Three Miami Dolphins who have great fantasy football draft value

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Mike Gesicki Miami Dolphins (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Mike Gesicki Miami Dolphins (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Mike Gesicki 117 ADP (12th TE) – Mike Gesicki is my favorite fantasy value of any position, Miami Dolphin or otherwise. In the six full games he started with Tua under center, Gesicki had 25 catches for 290 yards and 3 TDs. This comes out to a per-game average of 7.8 fantasy points, or 12 points in PPR formats. These per-game numbers ranked 5th and 4th amongst tight ends, respectively.

There is plenty of room for growth for the fourth-year pro in Miami’s burgeoning offense. At the very least, he should be the Dolphin’s 2nd leading target-getter in 2021, making him extra appealing in PPR formats. Fuller and Jaylen Waddle aren’t volume receivers, and DeVante Parker has trouble staying healthy. All the fancy new toys are nice, but we don’t know what to expect on Sundays. We do know that Tua and Gesicki built a strong rapport last season. They picked up where they left off this preseason, connecting four times for 99 yards in two games.

As much as we hate to see it, the offense is likely going to have difficulty running the football to close out games. With his 6’6” 250 lb. frame, Gesicki is the perfect guy to help manufacture first downs late in games. Of course, his size bodes well for more red zone usage as well. Gesicki will never be an elite blocker, but his blocking grade improved last season according to and his offensive snap percentage increased over the course of the season.

Gesicki also has the 2nd easiest strength of schedule amongst tight ends in 2021. Like Tua, he has six matchups against bottom-nine tight end scoring defenses, including two games against the historically bad Jets. The most appealing aspect is his dirt-cheap ADP. With the internet saturated with fantasy content, virtually every player is considered a “sleeper” in one place or another. Yet, I’ve seen shockingly little buzz surrounding Mike Gesicki.

He’s being drafted behind Dallas Goedert, Noah Fant, Logan Thomas and Gronk…all tight ends who are third or fourth pass-catching options on their respective teams. I believe his closest peer is T.J. Hockenson, with both players enjoying nearly identical usage and scoring in 2020…yet Hockenson is being taken 55 slots ahead of Gesicki at 62 overall. With that being said, I would consider taking Gesicki as high as 65, which I think is still a fair value for him.