snaps (73 percent). Additionally, Gesicki accounted for all five of the targets that went to Miami's tight end position. Smythe could see more workload as a blocker as the season continues, particularly if Miami's ground game can get going, but his fantasy floor essentially remains nonexistent.
Smythe secured one of three targets for eight yards during Week 17's win over the Patriots. 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 during 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.
Smythe (quadriceps) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. 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.
Smythe (quadriceps) was credited with a limited practice Wednesday, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. 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.
Smythe (knee/elbow) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. 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.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/11||@San Francisco 49ers||2||1.00|
|7||10/25||Los Angeles Chargers||21||10.00|
|8||11/01||Los Angeles Rams||7||4.00|
|10||11/15||New York Jets||23||10.00|
|12||11/29||@New York Jets||23||10.00|
|14||12/13||Kansas City Chiefs||22||10.00|
|15||12/20||New England Patriots||3||1.00|
|16||12/27||@Las Vegas Raiders||13||6.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||12||6||58||0||2||9.67||5|