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Jason Witten | Tight End

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/6/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 263
College: Tennessee
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Jason Witten hasn't missed a start since 2006.
Witten is creeping toward the top of the Dad Runner Scale and often served as a sixth offensive lineman last year, blocking on well over half of his snaps. However, he should see a bump in targets this year with the Cowboys' run game primed for regression. As reliable as they come in terms of availability, Witten has some value given his 11th-round ADP. Jul 13 - 11:58 AM

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Jason Witten secured 6-of-7 targets for 71 yards in the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss to the Packers.

Witten dropped his first target, but made several key first-down catches in the second and third quarters. The Packers paid very little attention to him in coverage over the middle. Witten's stats took a big step back this season, but he remains a useful all-purpose tight end, and critical element in Dallas' run-based attack. Witten is owed $5.1 million in base salary and turns 33 in May. He'll be a low-upside, borderline TE1 target in 2015 fantasy drafts.
Jan 11 - 4:25 PM

Jason Witten secured 5-of-7 targets for 63 yards in Dallas' Wild Card Round win over the Lions.

Witten picked up back-to-back first downs late in the first quarter on gains of 13 and 16, and added a gain of 12 on third-and-three in the second quarter. Witten's fifth catch was his biggest, going for a gain of 21 on fourth-and-six in the fourth quarter. It helped set up Terrance Williams' game-winning eight-yard touchdown catch. Expect Witten to remain a critical possession receiver and blocker when the Cowboys visit Lambeau Field in the Divisional Round.
Jan 4 - 7:59 PM

Jason Witten caught 4-of-6 targets for 49 yards in Dallas' Week 17 win over the Redskins.

Witten closes the book on the regular season the owner of a 64/703/5 line. Both the catches and yards are his fewest since 2006.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:44:00 PM

Jason Witten caught all seven of his targets for 90 yards and a score Week 16 against the Colts.

The Colts had no answer for the Cowboys passing game in this one, and Witten as able to basically whatever he wanted all game. His touchdown catch was a beautifully thrown pass up the seam in the third quarter. Witten now has 16 targets over the last two games.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:29:00 PM

Jason Witten caught seven passes for 69 yards in Sunday night's Week 15 win over the Eagles.

He was targeted a team-high nine times, with five of his catches going for first downs. Witten's seven receptions were the most he's had this season. He continues to see a bigger role in the offense in favor of Terrance Williams. Witten will be a mid-range TE1 in Week 16 against a Colts defense that struggles to cover tight ends.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 01:02:00 AM

Jason Witten caught 2-of-3 targets for 26 yards in the Cowboys' Week 14 win over the Bears.

Witten had a dream matchup in a Bears defense allowing the most fantasy points to tight ends, but couldn't take advantage. After a four-week (relative) hot streak, Witten has now been bottled up for 3/34 across his past two games. He'll be a fringe TE1 for next week's rematch with the Eagles.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 12:12:00 AM

Jason Witten was held to one catch for eight yards in Thursday's Week 13 loss to the Eagles.

He finished with just two targets. Witten was a non-factor after finding the end-zone the last two games. He'll have a chance to get back on track in Week 14 against a Bears defense that allows the most fantasy points to tight ends.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 09:12:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer suggests the Eagles will have trouble covering Jason Witten in Thursday's game against the Cowboys.

Witten does not typically create mismatches at this point in his career. But the Eagles, already without DeMeco Ryans (Achilles), lost Emmanuel Acho (groin) Sunday. Now they'll have to ride with incompetent Casey Matthews as a primary inside linebacker, with rookie Marcus Smith mixing in. Smith is a pass-rusher that was drafted as an outside linebacker. Witten's upside is capped by his limited athletic ability, but he has TE1 appeal Thursday.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 09:37:00 AM

Jason Witten caught 4-of-6 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 12 win over the Giants.

Witten scored on a shovel pass in second quarter. He's had a bigger role in the offense in favor of Terrance Williams, with two touchdowns over his last three games. Witten will be a mid-range TE1 in Week 13 against the Eagles.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 01:37:00 AM

Jason Witten caught 5-of-7 targets for 33 yards and a touchdown Week 10 against the Jaguars.

Witten could have had a much bigger day. Tony Romo just missed a wide-open Witten for a walk-in touchdown in the first quarter, and Witten dropped what would have been a huge catch-and-run in the third. Witten now has 22 targets through the last three games, and is becoming a bigger part of the Cowboys' offense. He is back on the low-end TE1 map.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 6-of-7 targets for 62 yards in Dallas' Week 9 loss to the Cardinals.

Witten was the Cowboys' leading receiver on a day where backup QB Brandon Weeden couldn't challenge downfield. The six-catch effort was Witten's first of the season, while the yards were his second most. That should tell you all you need to know about his fantasy value. He's a low-end TE1.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Jason Witten caught five passes for 70 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 8 overtime loss to the Redskins.

Witten drew a team-high eight targets and scored from 25 yards out in the fourth quarter. Brandon Weeden, in relief of an injured Tony Romo (back), hit wide-open Witten for the score after two defenders followed Dwyane Harris downfield. At the midway point of the season, Witten is on pace for a 56-672-4 line. The catches and yards would be Witten's fewest since his 2003 rookie season.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 12:46:00 AM

Jason Witten caught two passes for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Giants.

Witten's two catches were simple crossing patterns. The 32-year-old is now averaging just 3.2 catches for 38.0 yards with one touchdown in seven games. He'll be a weak TE1 in Week 8, even in a nice matchup against the Redskins.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 08:33:00 PM

Jason Witten caught two passes for 24 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 6 win at Seattle.

Witten was blanketed by Seahawks LB Marcus Smith, failing to gain much separation at all. Luckily for owners, Tony Romo found his old pal for a 3-yard score in the second quarter. It's Witten's first touchdown of the year as he's become more of a blocker in Dallas' run-based attack. He's just a low-end TE1 heading to a Week 7 game against the Giants.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Brandon Weeden
3Dustin Vaughan
4Jameill Showers
RB1Joseph Randle
2Darren McFadden
3Lance Dunbar
4Ryan Williams
5Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joseph Randle
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Lance Dunbar
2Darren McFadden
FB1Tyler Clutts
2Ray Agnew
WR11Dez Bryant
2Devin Street
3Lucky Whitehead
4George Farmer
5Reggie Dunn
WR21Terrance Williams
2Cole Beasley
3A.J. Jenkins
4Deontay Greenberry
5Nick Harwell
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
4Geoff Swaim
5Ray Hamilton
K1Dan Bailey