Will Dissly

Will Dissly

Tight End #89
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 262 lb.
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 4 (120)
Draft Team:SEA

Will Dissly: Should compete for top role

Dissly will compete for the No. 1 tight-end job in 2021 following the free-agent arrival of Gerald Everett, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Dissly showed promise in each of his first two NFL campaigns, recording 31 receptions for 413 yards and six touchdowns through 10 games. Both seasons were cut short due to two devastating injuries -- a torn patellar tendon and a torn Achilles. The 24-year-old managed to stay healthy for the entire 2020 season, finishing with a 24-251-2 line. With a healthy offseason ahead of him, the Seahawks are hoping Dissly can return to pre-injury form, but they signed Gerald Everett as insurance. Everett is the favorite for the No. 1 job after receiving $6 million guaranteed on a one-year deal. However, Dissly will garner plenty of playing time because of his blocking abilities, so he should have a chance to claim the top spot in training camp.

March 30, 2021 10:29 AM EST

Will Dissly: Stays healthy in 2020

Dissly caught 24 passes (29 targets) for 251 yards and two touchdowns over 16 games during the 2020 season.

Analysis: Dissly led the Seahawks' tight end room in receiving yards despite running routes on just 66.9 percent of offensive snaps, fewer than both Jacob Hollister and Greg Olsen. The 2018 fourth-round pick flashed offensive upside in both of his first two seasons, producing a combined 31-418-6 line over 10 games before suffering a torn patellar tendon and a torn Achilles in consecutive seasons. Coming back from both of those injuries was a feat by itself, but there are still questions about whether he can return to the pass-catching player he was beforehand. Dissly will have a chance to answer those questions in the final year of his rookie contract in 2021, but he may have to share reps with Hollister, who will be a free agent in March, once again.

January 11, 2021 8:10 AM EST

Will Dissly: Finishes season with 24 catches

Dissly was targeted twice and caught a 20-yard pass in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Dissly led Seattle's tight ends in Week 17 with Greg Olsen (foot) inactive after a "flare up." The Washington product out-snapped Jacob Hollister 49-41. Dissly finished the regular season with a 24-251-2 line over 16 games. Perhaps his most impressive accomplishment was staying healthy all year after his first two NFL seasons were cut short due to a patella tear and an Achilles tear, respectively. Dissly and Hollister will continue to split reps in the first playoff round against the Rams even if Olsen returns.

January 4, 2021 3:40 AM EST

Will Dissly: Snags three passes

Dissly caught all three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Dissly led the Seahawks' tight ends in snaps despite Greg Olsen's (foot) return to the lineup. Olsen played just 12 snaps, and it's uncertain whether that pitch count will remain in place or if his workload will ramp up moving forward. Regardless, Dissly should continue to handle a decent workload because of his blocking abilities. He's nevertheless an undependable fantasy option with a 23-231-2 line through 15 games.

December 28, 2020 1:34 PM EST

Will Dissly: No targets against Washington

Dissly wasn't targeted in Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington.

Analysis: Dissly played 37 snaps on offense, as he was out-snapped by Jacob Hollister (40 snaps) for a second straight game. Hollister finished with a 2-17-1 line. Even with Greg Olsen (foot) out of the lineup, neither tight end has distanced himself from the other in regards to fantasy utility.

December 21, 2020 9:16 AM EST

Will Dissly: Finds paydirt in win

Dissly caught both targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Dissly found the end zone for the second time since rupturing his Achilles in Week 6 of the 2019 season. He continues to look more comfortable on the field, and he likely would've played more than 49 percent of the snaps if coach Pete Carroll didn't rest starters in the fourth quarter. Dissly's still a touchdown-dependant fantasy option this season.

December 14, 2020 8:30 AM EST

Will Dissly: Leads tight end corps

Dissly recorded four receptions on five targets for 28 yards in Week 13 against the Giants.

Analysis: Dissly has been limited as a pass-catcher for much of the season and was held catchless in Week 12 against the Eagles. However, he bounced back to post his first performance with more than two catches on the campaign. Dissly worked exclusively in short areas of the field as his longest catch went for only 10 yards, limiting his production. Even with the relatively strong volume, it will be difficult to trust Dissly moving forward as he has to share targets with fellow tight end Jacob Hollister as well as standout wide receivers D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

December 6, 2020 7:03 PM EST

Will Dissly: Not targeted Monday

Dissly didn't receive a target in Monday's 23-17 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: In the first game without Greg Olsen (foot), Dissly out-snapped Jacob Hollister by a 48-37 margin. However, Hollister received five targets compared to Dissly's goose egg. Hollister didn't do anything with the looks, turning them into two receptions for 11 yards. Dissly is the better blocker of the two, so his snap count should remain consistent regardless. His fantasy value remains low.

December 1, 2020 6:10 PM EST

Will Dissly: Musters up 10 yards

Dissly caught his lone target for 10 yards in Thursday's 28-21 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: For a fourth straight week, Dissly recorded just one reception, and he hasn't been targeted more than four times in a game this year. However, the third-year tight end registered his highest snap share (65 percent) of the season, and he could enjoy an increased workload moving forward following news that Greg Olsen likely will miss extended time with a foot injury. Jacob Hollister figures to see a bump in usage, too, but Olsen doesn't leave behind much fantasy upside for either player, as he averaged just 2.3 receptions and 22.4 receiving yards per game.

