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.
Explodes for career-best effort
TEMiami Dolphins
September 20, 2020
Gesicki secured eight of 11 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 31-28 loss to the Bills on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
During his rookie season in former head coach Adam Gase's offense, Gesicki bore little resemblance to the player that put up a combined 105 receptions, 1,242 yards and 14 touchdown receptions over his final two college seasons at Penn State. However, the third-year tight end began to pick up steam in the second half of last season, and Sunday, he single-handedly dispelled the notion that tight ends are doomed to minimal roles in coordinator Chan Gailey's scheme. Gesicki paced Miami in receptions, receiving yards and targets, and his one score came with 49 seconds remaining to bring the Dolphins within three points. It remains to be seen if Gesicki's stellar performance is an outlier, but he'll have a chance to quickly follow it up in a Week 3 road matchup against the Jaguars on Thursday night.
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Advanced NFL Stats
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
81.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.90
 
% Team Air Yards
30.4%
 
% Team Targets
21.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.8%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
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
57 routes   16 targets
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95%
6 routes   2 targets
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7 routes   0 targets
29%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
94.2
 
Cornerbacks
87.8
 
Safeties
95.3
 
Linebackers
115.9
 
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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
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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Held to three catches in opener
TEMiami Dolphins
September 13, 2020
Gesicki secured three of five targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 21-11 loss to the Patriots.
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Sheds injury tag
TEMiami Dolphins
September 11, 2020
Gesicki (glute) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's season opener against the Patriots, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
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Takes field Friday
TEMiami Dolphins
Upper Leg
September 11, 2020
Gesicki (glute) took part in Friday's practice, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Turns in limited practice showing
TEMiami Dolphins
Upper Leg
September 10, 2020
Gesicki (glute) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
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Limited by injury Wednesday
TEMiami Dolphins
Upper Leg
September 9, 2020
Gesicki was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a glute injury, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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