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TE DAL

College: Tennessee | 16 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 263 lbs
Birth Date: 5/6/1982
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2019 Bye Week: 8

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

Witten spent last season in the broadcast booth but decided to come out of retirement this offseason, re-joining the Cowboys. He will return to the starting lineup for the Cowboys and provide a big boost to the position for the team. Witten is 37 years old, though, and has fewer than 700 yards his last two seasons. He has shown signs of slowing down. He does have 63 or more receptions all but his rookie season. He remains an athletic tight end with above-average speed for the position. He runs very good routes and has a solid rapport with starting quarterback Dak Prescott. Witten does well in traffic and has very good hands.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Witten is not the fantasy option of past years. He is more of a spot starter. He won't produce hug e numbers but will be consistent. He'll get around 60 receptions for 600 yards and three or four touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Tough, durable, reliant. These are words which come to mind when you think of the career of Jason Witten. Even me, an Eagles fan has to remember the player he was. He was the reason the rule about helmets coming off ending a play came into being. You cant forget the scene of him, helmetless running for an extra thirty yards against the Eagles.Yes, the Cowboys needed a tight end to coach their young group, and maybe they should have made him a coach instead of a player. However, he is still going to help Dak Prescott in the passing game, and he will be a security blanket for him when plays break down. He will also be a voice of reason when things invariably go wrong. While all of these things are great for Dallas to have, they are not fantasy assets. Neither is Jason Witten for all intents and purposes.Witten is a 37-year old tight end who was brought back to be a coach on the field. He may get 25 to 30 snaps a game. But even in the sea of misery, which is the tight end position, this does not make him a good draft pick. Players like Noah Fant in Denver, currently the TE23 in drafts is a better option than Witten. Even a second tight end on a good offense like Dallas Goedert in Philadelphia, coming off a rookie season in which he scored five touchdowns, is safer when it comes to your roster.Jason Witten was a great player. 11 Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams prove it. But his time is past. You didnt waste a pick on Antonio Gates in 2018 and the same should be said about Witten in 2019.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Player Notes
Nov 13 1:00pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is not a strong starting option in Week 11. Even with quarterback Dak Prescott throwing 46 passes last week against the Vikings, Witten ended up with just two catches for 17 yards. He was targeted five times, so he could have done more, but his role is still a very low-upside one. The Detroit Lions Defense doesn't do much well, but one thing they are okay at is defending opposing tight ends. Witten is no more than TE2 floor play this week.

From RotoBaller

Nov 11 2:43am ET

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught two passes for 17 yards against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Nov. 10.

Fantasy Spin: Witten offered some hope early with a couple of TD catches, and he has retained a little PPR value since. He looked every day of 37 years old Sunday night, however, and the contrast between him and Blake Jarwin was stark. You have to wonder if the team wouldn't be better off with more of Jarwin and less of the veteran.

From TheHuddle

Nov 11 1:00am ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught just two passes in a Week 10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, gaining 17 yards. Witten was targeted five times but made one catch less than his backup Blake Jarwin, who was able to gain 35 yards on three catches. Witten is still the only Cowboys tight end to own in fantasy leagues, but even then he's only worth a roster spot in deep standard and two-tight end leagues.

From RotoBaller

Nov 6 11:40am ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will face his toughest matchup of the season so far in Week 10 when the Cowboys host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. The Vikings have yet to allow a touchdown to an opposing tight end and allow the second-fewest fantasy points per target. Witten has displayed a pretty safe floor this season, drawing at least four targets in every game, but his severely limited ceiling has kept him from making much noise. Given the matchup and the lack of upside, Witten is barely on the TE2 radar this week.

From RotoBaller

Nov 5 12:03am ET

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten posted eight receptions for 58 yards on nine targets in Week 9 against the New York Giants on Monday, Nov. 4.

Fantasy Spin: Witten has posted three receptions in every one of his eight games since returning from the television booth. While has hasn't scored a touchdown in the past six outings, he isn't a bad streaming option in PPR leagues, with lesser value in standard play. The Cowboys host the Vikings in Week 10.

From TheHuddle

Nov 4 11:50pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was heavily involved in a Week 9 win, making eight catches on nine targets. He gained 58 yards but was kept out of the end zone. Witten did his usual thing in this one, he just happened to do it a bit more often. He made several solid catches before going down to the ground soon after. Witten worked as a safety valve for Dak Prescott as running back Ezekiel Elliott was not even targeted in this game. As long as he remains this heavily involved, Witten will be a decent floor play, especially in tight end premium formats.

From RotoBaller

Oct 30 12:50pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is not a great fantasy starting option in Week 9. The Cowboys face off against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, and despite having a bad defensive unit overall, the one thing the Giants do decently is defend opposing tight ends. Witten is ranked in the bottom half of TE2 lists this week, and most leagues will have higher upside options on the waiver wire.

From RotoBaller

Oct 21 1:13am ET

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten hauled in all four of his targets for 33 yards in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Spin: Witten has made exactly four catches in six of seven games since coming out of his one-year retirement. He possesses virtually no fantasy upside, but his floor at a position that lacks much in the way of high-floor plays makes him worthy of a fantasy start most weeks in deeper leagues. Witten has tormented the New York Giants throughout his career, and he'll get another chance to do so in Week 9 after Dallas returns from its bye week.

