- Height / Weight
- 6'4" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 25, 1987 (31)
- 9th Season
- 2010 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 70 (BAL)
Seattle Seahawks tight end Ed Dickson brought in the game-winning touchdown on Thursday night as the Seahawks topped Green Bay. Dickson was only targeted once all night, and it was on a wide open pattern right down the gut with the game on the line. Unfortunately, Seattle appears to continue to struggle with how best to use a receiving tight end as Dickson has only been targeted five times in four games. Two of those have now gone for touchdowns, but his use is way too unpredictable to be a valuable fantasy target. If he can get a few more consistent opportunities, he may become viable late in the year, but it's unlikely.
The Seattle Seahawks have leaned heavily on their running game and everyone knows about their wide receivers at this point, but their secret weapon for Week 9 could be tight end Ed Dickson. Dickson returned last week to make his season debut and looked fine as he caught a pair of passes for a touchdown and 54 yards, and he's the one piece of Seattle's offense that can bring a new wrinkle this deep into a season. Plugging someone with Dickson's size and hands into Seattle's passing offense will force LA to come up with some new schemes because he's such an odd man out compared to the team's usual assortment of smaller, quicker players. At 6'4", 250 pounds, Dickson may be just the oddity the team needs to capitalize in the red zone.
Seattle Seahawks tight end Ed Dickson finally got on the field this week, and he made his presence felt by hauling in a touchdown against Detroit. Dickson caught both passes sent his way, and he finished the game with 54 yards receiving after a huge 42-yard gainer. Dickson has previously shown that he can be an effective receiving tight end, and it's likely that he'll start to take over more of that role from Nick Vannett in coming weeks. That said, Seattle's offense is currently rolling and has no shortage of attractive weapons. Dickson could get lost in the shuffle of a group that simply has too many good things.