TE Mike Gesicki - Miami Dolphins
|6-6, 252||Born: 10-3-1995||College: Penn State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2018|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Oct 22): Gesicki showed a glimmer of hope and development against the Bills in Week 7 and could work as a streamer as long as Ryan Fitzpatrick remains the starting quarterback.
Week 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Mike Gesicki's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 7 vs BUF (4 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
It has not been the season that many hoped for Gesicki this year with the big tight end only having 13 catches and 143 yards across 6 games. He caught all 4 of his targets and set a season high in receptions and had a big 17-yard catch for a first down to extend a scoring drive. Gesicki has not served as the security blanket many hoped he would be and has not see the garbage time yards that many would expect on a team that has been behind almost the entire season. He is coming off games of 51 and 41 yards and seems to be trending in the right direction, but still has a long way to go.
2019 Week 6 vs WAS (7 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
The majority of his yardage came on the final drive and a single big play, but Gesicki showed why the Dolphins have so much faith in him. Needing 75 yards on the final drive to try and tie the game, Fitzpatrick let loose a deep ball up the seam in the direction of Gesicki. The ball went into tight coverage with the linebacker running step for step and the safety closing in. Gesicki went up and made an amazing catch between 2 defenders for a 30-yard gain. This was the longest play of the game for the Miami offense and accounted for more than half of his yards for the game. Gesicki led the team in receiving for the first time this week and showed that he has a much better connection with Fitzpatrick that he does with Rosen. With Nick O'Leary only seeing a single target for 3 yards this week it will be interesting to see if Gesicki's role in the offense expands any further next week.
2019 Week 4 vs LAC (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gesicki was blanked by the Chargers this week and he seems to have lost all value in the offense. The lone target that came his way bounced off of his hands and luckily fell to Preston Williams who was on the ground. Similar to Grant, Gesicki is not being featured in the offense as they struggle in every aspect right now. Gesicki is a big and athletic tight end that should be making plays all over the field but is seeing his talent wasted in Miami.
2019 Week 3 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 9 / 0 rec)
This was supposed to be the year he broke out and made a difference in Miami and Gesicki has done nothing to this point. He caught all 3 of his targets for just 9 yards and watched his back up more than double his yardage on a single catch. Gesicki was supposed to be a safety blanket for Rosen but he has been unable to fight through the second level and get open this season. Gesicki was supposed to be a more athletic Kyle Rudolph and has yet to preform at the NFL level. Expect Nick O'Leary to continue to push him for playing time and targets in the offense. If Miami throws the ball 40 times, Gesicki should have more than 3 targets, but that is what happened this week.
2019 Week 2 vs NE (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
The struggles continued for Gesicki this week with only 2 targets in the offense. He caught 1 ball for 11 yards and the other was intercepted on the last play of the game. Had it been a better throw, Gesicki could have had a garbage time touch down and salvaged his day but it was intercepted by Collins to end the game. Gesicki was pushed by OíLeary more this week than last week, but he is still the clear starter.
2019 Week 1 vs BAL (6 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
After all the talk in the off season about how Gesicki looked lost and how Nick OíLeary was going to take over, it was Gesicki that saw the playing time this week. Gesicki was one of the few bright spots this week after catching a big 26-yard pass down the sideline and bailing out Rosen with his lone 5-yard completion. Look for Gesicki to serve as the security blanket for whoever ends up playing quarterback in Miami for the rest of the season.
Latest NewsDolphins | Mike Gesicki catches four passes (Sun Oct 20, 05:27 PM) - Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki caught four passes for 41 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7. He was targeted four times during the game. link to story Dolphins | Mike Gesicki leads team in Week 6 (Sun Oct 13, 04:53 PM) - Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki finished with three receptions for 51 yards on seven targets in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins. link to story
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