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Mike Gesicki
MIA

TE MIA

#9 Tight End

107 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 14
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 26
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 247
40 Time: 4.54

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Low Floor

4.3

DS Projection

7.2

Consensus

38 other sites
7

High Ceiling

11

Rest of
Season

7

Week 6 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4.1 48 0.4 7.2
Weekly Writeup
Gesicki’s floor will rise if DeVante Parker remains out. Even if Parker’s back, though, there’s ample upside in a plus scoring matchup with Jacksonville. Miami's implied for nearly 25 points.

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4.2 46.1 0.4 7
Week 4
Gesicki’s first catch didn’t surface until the 3rd quarter. It certainly helped that Will Fuller left around mid-game with a hand injury, but fantasy owners will take it either way. Gesicki scored from 1 yard out when the Colts defense left him alone on a crossing route. The young TE wound up with 6 targets — a 20% team share — plus 5 grabs for 57 yards. He’s now hit 16 PPR points in 2 straight following a slow start to the season. With Fuller likely to miss more time, Gesicki will remain a top-12 option. Next up is a Bucs matchup that’ll almost certainly find Miami playing from behind.
Week 2
Gesicki rebounded from a non-existent Week 1… sort of. His snaps jumped up to 75%, his targets from 2 to 6. The fantasy production never followed, though, despite another missed game from Will Fuller. Hurt by an early departure from Tua Tagovailoa (ribs), Geiscki caught just 3 of 6 targets for 41 yards. Miami struggled mightily with Jacoby Brissett at the helm, and Gesicki didn’t draw a single red zone look. We’ll see if Tua returns for Week 3 at Vegas, but Gesicki will be a risky TE1 regardless of who’s under center.
Week 1
Gesicki was a surprising Week 1 dud, and a lot traces back to his usage. The uber-athletic TE played only 39% of the snaps despite Miami missing Will Fuller (suspension). In fact, Gesicki ran only 17 routes and failed to catch any of his 2 targets against the Pats. Blocking specialist Durham Smythe caught 1 of 2 targets for 9 yards. Tua Tagovailoa at least showed some promise, but this pass catching corps looks crowded now with the Week 2 return of Fuller. That development — and the shaky Week 1 performance — puts Gesicki in TE2 territory.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Gesicki set career highs across the board in 2020 with 53 catches, 703 yards and 6 TDs. He did so despite missing his 1st career game (dislocated shoulder, Week 14).
  • He tallied 5 top-10 fantasy weeks and ranked as the TE8 in PPR points per game.
  • In Tua Tagovailoa’s 7 full games, Gesicki averaged 6.1 targets, 3.8 catches and 46.4 yards per outing. He notched 4 total scores over that span.
  • Gesicki ranked 2nd on the team in targets (85). He saw an OK 15.5% target share, albeit for a paper-thin Miami pass catching corps.
  • Among 26 TEs with 50+ targets, Gesicki ranked 3rd in average depth of target, 4th in yards per catch and 9th in yards per route run.
  • Miami treated Gesicki more like a WR, aligning him in the slot on 67.4% of his passing down snaps.
  • This offseason, Miami added speed to the offense in 6th overall pick Jaylen Waddle and free agent Will Fuller. Their arrival should open up the middle of the field for Gesicki, a plus athlete himself.
  • Gesicki’s former position coach, George Godsey, is now Miami’s co-OC along with 2020 RB coach Eric Studesville.
  • 2021 is all about the play of Tagovailoa, who earned Pro Football Focus’ 6th worst passing grade (65.4) among 32 QBs with 300+ dropbacks. A full season removed from hip surgery, the year of experience and likely improved O-line play provide reasons for optimism.
  • As of June, Gesicki is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Gesicki broke out last year for a Dolphins squad desperate for playmakers. The setup looks much different this year after Miami spent significant resources on rookie Jaylen Waddle and veteran Will Fuller.

We’ll be curious to see what this offense looks like with Gesicki’s former TE coach, George Godsey, now the co-OC. But we ultimately don’t anticipate significant usage for Gesicki. With a capped target ceiling, the former Penn State standout is a back-end TE1.

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The Dolphins have activated TE Mike Gesicki from the reserve/COVID-19 list. He ended up missing over a week of practice. The Fins are traveling north for a joint practice with the Bears on Wednesday, and Gesicki is expected to participate, per beat writer Armando Salguero. The 25-year-old remains a low-end TE1.

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Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has been placed on the COVID list, along with TEs Adam Shaheen and Cethan Carter. All 3 were reportedly close contacts of OC George Godsey, who tested positive for the virus. This shouldn't impact Gesicki's status for the start of the season, but we'll let you know when he's cleared to get back on the field.

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Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder) is active for tonight's game vs. the Raiders. There's a chance he's limited in his 1st game back from that dislocated shoulder, making him a risky fantasy option.

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Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Raiders. He'll be a risk/reward TE1 if active. We'll get his official status around 6:45 pm ET on Saturday.

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Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice. There was a report this past Sunday morning that Gesicki was on track to play vs. New England. He ended up inactive but must have been close to playing. We're tentatively expecting him to give it a go against the Raiders on Saturday night.

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