Swaim caught both his targets for 21 yards during Sunday's 40-7 win over the Jaguars.
Swaim was targeted just twice, but that was good for third on the team on a day in which the running game was heavily featured. He had averaged 47 receiving yards over the last three games, so this effort was surely disappointing to fantasy owners who were anticipating a larger role in the offense. Swaim should continue to serve as the team's preferred pass-catching tight end option, though his team's reliance on the ground attack can cap his opportunities in a given week. He'll look to bounce back next Sunday against the Redskins.
Swaim caught all three of his targets for 55 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Houston.
The bulk of Swaim's production came in the opening minutes of Sunday's game when the fourth-year tight end took a dump pass 43 yards to set up the Cowboys' opening field goal. Swaim ranks second on the team with 11 catches over the past three games, but that doesn't carry a ton of weight in an offense that ranks 29th in the league in passing yards. Don't expect things to get better Sunday against the Jaguars' top-five pass defense.
Swaim caught three of four targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 16-8 loss to the Panthers.
Swaim tied for third in the team in targets, accounting for all but one of Dak Prescott's pass attempts aimed at tight ends. He made a nice play on a screen which resulted in a first down early on, but he was limited to a pair of short gains during the remainder of the game. Although the Dallas passing attack is clearly a work in progress, Swaim is the only option on the depth chart with much experience and was easily the most involved during the season opener. With that said, he won't take much fantasy value into next week's matchup with the Giants.
Swaim was used as the starting tight end during offseason practices, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
With 28 career appearances and nine catches to his name, Swaim is somehow the most experienced tight end in Dallas, competing with Blake Jarwin, Rico Gathers and Dalton Schultz to replace the retired Jason Witten. The 2015 seventh-round pick doesn't offer much upside as a pass catcher, but he could get some red-zone targets if he manages to lock down the top spot on the depth chart. The Cowboys may end up using a rotation, in which case Swaim likely would handle a blocking role while Jarwin, Gathers or Schultz got most of the playing time on passing downs. Swaim seems to have made a full recovery from the minor knee surgery he had in January.
That's not saying much -- he's played only 28 games over three seasons in Dallas -- but Swaim is also the only tight end on the depth chart to have caught a pass in a regular-season game, giving him an edge on the current competition as the Cowboys move on from Witten. The 24-year-old is still recuperating from minor knee surgery, but he should be 100 percent by training camp, if not sooner.
|7||10/21/18||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/11/18||@ PHI||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|