Will Dissly

Will Dissly

Tight End #89
ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 4
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 262 lb.
College:None
Age:
Born:None
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 4 (120)
Draft Team:SEA

Will Dissly: Passes physical

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that Dissly (Achilles) passed his physical, but the tight end is still expected to be eased along carefully during training camp, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Though Carroll has been encouraged by how Dissly has fared in his recovery from the torn Achilles' tendon he suffered nine months earlier, the Seahawks aren't inclined to rush the 24-year-old while he returns from his second major lower-body injury in as many years. Perhaps due to a lack of confidence in how Dissly's comeback effort might play out, the Seahawks pumped significant resources into their tight-end room this offseason by signing veteran Greg Olsen, re-signing Cody Hollister and Luke Willson and spending a fourth-round pick on Colby Parkinson. Even if Dissly gains clearance for Week 1, he's probably looking at a timeshare at the position with Olsen in a best-case scenario.

August 3, 2020 1:48 PM EST

Will Dissly: Expected to be ready for Week 1

The Seahawks "fully expect" Dissly (Achilles) to be healthy in time for Week 1 of the 2020 regular season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Dissly is coming off a torn Achilles sustained early last October, his second consecutive season-ending injury after suffering a torn patellar tendon as a rookie in 2018. Though the 23-year-old still has a long road ahead in his recovery, it appears as though he's making significant progress and has a real shot at returning to full health in time to kick off the 2020 regular season. With Seattle having inked veteran tight end Greg Olsen to a one-year deal, however, it remains to be seen how No. 1 reps at the position will be divvied out even if Dissly does manage a return to full form.

February 19, 2020 11:32 AM EST

Will Dissly: Competition arrives in Seattle

Dissly (Achilles) is in danger of losing his No. 1 tight-end job after Greg Olsen signed with the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Dissly seems to be making solid progress in his recovery, and it's possible that he'll be ready for Week 1. Still, with back-to-back, season-ending injuries -- he suffered a patella tear in 2018 -- over his first two years in the league, there's legitimate questions about whether he can return to his former production. The 23-year-old tight end has recorded 418 receiving yards and six touchdowns over 10 career games, and even if he gets back to full strength, Olsen's arrival lowers Dissly's ceiling.

February 18, 2020 2:50 PM EST

Will Dissly: Making progress in recovery

Coach Pete Carroll said Dissly is recovering well from the torn Achilles he suffered in Week 6, Andy Patton of USA Today reports. "He's killing the rehab. [Dissly] is doing great," Carroll said. "But, it's a long process, it's going to be some tough work for him."

Analysis: Dissly suffered a season-ending injury for the second time in his two-year career when he tore his Achilles in Week 6. In the tight end's rookie campaign, he sustained a torn patellar tendon. Dissly beat that expected recovery timeline and showed no ill effects in his return to action, recording 23 receptions for 262 yards and four touchdowns over six games. He was one of Russell Wilson's top targets, and he was a weekly fantasy starter. A torn Achilles usually takes around a year to recover from, so it'll be tough, albeit possible, for him to return for Week 1 of the 2020 season. The Seahawks will likely retain pending RFA Jacob Hollister, who recorded 41 catches for 349 yards and three scores, and Ed Dickson (knee) still has another year on his contract after sitting out the entire 2019 campaign. If Dissly can get back to 100 percent, he'll likely be the No. 1 tight end, but there's no guarantee he gets to that point in Week 1, or at all.

January 14, 2020 3:03 PM EST

Will Dissly: Gets good news post-surgery

Dissly's surgery to repair a torn Achilles went well, with coach Pete Carroll describing the procedure as "minimally invasive", ESPN.com's Brady Henderson reports.

Analysis: Carroll added that Dissly should be able to return a couple months ahead of the typical timeline for an Achilles tear. The tight end will miss the rest of the 2019 campaign, hoping to make it back for Week 1 of 2020.

