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What to do with Will Dissly in fantasy football for Week 5 TNF

Is Will Dissly for real? Should we expect more of the same from the Seahawks’ TE in Week 5? We look at whether you should play or fade him Thursday vs. the Rams.

Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly celebrates after catching a touchdown in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium.  Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Last season it was George Kittle who was taking the NFC West by storm. In 2019? It’s Will Dissly, who has been the most surprising TE emergence in fantasy football not named Mark Andrews. After two huge performances, Dissly entered his “chalk” week vs. the Cardinals with many skeptics, but put them all to rest with a 7-57-1 line for 18.7 fantasy points, the third straight game with at least 18.2. That’s also four TDs over the past three games for Dissly, who is up to five red zone targets in that same span. If the run game can’t get it done inside the 20, we know Russell Wilson is looking for Dissly.

Fantasy football analysis, Seattle Seahawks TE Will Dissly

There’s no matchup better for TEs than Arizona, so taking them out of the equation should lower Dissly’s ceiling a bit. But given his catch rate and red zone usage, Dissly has the type of floor that should make him a safe TE1 play each week. Even if you take out the TDs, Dissly is putting up around 12 fantasy points per game since Week 2. The Rams’ defense hasn’t really been tested by a talented TE, plus I think LA will try and clamp down on Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett. This only bodes well for Dissly, who would provide a security blanket for Wilson should the pass rush get to him. If you were able to snag Dissly off the waiver wire, good for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco! Keep locking him in at TE until further notice ........ and none for Gretchen Weiners.

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