Blake Jarwin is expected to be the No. 2 tight end in Dallas this season now that Jason Witten is back. In 2017, Jarwin ended the season on a high note with at least 12 PPR points in two of his final four games, but it will be hard for him to remain productive now that Witten has come out of the broadcast booth. Jarwin is not worth drafting in any leagues.
Jarwin is expected to share snaps with Jason Witten and Dalton Schultz in 2019, Clarence Hill of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The soon-to-be 37-year-old Witten is coming out of retirement after one year, but he's reportedly ticketed for about 25 snaps per game rather than his accustomed every-down role. The Cowboys didn't get much from their tight ends last season, with the exception of Jarwin's startling 7-119-3 receiving line in a meaningless Week 17 win over the Giants. He otherwise had just 20 catches for 188 scoreless yards in 15 regular-season games, and he failed to carry his Week 17 momentum into the playoffs (32 yards in two appearances). The committee approach this upcoming season will make it difficult for any of the tight ends to establish fantasy value unless injuries thin the ranks.
Jarwin finished the regular season with 27 catches on 36 targets for 307 yards and three touchdowns. He played in all 16 games, but it wasn't until Geoff Swaim broke his wrist that Jarwin got a chance to shine. His 119-yard, three-TD performance against the Giants in Week 17 obviously stands out, but Jarwin saw at least seven targets in three of the Cowboys' final four regular-season games as he earned Dak Prescott's trust at the sticks and down the seam. Swaim is a free agent in the offseason, but even if he returns to Dallas, Jarwin should be the favorite to take the top spot on the tight end depth chart heading into 2019.
Jarwin (ankle) is active for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. With a high-ankle sprain in tow, Jarwin was subject to a pregame workout, which included work on resistance cords, according to Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News. It went well enough for Jarwin to gain clearance to suit up, but his snap count may be tied to pain tolerance. If Jarwin's workload is diminished, Dalton Schultz and Rico Gathers are available to pick up the slack.
Jarwin (ankle) is expected to be active Saturday versus the Rams, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports. The Cowboys won't make it official until they post their inactive list 90 minutes before Saturday's 8:15 PM ET kickoff. However, Jarwin appears to have passed the requisite tests during his pregame workout.
Jarwin (ankle) will participate in a pregame warmup with an expectation that he'll be active for Saturday's wild-card contest with the Rams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After emerging from the Cowboys' wild-card win against the Seahawks with a high-ankle sprain, Jarwin was held out of every practice this week. Subsequently, his availability for the second round was up in the air, but he appears to have a better chance to suit up than Cole Beasley, who has the exact same injury. Jarwin's status will become known about 90 minutes before Saturday's 8:15 PM ET kickoff.
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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|
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|3 Year Avg||18||14||154||2||8||11.00||27|