TE Durham Smythe - Miami Dolphins
|6-4, 245||Born: 8-9-1995||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2018|
News you need to know
General News (Thu Nov 14): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Nov 13): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 11: vs Buffalo Bills
FBG says: Bad matchup. The Dolphins continue to put forth arguably the NFL's most anemic passing game. On the season, they're producing just 4.8 adjusted yards per attempt (31st) and 215 per game (31st). For the moment, Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain under center, though it's hard to follow the logic. Josh Rosen hasn't been anyone's idea of a quality prospect, but playing the -year-old Fitzpatrick serves no real function in the lineup. He has posted a pair of 280+ yard starts, including one in this very matchup back in Week 7. But that's his absolute ceiling, especially with top receiver Preston Williams on injured reserve. DeVante Parker could take on a volume boost - he drew 10 targets last Sunday - but will find himself in TreDavious White's coverage for much of Week 11. Behind him, Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns divvy up a small pie as peripheral options in a low-impact attack. Second-year tight end Mike Gesicki has the opportunity, but continues to lose ground the more he's worked in. Last week, he turned 6 targets into just 28 yards and fumbled away a catch. His 95-yard eruption in Week 9 makes for an even 20% of his career yardage. The Bills pass defense remains among the league's most dominant, giving up just 205 yards a game and 7 touchdowns. It has to be noted that, along the way, they've faced a wildly ineffective batch of opposing quarterbacks. But they did answer the bell nicely in strong performances against Tom Brady (18 of 39 for 150 yards, with an interception) and Carson Wentz (17 of 24 for 172 and a touchdown). Overall, as fantasy matchups go, it's fair to view this unit as a borderline-shutdown one. Cornerback Tre'Davious White has built on a fantastic rookie 2018 and stands as one of this year's three or four best cover men. White doesn't always shadow top receivers, but he's been the primary force in limiting wideouts Alshon Jeffery (64 yards), Odell Beckham (57), and Terry McLaurin (39) recently. Behind him, Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer make up an elite safety duo. They're willing in downfield coverage, and both have flashed playmaking ability on the ball. Ryan Fitzpatrick has looked marginally passable as the Dolphins' starter, but he's simply not in good Week 11 position against this group.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Durham Smythe's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Latest NewsDolphins | Week 11 injury report for Miami (Fri Nov 15, 02:31 PM) - Miami Dolphins CB Ken Webster (ankle) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills. DE Taco Charlton (elbow) and LB Raekwon McMillan (knee) were limited in practice all week and are listed as possible. S Reshad Jones (chest) and DE Avery Moss (ankle) practiced in full for a second straight day and are also listed as questionable. OL Jesse Davis (elbow), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder), DT Davon Godchaux (shoulder), WR Jakeem Grant (toe, Achilles), LB Trent Harris (foot), C Daniel Kilgore (knee), CB Chris Lammons (ankle, toe), S Bobby McCain (shoulder), WR DeVante Parker (calf), TE Durham Smythe (knee, elbow), DT Christian Wilkins (toe) and WR Albert Wilson practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. RB Kalen Ballage (neck, illness) was not given a practice designation Friday but was also removed from the injury report. link to story Dolphins | Miami's Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 14, 03:39 PM) - Miami Dolphins CB Ken Webster (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. DE Taco Charlton (elbow) and LB Raekwon McMillan (knee) were limited for a second straight day. RB Kalen Ballage (neck, illness), OL Jesse Davis (elbow), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder), DT Davon Godchaux (shoulder), WR Jakeem Grant (toe, Achilles), LB Trent Harris (foot), S Reshad Jones (chest), C Daniel Kilgore (knee), CB Chris Lammons (ankle, toe), S Bobby McCain (shoulder), DE Avery Moss (ankle), WR DeVante Parker (calf), TE Durham Smythe (knee, elbow), DT Christian Wilkins (toe) and WR Albert Wilson (hip, ankle) practiced in full. link to story Dolphins | Wednesday practice report for Dolphins (Wed Nov 13, 04:21 PM) - Miami Dolphins CB Ken Webster (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. DE Taco Charlton (elbow), DT Davon Godchaux (shoulder), SS Reshad Jones (chest), LB Raekwon McMillan (knee), DE Avery Moss (ankle) and TE Durham Smythe (knee, elbow) were limited during practice. OT Jesse Davis (elbow), WR Jakeem Grant (Achilles, toe), LB Trent Harris (foot), C Daniel Kilgore (knee), CB Chris Lammons (ankle, toe), S Bobby McCain (shoulder) and DT Christian Wilkins (toe) fully participated in practice. link to story
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|11||vs Buffalo Bills|
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|14||@ New York Jets|
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|16||vs Cincinnati Bengals|
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