Lee Smith
Lee Smith
31-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Buffalo Bills
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Lee Smith in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Bills in May of 2019.
Returns to Buffalo
TEBuffalo Bills
May 13, 2019
Smith agreed to terms on a three-year, $9 million contract with the Bills on Monday.
ANALYSIS
It will be the second stint in the Queen City for Smith, who previously played for the Bills from 2011-14. The 31-year-old was released by the Raiders on May 2 and spent less then two weeks looking for a new home. Smith is best known for his blocking, with only 56 catches in 107 career games (66 starts). His presence on the roster may leave Jason Croom, Tommy Sweeney and Jake Fisher battling for one spot, as the Bills also have Tyler Kroft and rookie third-round pick Dawson Knox.
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How do Lee Smith's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
1.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
0.5%
 
% Team Targets
2.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
90.9%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.8
 
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How often does Lee Smith run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Lee Smith
43 routes   11 targets
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41%
172 routes   35 targets
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35 routes   6 targets
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2018 Lee Smith Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Lee Smith's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
265 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.01 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.13 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.0 in
 
Broad Jump
108 in
 
Bench Press
25 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
34.38 in
 
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The blocking tight end signed a three-year contract extension with the Raiders this offseason, so his roster spot behind starter Jared Cook appears to be secure. Smith is slated to compete for snaps with Derek Carrier, so don't expect either to reach fantasy relevance for as long as Cook remains healthy.
Smith, who suffered a season-ending leg injury in October of 2016, notched just six receptions for 29 yards on six targets through the Raiders' first four contests. At 6-6 and over 260 pounds, the 29-year-old serves primarily as a blocking tight end, so Jared Cook's arrival won't have much of an impact on his usual involvement in the offense. Smith won't reach fantasy relevance in most formats, but he'll provide real-life value as a blocker next to Oakland's already impressive offensive line.
Smith hasn't topped 12 receptions nor 78 yards receiving in any one of his five-season career, and that may be since his daunting 6-6, 265 pound frame profiles him as more of a blocking specialist than receiving threat. With Clive Walford and Mychal Rivera both more capable in the passing game, Smith is unlikely to suddenly become a fantasy option in 2016.
Smith is entering his first season in Oakland after playing the first four years of his career with the Bills. The 27-year pass-catcher hauled in just 20 passes in those four years combined and will likely end up as the third-string tight end if he makes the Raiders' 53-man roster.
Smith will compete with Chris Gragg as the third tight end on this roster. As such, he is not expected to be a source of fantasy production.
Smith is more of a traditional blocking tight end than a receiver. He is not expected to be a contributor to fantasy in 2013.
Smith might make the team, but he's well below Scott Chandler in the pecking order for passes. And even if Chandler were to get hurt, Smith is known more for his good blocking skills than anything he can offer in the passing game.
Smith, who figures to earn most of his keep as a blocker, adds another young prospect to a New England TE corps that added pass-catching threats Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez last season. He'll essentially replace Alge Crumpler. UPDATE: Smith was waived by the Patriots and claimed by the Bills a day later, where he'll work as a third tight end to start.
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Cut by Raiders
TEFree Agent
May 2, 2019
Smith was released by the Raiders on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Catches three touchdowns
TEOakland Raiders
January 18, 2019
Smith caught 10 of 11 targets for 73 yards and three touchdowns while playing all 16 games in 2018.
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Scoring streak ends
TEOakland Raiders
December 25, 2018
Smith wasn't targeted in the passing game Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos.
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Shakes injury tag
TEOakland Raiders
December 14, 2018
Smith (back) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Bengals, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
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Added to injury report
TEOakland Raiders
Back
December 13, 2018
Smith was limited during Thursday's practice due to a back injury.
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