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Friday, September 7, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT SLEEPER: MIKE GESICKI TE MIAMI DOLPHINS

Yesterday we took a closer look at Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton who is right there as one of the most popular sleepers for 2018 fantasy football and is on most everyone's firm draft lists this summer.  Today we look at another tight sleeper for the upcoming fantasy football season but one who comes much cheaper and who in fact may be sitting on your league's waiver wire right about now.  We are talking about Miami Dolphins rookie Mike Gesicki who first caught fame by doing a Saquon Barkley-like performance at the NFL Combine but in a tight end version and then later when the team made him the 42nd overall pick of the draft.  Almost from the minute training camp got underway and through the preseason slate, Gesicki has earned nothing but positive reviews from the Miami coaching staff all the way to the reporters who cover him.  Now with the Dolphins going into the opener without top wideout DeVante Parker, Gesicki is in play to be a heavily targeted weapon in the passing game right from the jump.

Standing 6-6, 245 pounds, and able to run very well for a big man, Gesicki is already drawing comparison's to the Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce which will get the radar's going for those in the fantasy football community.  The Dolphins and head coach Adam Gase have spoken non-stop about their desire to turn the tight end into a major portion of the passing offense and QB Ryan Tannehill in the past has been keen on looking toward whoever was lined up in that spot in the past when going back to past.  When you factor in the athletic tool, role in the offense, and the positive words from the coach himself; it is easy to see why Gesicki is being looked at as such a prime fantasy football sleeper.  While you can let others pay through the nose to get their hands on Burton, your better bet may turn out to be getting your hands on the cheaper Gesicki this summer.


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