Gesicki finished the season strong, averaging 4.0 catches for 46 yards and 0.56 touchdowns on 7.1 targets per game in his final nine games. This increase in production corresponded with Preston Williams' injury (in Week 9), so there is some concern that Williams' return will depress Gesicki's targets. Gesicki only saw 3.9 targets per game in the eight games with Williams and was only targeted on 12.0% of Ryan Fitzpatrick's pass attempts while Williams was active versus 17.7% after Williams' injury. Per PFF, he led the league in the percentage of his routes ran out of the slot, which indicates that Miami sees him as more of a receiver than a true tight end. He was also fourth in air yards at his position, further proof that the team sees him as a downfield threat.
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