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82 Jason Witten TE

Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%68%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
310959.507

Player Updates

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Jason Witten transitioning to blocking tight end
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has totaled just 10 catches for 95 yards and no touchdowns through three games. It's unusual to see such low production from one of the most successful pass-catching tight ends in NFL history.

Though, Witten's poor receiving numbers seems to be related to Dallas moving to a run-first offense in 2014.

"You’ve heard me say this many times, he’s the most complete tight end in football and has been for the last 10 years," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday, per The Dallas Morning News. "He’s willing to block from the line of scrimmage, in the backfield, run any kind of route you ask him to run, do anything you ask him to do. It’s all for the team, all as well as he can do it. He’s a great example for the rest of us."

Witten has been on the field for 210 plays and has stayed in to block on 115 of those plays.

"I think we’re committed to running the football," Witten said after Sunday’s 34-31 win in St. Louis. "I think everybody is waiting for that to break and it’s not. There is a complete commitment to running the football and continuing to run the football."

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Jason Witten catches four balls in Week 3 win vs. Rams
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught four of his five targets for 49 yards in his team's 34-31 win over the Rams in Week 3.

Witten has endured an inauspicious start to the season, catching six passes for just 46 yards over the first two weeks of the season, but he was able to set a season-high in receiving yardage despite receiving few targets than he saw in either of the team's first two games. Witten was held under 50 yards in nine of his 16 games last season and has failed to reach that level once in 2014. He'll look for a breakout line in Week 4 against the Saints.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1411067992
Week 3 bust alert: Jason Witten
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Jason Witten has been the lone member of the Dallas passing game to not do anything thus far this season. 

Terrance Williams scored a touchdown in Week 1 and last week Dez Bryant found the end zone. Witten, meanwhile, has six catches for 46 yards on 13 targets.

He has a tough matchup this week against the Rams, who held Witten in check last year with five catches for 67 yards on six targets. St. Louis has only allowed three tight ends to reach double digits in Fantasy points in the past 34 games, so we're not expecting a Witten breakout performance this week.

He is a good buy-low candidate though since he still has plenty of chances to play at a high level this season.

For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.

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Jason Witten turns in another disappointing game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was once again one of the team's top-targeted players Week 2 at Tennessee. But like Week 1, the veteran tight end had a disappointing performance.

Witten was targeted seven times Sunday, which was the second-most behind Dez Bryant's 14 targets. While Bryant finished with 10 catches for 103 yards and one touchdown, Witten had four catches for 32 yards and no touchdowns. His longest catch went 15 yards.

Witten had just two catches for 14 yards Week 1, despite six targets. The Cowboys are back in action Week 2 at Tennessee.

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Cowboys trying to find ways to help QB not make risky throws
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tried on two occasions during a Week 1 loss against the 49ers to force the football to wide receiver Dez Bryant despite being covered by multiple defenders. Both times Romo threw interceptions.

"I think it’s pretty clear -- you don’t force the ball to people," head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN. "Dez is a great player, but [Jason Witten is] a great player too. Terrance WilliamsCole BeasleyDevin StreetDwayne Harris, all those guys are really, really good football players, who, if given an opportunity, are going to come through for us. Tony understands that. Tony’s typically struck a really nice balance about trying to give these guys a chance and understanding how to read things out and throwing the ball to the right guy."

As one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, defenses will pay extra attention to Bryant on a weekly basis. Garrett said it will be up to the coaching staff to find ways to get the football to Bryant without having Romo make risky throws.

"It’s what happens every week in the NFL," Garrett said. "Dez Bryant, if you look at his whole body of work throughout his career, he’s gotten doubled throughout most games every game he’s every play. The same thing with Jason Witten. These guys are really good players. Week in and week out they find ways, we’ve tried to find ways to give them opportunities."

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/7/14SF21470
29/14/14TEN432150
39/21/14STL449150
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
49/28/14NO8:30 pm
510/5/14HOU1:00 pm
610/12/14@ SEA4:25 pm
710/19/14NYG4:25 pm
810/27/14WAS8:30 pm
911/2/14ARI1:00 pm
1011/9/14@ JAC1:00 pm
Bye: Week 11
1211/23/14@ NYG8:30 pm
1311/27/14PHI4:30 pm
1412/4/14@ CHI8:25 pm
1512/14/14@ PHI8:30 pm
1612/21/14IND4:25 pm
1712/28/14@ WAS1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2003Dallas Cowboys157353479.93611018
2004Dallas Cowboys16158798011.342613144
2005Dallas Cowboys16166675711.53467040
2006Dallas Cowboys16156475411.842110137
2007Dallas Cowboys161696114511.953712256
2008Dallas Cowboys16168195211.842414150
2009Dallas Cowboys161694103011.069211248
2010Dallas Cowboys161694100210.733913049
2011Dallas Cowboys16167994211.964515247
2012Dallas Cowboys161611010399.43638056
2013Dallas Cowboys16167385111.734813044
2014Dallas Cowboys3310959.5150007
TOTAL178168889989411.169521179496
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2003Dallas Cowboys15700---0---0000/000---
2004Dallas Cowboys161500---0---0000/000---
2005Dallas Cowboys161600---0---0000/000---
2006Dallas Cowboys161500---0---0000/000---
2007Dallas Cowboys161600---0---0000/000---
2008Dallas Cowboys161611100.04242.0042000/011118.8
2009Dallas Cowboys161600---0---0000/000---
2010Dallas Cowboys161600---0---0000/000---
2011Dallas Cowboys161600---0---0000/000---
2012Dallas Cowboys161600---0---0000/000---
2013Dallas Cowboys161600---0---0000/000---
2014Dallas Cowboys3300---0---0000/000---
TOTAL17816811100.04242.0042000/011118.8
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2003Dallas Cowboys1544.000000.0000
2004Dallas Cowboys1688.000000.0000
2005Dallas Cowboys1655.000000.0000
2006Dallas Cowboys1622.000000.0000
2007Dallas Cowboys1622.000000.0000
2008Dallas Cowboys1611.000000.0000
2009Dallas Cowboys1622.000000.0000
2010Dallas Cowboys1611.000000.0000
2011Dallas Cowboys1633.000000.0000
2012Dallas Cowboys1600.000000.0000
2013Dallas Cowboys1622.000000.0000
2014Dallas Cowboys300.000000.0000
TOTAL1783030.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2003Dallas Cowboys1500000000
2004Dallas Cowboys1621000000
2005Dallas Cowboys1600000000
2006Dallas Cowboys1600000000
2007Dallas Cowboys1611010010
2008Dallas Cowboys1600000000
2009Dallas Cowboys1600000000
2010Dallas Cowboys1611000000
2011Dallas Cowboys1610010010
2012Dallas Cowboys1600000000
2013Dallas Cowboys1600000000
2014Dallas Cowboys300000000
TOTAL17853020020
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/261
Birthdate:
5/6/1982
Age:
32
Hometown:
Knoxville, TN, USA
School:
Tennessee
NFL Experience:
12
Awards:
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