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TE Jason Witten - Dallas Cowboys

6-5, 257Born: 5-6-1982College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 3

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Summary

Fantasy owners seem unexcited at the prospect of drafting Jason Witten every year, and then feel stupid for hesitating at season's end. The Cowboy's stalwart is building an ironclad Hall of Fame career, and at 32 years old has shown no signs of slowing. Last season Witten caught 72 receptions for 851 yards and 8 touchdowns; it's those 8 touchdowns that should make fantasy owners smile because Witten's one historical weakness has been scoring productivity. Many are surprised to learn Witten ranked behind only Julius Thomas and Rob Gronkowski in yards per route run from the slot. The X-factor when drafting Witten is the status of the offensive line. Witten is an elite blocker and the Cowboys have been willing to forego his receiving skills in order to keep Tony Romo upright. However, it's worth noting that Witten was asked to pass block only 14% of the time in 2013. Don't overthink things, Witten remains a top 5 fantasy option particularly in PPR leagues. (May 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 7, 2, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11
Overall Redraft - 61, 35, 41, 43, 49, 49, 55, 56, 60
TE Redraft PPR - 5, 2, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11
Overall Redraft PPR - 63, 35, 41, 45, 49, 49, 55, 56
TE Dynasty - 15, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19

Stats and Projections

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2011 DAL 16 79 942 5
2012 DAL 16 110 1039 3
2013 DAL 16 73 851 8
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 64 * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 75 * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 75 * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 68 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 65
TE: 6
Overall-PPR: 66
TE-PPR: 6

Dallas Cowboys Team Links

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Footballguys Articles

NFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 8
The Gut Check No.300: Gut Checks Part I
  Matt Waldman - July 7
Targets and Landmines: Preference Planning
  Chad Parsons - August 25
Pushing the Pocket: Tony Romo, Ryan Tannehill, and Jay Cutler
  Cian Fahey - August 25
Projecting Buys and Sells
  Kyle Wachtel - August 25
Gut Check No.310 - Non-PPR Tiers Update 8/22
  Matt Waldman - August 22
Hidden Value or Damaged Goods: When to Draft or Avoid Key Injured Players
  Jene Bramel - August 21
Player Spotlight: Jason Witten
  Jason Wood - July 2
Top 200 (PPR) with Tiers
  Sigmund Bloom - August 20
Dynasty State of the Union: NFC East
  Jeff Tefertiller - August 20

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  Evan Silva - August 27
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  Ari Ross - July 1
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  Evan Silva - August 19
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  Ken Pomponio - August 14
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  Evan Silva - August 13
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  Kirk Hollis - August 11

2014 Schedule

1vs San Francisco 49ers
2@ Tennessee Titans
3@ St. Louis Rams
4vs New Orleans Saints
5vs Houston Texans
6@ Seattle Seahawks
7vs New York Giants
8vs Washington Redskins
9vs Arizona Cardinals
10@ Jacksonville Jaguars
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New York Giants
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ Chicago Bears
15@ Philadelphia Eagles
16vs Indianapolis Colts
17@ Washington Redskins