Ed Dickson
Ed Dickson
31-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Seattle Seahawks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $10.7 million contract with the Seahawks in March of 2018.
Season-high four catches in loss
TESeattle Seahawks
January 6, 2019
Dickson caught four of five targets for 42 yards in Saturday's wild-card loss to the Cowboys.
ANALYSIS
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.
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How do Ed Dickson's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
6.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.19
 
% Team Air Yards
1.9%
 
% Team Targets
3.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
92.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.8
 
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How often does Ed Dickson run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Ed Dickson
144 routes   13 targets
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14 routes   1 target
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65 routes   14 targets
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227 routes   43 targets
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
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.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
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
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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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No catches, but gets a carry
TESeattle Seahawks
December 31, 2018
Dickson didn't receive a target but rushed once for nine yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
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One target in win
TESeattle Seahawks
December 10, 2018
Dickson hauled in his only target for four yards in Monday's win over the Vikings.
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Not used in passing game
TESeattle Seahawks
December 2, 2018
Dickson didn't receive a target in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
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Bottled up by former team
TESeattle Seahawks
November 25, 2018
Dickson hauled in both targets for 13 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.
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Scores second TD
TESeattle Seahawks
November 15, 2018
Dickson's only target Thursday night against the Packers resulted in a 15-yard game-winning TD in his team's 27-24 victory.
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