October 18, 2019 10:50 AM EST

Will Dissly: Set for season-ending surgery

Dissly will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday to address his torn Achilles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Networkreports.

Analysis: Dissly suffered a torn left Achilles during Sunday's win over the Browns, the severity of which will cause him to miss the remainder of the season. It's a huge blow for the emerging tight end, whose rookie season was cut short due to a patellar tendon tear in his right knee. On a bright note, Dissly is expected to be ready to go for the 2020 campaign.

October 16, 2019 11:44 AM EST

Will Dissly: May have ruptured Achilles' tendon

Coach Pete Carroll admitted that the Seahawks fear Dissly ruptured his left Achilles' tendon in Sunday's 32-28 win over the Browns, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Initial diagnostic tests on Dissly haven't proven conclusive, but it's apparent the Seahawks are bracing for the worst once his MRI results become available. If Carroll's fear comes to pass, it would mark the second significant injury in as many seasons for Dissly, whose rookie campaign was cut short by a patellar tendon tear in his right knee. Luke Willson (56 snaps) and Jacob Hollister (29 snaps) filled in at tight end Sunday following Dissly's early exit, but neither player represents a major threat in the passing game.

October 14, 2019 10:13 AM EST

Will Dissly: Achilles injury 'serious'

Coach Pete Carroll called Dissly's Achilles injury a "serious one" following Sunday's 32-28 win at Cleveland, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Considering Carroll also termed the situation "devastating," Dissly may have suffered a second season-ending injury in as many pro campaigns. Once further testing is done on Dissly's lower left leg, the Seahawks will reveal the extent of the injury. In the wake of the news, the team is down to two healthy tight ends (Luke Willson and Jacob Hollister).

October 13, 2019 2:04 PM EST

Will Dissly: Injures Achilles on Sunday

Dissly was ruled out of Sunday's game at Cleveland due to an Achilles injury, Michael-Shawn Dugar reports.

Analysis: Targeted in the end zone early in the second quarter, Dissly experienced an awkward fall and immediately grabbed his left leg, per Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic, needing assistance to get to the sideline. Following confirmation of the injury, Luke Willson and Jacob Hollister are left as the only available tight ends for quarterback Russell Wilson.

October 13, 2019 11:04 AM EST

Will Dissly: Leads squad in receiving yards

Dissly caught all four targets for 81 yards in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Rams.

Analysis: This was Dissly's season high in receiving yards, and his night was highlighted by a 38-yard reception that set up Tyler Lockett's 13-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. The second-year pro continues to be one of Russell Wilson's favorite targets, as he garnered 14.1 percent of Wilson's attempts in this outing. Dissly continues to make use of his chances as well, hauling in 23 of 26 targets (88.5 percent) for 11.4 YPC.

October 3, 2019 9:53 PM EST

Will Dissly: Four TDs in four games

Dissly hauled in seven of eight targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Every tight end succeeds against the Cardinals, as they've now allowed 376 and six scores to tight ends through four weeks. But Dissly still deserves attention from fantasy owners going forward. Coming off a patella tear, Dissly has caught four touchdowns through four games while increasing his target count in each contest, and he was Russell Wilson's favorite target in this game. Dissly and the Seahawks have a tough matchup on tap Thursday night versus the Rams, who have allowed a tight end to score in two straight games.

September 29, 2019 5:39 PM EST

Will Dissly: Snags another TD

Dissly caught six of seven targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Dissly's touchdown came as time expired in the fourth quarter and there was no longer a chance of comeback, but it's still impressive that Dissly now has three touchdowns in three games this year. The second-year tight end was only out-targeted by Tyler Lockett (seven), and Dissly continues to prove the run-blocking label he had coming out of college was incorrect. He's a top waiver-wire pickup going into Week 4, as the Cardinals have allowed 319 receiving yards and five touchdowns to tight ends through three games.

