Gesicki caught five of 10 targets for 47 yards during Sunday's 56-26 loss to the Bills. 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 when Tua Tagovailoa struggled mightily. The 25-year-old tight end will benefit from a full offseason to build up additional chemistry with Tagovailoa, 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 catches (53), yards (703) and touchdowns (six) while drawing 85 targets.
Gesicki secured four of seven targets for 54 yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders. 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).
Gesicki (shoulder) is listed as active Saturday in Las Vegas. 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 his TD streak to four games against a Raiders defense that has allowed the 14th-most touchdown passes (24) this season.
Gesicki (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Raiders after being listed as a limited practice participant this week. Gesicki logged back-to-back limited sessions Thursday and Friday last week before being made inactive this past Sunday against the Patriots. If he's limited or out Saturday night, Durham Smythe and Adam Shaheen once again would be in line for added tight end work Week 16.
Gesicki (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Practicing in a limited capacity wasn't enough for Gesicki to get clearance to play Week 15 against the Patriots, so his status for Saturday's road game against the Raiders remains murky. The tight end may need to upgrade to a full session Thursday in order to guarantee his availability for the contest. Durham Smythe and Adam Shaheen will be in line for increased roles again if Gesicki can't go.
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