TE Blake Jarwin - Dallas Cowboys
|6-5, 246||Born: 7-16-1994||College: Oklahoma State||Drafted: ---|
Week 11: at Detroit Lions
FBG says: Good matchup. The Dallas Cowboys' passing attack has been one of the league's most impressive units thus far in 2019. Dak Prescott, under the tutelage of new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, has grown into one of the NFL's most consistent quarterbacks this season. Prescott ranks fifth in the NFL in adjusted yards per attempt this season, and his impressive group of pass-catchers has thrived as a result of his growth under-center. Amari Cooper has been one of the NFL's most consistent wide receivers since joining the Cowboys early last season, and this season has been no different. Second-year receiver Michael Gallup has come into his own this season, with 530 yards and 3 touchdowns to his name in his 7 games played. In the slot, Randall Cobb's role in Dallas' offense has grown in recent weeks, with back-to-back 8-target, 6-reception performances. Cobb's 6-catch, 106-yard, and 1-touchdown game on Sunday night matched his season-high in receptions, set a new season-high in yardage, and marked his first trip to the end zone since week one. His usage since the team's bye week is encouraging, as he provides an added dimension to this passing attack out of the slot. The team's offensive line is elite, and they are primed to dominate once again in week 11 against a weak Detroit Lions' pass-rush. The Detroit Lions' pass defense has faced a notably-high number of pass attempts this season, and they are one of the league's weakest units. Through 9 games, the Lions rank 25th in the NFL, allowing 6.9 adjusted yards per attempt this season, and their struggles start along the defensive line. Offseason acquisition Trey Flowers has held his own in the trenches, with five sacks so far this season, but he gets virtually no support elsewhere in one of the league's weakest overall pass-rushes. At linebacker, Jarrad Davis and Christian Jones both grade as bottom-tier players in coverage, which does not help mask the team's deficiencies in the secondary. The bright-spot in the Lions' defense, Tracy Walker, is questionable for week 11's game against Dallas due to a knee injury that has kept him out of action the past few weeks. If he misses out, expect rookie Will Harris to fill in at safety. Next, Darius Slay has built a strong reputation as a top-end cover-corner, but his production in 2019 has lagged far behind expectations. So far, this season, the Detroit Lions have allowed 19 passing touchdowns, including 3 last weekend to a sputtering Chicago Bears' passing attack, while forcing just 3 interceptions on the year. Expect Dak Prescott to enjoy passing from a clean pocket for the majority of the game this Sunday, allowing him to pick apart the Lions' secondary for another impressive passing performance here in 2019.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Blake Jarwin's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Jarwin saw a season-high four targets against the Vikings. Dak Prescott found Jarwin rolling left down the sideline with the athletic tight end turning the catch upfield for 26 yards into field goal range. Jarwin added two quick out route receptions in the closing seconds as Dallas set up a hail mary attempt to potentially win the game.
2019 Week 9 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 42 / 1 rec)
Jarwin saw a single target against the Giants but made the most of his opportunity. Dak Prescott broke the pocket and found Jarwin loose on the sideline. Jarwin burst to the end zone for a long yards-after-catch-infused touchdown. Jarwin has yet to post more than 50 yards in a game this season as the ancillary tight end but is one of more intriguing injury-away options with his fluid movement if Jason Witten were to miss time.
2019 Week 4 vs NO (3 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Jarwin has been one of the more active secondary tight ends in the NFL through the opening month and saw another promising three targets against New Orleans. Jarwin's main contribution was a perfect seam throw from Dak Prescott as Jarwin rumbled down to the goal line. Jarwin has shown big-play ability if his role increases with an absence by Jason Witten going forward.
2019 Week 3 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Jarwin saw three targets against Miami but his best chance for a big play - a wide open opportunity for 15+ yards - was one of Dak Prescott's least accurate throws of the game as the pair missed on the connection. Jarwin added a drop and was tackled short of the marker on third down with his lone reception in a non-descript effort.
2019 Week 2 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Jarwin is simmering as a secondary tight end offense for the Cowboys but flashed for a second consecutive week behind the short-range-centric Jason Witten. Jarwin corralled his lone target, a corner route, for a chunk gain against Washington. Jarwin offers more upside for impact plays if Jason Witten were to miss time.
2019 Week 1 vs NYG (3 / 3 / 39 / 1 rec)
Jarwin was the secondary tight end to Jason Witten in terms of snaps (40% versus 66%) but Jarwin showed well down the seam for a back-shoulder touchdown as Dallas surged as a passing offense against the Giants. With Witten limited to short areas of the field, Jarwin offers a more well-rounded role to the position, notable for the upcoming weeks.
Latest NewsCowboys | Blake Jarwin makes only catch count (Mon Nov 4, 11:58 PM) - Dallas Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin had just one reception for 42 yards and a touchdown on his only target in Week 9 against the New York Giants on Monday, Nov. 4. link to story
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