Ed Dickson, TE, Seattle Seahawks
After missing the first half of the season with injury, Ed Dickson made his season debut with the Seahawks last week. While Dickson only saw the field for 33.9% of the teams snaps and only ran 6 routes, he made the most of his opportunities by catching 2 passes for 54 yards and 1 TD. That was good enough for a TE8 finish in fantasy last week.
A touchdown is really all you need in a given week this season to rank inside the top-10 for tight ends, and the Seahawks used Jimmy Graham extensively last season as a TD threat. Once upon a time, there was also a man named Will Dissly who took the fantasy world by storm starting the season off with 147 yards and 2 TD’s in the first two weeks. Since Dissly went down, Nick Vannett has not been able to make much of the starting tight end position which looks like it is Dickson’s for the taking.
Dickson is a ninth-year veteran who has always been more of a complimentary tight end as opposed to a leading pass catching option. His career best season came all the way back in 2011 with the Ravens when he posted 54 receptions, 528 yards and 5 TD’s. With unlikely names such as Tyler Lockett and David Moore currently leading the way for Seahawks pass catchers, there is plenty of room for an experienced veteran like Dickson to come in and solidify a role on an offense that had proven success with their tight end last season.
Dickson is worth keeping an eye on to see if his snap count and target share rises. If it does, he will become worthy of streaming in favorable matchups at one of the most desperate positions in fantasy this season.