Mike Gesicki had a career year in 2020 despite a rotation of quarterbacks, setting highs in receptions (53), yards (703) and touchdowns (6). His strong year led him to finish as the No. 7 scoring tight end in fantasy (half-PPR). Gesicki also had slightly better numbers with Tua Tagovailoa at QB in 2020, so their connection will continue in this upcoming season.
Gesicki’s 2020 season only really got going later on in the year when the Dolphins had a number of injuries at receiver. In the first half of the season, Gesicki finished four games with one reception or less. The Dolphins not only have those receivers healthy for this year, but they also added in Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle.
2021 Bottom Line
We’re expecting numbers closer to Gesicki’s 2019 season when he finished as the No. 11 scoring tight end rather than his improved 2020 season when he finished 7th. The injuries to wide receivers late in the season helped boost Gesicki’s totals, and the arrival of two-star receivers will bring his numbers back down in 2021. Still, tight end is a shallow position and Gesicki has enough talent and opportunity to finish as a top 10 scorer at tight end this season.