Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the TE position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
No tight end in the National Football League was targeted more in 2012 than Jason Witten, who turned his 147 targets into an eye-popping 110 receptions for 1.039 yards. Unfortunately, Witten only scored three touchdowns on the season, his lowest total since 2009. The 11th-year veteran has eclipsed 1,000 yards in three of the past four years, making him a fairly consistent fantasy option, and if Witten can find paydirt a few more times in 2013 he could easily vie for the title of fantasy football’s top tight end.
Positives I've got Witten projected as TE1 this year with 80/900/6 receiving. He's coming off consecutive 1000 yard seasons and has finished as TE1 or TE2 in 3 of the last 4 seasons. Negatives Bryant and Austin are emerging as options for Romo and may reduce the number of targets Witten has gotten in the past. Draft Strategy With 2 good RBs and one of the top 3 QBs in Brady, and with Gates already going at 3.05, decided having the TE1 was the way to go. Remaining WRs all look about the same so no hurry there. (Contributed by: dmcduke)
Round 5, Pick 4
Positives Excellent TE for PPR, yardage and TDs. Negatives Hope Romo uses him like Kitna did last year. Draft Strategy Many mock drafts have him going in the 4th round; happy to get him here in the 5th. (Contributed by: tlandavazo)
Round 4, Pick 2
Positives Solid player that has the trust of his coach, QB, and the rest of the team. Witten is a hard worker that is a team player. Witten is the go to guy when a first down or a TD is needed. With Roy Williams gone Dez Bryant shouldn't be working the middle of the field as often leaving room for Witten to roam.
Witten was the #1 TE last year. He was the only TE to break 1,000 yards. Witten is also the only top teir TE that didn't miss time last year. I would not feel comfortable reaching for Gates, Finley or Dallas Clark. Negatives The homer in me is happy to say I don't see any negatives in Witten :) Draft Strategy I reached for Witten. I was hoping to start a TE run that didn't happen. I felt my starting RBs locked up, plenty of start worthy QBs, a great WR1 and some decent WR targets that I could afford to reach for my homer pick. (Contributed by: 625james)