Mike Gesicki may finally be becoming what the Miami Dolphins drafted him to be at the tight end postion.
1. TE Mike Gesicki
Week 15: Out
Similar to Parker, Gesicki missed last week due to a shoulder injury suffered in the second half of the week 14 match against the Chiefs. He is also listed as questionable for this week’s game.
When deciding between Parker and Gesicki, I went with the player which I felt was starting to play better with Tagovailoa and who I believe could be one of the most valuable offensive weapons in Chan Gailey’s offense.
Gesicki can play a similar role as the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, a player who is in line to quite possibly become the first tight end to lead the NFL in receiving yards.
Gesicki is a great athlete, who is a mismatch for linebackers, corners, and safeties. Following the loss to the Broncos, Gesicki has scored at least one touchdown in games he has played, totaling 4 in three games.
He has also contributed as a blocker in the run game and at times pass game, which is vital when you have a rookie quarterback.
To me, Gesicki is the most important offensive weapon for Tagovailoa, as he is both a security blanket and creates a multitude of mismatches.
With the Raiders having their own star tight end in Darren Waller, and the game being in prime time, if Gesicki can play then he should be able to introduce himself as one of the next elite pass catching tight ends in the league.