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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
vs. CIN, Sun 1pm EST
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
Zach Ertz
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
at GB, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Dec 4th, 2020
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Recommended by
82 of 84 experts
2%
Recommended by
2 of 84 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 20-
Best Rank# 10# 12-
Worst Rank# 14# 30-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CIN at GB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs CINThis is a 1 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs GB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec17.417.4
Rec Yds203.3192.9
Rec TD1.61.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total62.925.8-
Avg Game5.74.3-
Avg Projection5.44.4-
Week 129.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather80 F, Mostly Cloudy36 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
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Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
3 h
#11#16-
    
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Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
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New Life Fantasy
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13 h
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14 h
#8#26-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
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#11#21-
    
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21 h
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
Zach Ertz
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE
5 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
at WAS
7 tar, 3 rec, 18 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. BUF
11 tar, 8 rec, 130 yds, 1 td
vs. LAR
7 tar, 5 rec, 42 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at JAC
3 tar, 1 rec, 15 yds, 1 td
vs. CIN
10 tar, 7 rec, 70 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. SEA
3 tar, 1 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at SF
5 tar, 4 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at SF
6 tar, 5 rec, 91 yds, 0 td
at PIT
6 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. NYJ
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
10 tar, 4 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. NYG
Week 8 vs. LAR
2 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
Week 9 at ARI
4 tar, 3 rec, 42 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. LAC
5 tar, 2 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
at NYG
Week 11 at DEN
5 tar, 4 rec, 43 yds, 0 td
at CLE
Week 12 at NYJ
5 tar, 2 rec, 35 yds, 1 td
vs. SEA
Week 13 vs. CIN at GB
Week 14 vs. KC vs. NO
Week 15 vs. NE at ARI
Week 16 at LV at DAL
Week 17 at BUF vs. WAS
Player Projections Comparison
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
vs. CIN, Sun 1pm EST
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
Zach Ertz
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
at GB, Sun 4pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions3.43.4
Rec Yards41.934.4
Rec TDs0.20.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.44.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
Zach Ertz
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
2020 Points 
Week 13.07.8
Week 219.04.2
Week 37.57.0
Week 41.52.9
Week 59.10.6
Week 60.03.3
Week 7
Week 80.8
Week 94.2
Week 104.0
Week 114.3
Week 129.5
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total62.925.8
Average5.74.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
Zach Ertz
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
2020 Targets 
Week 157
Week 2117
Week 3310
Week 435
Week 566
Week 6210
Week 7
Week 82
Week 94
Week 105
Week 115
Week 125
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki
TE - MIA
vs. CIN, Sun 1pm EST
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
Zach Ertz
Zach Ertz
TE - PHI
at GB, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Gesicki's production has been up-and-down all season, though we've unfortunately seen more down. Gesicki made it back to the end zone last week, and it's possible he extends that scoring streak in Week 13. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's kind of frustrating playing Gesicki this year, as both Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe have been thorns in our sides. Those two combined for as many targets (5) as Gesicki last week. On the year, they've combined for five touchdowns, while Gesicki himself has three of them. Gesicki does lead all tight ends with an 11.1-yard average depth of target. Just two other tight ends have an average depth of target over 9.8 yards, so theoretically, his targets should be worth more than the average target to tight ends. The Bengals have faced a tight end target 23.3 percent of the time, which ranks as the fourth-most in the NFL. Those targets have been worthwhile too, as they've allowed a league-high 65.3 yards per game to tight ends. The Bengals are one of four teams in the league who've allowed four 15-plus point performances to tight ends. Even lowering the bar a bit, there have been seven tight ends who've cracked 10.6 PPR points, which is the average number of points it took to finish as a top-12 tight end last year. Even factoring the level of competition they've played, they rank as the eighth-best matchup for tight ends. Gesicki doesn't have the guaranteed targets that most tight ends inside the top-10 do, but he's close. Consider him a low-end TE1 for this week's game who comes with some upside if he gets the end zone targets instead of Shaheen and Smythe.It seems likely that Ertz will return this week, removing some of the luster around Goedert as a must-play TE1, though there has been enough room for two tight ends in this offense. Goedert and Richard Rodgers have combined for 34 targets, 25 receptions, 346 yards, and four touchdowns over the last three weeks. How is that possible with Wentz playing the way he has? Good question. All their production is being funneled through the tight ends. Similar to the matchup they had last week, the Packers have seen a tight end targeted on just 15.6 percent of passes this year, which ranks as the third-fewest in the NFL. But this is where the heavy targets of the Eagles come into play, as the Packers have allowed 8.00 yards per target to tight ends when they do get targeted, which is the seventh-most in the league. Is there a reason tight ends haven't been targeted much against the Packers or is it just the competition they've played? The three big-name tight ends they've played have been Rob Gronkowski (5/78/1), T.J. Hockenson (4/62/0), and Hayden Hurst (4/51/0), so it wasn't all that bad. Football Outsiders has them ranked as the 15th-toughest matchup for tight ends, so it's not bad as long as you're targeted. Goedert should remain in lineups as a TE1 unless he gives us a reason not to. Provided Ertz returns, he'll be in the high-end TE2 conversation just because he comes with a bit more risk in his first game back.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Bengals are 30th against fantasy tight ends, but Gesicki has a really low floor if Tua is the starting quarterback this week.