Will Dissly Fantasy Outlook Suggests Every-Week TE1 Consideration for Rest of 2019 Season

Zach Brunner
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With plenty of mediocrity beyond the top of the tight end position in fantasy football this season, Seattle Seahawks TE Will Dissly's recent emergence to fantasy relevance has made him that much more valuable.

Following both a hot and consistent start to the 2019 season, Dissly can be treated like an every-week TE1 the rest of the way.

Dating back to his first four NFL games of his 2018 rookie campaign before a season-ending ACL tear, Dissly has now caught six touchdowns in career nine games as a pro.

Over the last two weeks, the Seahawks have amped up his role even more. He has played 79 percent and 89 percent of the offensive snaps in those games, which coincides with Seattle trading fellow TE Nick Vannett to the Pittsburgh Steelers in late September.

In those same two games, Dissly has ran a route on 66.7 percent and 65.7 percent of passing plays, increasing his opportunity after proving he can be a capable receiver. Originally drafted for his blocking capabilities, his improvement in the passing game has helped ensure he is on the field in more situations.

Dissly currently ranks as TE9 in both PPR and standard scoring leagues for the rest of the season, according to FantasyPros.com, after adding another four catches and 88 total yards against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. Given his role, Dissly can be considered as a TE1 every week the rest of the way this season.

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