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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

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Week 13
Gesicki caught 7 balls for 46 yards in the Week 13 domination of the Giants. Gesicki and rookie WR Jaylen Waddle led the team with 11 targets each, while it was Waddle that was the more productive of the two. QB Tua Tagovailoa was working on getting Gesicki the ball as often as possible with a couple looks in the red zone that couldn’t quite connect.
Gesicki is a mismatch in the middle of the field, but when Miami is firing on all cylinders there are a lot of mouths to feed. Now that WR DeVante Parker is back in the mix, hopefully it will further open up defenses to get Gesicki into dangerous spots downfield. A nice matchup against a Jets defense that just coughed up 6-105-2 to TE Dallas Goedert is up for Gesicki after the Week 14 bye.
Week 12
Gesicki took a backseat to Jaylen Waddle in Sunday’s easy win over Carolina. The TE managed only 3 targets and was even out-targeted by 2 by backup Durham Smythe. The quiet day continued a trend for Gesicki, who’s now tallied 3, 4, 0, 5 and 3 catches over his past 5. On the positive side, Tua Tagovailoa continued to show strides in accuracy and decision-making. The Fins also figure to remain without Will Fuller (and possibly DeVante Parker) for another week. Continue to treat Gesicki as a TE1 for Sunday’s matchup vs. the Giants. Then comes a Week 14 bye.
Week 10
Gesicki’s Week 10 dud is certainly an outlier. He failed to catch any of his 7 targets, as Jacoby Brissett truly let down Gesicki fantasy owners. Tua Tagovailoa entered in the 2nd half, but it wasn’t enough to revive the TE against a Baltimore DL that owned the line of scrimmage. With Tua back healthy now, Gesicki should rebound in a plus matchup vs. a Jets team missing S Marcus Maye. DeVante Parker and Will Fuller will remain out for that one.
Week 9
Gesicki was just OK alongside fill-in starter Jacoby Brissett. Seeing 8 targets — 2nd most on the team — the TE snagged 4 for 54 yards. Gesicki had 2 one-handed grabs, one on a back-shoulder throw and another over the middle. He nearly came down with a 3rd, but the coverage was air tight. Chalk it up to a hot and cold day from Brissett, who’s clearly a few steps down from Tua Tagovailoa from an accuracy standpoint. Of course, Will Fuller and DeVante Parker were out for Week 9, and both guys will remain out Thursday vs. Baltimore. Even if Tua remains out, Gesicki will be a must-start TE1.
Week 7
Gesicki remained a big-time winner from the absences of DeVante Parker and Will Fuller. The PSU product slashed 7/85/1 against Atlanta, giving him 16+ PPR points in 4 of his past 5 matchups. He used his size and wingspan to come down with one impressive end zone ball. Catching 7 of 8 targets, it’s clear he’s becoming more in sync with Tua Tagovailoa. While he’s currently on pace for over 100 targets, we’ll see how quickly Miami gets Parker and Fuller back in the lineup. Even the return of just 1 could slow Gesicki’s rise towards being a top-5 TE.
Week 6
Gesicki continued to excel with both Will Fuller and DeVante Parker sidelined. Seeing 9 targets — a 19% team share — the athletic TE tallied 8 grabs for 115 yards. He actually played 9 fewer snaps than TE Durham Smythe, but that comes back to Smythe’s blocking ability. If and when Parker and Fuller can get healthy, Gesicki’s role might be a bit of a question mark. For now, though, he’ll continue to profile as a strong TE1 as long as at least 1 of those guys are out. Parker’s questionable for Week 7; Fuller can't return from IR until Week 8. Sunday's matchup vs. Atlanta doesn't look concerning, either.
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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