November 20, 2020 9:43 AM EST

Will Dissly: Just one catch again

Dissly caught one of two targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Greg Olsen regained control as the No. 1 tight end in this outing, with Dissly as a close No. 2 with a 36 percent snap share. Dissly has yet to catch more than two passes or surpass 38 receiving yards in a game this year, and he has just one touchdown. There's major ambiguity in the tight-end room, too, as three different tight ends have led the group in snaps in each of the last three games, so Dissly's fantasy value is reserved for dynasty settings.

November 16, 2020 7:43 PM EST

Will Dissly: Generates 26 yards

Dissly caught his lone target for 26 yards in Sunday's 44-34 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Dissly finally surpassed Greg Olsen in snap share last week, but his usage nosedived against the Bills, finishing third among Seahawks tight ends at 32 percent. Jacob Hollister ended up leading the group and finished with five receptions for 60 yards. Hollister is a crafty tight end in his own right, so this trend could continue, although it's been a fool's errand to predict a fantasy-relevant tight end in Seattle all year.

November 10, 2020 5:33 PM EST

Will Dissly: Hauls in one pass

Dissly caught a 17-yard pass on his lone target in Sunday's 37-27 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Greg Olsen failed to catch any of his four targets Sunday. Dissly played more than the veteran, too, recording a 63 percent snap share while Olsen played 54 percent of the snaps. It's possible that the Seahawks' injury-riddled backfield factored into Dissly's playing time, but he's been trending in this direction for weeks and could maintain this role moving forward. Dissly run blocks on a good chunk of his snaps, though, and as long as Olsen is on board, his fantasy upside is capped.

November 2, 2020 9:43 AM EST

Will Dissly: Snap count rising

Dissly caught two of four targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: This was Dissly's season-high for receiving yardage, but more importantly, he logged 58 percent of the offensive workload, his highest mark of the year. Meanwhile, veteran tight end Greg Olsen played 62 percent of snaps and recorded two receptions for 18 yards. Olsen is running more routes than Dissly, but it's worth noting that Dissly is still getting comfortable after his 2019 season ended with a torn Achilles. If Dissly's workload continues to increase, he could be worth a flier in fantasy as we head into the home stretch since he's a touchdown threat in the highest-scoring offense in the league. The third-year pro out of Washington is especially interesting in dynasty formats.

October 27, 2020 1:38 PM EST

Will Dissly: Resumes practicing in full

Dissly (Achilles) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dissly began the week with a limited session Wednesday, as has been standard this season for load limit purposes. Upgrading to full practice reps Thursday serves as an indication that Dissly is fully on track to play his usual rotational role behind Greg Olsen during Sunday's divisional matchup against the Cardinals.

October 22, 2020 5:39 PM EST

Will Dissly: Limited again Wednesday

Dissly (Achilles) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: This has been the norm for Dissly this season, as the Seahawks look to manage the third-year tight end's workload after he suffered a torn Achilles in 2019. He should be good to go in Sunday's game versus the Cardinals, and he'll look to surpass the 20-yard mark for the first time this season.

October 21, 2020 5:27 PM EST

Will Dissly: Hauls in TD on SNF

Dissly caught a 19-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's 27-26 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: Dissly was targeted just once during Sunday's NFC showdown, but he capitalized, beating a linebacker in the end zone and reeling in the ball for his first score since Week 4 of the 2019 season. It's excellent to see Dissly find the paydirt after suffering two brutal injuries during his first two years in the league, but his opportunities are still quite scarce. Dissly played just 20 of 54 offensive snaps (37 percent) while Greg Olsen logged a 45 percent snap share. It's worth keeping an eye on Dissly in dynasty formats since Olsen's on a one-year deal, but his production likely will be too sporadic this year to count on.

October 12, 2020 8:37 AM EST

Will Dissly: Ready for Week 5

Dissly (Achilles) doesnt' have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old was a limited practice participant to start the week due to the Achilles issue, but he'll continue to play through the injury. Dissly has caught all seven targets for 37 yards through four games.

October 9, 2020 1:35 PM EST

Will Dissly: Limited again Thursday

Dissly (Achilles) was a limited practice participant Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dissly's practice reps have been capped on occasion this season, but his status for game days has been cleared ahead of all four contests. Friday's injury report likely will do the same, but if it doesn't Jacob Hollister and Luke Willson could be poised for larger workloads behind starting tight end Greg Olsen on Sunday against the Vikings.

October 8, 2020 5:47 PM EST

Will Dissly: Puts in limited practice

Dissly (Achilles) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Dissly has been a regular on Seahawks injury reports this season with an Achilles issue, likely a residual of his season-ending injury from October 2019. His production has been next to none, as he's managed no more than two catches or 15 yards in any given game this season. Expect Dissly to continue working behind Greg Olsen on game days.

October 7, 2020 5:11 PM EST

Will Dissly: Registers 15 yards

Dissly caught both of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 31-23 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: This was a season-high in yardage for Dissly, who is coming off an Achilles tear and is lined up as the No. 2 tight end behind Greg Olsen. Dissly appears to be closing the gap in usage, as he played 43 percent of the snaps Sunday while Olsen logged a season-low 56 percent, the Seahawks are utilizing Dissly in more as a blocker than a pass catcher. That could change as he gets more comfortable on the field, but the upside is low considering the high target shares for Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

October 5, 2020 3:32 PM EST

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