Although he retired from the NFL last May, the future Hall of Famer is coming back to the Cowboys for what will be his 16th pro season. Witten played 15 years for the Cowboys from 2003-17, which included 11 Pro Bowls, the most in team history by any offensive player.
Blake Jarwin had a couple of solid games (7-56, 4-45) late in the year before exploding for a 7-119-3 line against the Giants in Week 17. He didn't do much in the playoffs (5-32 combined in two games). Geoff Swaim was actually playing ahead of Jarwin prior to a season-ending wrist injury. Swaim caught 26 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown in nine games. Witten figures to return as the starter, though it's no sure thing. He was the No. 9 tight end (PPR) in 2017.
DAL TE Jason Witten - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Philadelphia Eagles
Jason Witten was targeted 9 times last week, his highest total since Week 5. He did record 5 receptions but only for 39 yards. That has been an issue this season as the yardage totals have been low even when Witten has had a lot of catches in a game.
He will face the Eagles this week, who are ranked 15th in aFPA to tight ends. The Cowboys will play their starters but don't expect much of an offensive explosion. Keep Witten on the bench as a high-end TE2.