From TheHuddle

Oct 21 12:50am ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught all four of his targets in Week 7, gaining 33 yards. Witten had yet another very typical Jason Witten game, making a handful of catches and picking up just a few yards with each one. He'll continue to be a low-floor, low-ceiling depth option when the Cowboys return from their bye after Week 8.

From RotoBaller

Oct 16 2:50pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is set for another Jason Witten performance in Week 7. The Cowboys will host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football and Witten should be somewhere in the upper tier of TE2 choices in fantasy. He's almost a sure bet to catch a pass or two, but his upside is almost entirely touchdown-dependent. He hasn't done much after the catch this season, but in the barren landscape that is fantasy tight ends, he's at least worth a start in two-tight end formats.

From RotoBaller

Oct 13 9:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught five passes in Week 6, gaining 57 yards. Witten was targeted seven times, tying for the team lead. The most important play involving Witten was one he didn't make though, as he was unable to come up with a last-minute two-point conversion which would have tied the game. Witten continues to be himself, making short catches fairly consistently. He'll be a low-end TE1 with a concerning floor in most games going forward.

From RotoBaller

Oct 13 8:53pm ET

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten posted five receptions for 57 yards on seven targets in Week 6 against the New York Jets.

Fantasy Spin: Witten has three or more grabs in each of his six games since returning from a one-year retirement, and he has four or more targets in each outing. He isn't a great fantasy option, but not a bad bye-week replacement if you need one. The Cowboys host the Eagles in Week 7.

From TheHuddle

Oct 9 3:10pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will likely provide more of the same for his fantasy teams in Week 6. The Cowboys hit the road to take on the New York Jets, and while the Jets have actually been excellent at limiting opposing tight ends, Witten should still be able to come up with his three or four catches just before falling to the ground right in front of the first down marker. Witten has almost no upside and a fairly low floor, but fantasy owners trotting him out there week after week already know what they're getting into.

From RotoBaller

Oct 7 1:33am ET

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught three passes for 29 yards in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Spin: A couple early TDs put Witten back on the map for fantasy owners this season, but it's clear he's pretty far down the pecking order in Dallas and only returns decent fantasy value when he scores. That's a tough sell most weeks.

From TheHuddle

Oct 6 8:50pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught three passes in Week 5, gaining 29 yards. Witten was targeted four times in a game where Dak Prescott had to throw 44 times. With wide receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup gobbling up 14 targets each, there wasn't much else to go around. Witten did his thing though, catching what was thrown his way and falling to the turf. He'll be a bye-week filler with a low ceiling going forward.

From RotoBaller

Oct 2 12:30pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is looking like a safe, low-upside choice for Week 5. With the Cowboys expected to rely mostly on the running game and short passes against a strong Green Bay Packers pass defense, Witten could see a few more targets than usual. He'll likely do what he's done his whole career and catch the ball then fall to the floor, limiting his upside. He's always a threat for a touchdown, however, and could be a solid bye-week filler in a position devoid of more than four or five legitimate every-week starters.

From RotoBaller

Sep 30 12:43am ET

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught four passes for a team-high 50 yards against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Sept. 29. He also lost a fumble.

Fantasy Spin: With all due respect to Witten, it's not a good sign when a 37-year-old with zero speed is leading your team in receiving yardage. The veteran made a couple of nice grabs, but his uncharacteristic fumble was a killer. He remains a solid TE2 that can cover a bye or a particularly tough matchup for your starter.

From TheHuddle

Sep 30 12:30am ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten led the Cowboys in receiving in Week 4, catching four passes for 50 yards. Witten was mostly solid in this one, but lost a costly fumble after getting the ball punched out of his hands. Witten will continue to be heavily involved, but is a low-upside, touchdown-dependent option in two-tight end leagues only.

From RotoBaller

Sep 25 3:10pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been solid so far this season, but is looking at a tough matchup on Sunday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. As he has been for most of his career, Witten's been boosted by touchdowns and would be putting in very low-floor weeks without them. He's as good a bet to score in the red zone as any tight end, but the Saints Defense has been good at defending opposing tight ends so far this season. Witten can be started in two-TE leagues, but those in standard formats can easily find someone with more upside.

From RotoBaller

Sep 22 7:33pm ET

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten finished with three receptions for 54 yards on four targets in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Spin: Witten has managed at least three receptions and four targets in all three of his outings since returning from the television booth. Sunday marked his most productive in terms of yardage, but he failed to find the end zone for the first time in 2019. He remains more of a TE2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 06-Mar-2019: DAL - Signed
  • 04-Mar-2019: DAL - Reinstated
  • 03-May-2018: DAL - Retired
  • 28-Mar-2017: DAL - Re-signed - Four-year extention (through 2021)
  • 28-Mar-2017: DAL - Re-signed - Four-year extenstion (through 2021)
  • 28-Mar-2017: DAL - Re-signed - Four-year extension (through 2021)
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2019 Season0.003633824500001
Week 1NYG9.003151400000
Week 2@WAS10.504251400000
Week 3MIA6.903540400000
Week 4@NOR6.004500400001
Week 5GNB4.403290400000
Week 6@NYJ8.205570700000
Week 7PHI5.304330400000
Week 8bye
Week 9@NYG9.808580900000
Week 10MIN2.702170500000
Week 11@DET
Week 12@NWE
Week 13BUF
Week 14@CHI
Week 15LAR
Week 16@PHI
Week 17WAS