Will Dissly, TE, Seattle Seahawks
It pains me a bit to write about Will Dissly after only one week of NFL regular season action, but you just can’t ignore a tight end going for over 100 yards and a touchdown in this league. Especially when all it took last week to rank inside the top-8 at tight end in PPR leagues was 5 catches for 48 yards.
Dissly was about as come out of nowhere as it gets in fantasy. A fourth round draft pick out of Washington, Dissly was expected to start his rookie season primarily as a blocking tight end. Nick Vannett was the favorite to take over the “Jimmy Graham role” as the pass catching tight end for the Seahawks. That obviously didn’t come to fruition as Dissly is your TE3 in Fantasy after Week 1.
The snap count and routes run between Dissly and Vannett was pretty even, with a slight advantage given to Vannett in both categories. A wait and see approach is the best strategy at the moment until we find out exactly what is going on with the tight ends in Seattle. If Dissly maintains a solid role, however, he will be a great grab on a team that saw Jimmy Graham lead the NFL with 26 red zone targets and 10 TD’s from inside the 20 yard line last season.