2013 Fantasy Outlook: Jason Witten
Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | TE
2013 Experience: 11th Season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Just when you thought Jason Witten might have a down year with coming into last season with an injury, he turned in a career high in receptions with 110 and played 16 games.
Who knows when Witten will slow down but as long as Tony Romo is the quarterback he stands a good chance to be a top five option at his position. The one part of Witten’s game that can drive you nuts is his touchdown total or lack there of at times.
You would think it’s almost impossible to have just 3 touchdowns and haul in as many receptions as Witten had a year ago, but that’s exactly what he did. Consider Witten a much better option in PPR leagues because he will likely lead all tight ends in receptions again.
A top five at this position Witten is worthy of going in the 5th round in PPR leagues, but he’s probably a 6th or 7th round pick in standard scoring leagues, because of his inconsistency with touchdowns over his career.
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2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Jason Witten here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
While Jason Witten is starting to get up in age, he’s still one of the better tight ends for fantasy football. A clear starter, Witten should benefit from Laurent Robinson leaving town, as his breakout season affected his stock.
Trending as the seventh tight end off the board in recent mocks, Witten has respectable value this summer. Unless we hear reports of Witten looking slower in camp, he should be regarded as a solid weekly play, and could return to over 1,000 yards.
August 17th Update: Witten suffered a spleen injury in the Cowboys first preseaon game and will be monitor for a possible surgery. If he’s fine for opening day, we can go ahead and bump up his projected stats and draft stock to around the seventh option off the board. Until then, he’s a low-end TE1.
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
While I can’t argue with Jason Witten being ranked above Vernon Davis in PPR leagues I have a problem with Witten going ahead of him in standard leagues. Sure, Witten is one of the best tight ends when it comes to receptions and yardage total, but his touchdown totals are very up and down and mostly down.
Just two seasons ago Witten only had two touchdowns and that lack of production makes me cringe about ranking him above other tight ends with better track records. Other than that blemish, Witten is a fine tight end to own on your fantasy squad as he will be active in the Cowboys passing game once again.
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Tony Romo and Jason Witten are very good friends, so it’s no surprise that Witten had solid season. With 93 receptions for 1,030 yards and a whopping….wait a minute….only two freaking touchdowns? So much for taking care of your friends.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Personally, I had very high expectations for Jason Witten coming into the 2009 season. Not only was Witten one of the top five fantasy tight ends, but with Terrell Owens gone, Tony Romo needed to find others for touchdown production.
Because of this, I thought last year was a great season for Witten to make a run at close to double digit touchdowns and man was I wrong. Instead of having one of his better years for touchdowns, Witten had one of his worst as he totaled just two for the entire season.
Even worse, one of those touchdowns was during week seventeen and many fantasy leagues don’t play that week. For all the disappointment, Witten did still total 94 receptions for over 1,000 yards and that is nothing to be ashamed of.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Because of the lack of touchdown production over the past couple seasons, we have Witten ranked outside the top five fantasy tight ends. If you’re in a league that is more yardage and reception friendly, Witten has more value than that.
Still, many fantasy leagues place an emphasis on touchdowns and in toughs leagues you need more than two to four touchdowns from your every week starting tight end. It is in these leagues that Witten’s lack of scoring is felt most.
- Great Hands
- Great Offense
- Plays In A Dome
- Good Yardage / Reception Totals
- Not A Good Touchdown Maker