How To Treat Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target

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Is Mike Gesicki a thing again? A dud from a fantasy perspective for most of the season, Gesicki logged a multiscore day in Miami's loss to Minnesota on Sunday.

With fantasy managers seemingly always in need of a tight end, should they buy Gesicki this week? Or are there better options to target instead?

Our fantasy football experts weigh in below.

Sean Koerner: Gesicki is a very talented pass-catching tight end, but he has struggled in the new scheme under Mike McDaniel. He is coming off a breakout game in which he posted a 6/69/2 receiving line thanks to a season high 76% route participation.

The increase in routes was likely due to Durham Smythe being sidelined with a hamstring injury. Once Smythe returns, Gesicki will likely be a mid-range TE2.

I would rather target Greg Dulcich, whose upside is unknown at this point. As I mentioned before Monday Night Football, Dulcich has a path to becoming the Broncos' lead TE for the rest of the season and reminds me of T.J. Hockenson.

Sure enough, he ended up running a route on 81% of Russell Wilson’s dropbacks and posted a 2/44/1 line in his debut. I'd rather invest in the third-round rookie instead.

Mike Triplett: No, thanks.

It was good to see flashes of the formerly fantasy relevant Gesicki on Sunday, but it’s hard to expect a repeat performance after he had a total of nine catches over the first five games combined. His snap count increased in part because of Smythe's absence with a hamstring injury. And both of Gesicki’s TD catches came from backup Teddy Bridgewater, who should take a seat behind Tua Tagovailoa this week.

I’d prefer to add Robert Tonyan, who is looking like one of Aaron Rodgers’ few trusted targets in Green Bay.

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