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College: Oregon | 8 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 7/25/1987
2018 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 59.7
Avg Pts: 3.73
Rank: 29 TE

Free Agent

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Preseason0.00
Week 22.60Ed Dickson 26 receiving yds (2.60 pts)
Week 30.80Ed Dickson 8 receiving yds (0.80 pts)
Week 411.20Ed Dickson 62 receiving yds (6.20 pts)
Ed Dickson 62 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Week 522.50Ed Dickson 175 receiving yds (17.50 pts)
Ed Dickson 175 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Week 63.60Ed Dickson 36 receiving yds (3.60 pts)
Week 71.80Ed Dickson 18 receiving yds (1.80 pts)
Week 82.40Ed Dickson 24 receiving yds (2.40 pts)
Week 90.00
Week 109.30Ed Dickson 7 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Ed Dickson 33 receiving yds (3.30 pts)
Week 11
Week 121.50Ed Dickson 15 receiving yds (1.50 pts)
Playoff Week 11.80Ed Dickson 18 receiving yds (1.80 pts)
Playoff Week 20.00
Playoff Week 3
Playoff Week 4
Playoff Week 52.20Ed Dickson 22 receiving yds (2.20 pts)
Player Notes
Apr 2 2:30pm ET

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praised new tight end Ed Dickson's ability downfield as a pass catcher, even though Dickson has notoriously been known more for his blocking skills in his NFL career. "Ed is a good all-around blocker but he's a downfield catcher as well. He's a really good athlete. We've know him since he was a high school kid. Really fired up to get him to fit in. He's kind of been overshadowed with [Greg] Olsen there at the Panthers, but he's always been a productive football player and a really good all-around ballplayer," Carroll said. Dickson is entering his age-31 campaign and has never caught more than 54 passes in a season (his second year in 2011) or accumulated more than 528 yards or five touchdowns in a single year. While he's currently the team's best pass-catching weapon at tight end, Seattle could look to add help in the draft. Dickson could have games here and there where he produces decent numbers, but he shouldn't be looked at as anything more than a fantasy backup.

Mar 16 1:30pm ET

Free-agent tight end Ed Dickson is signing with the Seattle Seahawks on a three-year deal worth $14 million maximum, with one year fully guaranteed, according to a source. With Jimmy Graham headed to Green Bay and Luke Willson likely moving on as well, Dickson effectively becomes the team's top tight end option. He had 30 catches for 437 yards and a touchdown in 2017 with Carolina, but most of his production came with Greg Olsen (foot) sidelined. The 30-year-old Dickson is known as more of a blocking tight end -- he blocked on over 50 percent of his snaps with the Panthers -- so his fantasy upside is limited.

Mar 16 11:43am ET

Updating an earlier report, free-agent TE Ed Dickson (Panthers) agreed to a three-year deal worth as much as $14 million with the Seattle Seahawks Friday, March 16.

Mar 16 9:43am ET

Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Ed Dickson (Panthers) stayed overnight in Seattle Thursday, March 15, as he and the Seattle Seahawks progress toward a deal.

Mar 14 7:33pm ET

Free-agent TE Ed Dickson (Panthers) will visit with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, March 14.

Mar 14 3:40pm ET

The Seattle Seahawks are set to visit with free-agent tight end Ed Dickson, according to a source. With Jimmy Graham leaving for the Packers and Luke Willson also a free agent, the Seahawks are desperate for tight end help. Dickson had a decent season for Carolina in 2017, filling in for a large chunk of time with Greg Olsen (foot) injured, but he's more of a blocking tight end and would have limited upside if he becomes Seattle's main pass-catching tight end in 2018.

Mar 14 3:33pm ET

Free-agent TE Ed Dickson (Panthers) will visit the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source.

Mar 13 11:43pm ET

The Green Bay Packers are no longer interested in free-agent TE Ed Dickson (Panthers) after landing TE Jimmy Graham.

Mar 13 4:13pm ET

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent TE Ed Dickson is receiving interest from the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers, according to sources.

Mar 13 2:20pm ET

The Atlanta Falcons are one of the teams expressing a "strong" interest in free-agent tight end Ed Dickson, according to sources. He had a career-high 14.6 yards per catch last year with Carolina in 2017 when Greg Olsen went down with a foot injury. The Falcons are looking for a solid blocker to pair with Austin Hooper, and Dickson fits the bill. Dickson has never had much fantasy relevance and wouldn't suddenly become attractive with a move to Atlanta unless Hooper were injured.

