Witten caught all four of his targets for 36 yards during Thursday's loss to the Panthers. He's now just two catches away from 1000 for his career, but even if Witten reaches the milestone next week he won't have Tony Romo on the other end of it. Romo re-injured his clavicle Thursday and could be lost for the remainder of the season, leaving Witten as the security blanket for either Matt Cassel or possibly Kellen Moore, if the Cowboys start looking ahead to 2016. Neither QB is likely to improve the tight end's fantasy prospects, however.
Witten caught five passes off of five targets for 42 yards in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. Witten has been consistently solid for the struggling Cowboys this season, catching at least five passes in seven of nine contests. The veteran tight end is on pace for 87 catches, which would be his most since 2012. Witten's relative value likely depends on the type of league owners use him in as, despite his impressive consistency with receptions, he has topped 65 yards receiving just once this season and has failed to score a touchdown since Week 1. He is thus a better value in PPR leagues than standard leagues.
Witten caught six passes on eight targets for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. He hasn't found the end zone since Week 1, but no one matter who is under center for the Cowboys, Witten remains a dependable third-down option and chain-mover. The future Hall of Famer is now just 13 catches shy of 1000 for his career.
Witten caught two passes off of four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's loss to Seattle. The game marked a season low in targets, catches and yards for Witten, who was coming off of a six-catch performance in Matt Cassel's Week 7 debut. Witten has been tasked for much of the season with being the Cowboys' primary threat and is on pace for his hightest reception total since 2012. Unfortunately, as Sunday showed, he is at the mercy of the Cowboys' backup quarterbacks until Tony Romo returns. Witten hasn't found the end zone since his two-touchdown game in Week 1 and, while he is worth keeping around until Romo's return, it is hard to expect much of him with the Cowboys' uneven quarterback play.
Witten hauled in 6-of-8 targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Giants. Playing with QB Matt Cassel for the first time in a live game, Witten led Dallas in receptions, targets and receiving yards Sunday. The veteran TE has been up-and-down so far this season, with no touchdowns since Week 1, although he's consistently seeing 6-8 targets each week. He'll have a tough test next week at home against the Seahawks.
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