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How to handle Mike Gesicki injury in Week 16 fantasy football

Mike Gesicki is on the Dolphins final injury report for Week 16. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (88) makes a catch in front of Kansas City Chiefs free safety Daniel Sorensen (49) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins travel to face the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday evening football, and Miami expects to get some key weapons back for a huge game. Tight end Mike Gesicki and wide receivers DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant are all expected back after sitting out Week 15 due to injury.

Gesicki injured his shoulder and got back to limited work this week. He was listed as limited for all three practices and is questionable for Saturday’s game.

Fantasy impact: Mike Gesicki

Gesicki was surging in recent weeks, finding the end zone in three straight games before injuring his shoulder. He had five receptions for 65 yards and two touchdowns in Week 14, nine receptions for 88 yards and a score in Week 13, and two catches for 35 yards and a touchdown in Week 12.

This week, the Dolphins face a shaky Raiders defense that has done OK against tight ends. The unit ranks 14th in fantasy points to the tight end position. If Gesicki is active, he is a solid start for fantasy football managers. If Gesicki is inactive, Durham Smythe and Adam Shaheen would split the workload and would not be worth starting in fantasy football.