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Mike Gesicki Fantasy Outlook Comes With Safe Top-12 TE Floor in 2021 Season

Larry Rupp
Mike Gesicki's fantasy outlook comes with safe top-12 TE floor for the 2021 season.
Mike Gesicki's fantasy outlook comes with safe top-12 TE floor for the 2021 season. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Tight end Mike Gesicki has the athleticism to become one of the best tight ends in the NFL. His ability to haul in contested balls in the red zone only helps him from a fantasy football perspective. The fourth-year pro heads into the fall with a safe floor as a top-12 TE and the upside to be much more.

Mike Gesicki Fantasy Outlook

Gesicki has seemingly improved with each NFL season and is coming off a 2020 campaign in which he posted a career-high 703 yards and 6 touchdowns on 53 receptions. He also saw an average depth of target (ADOT) of 11.1 yards, which ranked as the third-highest mark amongst NFL tight ends.

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has been able to work Gesicki open over the middle of the field and help him become a true receiving threat for second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. In fact, the 25-year-old posted at least 40 receiving yards or scored a touchdown in 11 of his 15 games played last year.

That kind of production will definitely get the job done at the TE slot. With defenses focusing on shutting down Miami's shiny new wide receivers (Jaylen Waddle & Will Fuller), Gesicki could see upwards of 80-plus targets once again.

Mike Gesicki ADP

FantasyPros' average draft position data shows that Gesicki is being drafted No. 114 overall and No. 12 amongst TEs in PPR leagues. He showed last season that his weekly floor is much higher than other players drafted around him such as Rob Gronkowski and Evan Engram.

Simply put, Gesicki has TE1 written all over him and has an opportunity to boost his TE7 finish from last season. He is a safe pick for fantasy managers looking to avoid paying a premium price at the position. The Dolphins' starter checks in at TE14 in The Duel's 2021 fantasy football rankings.

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