Mike Gesicki has had a modest season for the Dolphins, but he looks a player who should rebound in 2023. He’ll almost certainly be on a new team, and I expect that team will make him a bigger part of their passing game.

Gesicki has really good hands, and with his height can create matchup problems around the end zone. While the Dolphins haven’t had much interest in using him extensively, I expect his next team will.

Miami used its franchise tag on Gesicki back in March. He smartly immediately signed it (before the offer could be withdrawn). But the two sides never agreed on an extension, so Gesicki will be a free agent again next spring.

If we’re in a dynasty league (with teams allowed to keep players forever) I would think Gesicki would grade out pretty similarly to players like Dalton Schultz, David Njoku, George Kittle, Dawson Knox and Darren Waller. Things will be up in the air for a few months, but I think Gesicki will emerge as a starting, featured tight end somewhere.

Each Saturday I turn my attention to dynasty leagues, rotating between the four notable positions. I hit running backs last week, and I’ll be moving on to wide receivers and quarterbacks in the next two installments.

To see the most recent rankings at the other positions, use the “past issues” navigation box on this page.

Rankings assume a 12-team league using PPR scoring, with each team probably carrying about three tight ends (and holding the rights to those players indefinitely). Rookies tagged with black dots.

In this style of league, I’m looking at where players rank right now, and trying to factor what they’ll be doing in the next few years. Travis Kelce, for example, is the best tight end right now, but with him being 33 years old, I’ve got him slotted behind Mark Andrews and Kyle Pitts. Those players are 6 and 11 years younger.

1.BALMark Andrews27.2
2.ATLKyle Pitts22.1
3.KCTravis Kelce33.1
4.PITPat Freiermuth24.1
5.MINT.J. Hockenson25.4
6.PHIDallas Goedert27.9
7.CHICole Kmet23.7
8.DALDalton Schultz26.4
9.CLEDavid Njoku26.4
10.SFGeorge Kittle29.1
11.DEN• Greg Dulcich22.7
12.BUFDawson Knox26.0
13.MIAMike Gesicki27.1
14.LVDarren Waller30.2
15.JACEvan Engram28.2
16.LACGerald Everett28.4
17.BAL• Isaiah Likely22.6
18.ARI• Trey McBride23.0
19.CINHayden Hurst29.3
20.NEHunter Henry28.0
21.NOJuwan Johnson26.2
22.TB• Cade Otton23.6
23.NYJTyler Conklin27.3
24.IND• Jelani Woods24.1
25.LARTyler Higbee29.9
26.INDKylen Granson24.7
27.SEANoah Fant25.0
28.TEN• Chigoziem Okonkwo23.2
29.GBRobert Tonyan28.6
30.NEJonnu Smith27.3
31.NYG• Daniel Bellinger22.2
32.NOTaysom Hill32.3
33.DAL• Jake Ferguson23.9
34.LVFoster Moreau25.6
35.SEAWill Dissly26.4
36.TENAustin Hooper28.1
37.CLEHarrison Bryant24.6
38.WASLogan Thomas31.4
39.KCJody Fortson27.0
40.BAL• Charlie Kolar23.8

—Ian Allan