Dalton Schultz will likely be the No. 3 tight end for the Cowboys this season behind Jason Witten and Blake Jarwin, and he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. As a rookie in 2018, Schultz had minimal production, and he failed to score a touchdown. He still has value in dynasty leagues since he could be the long-term answer at tight end in Dallas, but the return of Witten to the field won't help his production this season. Ignore him in all re-draft leagues this year.
Schultz (ankle) did not participate at practice Wednesday, the Cowboys' official site reports. Schultz played 27 offensive snaps during the preseason opener but hasn't practiced in almost two weeks due to the ankle sprain. Codey McElroy (neck) and Blake Jarwin (ankle) are also managing injuries, leaving the Cowboys short on tight end depth.
Schultz did not practice Monday due to an ankle injury, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports. Schultz is reportedly considered day-to-day. As long as the 2018 fourth-round pick remains sidelined, Codey McElroy and Marcus Lucas stand to see increased reps behind veteran tight end Jason Witten.
Schultz figures to share playing time with Jason Witten and Blake Jarwin in 2019, Clarence Hill of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. A 2018 fourth-round pick, Schultz caught 12 passes for 116 yards in 11 games during his rookie season while sharing snaps with Jarwin, Geoff Swaim and Rico Gathers. The Cowboys allowed Swaim to leave for Jacksonville, but the majority of his 512 snaps from 2018 likely will be filled by Witten, who reportedly is ticketed for about 25 plays per game. It will be difficult for any one player to emerge from the committee with fantasy relevance, and Witten would probably be the best bet to do so.
Schultz played in 11 games in 2018, catching 12 passes on 17 targets for 116 yards. The fourth-round pick out of Stanford didn't produce many highlights as a rookie, with modest single-game highs of three catches and 37 yards. Blake Jarwin's emergence late in the season will give Schultz an uphill climb in camp next summer if he wants to win the Cowboys' starting tight end spot even if he shows significant development, but with Geoff Swaim a free agent, there could still be plenty of snaps available for Schultz as the team's No. 2 TE.
Schultz has drawn seven targets over the Cowboys' last two games, catching six of them for 60 yards. While the rookie's snap count has been boosted since Geoff Swaim (wrist) got hurt, Schultz hasn't started seeing regular looks from Dak Prescott until the last couple of weeks. Blake Jarwin has emerged as the team's primary pass catcher at tight end, however, putting a significant damper on Schultz's fantasy potential.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||New York Giants||19||7.38|
|4||09/30||@New Orleans Saints||14||6.22|
|5||10/06||Green Bay Packers||8||5.50|
|6||10/13||@New York Jets||6||4.88|
|9||11/05||@New York Giants||19||7.38|
|12||11/24||@New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|15||12/15||Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|
|3 Year Avg||17||12||116||0||6||9.67||11|