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Mike Gesicki’s Elite Skill-Set Makes him a Legit Fantasy Football Option with the Dolphins

The Dolphins landed the most athletic tight end in recent memory in Penn State’s Mike Gesicki. While Gesicki’s blocking is a complete zero, he’s basically an oversized slot receiver who will be a prime target for Ryan Tannehill.

The 6-foot-6, 247 lb freak of nature landed in one of the few value holes at his position in the league. Gesicki is an incredible athlete, as he posted the top vertical (41.5 inches), the top broad jump (129 inches) and tied the fastest 40 (4.54 seconds) at the tight end position. With no competition on the depth chart, Gesicki could come in right away and be one of Ryan Tannehill’s top targets. The departure of Jarvis Landry opens up 150-plus targets from the slot, where Gesicki will do most of his damage. The former Nittany Lion is useless as an in-line blocker, which is why he’ll draw comparisons to Evan Engram and Aaron Hernandez, but just like Engram and Hernandez, he’ll be a weapon in the seams and especially in the red zone. The former basketball star excels in jump-ball situations, which will make Tannehill’s life easier without Landry.

Until last season, the tight end position has always been maximized by Adam Gase. Gase put Julius Thomas on the map in Denver when he posted back-to-back 12 touchdown seasons. Gesicki’s skill-set will instantly put him on the fantasy football map in 2018, and most likely into the top-12 of The Wolf’s tight end rankings.