Smythe failed to secure his lone target during Sunday's overtime loss to the Raiders.
Smythe occupies a clear back seat behind top receiving tight end Mike Gesicki, who earned 12 targets from fill-in quarterback Jacoby Brissett in Week 3. Though the fourth-year pro has proven a relatively capable receiver when called upon, the presence of Gesicki deprives him of any chance at seeing regular opportunities. Even in most fantasy formats that feature multiple starting TEs, Smythe can safely be left on the waiver wire.
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.
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.
Smythe caught all three of his targets for 23 yards during Week 17's 56-26 loss to the Bills.
Smythe handled his usual role in the passing game behind Mike Gesicki during last Sunday's blowout loss, while also contributing as a blocker in the running game. Through 15 games in 2020, Smythe caught 26 of 29 targets for 208 yards and two targets. He stands to reprise a similar gig during the 2021 campaign, while playing out the final year of his rookie deal with the Dolphins.
Smythe secured both of his targets for six yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders.
Smythe returned to a depth role with Mike Gesicki back in the lineup, but the absence of DeVante Parker (hamstring) still allowed him to see a slight uptick in opportunities. He'll handle a similar role against the Bills in Week 17.
Smythe secured all five of his targets for 40 yards during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots.
Smythe's stat line wouldn't normally be too notable, but with all of DeVante Parker (hamstring), Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) sidelined, his 40 yards were enough to pace Miami's receiving corps. If Gesicki can't return in time for Miami's Dec. 26 road game against the Raiders, Smythe and Adam Shaheen will both be in line to handle increased roles again.
Smythe hauled in two of three targets for 19 yards during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Chiefs.
Smythe once again played a depth role while Mike Gesicki (5-65-2) was showcased as Miami's clear No. 1 receiving tight end, logging his second straight game with two catches. However, Gesicki was forced out late due to a shoulder injury and may be forced to miss time. If Gesicki does end up sitting out Week 15's game against New England, Smythe and Adam Shaheen would both be candidates to handle increased workloads.
Smythe caught both of his targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 19-7 win over the Bengals.
Smythe only has had one game all season in which he's exceeded two catches, Week 13 against the Jets. He had just three grabs then. While the Dolphins occasionally scheme Smythe looks in the red zone, those opportunities come too infrequently to make up for his low fantasy floor.
Smythe caught all three of his targets for 19 yards during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jets.
Smythe has now recorded a catch in six of his last seven games, confirmation that his involvement on offense (albeit in a depth capacity) hasn't been a fluke. Still, his lack of consistent volume and scoring upside keeps him off the fantasy radar as a streaming option in most formats.
Smythe caught both of his targets for nine yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Chargers.
Smythe doesn't see targets with the same regularity as Mike Gesicki, and Adam Shaheen has shown superior deep and intermediate abilities, but the second-year pro is establishing himself as an option in the red zone. He'll look to continue establishing chemistry with Tua Tagovailoa at Denver in Week 11.
Smythe (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
The 25-year-old suffered the concussion last week against the Cardinals, but he cleared the concussion protocol in time for Sunday's contest. Smythe should fill his usual role as Miami's No. 2 tight end.
Smythe (concussion) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Smythe's trending in the right direction, as he practiced fully Friday following limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday. It's unclear if Smythe has cleared the concussion protocol yet, but he'll have to do so in order to have any chance of playing Sunday. Adam Shaheen would see some extra snaps behind Mike Gesicki if Smythe can't go on game day.
Smythe (concussion) is listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's injury report, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
The Dolphins only hosted a walk-through Wednesday, so Smythe's "limited" listing is just an estimation of what he would have done in a full practice. Nonetheless, it serves as an indication that the backup tight end is progressing through the concussion protocol.
Smythe (concussion) is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Smythe has been confirmed to have sustained a concussion, so he'll now enter the league's five-step protocol for head injuries. He caught his only target for 19 yards before being forced out. Mike Gesicki and Adam Shaheen are the Dolphins' remaining healthy tight ends.
Smythe is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cardinals and will be evaluated for a concussion.
Smythe won't be eligible to return Sunday if he indeed enters the concussion protocol. The Dolphins are already operating without Preston Williams (knee), Myles Gaskin (knee) and Matt Breida (hamstring), so losing Smythe would further detract from an already undermanned skill-position group.
Smythe caught both his targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 28-17 win over the Rams.
Both of Smythe's grabs went for eight yards, and he actually led Miami's tight end group in receiving on a day when Tua Tagovailoa threw for just 93 yards. Smythe also had more snaps than either Mike Gesicki or Adam Shaheen, though he mostly worked as a blocker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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