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82 Jason Witten TE
Height/Weight: 6-6/261 | Birthdate: 5/6/1982 | Birthplace: Knoxville, TN, USA | Team: Dallas | College: Tennessee | NFL Experience: 12 | Owned/Started%: 100/75 | Average Draft Position: 58.74
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Cowboys TE Jason Witten tallies short score in Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten dropped a sure touchdown pass on the team's first possession of the game Sunday against Jacksonville, but made up for it. He got open later in the quarter for a 2-yard score and finished with five catches for 33 yards.

Witten and the Cowboys are now on their bye week.


Jason Witten paces Cowboys with 62 receiving yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten led the team with six catches for 62 yards in the Week 9 loss to the Cardinals. With backup quarterback Brandon Weeden unable to connect downfield, he repeatedly threw short to Witten.

Witten was targeted seven times, tied for second on the team. He has 11 catches for 132 yards and a touchdown over the past two weeks.

Witten plays the Jaguars in London in Week 10.


Report: Cowboys could use Jason Witten more as blocker Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) With Tony Romo's status uncertain for Sunday, the Cowboys may use tight end Jason Witten more as a blocker than a receiver in Week 9 against the Cardinals, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News suggested in an interview on CBS Sports Radio Saturday, per CBS Senior Fantasy Writer Dave Richard.

Witten racked up a season-high 70 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Redskins. The move would obviously give Dallas better pass protection in light of Romo's two fractures in his back. Through eight games, Witten has caught 28 of the 43 passes thrown his way 336 yards and two touchdowns.


Jason Witten restores order


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/28/2014) A mostly disappointing season for Cowboys tight end Jason Witten become all the more worrisome for Fantasy owners when backup tight end Gavin Escobar caught two touchdown passes against the Giants in Week 7.

But against the Redskins in Week 8, Witten was back in quarterback Tony Romo's sights, and Escobar was nowhere to be found. The second-year player didn't get a single target, playing only six snaps, while Witten got a season-high eight, playing all 65.

Witten also had a season-high 70 yards and scored his second touchdown this season. Granted, the touchdown came from backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, but Witten's other seven targets all came from Romo.

So were reports of Witten's demise greatly exaggerated? Well, 70 yards is still low for a season high, and the Cowboys are clearly looking to emphasize the running game this year. But if nothing else, you can trust Witten is still the tight end to own in Dallas, making him worth rostering in basically all Fantasy leagues.


Jason Witten moves up the ladder


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten exploited a busted coverage to make a 25-yard touchdown catch Monday night, the 56th receiving score of his career. That ties him with Wesley Walls for sixth all-time among tight ends.

Witten caught five of his team-high eight targets for a season-best 70 yards. He has two touchdowns in the past three games entering Week 9 against Arizona.


Gavin Escobar a threat to Jason Witten?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/20/2014) Cowboys second-year 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
(10/19/2014) 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
(10/12/2014) 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
(10/9/2014) 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
(10/5/2014) 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 goes for a season-high 61 yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught all five of his targets for a season-best 61 yards in the Week 4 win over the Saints. He still has not scored this season.

Witten plays the Texans in Week 5.


Jason Witten transitioning to blocking tight end


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) 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."


Jason Witten catches four balls in Week 3 win vs. Rams


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) 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.


Week 3 bust alert: Jason Witten


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/18/2014) 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.


Jason Witten turns in another disappointing game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) 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.


Cowboys trying to find ways to help QB not make risky throws


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) 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."


Jason Witten to take advantage Week 1?


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is hoping to strike Week 1 against the 49ers.

Witten had a quiet preseason, catching one ball for 11 yards. That’s not a major concern for the veteran, though. At this point, owners know what they are getting from Witten, so the lack of action in the preseason shouldn’t be worrisome. 

The 49ers had some success against tight ends last season, limiting them to 6.42 Fantasy points per game. That figure ranked as the ninth-lowest in the league. A decent part of that success was NaVorro Bowman, who rated well against the pass last season.

Problem is, Bowman will be out for this game, which could open up the middle of the field for Witten. Witten has always been a popular target for Tony Romo, and the quarterback could look to find his tight end a little more often considering San Francisco’s deficiencies. Witten should be considered a decent Fantasy start Week 1. 


