Lee Smith

Tight End

Age: 33
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 9
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $3,250,000 (1.47% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $3,250,000 (1.71% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Contract Value: $9,000,000 ($3,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $4,900,000
  • Contract Ranking: 30/180 at TE

Current Contract

(SFA, signed 2019)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201932$1,900,000$1,500,000$100,000$3,400,000$3,500,0001.8%
2020 📝
March 22: 5th day of league year $500,000 roster bonus due
33$2,650,000$500,000$100,000$2,000,000$3,250,0001.5%
2021 📝
March 17: 5th day of league year $250,000 roster bonus due
34$1,900,000$250,000$100,000$0$2,250,0001.0%
Total$6,450,000$2,250,000$300,000$5,400,000$9,000,000

Contract Notes

Lee Smith signed a three year, $9 million contract with the Bills on May 17, 2019. Smith received $4.9 million in guarantees. If Smith is on the roster on the 5th day of the 2021 league year he will receive a $250,000 roster bonus.
Career Earnings: $18,498,282
Career APY: $2,055,365
Potential Earnings: $23,826,802
Total Guarantees: $13,442,960
Largest Cash Payment: $4,350,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $3,616,666 (2018)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BillsDraftedExpired20114$2,298,282$574,571$171,480$2,126,80292.5%$531,701
PatriotsDraftedTerminated20114$2,298,282$574,571$171,480$00.0%$0
RaidersUFARenegotiated20153$9,100,000$3,033,333$3,100,000$6,100,00067.0%$3,050,000
RaidersOtherExpired20171$2,000,000$2,000,000$1,000,000$2,250,000112.5%$2,250,000
RaidersUFATerminated20183$9,000,000$3,000,000$4,100,000$4,350,00048.3%$4,350,000
BillsSFAActive20191$9,000,000$3,000,000$4,900,000$3,500,00038.9%$3,500,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bills5$5,626,802$1,125,360$5,626,8020.0%$00.0%
Patriots0$171,480$0$00.0%$300,0900.0%
Raiders4$12,700,000$3,175,000$11,966,6660.0%$733,3340.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2011Bills$375,000$0$0$0$0$0$375,0000.3%$375,000
2012Bills$479,467$0$0$0$0$0$479,4670.4%$479,467
2013Bills$583,934$0$0$0$0$0$583,9340.4%$583,934
2014Bills$688,401$0$0$0$0$0$688,4010.5%$688,401
2015Raiders$1,500,000$0$1,600,000$0$250,000$3,100,000$3,350,0002.2%$3,350,000
2016Raiders$2,500,000$0$0$0$250,000$0$2,750,0001.6%$2,750,000
2017Raiders$1,000,000$0$1,000,000$0$250,000$1,000,000$2,250,0001.3%$2,250,000
2018Raiders$2,000,000$366,666$1,000,000$250,000$0$3,000,000$3,616,6662.0%$4,350,000
2019Bills$1,900,000$0$1,500,000$0$100,000$3,400,000$3,500,0001.8%$3,500,000
2020Bills$2,650,000$0$500,000$0$100,000$2,000,000$3,250,0001.5%$3,250,000
2021Bills$1,900,000$0$250,000$0$100,000$0$2,250,0001.0%$2,250,000
Total$15,576,802$366,666$5,850,000$250,000$1,050,000$12,500,000$23,093,468$23,826,802
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Patriots2011$171,480$171,480
Patriots2012$128,610$0
Raiders2019$733,334$0
Total$1,033,424$171,480

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20114----12.1%0.0%000.004112.8000
201216----28.3%40.5%000.004133.3200
2013160036.9%33.1%000.0057815.6000
2014142031.5%23.7%000.007426.0100
2015151049.0%26.5%000.0012705.8100
2016412011.3%6.6%000.006294.8000
2017160033.7%33.2%000.008769.5000
2018160027.2%45.8%000.0010737.3300
2019160030.2%17.2%000.004317.8100

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$1,464,000$3,000,000
Injury Adjusted$1,464,000$3,000,000
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OTC Valuation $1.8M $3.6M $5.5M $7.3M $9.1M APY $1.8M $3.5M $5.3M $7.1M $8.8M $5,966,000 $5,650,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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