Mike Gesicki

Miami Dolphins
Tight End #86
Miami Dolphins
Tight End #86
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Tallies 11 targets

Gesicki recorded seven receptions on 11 targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Gesicki kept pace with Jaylen Waddle in terms of targets, the first time since Week 3 that he's racked up double-digit opportunities. While he converted a high number of those looks into catches, Gesicki was largely limited to looks in the short areas of the field as his longest catch went for only 17 yards -- also marking his only double-digit gain on the day. Gesicki has been targeted inconsistently this season, though it's encouraging that he was so involved even with DeVante Parker (shoulder) back on the field.

Dec 5, 2021 4:21 PM EST

Limited to three grabs

Gesicki brought in all three targets for 17 yards in the Dolphins' 33-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Gesicki was much less busy than usual, with his three targets qualifying as his fewest since since Week 1. The Penn State product hasn't visited the end zone since Week 7, but he does have at last three grabs in 10 of the last 11 games. A Week 13 home matchup against a Giants team that's played poor defense on the road should present a solid opportunity for the fourth-year tight end to put up some fantasy-worthy numbers.

Nov 28, 2021 4:21 PM EST

Bounces back with five catches

Gesicki caught five of six targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Analysis: This was by no means a flashy effort, but Gesicki's fantasy managers will gladly take it after he was blanked by Baltimore last week. The 26-year-old tight end has been held without a catch twice this season, but he's surpassed 40 receiving yards in all nine other games this season, giving Gesicki one of the highest floors at his position heading into a Week 12 visit from the Panthers.

Nov 21, 2021 3:34 PM EST

Surprisingly blanked in win

Gesicki failed to bring in any of his seven targets in the Dophins' 22-10 win over the Ravens on Thursday night.

Analysis: On a celebratory night for the Dolphins due to the sizable upset, Gesicki was a surprising non-factor despite logging a team-high amount of targets. The young veteran hadn't been held without a catch since a Week 6 contest against the Jets last season, and his first chance to atone for the shutout comes against that same New York squad a week from Sunday in a Week 11 road matchup.

Nov 12, 2021 5:04 AM EST

Four grabs in win

Gesicki brought in four of eight targets for 54 yards in the Dolphins' 17-9 win over the Texans on Sunday.

Analysis: Gesicki checked in second in receptions, receiving yards and targets to Jaylen Waddle on the afternoon for the Dolphins and recorded a couple of nifty one-handed grabs along the way. The Penn State product has eclipsed 50 receiving yards in three of his past four games, sending him into the Week 10 home Thursday night matchup against the Ravens with some solid momentum.

Nov 7, 2021 3:10 PM EST

Records two-point play in loss

Gesicki secured three of four targets for 48 yards and also caught a two-point conversion pass in the Dolphins' 26-11 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

Analysis: The talented tight end's yardage total, modest as it was, checked in second only to that of DeVante Parker's on the Dolphins for the afternoon. However, with a long catch of 40 yards, Gesicki's other two grabs went for just eight yards. The two-point conversion reception helped prop up his totals just slightly, but Gesicki still finished with his lowest reception total since Week 2. Next up for the Penn State product and his teammates is a matchup versus the Texans' Cover-2 scheme, which does give up a fair amount of production to tight ends.

Oct 31, 2021 3:49 PM EST

Records TD in close loss

Gesicki recorded seven of eight targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 30-28 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: The fourth-year tight end co-led the Dolphins in receptions and targets while pacing the team in receiving yards. Gesicki recorded his second touchdown of the year in the latter portion of the third quarter, bringing in a six-yard scoring toss from Tua Tagovailoa with 5:18 remaining in the period. This was yet another encouraging performance from Gesicki after he'd posted an 8-115 line on nine targets against the Jaguars in London in Week 6, and he'll look to keep the momentum going in a tough Week 8 road battle against the Bills.

Oct 24, 2021 2:57 PM EST

Tops 100 receiving yards

Gesicki recorded eight receptions on nine targets for 115 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Gesicki was heavily involved throughout the game and contributed three receptions of 20 yards or more. He benefited from the Dolphins taking to the air 47 times, though only Jaylen Waddle commanded more targets for the team. That volume may be difficult for Gesicki to carry forward once DeVante Parker (soulder) is able to return to the field, though he has topped 50 receiving yards in three of his last four games.

Oct 17, 2021 11:21 AM EST

Held in check by Bucs

Gesicki secured four of seven targets for 43 yards during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Gesicki was relatively productive in what proved to be a blowout loss to Tampa Bay, and he recorded his third game of the season with double-digit average yards per reception. The athletic tight end has drawn at least six targets in each of the last three games, and it's possible he could have Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) back in the lineup in time to face the Jaguars in Week 6.

Oct 12, 2021 2:43 AM EST

Makes late TD grab in loss

Gesicki brought in five of six targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 27-17 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: The fourth-year tight end led the Dolphins in receptions while checking in second to DeVante Parker in receiving yards. Gesicki also recorded his first touchdown reception of the season on a one-yard catch in the fourth quarter, albeit too late to make any difference in the outcome for the Dolphins. Gesicki now has a 15-143-1 line through the last two games, and he'll look to continue cultivating his connection with Jacoby Brissett in what will likely be the quarterback's final start for the time being in place of Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) during a Week 6 road matchup versus the Buccaneers.

