Ed Dickson | TE | Baltimore Ravens
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.
Posted: 3/6/2013 10:06pm et
Baltimore Ravens impending restricted free agent TE Ed Dickson is expected to get an original round tender of $1.323 million.
Huddle Up: Dickson was a third-round pick, so if he's signed by another team the Ravens would receive a third-round selection as compensation. His best shot at significant fantasy value would be in Baltimore if Dennis Pitta doesn't return, or with another team where he would be the primary pass-catching tight end.
Posted: 9/19/2012 3:24pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is the No. 1 tight end on the depth chart over TE Ed Dickson Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: File this under "duh." Pitta has been a consistent performer for Joe Flacco and the Ravens thus far, making him a great waiver wire pickup if you need a tight end. At this rate he will wind up in the top 10 for the season. It is good to know the Ravens have moved him to the top of the depth chart so there are no questions regarding Ed Dickson.
Posted: 8/27/2012 9:05pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta will miss the team's final preseason game.
Huddle Up: Dickson has two catches this preseason for 15 yards, while Pitta has yet to play after getting a cast taken off a broken hand last week. Dickson is the better fantasy option for the time being, but neither are likely to give you the week-in, week-out production you need.
Posted: 7/5/2012 8:51pm et
Baltimore Ravens TEs Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson are athletic enough to line up outside as wide receivers at times this season, reports BaltimoreRavens.com.
Huddle Up: Every tight end in the NFL is 'athletic enough' to line up outside in certain packages.
Posted: 6/30/2012 3:55pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson is likely to be listed as the No. 1 tight end on the depth chart, but he and TE Dennis Pitta are likely to both be utilized frequently. The Ravens frequently use two-tight end sets, so each is likely to see the field early and often.
Huddle Up: The Ravens' TE duo split 94 catches, 933 yards, and eight TDs last season with Dickson holding a modest edge in each category. Barring injury expect similar distribution in 2012, meaning Dickson is best used as a bye-week plug-in or best-ball format TE rather than being counted on for consistent week-in, week-out production.