Ed Dickson
Ed Dickson
32-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Seattle Seahawks
Injury Knee
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After missing the first six games last year with a quad injury, Dickson put up his best numbers of the season in his Seahawks debut, totaling two catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. Over the next nine games, Dickson averaged 38.3 offensive snaps per game, but it was mainly in a blocking role, and he snagged just 10 passes for 89 yards and two scores. The 32-year-old simply can't keep up with young guns Will Dissly and Nick Vannett, so he's best left untouched in the fantasy realm. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $10.7 million contract with the Seahawks in March of 2018.
Not yet activated
TESeattle Seahawks
November 9, 2019
Dickson (knee) was not activated from injured reserve Saturday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Despite reports indicating Dickson was ready to play, the Seahawks have yet to actually activate their veteran tight end, saving the potential roster move until Sunday. Dickson is unlikely to jump ahead of Luke Willson (ribs) or Jacob Hollister on the depth chart were he to return, particularly after a two-touchdown outing from Hollister last week.
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How often does Ed Dickson run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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104 routes   27 targets
80 routes   24 targets
54 routes   10 targets
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How do Ed Dickson's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 4"
250 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
Shuttle Time
4.59 sec
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
Broad Jump
115 in
Bench Press
23 reps
Hand Length
9.75 in
Arm Length
33.00 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Dickson might not sound like much as a Jimmy Graham replacement, though he'll surely outblock his predecessor. Dickson also isn't totally lost in the passing game, as evidenced by his shocking 175-yard performance against the Lions last year. The Seahawks need to replace a chunk of targets (Graham, Paul Richardson), and they didn't throw heavy capital at tight ends in the draft, merely snagging Will Dissly in Round 4. With Dissly and Nick Vannett representing his only competition for snaps, it wouldn't be a shock if the 31-year-old Dickson wound up second or third on the team in receiving touchdowns. He'll first need to get healthy, after opening training camp on the Non-Football Injury list with a groin issue.
Since joining the Panthers in 2014, Dickson has gone on to average about 12 catches and 123 yards per season, while scoring four touchdowns. With Pro Bowler Greg Olsen ahead of him, Dickson's opportunities are understandably few and far between, which has resulted in his fantasy value being severely restricted in recent years.
In two years since joining the Panthers, Dickson has totaled 27 catches for 236 yards and three touchdowns. Not only is Dickson’s production capped by Carolina’s run-first approach, but the presence of Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen understandably restricts his involvement in the passing game. Additionally, with big-bodied receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess around, Dickson’s physical traits don’t particularly stand out the way they might on another team.
Following a four-year stint in Baltimore to begin his career, Dickson joined Carolina last season to help back-up starting tight end Greg Olsen. While the Pro-Bowler (Olsen) led the Panthers in receiving, little playing time was left for Dickson, who finished with a career-worst 10 catches (on 17 targets) for 115 yards and one touchdown all season. As a result of Olsen’s presence and Dickson’s minimal production, the 27-year-old’s fantasy value is severely restricted leading into the upcoming season.
Dickson signed with the Panthers this offseason, providing depth behind starter Greg Olsen. It's possible he carves out a bigger role than expected given the team's unsettled wideout situation, and the Panthers likely will use Dickson and Olsen in two-tight-end sets, with Olsen drawing the defensive attention. Dickson doesn't have good hands, and he didn't do much the last two seasons in Baltimore after posting career highs of 54 receptions and five touchdowns in 2011. His biggest contribution this year might be to depress Olsen's value.
Although his questionable hands and route running skills likely point to limited upside, Dickson's prognosis for 2013 changed drastically when Dennis Pitta went down with a season-ending hip injury during training camp. Of course, Dickson subsequently suffered a hamstring injury that led to the team adding Dallas Clark and Visanthe Shiancoe to the TE mix. Still, when healthy, Dickson is expected to serve at the team's No. 1 TE.
Dickson had a decent season last year, but the post-Todd Heap era didn’t propel him into fantasy relevance. Mainly that was because of Dennis Pitta, who took a healthy 56 targets to Dickson’s 89. Dickson saw a reduced role in the offense during the second half of the season, catching only 14 passes for 172 yards over the final seven games. The strength in his game is his ability to come out of short patterns quickly and turn them into bigger gains. He’s a better athlete than Pitta, but as long as both are used interchangeably, Dickson likely won’t climb the fantasy ladder.
Dickson is the de facto favorite to start at tight end with Todd Heap in Arizona. He'll have to fully separate himself from Dennis Pitta in order to be considered a viable fantasy option, however. Earning exclusive snaps would require a significant improvement in pass blocking. For now, he's probably best left alone on draft day.
Dickson will compete with fellow rookie Dennis Pitta to unseat Todd Heap from the starting spot. Dickson possesses elite athleticism and hands and could be difference maker down the road, but will need time to develop his blocking before he makes any impact.
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Expected to return this week
TESeattle Seahawks
November 7, 2019
Coach Pete Carroll said Dickson (knee) is ready to play in Monday's game against the 49ers, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Not being activated for Week 9
TESeattle Seahawks
November 2, 2019
Dickson (knee) was not activated off injured reserve ahead of Saturday's deadline and is not eligible to play Sunday against Tampa Bay, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Officially designated to return
TESeattle Seahawks
October 30, 2019
Dickson (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve after he took part in practice Wednesday, Greg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Gearing up for Week 9 return
TESeattle Seahawks
October 24, 2019
Coach Pete Carroll confirmed that he expects Dickson (knee) to resume practicing next Wednesday in preparation for making his season debut Week 9 against the Buccaneers, Liz Mathews of USA Today reports. "Ed is working really well, he's going to come back next week," Carroll said. "I think next week is his first chance back. He's practicing next week. Based on what I'm seeing, he's going to be practicing to play. That's pretty optimistic right now."
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Could return Week 9
TESeattle Seahawks
October 14, 2019
Dickson (knee) will be eligible to return from injured reserve in two weeks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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