Nick O'Leary could be the third tight end for Miami this season, and he will have minimal Fantasy value in that role. The Dolphins added Dwayne Allen as a free agent this offseason, and he will pair with Mike Gesicki to be the top two tight ends in this offense. O'Leary could be No. 3 if he makes the final roster, but he's not worth drafting in most formats.
O'Leary has been the Dolphins' most impressive pass-catching tight end in training camp, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports. O'Leary is working to carve out a stable role in Miami's tight end room. Dwayne Allen (knee) projects to serve as the unit's foremost blocker, leaving 2018 second-round pick Mike Gesicki as O'Leary's primary competition for targets. The Dolphins appear focused on the future and could give Gesicki the majority of targets for development purposes, but if O'Leary is able to continue building momentum it's conceivable that he climbs to the top of the depth chart.
O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He finishes the season with eight receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown. O'Leary logged the bulk of his offensive stats in Week 6 and Week 7, during which time he caught six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown from quarterback Brock Osweiler. Following the return of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill under center in Week 12, O'Leary was held to one catch for nine yards across seven games. The 26-year-old signed a contract extension with the Dolphins in December and will return to the team in 2019, but it seems likely that he'll be overtaken by Mike Gesicki, and possibly Durham Smythe, this offseason.
O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jaguars. O'Leary has now gone three consecutive games without catching a pass. Despite being listed as the No. 1 tight end on Miami's depth chart, O'Leary remains solidly off the fantasy radar.
O'Leary did not catch his only target during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Jaguars. Despite being listed as the No. 1 tight end on the Dolphins' depth chart, O'Leary has been almost invisible in the passing game. With only 14 receiving yards and no touchdowns to speak of across his last seven starts, O'Leary is not worth rostering in most fantasy formats.
O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 34-33 win over the Patriots. O'Leary led Miami's tight ends in terms of offensive snaps (24), but did not manage to record a single offensive statistic during Sunday's divisional win. Rookie Mike Gesicki was the only tight end on Miami's roster to be targeted Sunday. With only two receptions for 14 yards under his belt through the last six games, O'Leary will remain off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 15 tilt against the VIkings.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|4||09/29||Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|9||11/03||New York Jets||6||4.88|
|14||12/08||@New York Jets||6||4.88|
|15||12/15||@New York Giants||19||7.38|
|17||12/29||@New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|3 Year Avg||19||13||174||1||8||13.38||23|