Player Outlook
Fantasy managers have been waiting for Gesicki to be a standout Fantasy tight end, and maybe this is the year it happens under new coach Mike McDaniel. Gesicki is worth drafting as a No. 2 tight end in all leagues with a late-round pick. The Dolphins have a crowded receiving corps with Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Ced Wilson, but Gesicki should remain a go-to option for Tua Tagovailoa. Gesicki just had a career-best 112 targets in 2021, but he still averaged just 9.7 PPR points per game. He's never been above 10.6 PPR points per game in four seasons, but the hope is that McDaniel helps Gesicki like he did with George Kittle in San Francisco. That's lofty expectations, but Gesicki does have the potential to be a No. 1 Fantasy tight end if things go right this year. He's worth stashing on your roster if you have the ability to carry two tight ends.

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2022
2021 73 780 10.68 2 0.00 925.4
2020 53 703 13.26 6 0.00 1067.1
3y Avg. 59 684 11.59 4 0.00 925.8
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Fantasy News

  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: One catch in limited action

    Gesicki brought in his only target for 13 yards in the Dolphins' 26-24 preseason win over the Buccaneers on Saturday night. The talented tight end was one of the only regulars on the Dolphins offense to see action. Gesicki heads into his fifth season looking to improve on the impressive 73-780-2 line he mustered in 2021 -- one that featured career highs in receptions and receiving yards -- and he should have a firm grasp on the top spot at his position once again.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: In line for more blocking?

    Gesicki has been deployed more as a blocker than as a pass catcher during the early portion of Miami's training camp, the Boston Herald reports. Gesicki, who is in line to play out the 2022 season under the franchise tag, has been positioned in-line more often than out wide or in the slot during the early days of training camp. Few targets have gone his way so far, per camp reports. Coach Mike McDaniel's wide-zone run scheme has historically relied on a capable blocking tight end, to the tune of George Kittle (lower body) back in San Francisco, but that isn't a skill that Gesicki has been asked to feature regularly since joining the Dolphins in 2018. McDaniel said Gesicki wants to "attack blocking with a different severity than he ever has before" this offseason, and the coach mentioned that facilitating a strong rushing game will help create opportunities for the tight end in the middle of the field. Still, with both Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle around to soak up passing volume, it's unclear whether Gesicki will repeat on 100-plus targets in what looks like a new role.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Set to play under franchise tag

    Gesicki is in line to play the 2022 season on the Dolphins' franchise tag after the tight end and the team were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term deal ahead of Friday's deadline to do so, Mike Masala of USA Today reports. Gesicki is thus slated to earn $10.93 million this coming season, while heading a Miami tight end corps that also includes Durham Smythe, Adam Shaheen and Hunter Long. The 26-year-old is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he caught 73 of his 112 targets for 780 yards and two TDs in 17 games. Looking ahead, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN suggests Gesicki will be, at worst, the third option in a Dolphins passing attack that also includes dynamic wideouts Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. As long as he can stay healthy, Gesicki -- who has missed just one regular-season game in four NFL campaigns -- seems destined to earn a solid share of targets once again in 2022, with Masala noting that new coach Mike McDaniel is expected to implement a system that uses in-line tight ends frequently.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Not expected to receive extension

    Gesicki and the Dolphins are unlikely to come to terms on a contract extension ahead of Friday's 4:00 p.m. ET deadline for franchise-tagged players, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Gesicki signed his one-year, $10.9-million contract tender in March after reports that may he file a grievance to be treated as a wide receiver in this contract calculation - a move that could have netted him an additional $8.5 million in guaranteed salary. Barring any last-minute negotiations, the 26-year-old now looks primed to play out the 2022 campaign on the franchise tag. Gesicki has been used as a prolific pass-catching threat over the past three seasons with Miami, recording career-highs in targets (112), catches (73) and receiving yards (780) over 17 games in 2021; however, his usage may take a step back in 2022 with talented wideouts Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill also on the team's roster and in line to log plenty of targets this coming season.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Inks franchise tender

    Gesicki has signed his franchise tag tender with the Dolphins, Field Yates of ESPN reports. There had been some speculation that Gesicki might file a grievance over his franchise tag position, but the 26-year-old now is in line to play for the $10.9 million allotted to tight ends. This past season, Gesicki recorded 73 catches (on 112 targets) for 780 yards and two TDs in 17 games, and he'll continue to profile as the Dolphins' top pass-catching option at his position once again in 2022. In the process, he'll maintain fantasy relevance, more so if he's able to hit pay dirt on a more frequent basis. Given that he combined for 11 scores in 31 games between the 2019 and 2020 campaigns, that's a plausible outcome this coming season.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Could challenge positional tag

