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Streamer in Seattle: Nick Vannett Possesses High Fantasy Upside With Will Dissly on IR

Before the season we bought into the king of preseason puff, Pete Carroll, about his optimism regarding tight end Nick Vannett. They let Jimmy Graham walk and Ed Dickson will be out until Week 8. Then, Week 1 happened. A legitimate creature named Will Dissly burst onto the scene with a 105 yard and one touchdown performance. He then followed it up with another 42 yards and a score. But, Dissly went down last week with one of the more brutal injuries in football, a torn patella tendon, so it looks like former Buckeye Nick Vannett will finally get his chance to cash in on Russell Wilson’s red zone tight end targets. 

All signs and statistics are favoring strong future streaming weeks for Vannett. As we know, Graham led the league in both red zone targets (26), red zone touchdowns (10) and targets inside the 10-yard line (16). Not only does Wilson pepper his tight ends in the red zone, but the position is averaging seven total targets per game.

After Dissly went down after only eight snaps in Week 4, Vannett played 83-percent of Seattle’s snaps. He also ran a pass route on 26 of Wilson’s 32 dropbacks. Known as more of a blocker, but more than capable of a pass-catcher at Ohio State, Vannett possesses the size and skill to be a legit red zone threat in this offense. Now is his time to shine.

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