But perhaps Witten is showing signs of an inevitable decline for the Cowboys. He is having his least productive season since 2006 and has just 10 catches for 127 yards in his last four games combined. He does have three touchdowns during that stretch, but Fantasy owners cannot bank on scores from any pass-catchers outside of the Jimmy Grahams or Calvin Johnsons of the world.
Week 13 opponent Green Bay ranks 19th in the NFL against opposing tight ends and has been porous defensively in general of late. They have yielded 341 or more passing yards in three of the last six games and 45 or more points in two of their last four. That bodes well for Witten, as does the fact that his stronger performances this season have come at home.
Witten remains one of the better tight end options in the league and is an especially favorable play this week. Even a slipping Witten is a superior point scorer than the vast majority of NFL tight ends. He should remain active in all lineups.
Whichever player starts at tight end for the Redskins will have a favorable matchup. The Falcons rank 20th against the pass, allowing 245.8 yards per game, and have given up the seventh-most Fantasy points to tight ends.
Of course, matchup data only counts for so much. The one with the greatest say in how the Redskins tight ends perform in Week 15 is quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is starting over Robert Griffin III for the first time this season. Cousins played the entire fourth quarter last week against the Chiefs but was inefficient, completing 7 of 16 passes for 59 yards.
If Reed ends up playing, his upside makes him almost impossible to sit in Fantasy, but in the more likely scenario that Paulsen plays, he's a gamble in Fantasy despite the favorable matchup and touchdown-scoring streak.
Never mind that Week 15 foe St. Louis ranks third in the NFL against opposing players at his position. Graham is an equal opportunity destroyer. He leads all pass-catchers wtih 14 touchdowns and tops the list among tight ends with 74 catches for 1,046 yards. And when Drew Brees and the Saints are even sniffing the red zone, he is generally the primary target.
Graham has been held down - comparatively speaking - in the last two weeks with nine catches for 100 yards. But he also scored three touchdowns in those games, so there is really no stopping him. He sits atop the rankings produced by all three CBSSports.com senior Fantasy writers this week for a reason.
So just stick him in your lineups and watch the points add up. He could very well catapult your team into your league finals.
Among them are running back C.J. Anderson (illness), wide receiver Trindon Holliday (shoulder), tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) and offensive linemen Chris Kuper (ankle), J.D. Walton (ankle) and Winston Justice (finger).
Among them are premier skill position players such as quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) running back Knowshon Moreno (shoulder), wide receivers Eric Decker (ribs) and Demaryius Thomas (shoulder) and tight end Julius Thomas (knee).
The Redskins rank 27th against the pass, allowing 256.7 yards per game, and have been particularly vulnerable against tight ends, allowing the sixth-most Fantasy points to them. They didn't have a tight end put up big numbers against them last week vs. the Chiefs, but they gave up five catches for 61 yards and a touchdown to the Giants' Brandon Myers in Week 13 and four catches for 70 yards and a touchdown to the 49ers' Vernon Davis in Week 12.
Obviously, trying to predict which targets will score in a given week is a fool's errand, but with the Redskins in a state of disarray and coming off a 45-10 loss against the Chiefs in which they appeared positively disintrested, the Falcons passing game figures to have a big day, making Gonzalez a good bet for better numbers even if he's held out of the end zone.
Arizona visits Tennessee on Sunday.