Oct 3, 2021 3:02 PM EST

Leading receiver in OT loss

Gesicki caught 10 of 12 targets for 86 yards in Sunday's 31-28 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: The tight end finished second on the Dolphins to Jaylen Waddle in catches and targets, but he out-paced the rookie by nearly 30 yards to lead the team. With backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett showing little ability to stretch the field, Gesicki could be in line for a big uptick in his volume and production as long as Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) remains sidelined, including in Week 4 at home against the Colts.

Sep 26, 2021 7:29 PM EST

Three catches in Week 2

Gesicki caught three of six targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Gesicki was third in both targets and receiving yards behind wide receivers DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle. It was encouraging to see the 25-year-old tight end get more involved after failing to record a catch in the season opener, but Gesicki's struggles as a blocker will likely continue to limit his usage in Week 3 against the Raiders and beyond. Jacoby Brissett played most of the game under center following Tua Tagovailoa's rib injury, so it remains to be seen who will be throwing to Gesicki moving forward.

Sep 19, 2021 3:33 PM EST

Impressive on two grabs

Gesicki secured both targets for 43 yards in the Dolphins' 37-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Saturday night.

Analysis: Gesicki checked in second to Mack Hollins in receiving yardage among non-running backs for the night. The 25-year-old endured a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in camp, but as Saturday's performance demonstrated, he seems back to his usual form. Gesicki should once again play an important role in the passing game in 2021 after logging 174 total targets over the last two seasons, but the team's offseason wide receiver additions and the return of Albert Wilson after an opt-out season could ding the fourth-year tight end's opportunities some.

Aug 21, 2021 7:48 PM EST

Back from COVID list

The Dolphins reinstated Gesicki from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

Analysis: Gesicki was one of multiple Miami tight ends placed on the list Aug. 1, but he looks like he'll be able to resume practicing fully again after spending just over a week away from the team. Due to the missed time, Gesicki's reps could be limited in Saturday's preseason opener in Chicago, if he isn't held out of the contest entirely.

Aug 10, 2021 7:04 AM EST

Lands on COVID list

Gesicki (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 list Sunday.

Analysis: Co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach George Godsey tested positive for the virus, resulting in Gesicki, Cethan Carter and Adam Shaheen landing on the COVID list as apparent close contacts. Gesicki could make a relatively quick return to the field as long as he continues to test negative for the virus.

Aug 1, 2021 1:56 PM EST

Dealing with injury

Gesicki (undisclosed) isn't practicing Saturday for medical reasons, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Details about Gesicki's injury remain unknown at this point, but more details will likely surface in the coming days. The starting tight end will look to get healthy before Miami kicks off preseason play Aug. 14 against the Bears.

Jul 31, 2021 12:43 PM EST

Showing chemistry with Tua

Gesicki has been QB Tua Tagoviloa's "go-to receiver" early in camp, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: The report also notes that the young QB has thrown a lot of passes to running backs, in part because veteran wide receivers DeVante Parker, Will Fuller and Preston Williams are out with injuries. Gesicki gets a nice opportunity to build chemistry with Tagovailoa, but further down the line, the tight end could face tough competition for targets from a deep WR group that added Fuller and sixth overall pick Jaylen Waddle in the offseason. Gesicki is in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, coming off a 2020 campaign with career highs for catches (53), yards (703) and TDs (six), though he actually saw four fewer targets (85) than in 2019.

Jul 30, 2021 11:37 AM EST

Five catches to end solid season

Gesicki caught five of ten targets for 47 yards during Sunday's 56-26 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Gesicki drew his third highest target total of the season during Sunday's blowout divisional loss, but he wasn't able to do much with his volume on a day that Tua Tagovailoa struggled mightily. The 25-year-old tight end and Tagovailoa will benefit from a full offseason to build up additional chemistry, as Gesicki is no doubt primed to return as one of Miami's pivotal offensive weapons in 2021. Through 15 appearances in 2020, Gesicki notched career-high marks in terms of catches (53), yards (703) and touchdowns (six) while drawing 85 targets.

Jan 4, 2021 8:34 PM EST

Seven targets in narrow win

Gesicki secured four of seven targets for 54 yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Gesicki returned to action after just a one-game absence due to a shoulder injury, and he immediately returned to his role as Miami's top tight end. He came in second only to Myles Gaskin in terms of receiving with DeVante Parker (hamstring) sidelined, while Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe combined for just three targets. If Parker were to miss Week 17's divisional matchup against the Bills as well, Gesicki would once again stand to see an uptick in targets (and perhaps red zone looks).

Dec 26, 2020 8:48 PM EST

Returns to action Saturday

Gesicki (shoulder) is listed as active Saturday in Las Vegas.

Analysis: Gesicki injured his right shoulder Week 14 and missed one game as a result, but now that he's back in action he'll look to extend has TD streak to four games against a Raiders defense that has allowed the 14th-most touchdown passes (24) this season.

Dec 26, 2020 3:57 PM EST

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