Mar 7 8:50pm ET

Free agent tight end Ed Dickson is on the Dolphins' radar, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. With Julius Thomas likely to be cut and Anthony Fasano set to be a free agent, the Dolphins are left with MarQueis Gray and AJ Derby atop their tight end depth chart. Dickson has been a serviceable No. 2 tight end, but the 30-year-old averaged only 18.4 catches over the last five seasons. The team was also looking at University of South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst in the draft.

Mar 7 6:33pm ET

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent TE Ed Dickson and Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent TE Trey Burton are expected to receive interest from the Miami Dolphins during free agency.

Mar 4 8:03pm ET

The Atlanta Falcons have shown interest in Carolina Panthers TE Ed Dickson, who is expected to hit the open market when free agency begins.

Feb 26 12:20pm ET

The Carolina Panthers may select a tight end in the draft, according to ESPN's David Newton. Greg Olsen was limited to seven games last season because of a foot injury, but it was the first time he failed to play all 16 since his rookie season in 2007. That said, he is 33 (in March) and entering the final year of his deal. If the Panthers are wary of signing him to a big, long-term extension, they could look to bring in a rookie this year in preparation for Olsen leaving in 2019. Even if Olsen sticks around, finding a developmental option for the No. 2 role makes sense, especially with Ed Dickson headed to free agency.

Dec 1 4:10pm ET

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) is questionable for Week 13 against the Saints. Olsen got in some side work Friday, but did not practice this week. He looks unlikely to play after a setback in his Week 12 return. Ed Dickson has a streamable matchup if Olsen sits.

Nov 30 5:30pm ET

Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson could continue to see plenty of snaps Sunday when the Panthers take on the Saints. Greg Olsen (foot) returned to the field last week but couldn't finish the game and hasn't practiced all week opening the door possibly for Dickson in Week 13. Dickson has been non-existent most of this season minus a 175-yard anomaly against the Lions. But if one is desperate, Dickson could see a handful of targets in a game that may turn into a shootout in New Orleans on Sunday. Otherwise, it would be best to keep Dickson on the bench.

Nov 21 5:20pm ET

Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson will be facing less playing time with the impending return of Greg Olsen to the lineup in Week 12. The Panthers are coming out of the bye week so it is unclear how much Olsen will be involved but it should directly affect Dickson's production moving forward. Dickson caught his first touchdown pass of the season in the Panthers last game and has been inconsistent en route to 25 receptions for 382 yards for the entire year. Dickson could see a decent amount of snaps as they work Olsen slowly back into the lineup but eventually his snap count should decrease over the coming weeks. Dickson is not a fantasy option in Week 12 against the New York Jets.

Nov 14 2:30am ET

Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson re-emerged in fantasy circles Monday night, catching a 7-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cam Newton. The Panthers offense was hot from the jump and Dickson caught three passes for 33 yards. Dickson appeared to be building a strong chemistry with Newton a few games ago but had disappeared from the stat sheet. With the impending return of Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen only a few more weeks away, Dickson is still only a short-term/desperate fantasy play in the weeks ahead.

Nov 14 12:33am ET

Carolina Panthers TE Ed Dickson scored his first touchdown of the season, while hauling in three of five targets for 33 yards in the team's Week 10 win Monday, Nov. 13, against the Miami Dolphins.

Nov 10 4:20pm ET

Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson has experienced a season of fits and starts. Thrust into the starting role after Pro Bowler Greg Olsen went down with an injury, Dickson emerged with some solid fantasy stat lines. But he has completely disappeared over the last few weeks, making him tough to trust in fantasy despite a favorable matchup. The Panthers will square off with a Miami Dolphins defense that has allowed the seventh most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. They have allowed four touchdowns to the position and were burned last week for 126 yards by Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cook. Dickson is not an ideal fantasy play but one could do worse if it's a desperate lineup situation.

NFL Week
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TDs
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2017 Season59.703043714810000
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Week 2BUF2.602260300000
Week 3NOR0.80180100000
Week 4@NWE11.203620400000
Week 5@DET22.5051750500000
Week 6PHI3.604360800000
Week 7@CHI1.803180500000
Week 8@TAM2.404240500000
Week 9ATL0.00000200000
Week 10MIA9.303331500000
Week 11bye
Week 12@NYJ1.501150300000
Week 13@NOR1.802180200000
Week 14MIN0.00000100000
Week 15GNB0.00000000000
Week 16TAM0.00000000000
Week 17@ATL2.202220300000
Wildcard@NOR0.30130200000