Jason Witten, DeMarco Murray to miss preseason opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) It appears the Cowboys will not only be without quarterback Tony Romo for Thursday's preseason opener against the Chargers, but running back DeMarco Murray and tight end Jason Witten will also be held out, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Though, the absence of Murray and Witten are not expected to be injury related.

If all three players are sidelined, it will be the second straight season the team opted to sit Romo, Witten and Murray in the preseason opener.


Jason Witten hasn't thought about retirement


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, who turned 32 this month, is entering his 12th season. He told the Dallas Morning News he hasn't thought about retirement once.

"Obviously, I know I probably have less football ahead of me than I do more, but I'm living in that moment," Witten told the paper.

Witten has 879 catches, second among tight ends in NFL history to Tony Gonzalez's 1,325.


Jason Witten not getting replaced by Gavin Escobar yet


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Cowboys coach Jason Garrett doesn't expect tight end Jason Witten to lose any playing time to second-year Gavin Escobar in 2014, reports ESPN.

"Witt's a great football player and has been for a long time, a Pro Bowler again last year," Garrett said. "In my opinion, our opinion, the best tight end in football and has been for decades. Witt's certainly going to be a big part of what we do with our offensive football team. But that doesn't mean Gavin can't be more involved."

Witten had 73 catches for 851 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013. Escobar had just nine catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie.


Jason Witten thrives with Kyle Orton


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2013) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten set season highs with 12 catches for 135 yards in the loss to Philadelphia. Backup quarterback Kyle Orton targeted Witten a game-high 16 times.

It was a major turnaround after Witten saw three or fewer targets in three of his previous four games. Witten did have one drop Sunday night.

Witten finishes the year with 73 catches for 851 yards and eight touchdowns. He had three 100-yard games and a pair of two-touchdown performances.


Jason Witten aiming to buck trends Week 17


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) Cowboys backup quarterback Kyle Orton has thrown 15 passes the past two seasons. He's targeted Jason Witten four times, completing each for 48 yards. That's a promising ratio as Dallas prepares to face Philly with Orton instead of Tony Romo.

But several recent indicators are troubling for Witten, who needs one touchdown to tie the career-high nine he scored in 2010. He's drawn an average of four targets over the last month. He's failed to clear 50 yards in seven of his last 10 games. He had two catches for 13 yards last week at Washington.

The Eagles give up the 5th-fewest Fantasy points (5.7 per game) to tight ends, allowing two touchdowns all season. In Week 7 at Philadelphia, Witten caught four passes for 48 scoreless yards.

Witten is still a solid starting option. He's scored four times in the past five weeks. If Orton targets him more often than Romo has recently, Witten should end 2013 on a high note.


Jason Witten catches two balls Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught two passes Week 16 against Washington.

Witten was targeted just twice. He caught both passes for a total of 13 yards. Witten was clearly not a huge part of the team's game plan during the game, and didn't end up playing much of a role. He'll look for a bounce-back Week 17 against the Eagles.


Jason Witten looking at strong matchup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is looking at a strong matchup Week 16 against Washington.

Washington has struggled to limit tight ends this season, allowing them to average 9.14 Fantasy points per game. Through 14 games, the team has allowed 26 passing touchdowns. Of those 26 touchdowns, 10 have gone to opposing tight ends. The first time the teams met this season, Witten gained just 27 yards. 

Witten has been on a bit of a roll recently. Over the last six touchdowns, Witten has scored five times. Witten also performs well against Washington. Over his career, Witten has scored six touchdowns and accumulated 1087 yards against Washington. He should be a strong play Week 16.


Jason Witten breaks through Sunday for 71 yards and score


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten ended his mini-slump on Sunday, but he couldn't prevent a monumental collapse that cost his team a victory and perhaps a playoff spot.

Witten caught four passes for 71 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown snag over the middle that gave Dallas a 13-3 lead late in the first quarter. He added a 27-yard reception early in the fourth quarter.

The effort was his best since Week 11. He had since caught just 10 passes for 127 yards in four games combined. Witten will attempt to build on his performance next Sunday in Washington.