• Mike Gesicki

  • TE
  • , Miami Dolphins
  • 26
  • 250 lbs
  • 6' 6"
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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

MIA TE Mike Gesicki - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Buffalo Bills

Mike Gesicki finished with a big fat goose egg in Week 1. Even more concerning is the fact Gesicki played on just 21 of 54 (39%) offensive snaps. Dolphins tight end Durham Smythe out-snapped Gesicki by playing on 38 snaps (70%) and rookie Hunter Long played nearly the same amount, seeing 18 snaps. And this was all without tight end Adam Shaheen, who will likely return this week from the COVID list. We don't want to panic too much off of one game, but this is a tough look for fantasy owners expecting a big year from Gesicki. We have Gesicki outside of the top 15 options at tight end for Week 2. Although he does face a Bills defense that he had success against in 2020. Gesicki finished 8-130-1 in his first game vs. Buffalo and 5-47 in his second game.

by Jordan Heck

MIA TE Mike Gesicki - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at New England Patriots

Mike Gesicki draws a tough matchup against the Patriots in Week 1 as New England allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends last season. Tight ends averaged just 4.3 receptions per game against New England, but most notable was the fact the Patriots gave up just three touchdowns to the position all season. Gesicki himself finished 3-30 against the Patriots in his game against them last year. We're projecting similar numbers for him in Week 1, putting him around the 15th ranked TE.

by Jordan Heck

MIA TE Mike Gesicki - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
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.

Fantasy Downside
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.

by Jordan Heck

MIA TE Mike Gesicki - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Buffalo Bills

Mike Gesicki returned to the lineup last week, and led the team in targets (7), receiving yards (54). It was a solid game for him considering Miami's struggles as Tua Tagovailoa finished below 100 passing yards before being replaced. Gesicki has actually been productive under Tagovailoa after some inconsistent play under Ryan Fitzpatrick. Although, Gesicki had success with Fitz in Week 2 against Buffalo when he finished 8-130-1, his most productive game of the season. With another matchup against Buffalo this week, there's reason to like Gesicki as a solid TE1 play in Week 17.

by Jordan Heck

MIA TE Mike Gesicki - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Las Vegas Raiders

Mike Gesicki was inactive last week as he deals with a shoulder injury. He's been limited in practice this week and is listed as questionable, so his health is worth monitoring. If he does play, he'll be a strong option considering his success in recent weeks. He's scored in three straight games while maintaining high production in receptions and yards. If active, he'll be a low-end TE1 play in Week 16 against the Raiders (No. 12 aFPA).

by Jordan Heck

MIA TE Mike Gesicki - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Mike Gesicki saw a team-high 11 targets last week, finishing with a strong 9-88-1 game (his nine receptions are a season-high). It's the first time he's had at least 45 yards in a game since Week 5, so this is more of an anomaly performance than a sign of things to come. Still, Gesicki has been much more consistent with his production lately and has made himself a valuable low-end TE1 in this shallow fantasy position. He gets a favorable matchup against the Chiefs this week, who have allowed the 10th-most receiving yards to tight ends this season.

by Jordan Heck

MIA TE Mike Gesicki - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Mike Gesicki finished 2-35-1 on five targets last week as Ryan Fitzpatrick took over at quarterback. Gesicki has been fairly consistent lately, finishing between 35-45 receiving yards over his last four games. That's about what you can expect from him in Week 13 against a favorable Bengals defense. Cincy has given up the most total receiving yards to tight ends so far this season. Gesicki can be viewed as a low-end TE1 play in Week 13.

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