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October 19, 2020 10:28 AM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Scores first touchdown of career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smythe secured one of two targets for a four-yard touchdown during Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.

Smythe and fellow backup tight end Adam Shaheen (3-51-1) both got involved enough on offense to score Sunday, while Mike Gesicki was held without a catch on two targets. It's encouraging to see Smythe log a productive day after having missed Week 5 due to a knee injury, but he usually takes too large a percentage of his snaps as a blocker to warrant real fantasy consideration.

October 18, 2020 02:56 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: All clear Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smythe (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Smythe missed last week's win over the 49ers and only practiced in limited fashion through the week, so the fact that he's back playing is a positive sign. Now healthy, the Notre Dame product is expected to reprise his usual role as the No. 2 tight end option behind Mike Gesicki.

October 16, 2020 02:12 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Questionable to face Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smythe (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Smythe missed Week 5's contest against the 49ers, but he's now coming off three straight limited practice sessions. If he's able to gain clearance versus New York, Smythe stands to reprise his usual role as the top backup to Mike Gesicki.

October 9, 2020 02:08 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Out for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smythe (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49res, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Smythe wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week, so his lack of availability doesn't come as much of a surprise. In his stead, Adam Shaheen will take over as Miami's main backup tight end behind Mike Gesicki.

October 7, 2020 04:00 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Misses practice with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smythe (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Miami's backup tight end is coming off a solid two-catch, 30-yard performance against the Seahawks in Week 4, but he may have picked up a knee injury along the way in that one. It's also possible that this was just a routine day off, and Smythe's practice participation in the coming days should help us form a better idea of his status for Sunday's trip to San Francisco.

October 6, 2020 08:24 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Involved in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smythe caught two of three targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Seahawks.

Smythe got some opportunities Sunday as Seattle's defensive coverage honed in on limiting Mike Gesicki (one catch on three targets). The tight end also fielded one five-yard kickoff return, an unusual role in which the Dolphins occasionally deploy Smythe. As usual, though, the majority of Smythe's 29 offensive snaps (41 percent) came as a blocker.

September 14, 2020 04:04 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Not targeted Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 8, 2020 02:28 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Listed atop depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miami listed Smythe as its top tight end on the unofficial depth chart the team released Monday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Miami's decision to list Smythe as the No. 1 option on the depth chart perhaps hints that new offensive coordinator is placing a greater emphasis on blocking from the tight-end position. If that's indeed the case, it would spell bad news for Mike Gesicki, who broke out late in 2019 to finish his second season with 51 receptions for 570 yards and five touchdowns. While Gesicki remains entrenched as Miami's clear top pass-catching tight end, he could notice a decline in his overall snap count if the Dolphins choose to feature Smythe more in less obvious passing scenarios. Conversely, Smythe could see a boost in his overall target total simply by being on the field more often, but he's still unlikely to see nearly enough volume to emerge as a viable fantasy option.

January 4, 2020 12:00 AM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: One catch in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 26, 2019 04:52 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Practices without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 25, 2019 04:28 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Deemed limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 14, 2019 04:56 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Upgrades to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 13, 2019 05:08 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Nursing two injuries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smythe (knee/elbow) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

It's never good to have multiple injuries in tow, but it's a positive sign that Smythe still got on the practice field. The second-year tight end is used mainly in a blocking role, as he has run a route on 46.3 percent of his snaps. His status for Sunday's game against the Bills doesn't appear to be in jeopardy yet, but Chandler Cox and Clive Walford are waiting in the wings in case Smythe can't go.

September 23, 2019 03:24 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Held without a catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smythe failed to catch his only target during Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Cowboys.

Smythe played 40 snaps on offense (56 percent) but was mostly utilized as a blocker. He projects to play a similar role against the Chargers in Week 4.

September 16, 2019 03:56 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Big catch in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smythe caught his only target for 24 yards during Sunday's 43-0 loss to the Patriots.

Smythe's 24-yard catch was the longest of his career. It's encouraging to see the second-year tight end flash as a receiver, but he still appears set to primarily serve a blocking role behind top option Mike Gesicki.

September 9, 2019 06:04 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Limited to blocking role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smythe played 12 snaps on offense without a target in Sunday's 59-10 loss to the Ravens.

Smythe is working to develop as a blocker and stands to continue splitting depth snaps with Nick O'Leary. Fellow second-year pro Mike Gesicki stands to receive the vast majority of Miami's targets to the tight end position, leaving Smythe with negligible fantasy value for 2019.

January 4, 2019 05:56 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Career-high catches Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 23, 2018 06:32 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Limited usage in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 28, 2018 02:16 AM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Catches first NFL passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 16, 2018 03:00 PM
Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Sees limited action in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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