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Basic StatsMike Gesicki's Basic Stats

Mike Gesicki
ADP: 17.11
Bye: 12
Experience: 6
Age: 28.8
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 245
40 Time: 4.54
Speed Score: 118.70

SPARQx (Rank): 136.90 (98%)
Burst Score (Rank): 137.10 (99%)
Agility Score (Rank): 10.86 (98%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.65 (100%)

Injury PredictorMike Gesicki's Injury Guide

Very Low Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024

22.6%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

1.5%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024

0.80

Durability

5.00

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Guide, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 30, 2017 Non-NFL Chest Rib Bruise Gesicki hurt his ribs in the 1st quarter against Indiana. He was able to play the following weekend.
Dec 13, 2020 NFL Shoulder Dislocation Gesicki suffered a right shoulder injury during Week 14's game against the Chiefs. He was sidelined for one game.
Aug 14, 2023 NFL Shoulder Dislocation Gesicki went down in practice with a "mild dislocated shoulder,” per NFL Network.

Basic StatsMike Gesicki's Preseason Player Analysis

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Bottom Line

It makes sense if you’re hesitant to bet on Gesicki for 2024. The thing is … you don’t have to. He’s going TE27 in best ball ADP, and that’s an even friendlier format to him than typical redraft will be. Gesicki’s not likely to be a significant factor in redraft. But he’s a solid pick as a TE3 in best ball and deep TE2 stash where that makes sense.

What We Learned Last Year

  • The Patriots either lied, misjudged Gesicki’s potential, or just stunk on offense. And there was probably at least some of each sprinkled in.
  • New England indicated excitement over Gesicki’s skill set after signing him on the open market last offseason. The former Dolphin played in every game but ranked just eighth in targets on one of the league’s worst offenses (30th in yards, 31st in scoring).
  • Gesicki caught his fewest passes (29) since his rookie year and set career lows in yards per catch, yards per target, and yards per route.
  • He also earned the second-lowest Pro Football Focus receiving and overall grades of his six-year career. That marked his third straight year of decline for each.
  • Gesicki then signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Bengals that includes just $400K in guarantees.

What to Expect in 2024

  • The meager salary – down precipitously from the franchise tag fee he got in Miami just two seasons before – tells us nothing is locked in for Gesicki’s age-29 season. But he lands in arguably his bet spot since 2021.
  • Gesicki has been more slot WR than TE throughout his career. He has run 60.5% of his slot snaps from the slot, according to PFF. He has run another 20.7% from a wide position. Just 18.3% have come from a traditional inline TE position.
  • Even though New England gave him disappointing playing time and target counts, it also put Gesicki in route on a career-high 95.8% of his pass snaps. That marked his fifth straight season of being in route on at least 90%.
    • No other TE who drew at least 30 targets was in route at a higher rate in 2023.
    • Among 45 TEs who reached 30 targets, 14 reached a 90% route rate.
  • Gesicki joins an offense that willingly shed slot WR Tyler Boyd this offseason. Boyd ranked among the Bengals’ top 3 in targets for each of the five seasons he played under HC Zac Taylor.
  • QB Joe Burrow praised Gesicki’s ability early in the offseason: “He’s got a big catch radius. He’s an explosive guy that I’m excited to work with.”
    • That might not align with last year’s 8.4 yards per catch. But Gesicki delivered a 96th-percentile speed score and 99th-percentile burst score for the position at the 2018 Combine, according to PlayerProfiler.
  • Third-round rookie Jermaine Burton looks like the top candidate to join Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins as Cincinnati’s top 3 WRs in 2024. None of those three has been a primary slot WR in the NFL or college.
    • The TE depth chart is weak as well.
      • Tanner Hudson led the group in receiving last year, catching 39 of 50 targets. That was his age-29 season. He had 15 career receptions before that.
      • Cincinnati drafted TE Erick All in Round 4, but he’s coming off an ACL tear and figures to be more of a factor for the long term than 2024.
    • That all leaves room for Gesicki to claim a significant role in this year’s offense.

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Hunter Henry, TE NE

4:09pm EST 1/5/24

Hunter Henry out for Week 18

Patriots TE Hunter Henry (knee) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Jets. Mike Gesicki will get another game as New England’s lead TE. He’s caught six of eight targets for 50 yards and 1 TD with Henry out the past two weeks.

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The Patriots have downgraded TE Hunter Henry (knee) from questionable to out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. His absence would seem to be good news for Mike Gesicki, and it might mean a boost in playing time. But Henry and Gesicki don't play exactly the same position. Gesicki has run 71.7% of his pass snaps from the slot so far, according to Pro Football Focus, plus another 19% out wide. Henry has spent 48.1% in the slot; 43.5% inline. TE Pharoah Brown might be the more direct playing-time beneficiary of Henry's absence. Henry'scoming off season highs in targets, catches, and yards, which probably inflates the perception of what he's leaving available. Before last week, Henry was averaging just 4.0 targets and 2.7 receptions per game. Neither Gesicki nor Brown looks all that attractive for fantasy use.

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Patriots TE Hunter Henry (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. He never returned to last week's game after going down and is certainly in danger of missing Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. That'd leave New England with TEs Mike Gesicki and Pharaoh Brown. Neither would be a viable fantasy play.

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Patriots TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder) returned to practice on Tuesday. He wore a red, non-contact jersey. The former Dolphin isn’t someone we’re counting on for anything close to TE1 production. Hunter Henry, who made our list of undervalued fantasy football players, is the TE target in New England.

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Patriots TE Mike Gesicki suffered a "mild" dislocated shoulder in Monday's practice, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "While nothing is given, the hope is he’s back for Week 1 despite the AC joint injury," Rapoport adds. We're not adjusting Gesicki's projections for now but will keep a close eye on his recovery from this injury.

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