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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 11 123 11.2 0 22

Top Durham Smythe News

  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Secures four targets

    Smythe brought in all four of his targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 48-20 loss to the Bills.

    Smythe once again operated as the Dolphins' top tight end, handling 84 percent of offensive snaps. Still, Smythe has topped 40 yards just twice this season and has yet to find the end zone, so it's not as though his every-down role has come with a significant fantasy ceiling. He remains on the radar as a floor play heading into Miami's matchup against the Giants in Week 5.

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  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Back practicing fully Thursday

    Smythe (hamstring) was upgraded to a full practice Thursday, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.

    Smythe was limited in Wednesday's session, but it sounds like it was mostly nothing. After playing 100 percent and 97 percent of the offensive snaps in Weeks 1 and 2, Smythe's playing time dipped to 36 percent in Week 3's rout of the Broncos, though it's fair to wonder if the blowout or an injury played a factor. Despite the every-down nature of his role, Smythe has just seven catches for 82 scoreless yards on 11 targets through three games.

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  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Limited to begin week

    Smythe was listed as limited participant at Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Likely as a result of the hamstring issue along with the fact that the Dolphins rolled to a 70-20 win over the Broncos, Smythe was limited to playing 37 percent of the offensive snaps. He had played 100 and 97 percent of the snaps in the Dolphins' first two games, taking on one of the largest snap shares of any tight end in the league during that span. Smythe will have two more opportunities to achieve full participation in practice before Sunday's showdown against Buffalo. Should Smythe sit out Sunday, more snaps could go to Tyler Kroft (back) or Julian Hill at tight end.

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  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Targeted only once in Week 3

    Smythe secured his lone target for 15 yards during Sunday's 70-20 win over the Broncos.

    Smythe caught six passes and played nearly 100 percent of offensive snaps through Miami's first two games, but he took a significant step back with just 37 percent of the snaps in Week 3. Miami faced little resistance on the ground Sunday, with De'Von Achane and Raheem Mostert combining for 285 rushing yards and five rushing TDs, leaving no need to involve Smythe in the offense outside of his blocking assignments. With just a 7-82-0 line on 11 targets through three games, the tight end will be an unappealing fantasy option in Week 4 versus the Bills.

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  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Catches all three targets Sunday

    Smythe finished with three receptions on as many targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Patriots.

    Smythe tallied three receptions for the second consecutive week, but his impact was felt more in the running game as a blocker than in fantasy circles. The 28-year-old replaced Miami's former starting tight end Mike Gesicki, who lined up on the opposing sideline after signing with New England this past offseason. Smythe isn't nearly the receiving threat that Gesicki was, but he could still provide value in deeper formats if he can develop as a red-zone threat as the season progresses.

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  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Second in targets

    Smythe recorded three receptions on seven targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 36-34 win over the Chargers.

    Smythe surprisingly finished second on the team in targets, behind only Tyreek Hill. His final production isn't particularly noteworthy, but he got looks as a deep threat and in the red zone. With Hill and Jaylen Waddle the only pass catchers with locked-in roles, Smythe could have the chance to emerge as more of a receiving threat this season.

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  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Getting more involved as a receiver

    Smythe has been increasingly involved as a receiver in recent joint practices with the Texans, Omar Kelly and Alain Poupart of report.

    Smythe has solidified himself as Miami's top tight end mostly by virtue of his blocking skills, but in practice Wednesday he caught four passes, including a 38-yard gain in the two-minute drill at the end of the session. While Smythe is unlikely to be regularly utilized as a receiver in coach Mike McDaniel's scheme, especially as long as both Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle (abdomen) are on the field, he is a capable pass-catcher if called upon. It's notable that his involvement on passing plays has grown with Waddle sidelined for the time being. Smythe remains off the fantasy radar in most formats, but he could be a solid stash in leagues that start two tight ends.

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  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Inks two-year extension

    The Dolphins signed Smythe to a two-year contract extension Monday.

    Smythe's contract extension comes in the wake of Miami letting Mike Gesicki walk in free agency to ultimately end up with the division-rival Patriots. Though Smythe has generally thrived as a rotational tight end with an emphasis on blocking, having only once reached the 300-yard receiving mark in his five-year career, he's currently staring down an interesting opportunity atop the Dolphins' depth chart. With the team also having traded Hunter Long to the Rams as part of a deal to acquire Jalen Ramsey (shoulder), though, it seems likely that Miami will add to the TE position in April's draft.

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  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Production drops in 2022

    Smythe secured 15 of 20 targets for 129 yards and one score across 16 games with Miami in the 2022 regular season. He also handled two carries for one yard and a touchdown.

    Smythe and Mike Gesicki both saw their receiving stats plummet under first-year head coach Mike McDaniel, whose arrival coincided with the Dolphins' usage of two-tight-end sets dropping off significantly. Gesicki is headed for free agency this offseason while Smythe is entering the final year of his contract in 2023, but that hardly guarantees that Smythe will see the overwhelming share of snaps at tight end in 2023. Even if he does, Smythe will operate primarily as a blocker and is unlikely to handle heavy volume as a pass catcher.

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  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Season-high yards in finale

    Smythe secured three of five targets for 39 yards during Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets.

    Smythe recorded his best receiving performance of the year in Miami's regular-season finale, a game that saw Skylar Thompson rely heavily on short-yardage completions to tight ends and running backs. If Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) or Teddy Bridgewater (finger) are healthy enough to suit up for Sunday's playoff matchup in Buffalo, it would stand to reason that Smythe will revert to his normal role, which involves more blocking than route running.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 246 lbs
Birthplace: Havertown, PA
Age: 28
School: Notre Dame
Experience: 6