TE Lee Smith - Buffalo Bills
|6-6, 266||Born: 11-20-1987||College: Marshall||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2011|
2018 Week 12 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)
Typically a blocking specialist and coming into the game with just seven catches on the season, Smith took on a slightly bigger pass-game role due to all the injuries. Both of his catches came on the opening drive, with a big 30-yard gain coming on a key 4th-down play. Off of play action, he was wide open and turned up field with a head of steam, getting chopped down inside the 10-yard line.
2018 Week 14 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
The big blocking tight end hauled in a 3-yard touchdown catch off of play action. He faked like he was blocking and was able to slip through traffic to lose his defender.
2018 Week 15 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Smith scored a short touchdown for the third straight week. Primarily a blocking tight end, he had just four touchdowns in seven seasons prior to this three-week touchdown streak. His 1-yard score came off of play action and there wasn't a defender within five yards of him in the end zone.
2017 Week 8 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Smith saw some rare work as a pass catcher. He hung on through contact on a 21-yard reception that came just one yard short of being a touchdown.
2016 Week 2 vs ATL (4 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)
The Raiders ran a lot of two tight end sets and Smith was more involved in the game plan than usual, with a few short catches off of play action.
2015 Week 13 vs KC (1 / 1 / 5 / 1 rec)
The big blocking tight end caught his first touchdown of the season. He came open on a short out route off of play action with Crabtree running interference to grab the six-yard touchdown pass.
2014 Week 12 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Not normally the pass catching tight end, Smith caught his lone target for a 12-yard gain as he veered outside immediately off the line of scrimmage.
2013 Week 7 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Not normally considered a threat in the receiving game, Smith caught his lone target for 18 yards. Lined up on the line of scrimmage, Smith quickly leaked off the line and attacked the seam. Lewis did a nice job recognizing the faulty coverage and hit the wide open TE for 18 yards.
2013 Week 11 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Not really a part of the passing offense, Smith did receive two targets on Sunday. However, his impact was minimal as his lone catch only went for one yard.
2013 Week 14 vs TB (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Not generally a part of the Bills passing offense, Smith only had one catch for seven yards as he leaked off the line of scrimmage on the play action fake.
2013 Week 16 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Smith made a nice catch on a pretty back-shoulder throw from Lewis for a 24-yard gain. Not normally a pass catcher, Smith was covered quite well as he ran down the seam, but the throw went away from the coverage and the TE adjusted quite well to make the catch.
2012 Week 6 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Smith didn't register any official stats, but he did commit an awful personal foul penalty that killed a Buffalo drive late in the game. Trying to flip field position, Smith reacted to some mean words and promptly found himself on the bench begging for Chan Gailey's forgiveness. Buffalo had just converted one first down getting out of the shadow of their own goal post before Smith sent them right back.
2012 Week 10 vs NE (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Smith registered one catch for five yards, leaking into the flat and providing a release for a scrambling Fitzpatrick.
2012 Week 12 vs IND (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Not a part of the Bills' passing offense, Smith's lone target/catch just so happened to be the lone TD for Buffalo. As Fitzpatrick's initial read was covered on the roll right, Smith leaked off the backside of the line of scrimmage and was left uncovered in the end zone, easily catching the one-yard toss for the TD.
2012 Week 14 vs STL (1 / 1 / 2 / 1 rec)
Smith was only targeted once, catching the lone target for a one-yard TD catch. Lined up on the edge, Smith sold the block before leaking off into the end zone uncovered for the short TD catch.