Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins
Stats: three catches, 44 yards and three targets
On the surface, this isn’t a great stat line for a tight end whose best trait is his pass catching ability. The one takeaway is that Mike Gesicki was actually targeted three times. This is the second most targets he received on the year.
The Miami Dolphins offensive attack is one of the least explosive in the league so any type of offensive production stands out.
Gesicki’s size, speed and catch radius makes him a major matchup problem. The Dolphins need to make more of an effort to get him the football. He is someone who could not only produce big plays, but also be a major factor in the red zone.
It’s a bit surprising to see that the Dolphins didn’t look Gesicki’s way more often against the Detroit Lions. Miami was trailing most of the game and needed to create some big-chunk plays.
Obviously, the quarterback situation in Miami is a bit of a hindrance. Brock Osweiler isn’t the type of player you want throwing the ball 40 times a game. However, Adam Gase needs to start being more aggressive with this playcalling.
If you’re someone who is in desperate need of a tight end you could do worse than taking a shot on Gesicki.