September 22, 2019 5:16 PM EST

Will Dissly: Hauls in two scores

Dissly caught all five targets for 50 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 28-26 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Dissly battled with a knee injury in Week 1, but he looked as healthy as ever in this contest. The second-year pro would've had an even bigger day if a 43-yard reception wasn't called back for holding in the first quarter. Dissly looks like he's one of QB Russell Wilson's top red-zone targets, as he now has four touchdowns in six career games with the Seahawks.

September 15, 2019 1:53 PM EST

Will Dissly: Slated to play Week 2

Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Dissly (knee) will play Sunday in Pittsburgh, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Carroll's claim was backed up by the second-year tight end subsequently practicing in full, per John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site. Dissly's turnaround is a surprise after he was called "doubtful to return" Week 1 due to an issue to his right knee, which was the same knee that endured a season-ending injury in 2018. While he'll be back in action, the Seahawks may limit Dissly's workload and alternatively make TE Nick Vannett a bigger part of the game plan.

September 11, 2019 5:11 PM EST

Will Dissly: Looked 'OK' Monday

Dissly (knee) was moving about fine Monday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: This development comes one day removed from Dissly being tagged as "doubtful to return" as a result of a right knee injury. The same knee endured a torn patella tendon last September, so there's cause for concern that he'll miss some time. Wednesday's injury report will shed light on his current level of health. Plus, with just one healthy TE (Nick Vannett) on the 53-man roster, the Seahawks would tip their hand regarding Dissly by making a free-agent signing at the position.

September 9, 2019 3:46 PM EST

Will Dissly: Unlikely to return Week 1

Dissly is doubtful to return to Sunday's contest against the Bengals due to a right knee injury, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: Dissly hurt the same knee that sustained a patella tendon injury in 2018, ending his rookie campaign after four games. He seemed to make a complete recovery by the start of this season, but this development puts a damper on those hopes. The nature of the current issue (and its corresponding recovery timetable) should be revealed in due time.

September 8, 2019 4:02 PM EST

Will Dissly: Suits up, but no targets

Dissly (knee) was able to suit up for Sunday's preseason loss to Minnesota, but he did not receive a target in limited action.

Analysis: The good news is that Dissly was cleared for game action for the first time since injuring his knee last September; the downside was that the tight end was not targeted by Russell Wilson. Still, the 23-year-old was out there with the first-unit offense, which bodes well for his chances to begin the season as the team's primary tight end option. Dissly made some noise before going down to injury in 2018 (six receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns in Weeks 1 and 2), so there is certainly some upside to be had, especially with Doug Baldwin's targets out of the picture.

August 18, 2019 8:33 PM EST

Will Dissly: On verge of long-awaited return

Dissly (knee) is in uniform for Sunday's preseason matchup with the Vikings, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Dissly will be back on the field for the first time since Week 4 of the 2018 campaign. The 23-year-old tight end scored two touchdowns in four games as a rookie and has been turning heads in camp, so a strong performance here could go a long way for Dissly's fantasy stock.

August 18, 2019 4:56 PM EST

Will Dissly: Not playing Thursday

Dissly (knee) won't suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Broncos, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Dissly has been turning heads during training camp, his most recent feats a pair of touchdown grabs in red-zone drills at Monday's practice, per John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site. Despite resembling the player that kicked off his career so impressively before sustaining a patella tendon injury Week 4 of last season, coach Pete Carroll won't risk Dissly's health in the team's first exhibition. With Ed Dickson set to miss 4-to-5 weeks due to knee surgery, reps will be available to such reserve tight ends as Nick Vannett, George Fant and potentially Jacob Hollister (groin).

August 8, 2019 12:49 PM EST

Will Dissly: Could suit up Thursday

Dissly (kneecap) may play during Thursday's preseason game versus the Broncos, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Reports surrounding Dissly's recovery from a patella tendon injury have been positive through the early days of training camp, and suiting up for preseason action would be another major step in the right direction. If the second-year pro is able to get fully healthy by Week 1, he has the opportunity to serve as Seattle's top pass catching tight end.

August 5, 2019 1:19 PM EST

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