Posted: 8/07/2019 6:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has had an 'uneven' training camp so far, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners hoping Gesicki would take a step forward in Year 2 could end up being disappointed. He's trending towards being a bust, and he's no more than a speculative stash candidate in keeper leagues at this point.
Posted: 10/06/2018 1:10 am UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has five catches for 51 yards through four games, but he said he understands that he won't put up big numbers overnight. 'This is the NFL,' Gesicki said. 'It's the defense's job to make plays too. I'm going to continue to be patient.'
Huddle Up: Gesicki has only been targeted seven times thus far. He has the size and athleticism to be a productive fantasy option at the position, but as is often the case with rookie tight ends, it is going to take some time. He only needs to be owned in keeper formats currently.
Posted: 10/01/2018 1:10 am UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki caught one of his two targets for nine yards in a 38-7 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Gesicki couldn't build off his three-catch performance in Week 3, and despite a lot of hype coming into the year, he appears best suited for keeper formats for now.
Posted: 9/30/2018 2:09 am UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki said he has been studying tape on New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, including his workouts.
Huddle Up: Gesicki has just four catches through three games, but he had three of those for 31 yards in Week 3. He has the size and athletic ability to be a matchup nightmare, but he needs to be stashed on the bench until he shows some consistent production.
Posted: 9/10/2018 1:09 am UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki caught one of his two targets for 11 yards in a 27-20 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Gesicki is a big, athletic target, but his quiet opener is a reminder that rookie tight ends rarely provide great fantasy value. He has enough upside to stash on your bench as a TE2, but you shouldn't expect consistent results.
Posted: 8/22/2018 7:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has the potential to be a player in the mold of current Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham, WR Kenny Stills said Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners would be thrilled if Gesicki was able to possess those types of traits. The rookie out of Penn State is turning heads in camp and the preseason, but still is only worth a look as a TE2 until further notice. He has a ton of upside, however, and is a great dynasty league addition.
Posted: 8/07/2018 11:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has the skill set to play outside as a wide receiver if the Dolphins choose to implement him there, according to The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. Gesicki's size and athleticism make him a mismatch anywhere on the field.
Huddle Up: Gesicki needs to prove himself before we can give him serious credence. The talent is there, sure, but we can't consider him a starting fantasy tight end right now.
Posted: 8/05/2018 7:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RBs Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore both appeared atop the team's first depth chart Sunday, Aug. 5. Another one of the more notable surprises was TE Mike Gesicki, who was listed as the fifth-string tight end.
Huddle Up: This comes with the obvious caveat that depth charts released a month before the first game can usually be taken with a grain of salt. For example, Gesicki is in no danger of getting cut and has reportedly looked very good in camp. Drake should still be considered the favorite to lead this team in all rushing categories, but owners need to understand he will probably lose at least 100 to 150 touches to Gore, making him a bit of an untrustworthy RB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 7/29/2018 7:07 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki received his most extensive first-team work and caught two touchdown passes in practice Sunday, July 29. According to tight ends coach Shane Day, he has been competent as a blocker as well through four days of camp and two days of practicing in upper pads. 'I'm very pleased where he's at with his blocking. He's right on track. He's really improved this spring. He's right where I would expect him to be as a rookie. ? He's very physical and likes contact. ? He's exactly as advertised (as a receiver). ? We're asking him to do different techniques a little different from what he did in college and he's adjusting to it well,' Day said.
Huddle Up: While it is unreasonable to expect any rookie to be this year's Evan Engram, Gesicki is the most likely to do so. His receiving skills are already exceptional for a rookie, so his emergence this season figures to come down to whether or not he is making the strides as a blocker Day says he is. While rookie tight ends are notoriously bad bets in fantasy, Gesicki has the goods to be a top-20 fantasy tight end in 2018.
Posted: 6/08/2018 6:06 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has been 'a non-factor' in the four practices open to reporters the spring and even 'looked lost at times,' according to Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald.
Huddle Up: If this is a topic of discussion in August, then Miami might have a problem. Until then, it is way too early to hit the panic button. Beasley admitted Gesicki flashed some of the talent in closed sessions that convinced the Dolphins to use a second-round pick on him. Given his relatively limited route tree at Penn State, it was always likely he would look lost right off the bat. Owners should still view him as a high-upside TE2 in redraft formats this summer as a tight end who should see plenty of work in the slot.