Ed Dickson | TE | Carolina Panthers
Posted: 4/10/2014 4:01pm et
The Carolina Panthers signed TE Ed Dickson (Ravens) on Thursday, April 10.
Huddle Up: Aside from his second season (2011) with the Ravens when he had 54 catches for 528 yards and 5 TDs, Dickson didn't top 25 receptions, 273 yards or a TD in his other 3 campaigns, and now he'll be playing behind Greg Olsen, the Panthers' clear No. 1 passing-game target now that WR Steve Smith has left for Baltimore. In short, a change of scenery should do nothing to alter your minimal fantasy expectations for Dickson.
Posted: 9/4/2013 7:50pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson (thigh) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 4, and is probable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Dickson should be the second option for Joe Flacco, giving him some sneaky
Posted: 9/2/2013 5:16pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: Remember that Dickson was a top-20 fantasy tight end while splitting time with Dennis Pitta two seasons ago. He has decent upside given there aren't many receiving weapons on that Ravens offense. Good to see he is healthy to start the season.
Posted: 8/20/2013 12:12am et
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson was limited during practice Monday, Aug. 19. It was the first time back on a field since he suffered his a partially-torn hamstring.
Huddle Up: Limited or not, it was a good sign that Dickson was able to do anything at all, and it now opens the door for him playing in the regular-season opener in a little more than 2 weeks.
Posted: 8/14/2013 10:21am et
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson has been cleared for light jogging, and a source close to the situation thinks he'll be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Good news for Dickson and the Ravens, as Dallas Clark and Visanthe Shiancoe are serving as tight end placeholders for the moment in Baltimore. Dickson's fantasy value has dipped to the point that you can grab him late and hope he lives up to preseason (but post-Dennis Pitta injury) expectations)--and if not, it's a low-cost investment.
Posted: 8/12/2013 10:14am et
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson was non-committal when asked if he will be ready for the regular season opener Sept. 5, against the Baltimore Ravens. He is recovering from a partially torn hamstring. "I can't make any predictions, but I'm working hard to do that. It's one of those things where it was really sore and I tried to prevent it by doing other things," Dickson said Sunday, Aug. 11. "The doctor said it went all the way through, so it's not lingering through the season so I can get all the way healthy and make me back to 100 percent."
Huddle Up: Hamstring injuries due tend to linger, so expect the Ravens to err on the side of caution in brining Dickson back. Meanwhile, veterans Visanthe Shiancoe and Dallas Clark will hold down the tight end fort in Baltimore.
Posted: 8/7/2013 12:27pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Matt Furstenburg is likely to see plenty of playing time in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with TEs Dennis Pitta (hip) out for the season and Ed Dickson (hamstring) out at least a week. Furstenburg is hopeful of making the 53-man roster, but if not, he hopes to latch on elsewhere. 'I've progressed a lot,' Furstenburg said Wednesday, Aug. 7. 'I'm just trying to learn the system, get in and do my thing. Just play fast, that's the biggest thing.'
Huddle Up: Who? Fantasy owners might hear the name Matt Furstenburg a bit this preseason, but don't buy into it. Dickson will reportedly be back before the season starts.
Posted: 8/6/2013 11:48pm et
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the hamstring injury to TE Ed Dickson is not a major injury.
Huddle Up: Joe Flacco, for one, is hoping his coach his right as he's already heading into 2013 without a combined 126 completions, 1,590 yards and 11 TDs (WR Anquan Boldin & TE Dennis Pitta) from this past season.
Posted: 8/5/2013 5:23pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said an MRI revealed TE Ed Dickson (hamstring) has a partially torn hamstring. The team will give him a few days off and then will reevaluate him.
Huddle Up: The hits keep on coming for that Baltimore offense. A few weeks isn't terrible, but the Ravens are dangerously thin at tight end. There is no real fantasy value for Visanthe Shiancoe or any other tight end. This hurts Joe Flacco's fantasy value even more, and perhaps Torrey Smith's as well. Get better soon, Ed.
Posted: 8/4/2013 11:51pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson (hamstring) was unable to finish practice Sunday, Aug. 4, due to a strained hamstring. Head coach John Harbaugh downplayed the severity of the injury. 'Ed Dickson, his hamstring grabbed a little bit, so we pulled him out for precautionary reasons,' Harbaugh said. 'We'll take a look at it and see how it looks.'
Huddle Up: Unsettling news for the Ravens at a position they can least afford another injury with starter Dennis Pitta (hip) already shelved for the season.
Posted: 7/24/2013 12:10pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson suffered a mild groin strain at the end of the team's mandatory minicamp in mid-June, but he was able to take part in practice Tuesday, July 23, without any issues.
Huddle Up: Dickson is not only battling with Dennis Pitta for looks but also expected to team with Pitta as the Ravens look to replace the targets once intended for the departed Anquan Boldin. Missed time at camp would hurt Dickson's chances of carving out a larger role, so it's good to see him back at work without issue.
Posted: 6/1/2013 11:29am et
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent TE Ed Dickson has signed his one-year tender offer. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Dickson is expected to be a complement to Dennis Pitta in the Baltimore attack, with the two of them combining to pick up the slack left by Anquan Boldin's departure.
Posted: 5/9/2013 10:39pm et
The Baltimore Ravens could use more two-tight end sets in 2013 to help overcome the loss of WR Anquan Boldin. "We've got some tight ends who can pick up the slack," assistant general manager Eric DeCosta siad. "Ed Dickson made some big plays last year in the Super Bowl, really played his best football in the playoffs. We're excited to see him become what we thought he was going to be. We really think this is his chance to become a really good tight end in the NFL. Obviously, we've got Dennis Pitta, we've got Torrey Smith. We've got playmakers. We're excited about what we can do on offense.'
Huddle Up: Dickson's postseason performance may have appeared better than it was because of a lackluster 2012 regular season (21-225-0) coming on the heels of his solid 2011 campaign (54-528-5). Pitta, meanwhile, hit career highs across the board in 2012 with a 61-669-7 performance, and the opportunities would definitely open up for Dickson should the Ravens utilize more 2-TE looks.