Jason Witten

Jason Witten

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 263 lbsAge: 37College: TennesseeDrafted: #69 (3rd Rd. by Dallas)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
10th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #290
Best / Worst #157 / #347
ADP #216


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Jason Witten ends retirement to re-join Cowboys

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting former Monday Night Football announcer Jason Witten has ended his retirement to re-join the Dallas Cowboys for 2019.

Fantasy Impact

One year removed from his retirement from the NFL following a 15-year career in Dallas, Witten will re-join the Cowboys after a sub-par year as an announcer. The 36-year-old tight end, who will turn 37 in May, has signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys worth $3.5 million. Despite his age, Witten believes he can still play in the league. And given the Cowboys' evident need at tight end, it appears that they do as well. While Witten may not be much in terms of yards after the catch, he could catch the ball, hauling in 63-of-87 targets in 2017. Witten's return could also play a role in his transition into coaching in the league, especially if Dallas targets a tight end in the 2019 NFL Draft. What's more, Witten is one of the most beloved Cowboys of all time on and off the field and could serve as a leader on a team with a plethora of young talent. While this may be a low-impact fantasy football transaction, it could a quality move for the Cowboys as a whole.

ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftTE #33TE #19TE #3928
Dynasty TE #46TE #32TE #5914
Tight Ends#23#17
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Next Gamevs. NYG19th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesWAS, MIA, NO23rd easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CHI, LAR, PHI27th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--32nd easiest remaining opponents