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Fantasy Analysis | 1414511314
Jason Witten restores order
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

A mostly disappointing season for Cowboys tight end Jason Witten become all the more worrisome for Fantasy owners when backup tight end Gavin Escobar caught two touchdown passes against the Giants in Week 7.

But against the Redskins in Week 8, Witten was back in quarterback Tony Romo's sights, and Escobar was nowhere to be found. The second-year player didn't get a single target, playing only six snaps, while Witten got a season-high eight, playing all 65.

Witten also had a season-high 70 yards and scored his second touchdown this season. Granted, the touchdown came from backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, but Witten's other seven targets all came from Romo.

So were reports of Witten's demise greatly exaggerated? Well, 70 yards is still low for a season high, and the Cowboys are clearly looking to emphasize the running game this year. But if nothing else, you can trust Witten is still the tight end to own in Dallas, making him worth rostering in basically all Fantasy leagues.

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Gavin Escobar a threat to Jason Witten?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Cowboys second-year tight end Gavin Escobar, who entered the day with just four catches all season, wasn't highly targeted Week 7 against the Giants, but he made the three targets he did get count, scoring two touchdowns, including one on an impressive 26-yard grab between two defenders in the third quarter.

In all, he had three catches for 65 yards -- numbers that would be easier to overlook if not for the two touchdowns and the fact that fellow tight end Jason Witten, to this point a mainstay in Fantasy, had only two catches for 27 yards. And it's not like he and quarterback Tony Romo were just failing to connect. Witten was targeted only twice the whole game.

Witten's production hasn't been up to his usual standards this season -- in seven games, he's averaging 3.3 catches for 38.0 yards -- but just based on their history together, you figured Romo would have a need for him sooner or later. Now with the emergence of Escobar, it's no longer so clear.

Escobar himself isn't worth adding except in deep leagues of 16 teams or more that don't have enough tight ends to go around. In those formats, he's the new Timothy Wright. But in leagues of 12 teams or fewer, Witten may be on the outs. He deserves a couple more weeks given his history, but keep an eye out for the next big thing at the position.

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Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar scores twice Week 7
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar hauled in two scores Week 7 against the Giants.

Escobar finished with just three catches, but made them count. In the first quarter, he hauled in a 15 yard strike from Tony Romo for his first score of the game. Escobar would strike again in the third quarter, this time from 26 yards out. Escobar finished with 65 yards, which was good for second on the team.

He'll look for more Week 8 against Washington. 

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Cowboys get offensive contributions in upset win
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

In their Week 6 win in Seattle, the Cowboys got contributions from several role players. No. 2 tight end Gavin Escobar hauled in a 2-yard touchdown catch on his two targets. Receiver Cole Beasley caught one of two targets for 11 yards, and fullback Tyler Clutts had a 1-yard reception.

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Key Cowboys cleared for SNF
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Several key Cowboys who were on the injury report are active for Sunday Night Football against the Saints. They include linebacker Rolando McClain (groin), defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring), linebacker Justin Durant (groin), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).

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