Jason Witten

Jason Witten

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 263 lbsAge: 36College: TennesseeDrafted: #69 (3rd Rd. by Dallas)

2018 Outlook

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Jason Witten officially retires to the booth

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten will retire from the NFL and join the ESPN Monday Night Football team.

Fantasy Impact

It's officially official this time -- we think. Schefter is reporting that Witten will indeed retire from the Cowboys and join ESPN as an analyst on Monday Night Football. One of the best tight ends to ever step on the field, Witten is poised for the Hall of Fame and is in the conversation for best TE ever. While Rob Gronkowski puts up gaudy numbers, he's missed a bunch of games in the process, something Witten isn't known for. He only missed one game in his career which took part in his rookie season. Since then, he hasn't missed a game while playing through multiple injuries, maintaining respectable stat lines in the process. Move over Bob Lilly, there is a new "Mr. Cowboy" waiting to be crowned.

Jason Witten planning to retire for MNF job

Jason Witten is planning to retire after 15 years to join the Monday Night Football broadcasting crew as a lead analyst. He'll meet with Jerry Jones before finalizing his decision.

Fantasy Impact

Despite any previous reports of Witten planning to play in 2018, it sounds he's been given a great opportunity to join the broadcasting booth similar to his past teammate, Tony Romo. The Cowboys receiving corps is already greatly diminished with the release of Dez Bryant and Dak Prescott's stock would tumble a bit further without any proven pass catchers if Witten retires.

Jason Witten all-in for 2018

Pro Football Talk is reporting Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten is committed to playing football in 2018.

Fantasy Impact

Although Witten auditioned for a role with Thursday Night Football and garnered interest from Fox Sports, Witten quickly cleared the air and said that he is not only committed to playing in 2018, but he also intends to remain on the field until he turns 40. The future Hall of Fame tight end, who is entering his age-36 season, has been one of the most durable players in the NFL since entering the league in 2003. And while he put up the fewest amount of yards (560) since his rookie year last season, he still caught 63 passes and scored his most touchdowns (five) since 2014. From a fantasy perspective, he may not be the same player as he was in the past, but he remains a quality streamer in standard formats, a solid option in PPR scoring formats and a fine No. 2 option in tight end premium leagues.

Jason Witten with two catches in 2017 finale

Jason Witten caught two of three targets for 17 yards on Sunday against the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact

Witten certainly didn't have a great year, though he showed that he still has a bit left in the tank. He stated after the game that he intends to return for the 2018 season, so he'll be potentially relevant in extremely deep leagues or those that award bonus points to tight ends.

Dan Harris25 weeks ago
Jason Witten with five catches against Seahawks

Jason Witten caught five of nine targets for 39 yards on Sunday against the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact

Witten was more involved than usual, but still couldn't provide much value outside of PPR leagues. The Dallas offense has simply struggled to remain consistent, making Witten only a borderline start each week. That will be the case next weekend against Philadelphia.

Dan Harris26 weeks ago