Mike Gesicki

Miami Dolphins
Tight End #86
Miami Dolphins
Tight End #86
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Productive in Week 18 win

Gesicki secured four of six targets for 46 yards during Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets

Analysis: Gesicki recorded more receiving yardage Week 18 than his last six games combined, showing some sparks with third-string quarterback Skylar Thompsonunder center. The Dolphins could realistically have either Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) or Teddy Bridgewater back under center for the upcoming wild-card matchup against the Bills, so it remains to be seen whether Gesicki's trend of more noticeable involvement will continue.

Jan 9, 2023 12:21 PM EST


Ends cold streak with touchdown

Gesicki secured two of four targets for 18 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Gesicki recorded more than one catch for the first time since Week 10 and scored for the first time since Week 8 on Sunday, though his yardage total was still modest. The tight end's increased involvement was likely a product of Miami's conservative gameplan without Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) in the lineup, a trend that could repeat Week 18 at home against the Jets.

Jan 2, 2023 9:54 AM EST



Makes one catch in loss

Gesicki secured one of two targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Gesicki has combined for two catches for 29 yards in five games since Miami's bye in Week 11. Regardless of any athletic or big-play ability he's flashed in previous seasons, Gesicki can only be considered an extremely low-floor option heading into a Week 17 divisional clash against the Patriots. Outside of fantasy formats that start multiple tight ends, he's likely out of consideration for lineups.

Dec 26, 2022 7:23 AM EST


Remains uninvolved

Gesicki secured his only target for five yards during Saturday's 32-29 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Gesicki broke his three-game zero-catch streak during Saturday's divisional loss, but not by much. The franchise-tagged tight end hasn't recorded a game with double-digit scrimmage yards since Week 10, a trend that keeps him off the fantasy radar in almost all formats heading into a Week 16 matchup against the Packers. Gesicki is trending in the direction of his worst statistical season since 2018, his rookie campaign.

Dec 19, 2022 9:08 AM EST


Zero catch streak continues

Gesicki could not secure either of his two targets during Sunday night's 23-17 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Gesicki hasn't recorded a single yard from scrimmage since mid-November, a trend that was established even before Tua Tagovailoa's recent two-game slump. Regardless of his athletic traits and big-play ability, Gesicki's recent floor puts him outside the fantasy radar in most formats heading into a tough Week 15 matchup against the Bills.

Dec 12, 2022 9:32 AM EST



Can't secure lone target

Gesicki failed to haul in his only target during Sunday's 33-17 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Gesicki very nearly converted his only target into a critical fourth-down conversion with roughly 6:00 on the clock in the fourth quarter, but it was overturned after a coach's challenge determined he didn't maintain control of the ball. Heartbreaking penalty aside, Gesicki's involvement was once again in opposition to what fantasy managers hope. The athletic tight end has logged back-to-back one-target games since Miami's bye, and he's only gone above 50 receiving yards once this season. Fantasy managers will hope from more out of Gesicki versus the Chargers in Week 14, but he is a dangerously low floor option at tight end.

Dec 5, 2022 8:55 AM EST


Held without a catch

Gesicki failed to secure his only target during Sunday's 30-15 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Gesicki didn't record any yardage Week 12 while No. 2 tight end Durham Smythe turned his only target into a four-yard touchdown, the only score Tua Tagovailoa threw before exiting Sunday's blowout win early. Tagovailoa has excelled at distributing the ball efficiently recently, and he connected with nine different targets for completions versus Houston, solidifying the reality that Gesicki's fantasy floor is nonexistent. The athletic tight end is still a weekly big-play threat, but with just three catches in his last three games, it will be difficult for fantasy managers to confidently rely on Gesicki heading into a Week 13 matchup against the 49ers.

Nov 28, 2022 7:54 AM EST


Only two catches in blowout win

Gesicki secured two of three targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 39-17 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Gesicki has only surpassed 50 receiving yards in one of his 10 appearances this season, and Sunday's win was a reminder to fantasy managers that the athletic tight end's floor is worrying due to a passing offense that runs through Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. It was Trent Sherfield (5-63-1) who capitalized on complementary target opportunities Week 10, and while Gesicki will remain involved when the Dolphins return from their Week 11 bye, the tight end's fantasy results may not be desirable in contests where he doesn't score.

Nov 14, 2022 9:55 AM EST


Near invisible in Week 9 win

Gesicki secured one of two targets for three yards during Sunday's 35-32 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Gesicki's lack of involvement in a competitive game that saw Tua Tagovailoa attempt 30 passes, surpassing 300 yards with three aerial touchdowns, was a disappointing reminder for fantasy managers that he should be considered a boom-or-bust lineup option. In Sunday's win Gesicki's most notable play may have been a failure to connect with Tagovailoa in the the third quarter, when the Dolphins attempted to convert on fourth-and-six. The athletic tight end will get a chance to rebound Week 10 against the Browns.

Nov 7, 2022 11:59 AM EST


Finds end zone in win

Gesicki brought in three of four targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 31-27 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Gesicki checked in second in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the afternoon, and he brought in his fourth touchdown grab of the season on an 11-yard catch late in the third quarter that proved to be the difference in the game for the Dolphins. The veteran tight end's involvement has picked up over the last three games after an uneven start to the campaign, as Gesicki now has a 12-134-2 line in that span. Gesicki's next opportunity to extend that streak comes against the Bears in a Week 9 road matchup.

