TE Jason Witten - Dallas Cowboys

6-5, 257Born: 5-6-1982College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 3, pick 69 (2003)

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Summary

When Jason Witten retired last year, it surprised many, until we found out he was being given the ultimate broadcasting job immediately - a seat in the Monday Night Football booth. Unfortunately, Witten's inexperience showed and he was subject of constant criticism. Whether that played a role in his decision to return to the gridiron is unclear, but either way, the future Hall of Famer will be suiting up for Dallas again. Witten is 37 years old and is best suited as a part-time player, but keep in mind his 2017 totals (63 receptions for 560 yards and five touchdowns) far outstripped anything the tight ends did last year. Blake Jarwin led the team with 27 receptions for 307 yards and three touchdowns, and he'll still have a role this year even if Witten out snaps him. Witten is, at best, a matchup play in redraft leagues. (August 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 22, 14, 19, 19, 21, 22, 23, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29
TE Redraft PPR - 22, 14, 14, 17, 19, 20, 20, 21, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23, 24, 29, 29
TE Dynasty - 41, 32, 36, 41

Stats and Projections

YEARGRECYDTD
2016 DAL 16 69 673 3
2017 DAL 16 63 560 5
2019 PROJ-Dodds 14.7 41.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 58.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 56.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 38.7 * *

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Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Jason Witten's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 202
TE: 23
Overall-PPR: 201
TE-PPR: 23

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Latest News

Cowboys | Jason Witten dealt with jitters (Sun Aug 18, 02:44 PM) - Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he experienced some jitters Saturday, Aug. 17, as he made his return to live action for the first time since ending his one-year retirement. Witten caught one pass for 10 yards in the Cowboys' preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams. 'A year away from the game, all the work to get back here since March, getting in shape, getting your body ready, having an opportunity, I know I've got a lot to prove,' Witten said. 'It wasn't perfect. I thought we're on schedule with the things I want to work on. Able to get a third-down conversion. Dak showed he had the confidence on that. Some of the other things in the passing game, running game, I felt good with. It's always tricky when you're coming back out here ... so the jitters were real. A lot of work to get back to here, but it felt good.'

Our View: It's...interesting a veteran like Witten would deal with jitters. He's got a ton of experience and should shake off any nervous feelings quickly.
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2019 Schedule

1vs New York Giants
2@ Washington Redskins
3vs Miami Dolphins
4@ New Orleans Saints
5vs Green Bay Packers
6@ New York Jets
7vs Philadelphia Eagles
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ New York Giants
10vs Minnesota Vikings
11@ Detroit Lions
12@ New England Patriots
13vs Buffalo Bills
14@ Chicago Bears
15vs Los Angeles Rams
16@ Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Washington Redskins