Week 9 - Witten had an absolutely monster game in week 8 to reestablish himself as one of the premier TE’s in fantasy football, and the NFL. Jason caught 18 passes for 167 yards, and amazingly didn’t find the end zone. Fantasy managers should keep Witten locked is as a starting TE1 for the remainder of the season.
Week 6 - Jason Witten is still a borderline TE1, and after a week off, we expect the Cowboys to have their offense a little more in sync heading into week 6 against the Ravens.
Week 4 - Witten is leading the NFL in one surprising category so far this season, dropped passes. He has been targeted 21 times in 3 weeks, and caught a total of 8 passes. Expect Romo to continue to look for his TE heading into a week 4 matchup with the Bears, Witten has been too solid over the course of his career to go soft on us now.
Week 2 – Witten was a surprise starter for week 1 as he attempted to come back from a spleen injury, but he hauled in just 2 receptions for 10 yards. This week he has been practicing, and should be almost back to full health for Sunday’s tilt vs the Seahawks. Witten rejoins the TE1 ranks, but is a low end option as he attempts to come back from injury.
Jason Witten has been one of the most durable tight ends in football for the last 10 years. Since 2004, Witten has appeared in each and every game for the Cowboys, and he appeared in 15 games in 2003. Perhaps the most surprising stat about Witten is his lack of touchdowns, here are his totals for the last 4 years(2011 – 5 TD, 2010 – 9 TD, 2009 – 2 TD, 2008 – 4 TD). While we do project Witten to go over 1,000 yards receiving for 2012, he doesn’t appear to be one of Romo’s favorite targets in the Red Zone, so don’t expect him to be hauling in TD’s every game. With that said, Witten remains a #1 TE in all formats, and one of the elite options in PPR leagues in 2012.
2009 stats – 16 games – 94 Receptions, 1,030 Yards(11.0 Average), 2 TD, 0 Fum
2010 stats – 16 games – 94 Receptions, 1,002 Yards(10.7 Average), 9 TD, 1 Fum/ 1 Lost
2011 stats – 16 games – 79 Receptions, 942 Yards(11.9 Average), 5 TD, 1 Fum/ 0 Lost