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2014 Fantasy Football: Predicting The Stats For TE Jason Witten

Predicting The Fantasy Stats For TE Jason Witten

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To help you form a draft strategy, here is a full fantasy football statistical prediction for Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten.

Games Played – 16

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Games Played – 16

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Witten has only missed one game throughout his career and that was all the way back in 2003. He lacerated his spleen in training camp last spring and was forced to go to the hospital, but he still managed to suit up in all 16 games. Witten is as durable as they come at tight end.

Receptions – 81

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Receptions – 81

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Witten has averaged 89.5 receptions per season over the last seven seasons, including a jaw-dropping 110 catches in 2012. Witten will once again see a steady dose of targets, and as a result, he will catch plenty of balls in 2014.

Receiving Yards – 956

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Receiving Yards – 956

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Witten’s 851 receiving yards was his lowest total since 2006, but the lack of production was due to the nasty spleen injury the veteran suffered in the preseason. Luckily, he will be healthy from the first snap this year and should be able to get back over the 900-yard mark.

Yards Per Catch – 11.8

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Yards Per Catch – 11.8

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Tight ends don’t exactly lead the league in YPC, but Witten will easily be able to average 10-plus yards per reception this fall.

Touchdowns – 8

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Touchdowns – 8

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Witten is a favorite receiver for QB Tony Romo to look for in the red zone. The tight end has caught 25 touchdowns over the last four seasons and will be a cheap way to find six-plus touchdowns out of the tight end position.