Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Miami Dolphins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A 2018 second-round pick, Gesicki has a solid upward trend through three pro seasons, going from 202 yards to 570 to 703. He's missed only one game and dropped just two passes last year, but the Dolphins still don't seem to trust him as a blocker, allotting snaps shares of 65.0 and 62.4 percent the last two seasons. While most of the plays he misses are rushes, Gesicki also misses out on some chance to run routes in situations where the offense might not be expecting a pass. In any case, he finally showed off his athleticism in 2020, averaging a career-high 13.3 YPR (thanks in part to Ryan Fitzpatrick) and closing out the season with at least one 20-yard gain in seven consecutive games. He's never looked quite as explosive as his combine numbers — 4.54 40, 41.5-inch vertical — seem to suggest, but Gesicki's disappointing YAC average (3.2 in both 2019 and 2020) are partially offset by catching more passes downfield. His 11.1 aDot in 2020 placed third among tight ends, behind only Dan Arnold (12.6) and Jared Cook (11.5). It also doesn't hurt that Gesicki displayed solid chemistry with QB Tua Tagovailoa last year, catching 29 of 43 targets (67.4 percent) for 308 yards and three touchdowns. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $6.61 million contract with the Dolphins in June of 2018.
Five catches to end solid season
TEMiami Dolphins
January 4, 2021
Gesicki caught five of 10 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 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.
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How do Mike Gesicki's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
59.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.45
 
% Team Air Yards
21.9%
 
% Team Targets
15.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.4%
 
Drop Rate
3.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.6
 
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How often does Mike Gesicki run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Mike Gesicki and the other tight ends for the Dolphins are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Mike Gesicki
426 routes   85 targets
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97%
73 routes   7 targets
72%
100 routes   22 targets
65%
124 routes   29 targets
59%
1 route   0 targets
50%
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2020 Mike Gesicki Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Mike Gesicki's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.10 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.76 sec
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
34.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
A twice-per-decade TE in terms of combine testing, Gesicki has struggled to gain his footing through two seasons but finally showed some promising signs in December when he scored four of his five TDs and averaged 49.6 yards per game. Even then, his flurry was based on volume rather than efficiency, with a 51.3 percent catch rate and 6.4 YPT landing south of his marks for the full season. To be fair, the Miami offense wasn't exactly a beacon of efficiency, and Gesicki's catch rate looks a bit better given that his 9.8-yard average depth of target for the season was second to only Mark Andrews' 10.4 among 13 tight ends with 70-plus targets. Gesicki was actually the only one of that group to finish the year without a drop, but a 3.7 YAC average (10th) is weak stuff from a guy who placed first among TEs at the 2018 combine in the 40-yard dash (4.54 sec.), vertical jump (41.5 in.), broad jump (129 in.) and three-cone drill (6.76 sec.). Fortunately, Gesicki has every opportunity to channel his freakish athleticism into better results, as the Dolphins otherwise appear barren at tight end and also don't look so hot at running back or wide receiver. This is an interesting collision of talent and opportunity, albeit with the added roadblocks of a questionable offensive line and either Ryan Fitzpatrick or Tua Tagovailoa at QB.
Although Gesicki was a semi-regular for the Dolphins in his rookie year - he played 399 snaps and started seven of 16 games - he was seldom used as a pass catcher. He topped 31 yards receiving just once, didn't score a single touchdown and averaged 9.2 yards per catch. On the bright side, Gesicki was an active receiver during his Penn State days, not much went right for anyone in Miami last year, and tight end is one of the most difficult gigs for a young player to learn. Perhaps the new coaching staff - along with new quarterbacks Josh Rosen and Ryan Fitzpatrick - will find a way to engage Gesicki in Year 2. The 23-year-old was one of the stars of the 2018 combine, and there's not much standing between him and a three-down role in Miami. At the very least, Gesicki should start the season on your watch list.
Rookie tight ends are commonly treated with skepticism in the fantasy community, though we occasionally see one break through (consider Evan Engram last year). Gesicki's YPC dropped 4.2 yards in his final Penn State season, but he otherwise remained productive, then dominated the rest of his position group at the 2018 Combine. Checking in at 6-6, 247, he finished first or second among tight ends in every drill, including a 4.54 40 time and 41.5-inch vertical jump. Although the aggregate move says you should fade rookies at this position, Gesicki has the athleticism and opportunity to be one of the rare exceptions. The Dolphins don't have much else at tight end, and they need to account for Jarvis Landry's 161 vacated targets.
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Seven targets in narrow win
TEMiami Dolphins
December 26, 2020
Gesicki secured four of seven targets for 54 yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders.
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Returns to action Saturday
TEMiami Dolphins
December 26, 2020
Gesicki (shoulder) is listed as active Saturday in Las Vegas.
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Listed as questionable
TEMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
December 24, 2020
Gesicki (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Raiders after being listed as a limited practice participant this week.
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Limited again Wednesday
TEMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
December 23, 2020
Gesicki (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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Starts week with limited practice
TEMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
December 22, 2020
Gesicki (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant at Tuesday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
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