Ed Dickson could be the starting tight end for the Seahawks this season, or he could be No. 3 on the depth chart. It will likely depend on the health of Will Dissly (knee). If Dissly is ready for Week 1, then Dickson and Nick Vannett will share backup tight end duties. But if Dissly is out, then Dickson and Vannett will compete for the starting job. Keep an eye on what happens in training camp, but Dickson is not worth drafting in most formats. In 2018 with the Seahawks, Dickson had just two games with double digits in PPR points.
Dickson caught four of five targets for 42 yards in Saturday's wild-card loss to the Cowboys. After logging five straight 16-game seasons, Dickson was forced to sit for the first six weeks this year with a quadriceps injury. He managed 12 receptions for 143 yards and three scores over the final 10 regular-season games, marking his highest touchdown total since the 2011 season. Dickson clearly wasn't Jimmy Graham's true replacement, but he still warranted five red-zone targets. He'll look to enter his 10th NFL season healthy in order to properly battle Nick Vannett and Will Dissly for the No. 1 tight end role.
Dickson didn't receive a target but rushed once for nine yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals. Dickson logged a carry on the Seahawks' first offensive drive but only had run-blocking contributions after that. After missing the first six games of the regular season, Dickson has made little effect on the offense with just 12 catches in 10 games, although he hauled in three scores in that span. Dickson will work as the second tight end for Saturday's opening playoff game versus the Cowboys.
Dickson didn't receive a target in Sunday's win over the 49ers. Dickson didn't seen more than two targets in his first five games back from a quadriceps injury, so this slip in the stat line isn't surprising. He'll square up against a tough Vikings defense, which has allowed just three touchdowns to tight ends, in Week 14.
Dickson hauled in both targets for 13 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers. Dickson was held under 15 receiving yards for the second straight game, this time by the team he spent the previous four seasons with. The veteran tight end has just seven targets in five games since returning from a quadriceps injury, so his fantasy value is minimal.
Dickson's only target Thursday night against the Packers resulted in a 15-yard game-winning TD in his team's 27-24 victory. Since his return from a quad injury, Dickson has totaled five targets in four games, en route to hauling in four catches for 93 yards. While two of those catches have gone for touchdowns, his low volume makes him a hit-or-miss fantasy play, especially while sharing tight end work with Nick Vannett, who out-snapped Dickson by a 42-30 count Thursday.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||New Orleans Saints||14||6.22|
|5||10/04||Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|
|9||11/03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.88|
|10||11/12||@San Francisco 49ers||4||4.75|
|14||12/09||@Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|
|17||12/29||San Francisco 49ers||4||4.75|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||26||17||238||2||12||14.00||35|