Ed Dickson
TE CAR (11)
2 days ago

Dickson's teammate Greg Olsen (foot) is on track to return for Sunday's game against the Jets, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dickson enjoyed a few big moments in Olsen's absence, including a memorable 175-yard explosion in a Week 5 win over the Lions. He piled up more yards in that one game than he had in any of his three previous seasons in Carolina, where he's long been limited to a blocking role alongside his prolific position mate. Dickson's solid work this season might push him out of Carolina's price range in the offseason, though his overall track record suggests he'll probably struggle to draw interest from teams in search of a starting tight end. He may have to settle for high-end backup money, which would allow the Panthers to at least take a shot at retaining him.

Ed Dickson
TE CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Dickson nabbed three of five targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 45-21 win over Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Dickson leaped for a seven-yard touchdown reception on a quick slant just before the half during Monday's game, his first score of the season. Week 5's explosion against Detroit aside, Dickson has been solid but unspectacular this season as he has seen an uptick in usage with Greg Olsen (foot) on the shelf. Those opportunities seem to be coming to an end with Olsen reportedly expected back for Week 12's game against the Jets.

Ed Dickson
TE CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Dickson failed to haul in either of his two targets in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Dickson was part of an offense that only passed for 137 yards, which was distributed amongst three pass-catchers. With Dickson not being one of those, his streak of five straight games with at least three receptions was snapped. The veteran will look to bounce back next Monday night against the Dolphins.

Ed Dickson
TE CAR (11)
4 weeks ago

Dickson caught four of five targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 17-3 win over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Dickson overcame an ankle injury to suit up Sunday, and ended up trailing only Christian McCaffrey in receptions. Admittedly, Dickson's four grabs didn't yield much yardage, but his season average of under 50 yards per game should've tempered fantasy owners' expectations in the first place.

Ed Dickson
TE CAR (11)
4 weeks ago

Dickson (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest at Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

The No. 1 tight end during Greg Olsen's recovery from surgery on a Jones fracture in his right foot, Dickson has averaged 2.8 receptions (on 4.5 targets) for 31 yards in four starts aside from a five-catch, 175-yard outburst in Week 5. Dickson will aim to join the ranks of tight ends (Rhett Ellison, Troy Niklas and Logan Thomas) that have reached the end zone against the Buccaneers defense this season.

Ed Dickson
TE CAR (11)
4 weeks ago

The Panthers expect Dickson (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, to play in the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dickson was able to put in full practices Thursday and Friday, so his availability for the weekend never seemed to be in much peril. Since his breakout five-catch, 175-yard performance in Week 5 against the Lions, Dickson has fallen back to earth the last two weeks, logging a combined seven receptions for 54 yards.

Ed Dickson
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Dickson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Dickson was held out of practice Wednesday but returned as a full participant Thursday and Friday. Despite his designation on the final injury report, he doesn't seem to be in much danger of missing Sunday's game. Dickson has played at least 98 percent of the offensive snaps in every game since Week 2 when Greg Olsen suffered a broken foot.

Ed Dickson
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Dickson (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dickson's absence from Wednesday's session was likely intended to keep the 30-year-old fresh. During Greg Olsen's recovery from foot surgery, Dickson has missed nary a snap, resulting in 16 receptions (on 23 targets) for 299 yards over the last five games. Dickson will seek out his first touchdown of the season Sunday against a Buccaneers defense that has conceded a TD to a tight end in three of the last four outings.

Ed Dickson
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Dickson (ankle) was held out of Wednesday's practice, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though the ankle injury is something to monitor, it didn't prevent Dickson from playing every single offensive snaps in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Bears. He's played at least 98 percent of the snaps in each game since Greg Olsen suffered a broken foot in a Week 2 win over the Bills. Chris Manhertz is next up on the depth chart if Dickson is absent or limited for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay.

Ed Dickson
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Dickson caught three of five targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Dickson sports just 54 yards over the past two games, further establishing his 175-yard outburst in Week 5 as an anomaly. As long as Greg Olsen remains sidelined, Dickson figures to get at least a handful of looks, but he's more of an occasional chain-mover than a fantasy standout.