|Week 7 (NYG) - Average||4.5||61.0||0||0||0||0||6|
|Week 7 (NYG) - Dave Richard||5||71||0||0||0||0||7|
|Week 7 (NYG) - Jamey Eisenberg||4||51||0||0||0||0||5|
|2014 Season - Average||80.5||897.5||6.5||0||0||0||121|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||78||873||7||0||0||0||121|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||83||922||6||0||0||0||120|
|Current Player Ranking: 6|
|Red Zone Stats|
|10/20/2014||Bishop Sankey, RB TEN|
Timothy Wright, TE NE
|Jason Witten, TE DAL|
Brandon Bolden, RB NE
|10/20/2014||Jason Witten, TE DAL|
Tony Romo, QB DAL
Kendall Wright, WR TEN
Dez Bryant, WR DAL
|Colin Kaepernick, QB SF|
Michael Floyd, WR ARI
Lamar Miller, RB MIA
Rob Gronkowski, TE NE
|10/20/2014||Jason Witten, TE DAL|
Jerick McKinnon, RB MIN
Tom Brady, QB NE
|Jimmy Graham, TE NO|
Teddy Bridgewater, QB MIN
Rank Among Leaders
Gavin Escobar a threat to Jason Witten?
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/20/14) Cowboys rookie 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.
Cowboys TE Jason Witten does little Week 7
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten didn't do much Week 7 against the Giants.
Witten was thrown just two passes during the contest. He caught both balls, gaining 27 yards. Dez Bryant really dominated in the passing game, and took away a lot of looks from the other pass catchers on the team.
Witten will look for more Week 8 against Washington.
Jason Witten becomes second tight end with 900 catches
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(10/12/14) With his 3-yard touchdown catch right before halftime Sunday, the Cowboys' Jason Witten became the second tight end in NFL history with 900 receptions, joining Tony Gonzalez. It was Witten's first score this season.
He made a 21-yard catch in the first quarter, finishing with two catches for 24 yards on five targets. Witten plays the Giants in Week 7.
Cowboys QB feels Jason Witten might be best player in team history
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/9/14) The Cowboys have a prestigious franchise history, which includes five Super Bowl titles, 12 Hall of Famers and 18 players in their Ring of Honor. However, quarterback Tony Romo feels tight end Jason Witten might be the best player in franchise history.
"Witten's just the best," Romo said, per The Dallas Morning News. "He might be the best Dallas Cowboy of all time. Literally his career has been exceptional. He's hit every mark he ever had. He's going to go on as the first or second greatest tight end of all time. I just think I've been lucky enough to be able to play with him."
Cowboys' Jason Witten becomes third TE to reach 10,000 career yards
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/5/14) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten became the third tight end in NFL history with 10,000 career receiving yards on Sunday at home against the Texans in Week 5.
Witten caught a 9-yard pass and a 4-yard pass from Tony Romo in the second quarter. He caught a pass down the middle on a seam route for a gain of 34 yards in the third quarter, his longest gain of the afternoon. He caught four of the five passes thrown his way for 59 yards, averaging 14.8 yards per grab in a 23-20 overtime victory.
Witten had just 46 receiving yards through his first two games of the season. Over his last three games, he has 169 yards.
|Jason Witten doesn't excite you. He's usually one of the last top-end tight ends you settle for on Draft Day. But at the end of the season, Witten is usually right at the top. This is Witten's 12th year in the NFL, and he's been a Top 12 Fantasy tight end for the past 10 seasons, including a Top 6 option each of the past four years. The stats don't blow you away -- he had 73 catches, 851 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013 -- but his consistency is hard to overlook. Tony Romo will continue to look for Witten, who was No. 5 in targets last year with 111, and you know what you're getting with him. The top of the tight end group is pretty solidified with Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas and Vernon Davis. After that, Witten is right there and worth drafting in Round 5 in most formats. At some point he'll slow down, and he's 32 this season, but he remains worth drafting as a No. 1 tight end again this year.
(Updated 5/29/14) |