Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Miami Dolphins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $6.61 million contract with the Dolphins in June of 2018.
Hauls in clutch TD in finale
TEMiami Dolphins
December 30, 2019
Gesicki secured four of seven targets for 34 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Patriots.
ANALYSIS
Gesicki was held in check for the majority of Sunday's upset win, but he showed up with just 24 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter by beating safety Patrick Chung to reel in a game-winning touchdown. After being held without a score in his rookie season, Gesicki caught 51 of 89 targets for 570 yards and five touchdowns across 16 games this year. The Dolphins will work to further develop the ultra-athletic Penn State product into a key part of their passing game in 2020.
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How do Mike Gesicki's 2019 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
54.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.23
 
% Team Air Yards
16.5%
 
% Team Targets
14.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
58.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.7
 
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How often does Mike Gesicki run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Mike Gesicki
519 routes   89 targets
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97%
70 routes   13 targets
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138 routes   14 targets
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2019 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
2019
2018
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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First career two-touchdown day
TEMiami Dolphins
December 22, 2019
Gesicki secured six of 12 targets for 82 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins' 38-35 overtime win against the Bengals on Sunday.
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Four catches in loss
TEMiami Dolphins
December 15, 2019
Gesicki caught four of eight targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Giants.
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Falls off against Jets
TEMiami Dolphins
December 10, 2019
Gesicki was only able to bring in one of five targets for a gain of six yards during Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Jets.
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Scores for second straight game
TEMiami Dolphins
December 1, 2019
Gesicki caught five of seven targets for 79 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 37-31 win against the Eagles.
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Notches first career TD in loss
TEMiami Dolphins
November 24, 2019
Gesicki secured three of seven targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 41-24 loss to the Browns on Sunday.
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