Oct 30, 2022 3:01 PM EST


Struggles with seven targets

Gesicki caught three of seven targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Gesicki failed to capitalize off of last week's two-score performance, crashing back down to earth with a forgettable fantasy line. The seven targets with Tua Tagovailoa (concussion/ankle) back under center was noteworthy, as the duo failed to produce more than four targets in any game both have been active in this season. Gesicki remains a fringe fantasy tight end heading into next Sunday's matchup against the Lions.

Oct 23, 2022 11:10 PM EST


Pair of touchdowns in loss

Gesicki brought in six of seven targets for 69 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins' 24-16 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: The little-used tight end was the surprise recipient of Teddy Bridgewater's two touchdown passes, scoring from four and three yards out in the fourth quarter to make things interesting. Gesicki's usage in new head coach Mike McDaniel's offense has been inconsistent to say the least, and Durham Smythe's (hamstring) inactive status may have certainly helped his teammate's cause Sunday; nevertheless, perhaps the season-best showing will allow Gesicki to continue seeing more opportunities in a Week 7 Sunday night battle against the Steelers.

Oct 16, 2022 3:32 PM EST


Held to one catch

Gesicki secured one of two targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 40-17 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Gesiki was working with Skylar Thompson under center for most of Sunday's divisional loss, but when the Dolphins deployed a trick play utilizing the tight end position at the goal line, it was Durham Smythe (hamstring) who scored. Even if one of Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) or Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) are able to retake the field Week 6, Gesicki's usage makes him difficult to trust for fantasy purposes. He has just one game this season with more than two catches.

Oct 10, 2022 1:27 PM EST


Just two catches Thursday

Gesicki secured two of four targets for 23 yards during Thursday's 27-15 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Gesicki's 23 yards were actually his second highest single-game total of the season, and a harsh reminder for fantasy managers that the tight end's weekly floor has vanished. It's possible that Gesicki could have a higher ceiling during Week 5's divisional matchup versus the Jets, but that also heavily depends on whether Teddy Bridgewater or Tua Tagovailoa (neck/concussion) is on hand to helm Miami's offense.

Sep 30, 2022 9:10 AM EST


Barely visible in win over Bills

Gesicki secured his only target for six yards during Sunday's 21-19 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Gesicki logged a solid Week 2, with four catches for 41 yards and a score versus Baltimore, but in Miami's other two games this season he's combined for just two catches for seven yards. This is an offense that clearly runs through Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, which leaves Gesicki -- and most of the Dolphins' other offensive playmakers, for that matter -- as risky, boom-or-bust options for fantasy purposes.

Sep 26, 2022 3:02 PM EST


Bounces back in Week 2 win

Gesicki secured all four targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 42-38 win over the Ravens on Sunday.

Analysis: After a concerning Week 1 performance during which Gesicki was targeted just once, questions about whether a significantly reduced role would be par for the course in head coach Mike McDaniel's offense. However, those fears were allayed for at least a week, as Gesicki checked in third in receptions and receiving yards to the superhuman wideout duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. The Penn State product also made a memorable touchdown grab that was an early part of Miami's memorable comeback, making an impressive 14-yard leaping grab in the back of the end zone midway through the third quarter. Gesicki will aim to mount a successful encore in a Week 3 home showdown against the Bills next Sunday.

Sep 18, 2022 2:57 PM EST


Targeted just once

Gesicki secured his only target for one yard during Sunday's 20-7 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Gesicki was barely involved as a route-runner and only received one look from Tua Tagovailoa in his first game under new head coach Mike McDaniel, an outcome that portends poorly for his rest-of-season prospects. Barring an unforeseen changeup in Miami's offensive gameplan, Gesicki may no longer fall within the category of tight ends boasting weekly fantasy upside, barring multi-TE formats.

Sep 12, 2022 2:06 PM EST


Trade rumors shut down

General manager Chris Grier said Wednesday that the Dolphins received two inquiries from other teams about trading Gesicki this week, but that the tight end is not being shopped, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gesicki was subject to trade rumors during the preseason, in part due to conjecture that his limitations as a blocker aren't ideal for coach Mike McDaniel's scheme. However, it looks like the Dolphins intend to keep the franchise-tagged tight end in house for the 2023 campaign, which sets him up to operate as the No. 3 receiving option for Tua Tagovailoa behind Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle (lower body). It remains to be seen whether Gesicki surrenders more snaps to No. 2 tight end Durham Smythe, a more capable blocker, this season.

Aug 31, 2022 6:59 AM EST


One catch in preseason finale

Gesicki tallied one catch on one target for 18 yards in Saturday's 48-10 preseason win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Gesicki made his lone catch of the game on the team's third offensive possession, which helped set up a one-yard touchdown plunge for Sony Michel. Gesicki has been the subject of trade rumors due to questions regarding his role in the Miami offense as a true tight end -- rather than a de facto wide receiver -- in recent days. However, if he remains in Miami, Gesicki could still be the third option in the passing attack behind Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.

Aug 27, 2022 8:39 PM EST


Subject of trade discussions

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said trade reports about Gesicki were "misleading" because many names are brought up in trade conversations, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Gesicki, playing 2022 under a franchise tag for $10.9 million, has acknowledged the difficulty of taking more inline snaps in McDaniel's offense. The Dolphins clearly thought he could do it successfully after years of primarily working the slot, considering McDaniel was hired before Gesicki was tagged. The team may be having second thoughts with Gesicki struggling a bit this preseason, though McDaniel said Thursday that the 26-year-old had an excellent week of practice. If Gesicki were to be traded or demoted -- something that seems to have been discussed already -- Durham Smythe would be left as Miami's likely starter at tight end, backed up by Hunter Long and Cethan Carter.

Aug 25, 2022 7:22 AM EST


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