    Gesicki may file a grievance over his franchise tag position, as the tight end designation carries a $10.9 million salary as opposed to an $18.4 million mark for wide receivers, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Miami officially placed the franchise tag on Gesicki prior to Tuesday's 4:00 p.m. deadline, and specifically called the 26-year-old a tight end in the announcement. As Fowler notes, Gesicki only operated in pass protection on 3.7 percent of quarterback dropbacks last season, and his 266 run blocks were tied for the 28th-lowest mark at the position. Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network further notes that Gesicki handled the most snaps out of the slot of any tight end in 2021, so he could have a case if an official grievance is ultimately filed. It's unclear whether Miami would go ahead with the plan to franchise tag Gesicki if the cost were to increase by $7.5 million.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Receives franchise tag

    Miami used their franchise tag on Gesicki on Tuesday, a league source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN. Gesicki becomes the second tight end to receive the franchise tag this offseason, with the Browns already having brought back David Njoku. The move keeps Gesicki, who is coming off a career season, in the building for 2022 while carrying a $10.8 million salary. The 26-year-old secured 73 of 112 targets for 780 yards and two touchdowns across 17 appearances in 2021, serving as Tua Tagovailoa's No. 2 option in the passing game for much of the year. Despite the fact Gesicki isn't known as a standout blocker, it appears that new coach Mike McDaniel expects him to remain an integral part of the offensive scheme.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Paces team in receiving yardage

    Gesicki brought in four of seven targets for 51 yards and also misfired on his one pass attempt in the Dolphins' 34-3 loss to the Titans on Sunday. The talented tight end co-led the team in receptions and tied for second in targets on a pedestrian afternoon overall for the Dolphins passing game. Gesicki has at least five receptions in three of the past four games, while his yardage total Sunday was his highest since Week 9. The fourth-year pro's final opportunity to improve on what is now a career-best 71-758 line will come in Week 18 versus the Patriots.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Makes three grabs

    Gesicki caught three of four targets for 22 yards in Monday night's 20-3 win over the Saints. Gesicki trailed only Jaylen Waddle for Miami's team lead in receptions, but his production paled in comparison to the rookie's 10 grabs for 92 yards and a score. In a vertically-challenged passing attack, Gesicki represents a big-bodied target for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, but he's topped 50 yards just once and hasn't scored over the Dolphins' current seven-game win streak. That illustrates Gesicki's modest upside, but his 47 targets over that same span give him a secure floor.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Five catches in Week 15 win

    Gesicki caught five of eight targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Jets. Gesicki tied DeVante Parker for the team lead in targets but trailed both Parker (68) and Isaiah Ford (51) in receiving yards. The tight end has been reliable but far from spectacular, as he's topped 40 yards while coming up short of 60 in eight of 14 games this season. All told, Gesicki has 64 catches for 685 yards and two touchdowns heading into a Week 16 matchup with the Saints.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Tallies 11 targets

    Gesicki recorded seven receptions on 11 targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Giants. 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.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Limited to three grabs

    Gesicki brought in all three targets for 17 yards in the Dolphins' 33-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday. 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.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Bounces back with five catches

    Gesicki caught five of six targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets. 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 during the campaign, giving Gesicki one of the highest floors at his position heading into a Week 12 visit from the Panthers.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: 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. 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 2018 second-rounder 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.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: 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. 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.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: 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. 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 tally 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.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Tops 100 receiving yards

    Gesicki recorded eight receptions on nine targets for 115 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jaguars. 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, with only Jaylen Waddle commanding more targets for the team. That volume may be difficult for Gesicki to carry forward once DeVante Parker (shoulder) is able to return to the field, though he has topped 50 receiving yards in three of his last four games.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Held in check by Bucs

    Gesicki secured four of seven targets for 43 yards during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. Gesicki 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.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: 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. 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.
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  • Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Leading receiver in OT loss

    Gesicki caught 10 of 12 targets for 86 yards in Sunday's 31-28 overtime loss to the Raiders. The tight end finished second on the Dolphins to Jaylen Waddle in catches and targets, but he outpaced 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 Week 4 at home against the Colts.
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