The Seahawks "fully expect" Dissly (Achilles) to be healthy in time for Week 1 of the 2020 season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Dissly suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in early October, marking the second consecutive campaign in which he sustained a season-ending injury. Though the 23-year-old still has a long road ahead in his recovery, he appears to be making significant progress and has a real shot at returning to full health in time for the 2020 opener. With Seattle having inked veteran tight end Greg Olsen to a one-year deal, however, Dissly could have to settle for a smaller role than he enjoyed the past two seasons prior to getting hurt.
Dissly (Achilles) is in danger of losing his No. 1 tight-end job after Greg Olsen signed with the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Dissly seems to be making solid progress in his recovery, and it's possible that he'll be ready for Week 1. Still, with back-to-back, season-ending injuries -- he suffered a patella tear in 2018 -- over his first two years in the league, there are legitimate questions about whether he can return to his former production. The 23-year-old tight end has recorded 418 receiving yards and six touchdowns over 10 career games, and even if he gets back to full strength, Olsen's arrival lowers Dissly's ceiling.
Coach Pete Carroll said Dissly is recovering well from the torn Achilles he suffered in Week 6, Andy Patton of USA Today reports. "He's killing the rehab. [Dissly] is doing great," Carroll said. "But, it's a long process, it's going to be some tough work for him." Dissly suffered a season-ending injury for the second time in his two-year career when he tore his Achilles in Week 6. In the tight end's rookie campaign, he sustained a torn patellar tendon. Dissly beat that expected recovery timeline and showed no ill effects in his return to action, recording 23 receptions for 262 yards and four touchdowns over six games. He was one of Russell Wilson's top targets, and he was a weekly fantasy starter. A torn Achilles usually takes around a year to recover from, so it'll be tough, albeit possible, for him to return for Week 1 of the 2020 season. The Seahawks will likely retain pending RFA Jacob Hollister, who recorded 41 catches for 349 yards and three scores, and Ed Dickson (knee) still has another year on his contract after sitting out the entire 2019 campaign. If Dissly can get back to 100 percent, he'll likely be the No. 1 tight end, but there's no guarantee he gets to that point by Week 1, if at all.
The Seahawks placed Dissly (Achilles) on injured reserve Saturday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports. Reed underwent surgery to repair his torn Achilles earlier this week. The procedure went well, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN.com, which gives hope that the emerging tight end could recover a few months ahead of the typical timeframe for such an injury. Additionally, Dissly's placement on injured reserve allows the Seahawks room for Jarran Reed on the 53-man roster.
Dissly's surgery to repair a torn Achilles went well, with coach Pete Carroll describing the procedure as "minimally invasive", ESPN.com's Brady Henderson reports. Carroll added that Dissly should be able to return a couple months ahead of the typical timeline for an Achilles tear. The tight end will miss the rest of the 2019 campaign, hoping to make it back for Week 1 next year.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/21||New England Patriots||12||6.35|
|8||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|10||11/15||@Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|13||12/06||New York Giants||25||8.00|
|14||12/13||New York Jets||4||5.13|
|16||12/27||Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|17||01/03||@San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||20||16||209||3||10||13.06||38|