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.
If you could get extra points for first down conversions on third down plays, Witten would be a fantasy monster. Instead, he's serving as an extra blocker 99% of the time. If Murray sits and the Cowboys are forced to throw more, Witten will have the most yardage he's had all season.
Witten hasn't missed a regular season game since his rookie year back in 2003. And while his receptions and receiving yards were the lowest since 2006, his eight touchdowns were the second most of his career. There's something to be said for consistency and with Tony Romo expected to be fully recovered from late-December back surgery, look for Witten to remain a very solid TE1 as he continues his role as Tony Romo's go-to receiver.
Ok, why on gods green earth would you take the ball out of your best players hands? Murray has been the focal point of your offfense getting at least 4 catches a game and running for about 100 yards, yet you put in fragile felix. WHY? HE ...
Never thought this would happen but I must admit I've got a man crush on a Cowboy as a die hard Packer fan you must be able to understand how ...
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2011 Draft Central
Average Draft Position (ADP) Tracker
Round 4, Pick 3
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)