Ed Dickson Fantasy News

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:13am

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

In four games, opposing tight ends have caught 33 passes for 395 yards against the Benngals. Last week against the Patriots, Rob Gronkowski and Tim Wright victimized the Bengals’ defense for 185 yards on 11 catches and two touchdowns.

The Panthers don’t just have Greg Olsen. Ed Dickson, who signed with Carolina this offseason from Baltimore, recorded his first catches of the season last week against the Bears.

Dickson has worked on his chemistry with quarterback Cam Newton this season, and Newton seems more comfortable throwing the ball to Dickson as the Panthers offense evolves.

Fantasy Impact:

The writer believes Panther TEs could be key against the Bengals again this week and that's good news for Olsen and his owners. Olsen is officially listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but all indications are he's going to play. However, it's something to keep an eye on leading up to the game.

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Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Panthers TE Ed Dickson (hip, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 5.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Panthers TE Ed Dickson (hip) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps.

Panthers plan to use TEs more in offense

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2:48pm

WRAL.com - [Full Article]

Ron Rivera said the Carolina Panthers plan to use their tight ends more in the passing game this season.

The Panthers added free agent Ed Dickson this offseason to go along with Greg Olsen, giving them a pair of receiving options at tight end similar to what they had in Rivera's first season in 2011 with Olsen and Jeremy Shockey.

"Absolutely," Rivera said when asked if the moved was designed to replicate three years ago. "You want that double threat."

Fantasy Impact:

Great news for Greg Olsen owners, but it's also not really a surprise since Carolina doesn't have a lot of big names at WR. On top of that, rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin just returned to camp but is likely a little behind. Olsen is ranked 6th on our TE list, but has an ADP of the 9th round, along with guys like Jordan Reed and Kyle Rudolph who also continue to get positive press in camp in terms of getting. They are turning into attractive targets at that point in drafts.

Friday, August 1, 2014, 6:45pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Panthers are lining tight end Ed Dickson outside like a wide receiver a lot in a two tight-end formation. At 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, he's yet another big target for Newton. With Dickson, starting tight end Greg Olsen, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery on the field the average height of the receivers is just under 6-4. With a quarterback who has a tendency to throw high at times that could come in handy. Regardless, judging by the number of formations Dickson is a part of, he will be a large part of this offense.

Panthers running 'a lot' of two-TE sets

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 11:23am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Panthers beat writer David Newton was asked what formations the Panthers were running at OTAs. He responded, "They ran a lot of two-tight end formations. Newcomer Ed Dickson really looked good."

Fantasy Impact:

The Panthers are likely to go run-heavy given the state of their WR corps so it makes sense that they'd utilize two-TE sets. It will impact the number of snaps that the WR3 will eventually get, so we're eager to see how the WR pecking order shakes out. We're guessing it will be Jerricho Cotchery and Kelvin Benjamin, with Tiquan Underwood filling the Ted Ginn role.

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3:02pm

Joe Person, Twitter - [Full Article]

Panthers sign free agent tight end Ed Dickson to a one-year deal, per league source.

Fantasy Impact:

Dickson will back up Greg Olsen.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 9:33am

Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter - [Full Article]

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said team is still considered signing a free agent tight end, possibly Owen Daniels.

Fantasy Impact:

Bringing back Ed Dickson is also under consideration, according to the tweet. Daniels would be a TE2 behind Dennis Pitta, but would bring a little more offensively to the table than Dickson should something happen to Pitta.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 11:18am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The uproar after Week 1 was how much the Baltimore Ravens missed wide receiver Anquan Boldin, and the Ravens certainly would benefit from his toughness and clutch plays. But the Ravens miss tight end Dennis Pitta much more than Boldin.

Pitta, who is on the injured reserve-designated for return list after injuring his hip in training camp, may have been the Ravens' leading receiver at this point. Now, the tight end position is one of the biggest weaknesses for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Fantasy Impact:

The Ravens have gotten little production out of Dallas Clark, Ed Dickson and Billy Bajema. The team is especially disappointed in Dickson. The Ravens' tight ends have scored no touchdowns and have produced no catches more than 20 yards. Pitta had seven touchdowns and eight receptions greater than 20 yards. Entering the season, the Ravens looked like they were in better position to handle the loss of Pitta more than the void left by the trade of Boldin. But undrafted wide receiver Marlon Brown, who has filled Boldin's spot in the starting lineup, leads the team with three touchdowns, the story points out.

Monday, September 30, 2013, 6:02pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Although Ravens TE Ed Dickson is big, strong and fast, his hands have been extremely suspect this season with his unreliability showing up again Sunday during a 23-20 road loss to the Buffalo Bills. Dickson allowed an accurate Joe Flacco pass to bounce off his hands for one of Flacco's five interceptions.

For the season, Dickson has caught only three passes for 25 yards and has dropped at least six passes.

It's been a rude awakening for Dickson and the Ravens, who have started him every week through four games and haven't given up hope that he'll snap out of this funk and start catching the football.

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 7:23pm

Ravens Inactives
WR Aaron Mellette
WR Deonte Thompson
DT Arthur Jones
DT Brandon Williams
LB John Simon
G/T Jah Reid
C Ryan Jensen

Fantasy Impact:

TE Ed Dickson is active for the Ravens.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 7:16pm

Ravens TE Ed Dickson (thigh, probable) practiced fully Wednesday. Dickson is a sleeper with Dennis Pitta sidelined. Dallas Clark may eat into his targets, however.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 4:20pm

Aaron Wilson on Twitter - [Full Article]

Ravens TE Ed Dickson (hamstring) participated fully for second day in a row.

Fantasy Impact:

Dickson looks like he'll be a go for Week 1. He's got a pretty good matchup against Denver's 29th ranked defense against TEs, but he's only ranked 20th on our TE list, barely TE2 material. We're not seeing a big game from him to start the season.

Sunday, August 25, 2013, 12:47pm

Aaron Wilson on Twitter - [Full Article]

The performance of TE Matt Furstenburg made the Ravens more comfortable releasing Visanthe Shiancoe.

Fantasy Impact:

It could also be a good sign that Ed Dickson has a shot to return for Week 1, or if not soon after.

Ed Dickson returns to practice

Monday, August 19, 2013, 5:12pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Ravens tight end Ed Dickson returned to practice Monday for the first time since sustaining a slight tear of his right hamstring during an open practice at Navy on Aug. 4.

Fantasy Impact:

Dickson appears ahead of schedule and could be back on the radar as a TE2 option in drafts. He wasn't expected to be ready Week 1. The team did sign aging vet Dallas Clark, who could steal some work away from Dickson if he proves to be effective.