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Dalton Schultz

Published: Apr 28, 2018 at 07:53 AM

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Dallas has found a prospect to groom as franchise legend Jason Witten's successor.

The Cowboys selected Stanford tight end Dalton Schultz with the No. 137 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Amid reports of Witten's impending transition to the broadcast booth, the Eagles traded ahead of their division rivals to snatch the promising Dallas Goedert two rounds earlier.

Although Stanford coach David Shaw has labeled him the most "complete" tight end he's had in recent years, Schultz lacks the receiving potential of former Cardinal stars Zach Ertz and Coby Fleener.

"He's not flashy but he just does his job basically," one scout told BobMcGinnFootball.com. "He's not overpowering or anything. Above average to average in everything. He's not in the class of those other big-time Stanford tight ends. If he's a starter I'd be surprised."

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Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz led the team in targets with 10 in a Week 2 win over the Atlanta Falcons. He caught nine of those passes for 88 yards and a touchdown. After starting tight end Blake Jarwin went down with a knee injury in Week 1, it was assumed the Cowboys would mostly go away from involving the tight end in the passing game, but Schultz had other ideas. His score came on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Dak Prescott in the fourth quarter, helping the Cowboys to their impressive 40-39 comeback win. If Schultz continues to see this kind of involvement in the offense, he could be the least expected TE1 in many years.--David A Marcillo - RotoBaller
Source: NFL.com

Seems that he is suddenly fantasy relevant. Things change quickly around here.

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7 minutes ago, richn said:

Thoughts on Schultz going forward?

He's going to be a little inconsistent since he will be Option 5 in the attack, but the pie is going to be huge so he could be a nice TE2 bye week fill in

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On 9/20/2020 at 6:12 PM, Truebluey said:

Seems that he is suddenly fantasy relevant. Things change quickly around here.

I am disappointed in myself that I didn't see this coming. His performance after Jarwin went down should have been a gigantic flashing sign, but no one in my league believed it, so now I'm sure I'll miss him with my low WW claim. Probably to the team I face this week with my luck. :( 

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1 minute ago, fightingillini said:

He's going to be a little inconsistent since he will be Option 5 in the attack, but the pie is going to be huge so he could be a nice TE2 bye week fill in

I dunno - Dak looks to his TE early and often. I think he's going  to have a very nice weekly floor in PPR format. The TDs will be the occasional boom but I don't anticipate a lot of bust games. He'll have at least 3-4 receptions so long as he's healthy. He's a huge target. 

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1 hour ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

 

I am disappointed in myself that I didn't see this coming. His performance after Jarwin went down should have been a gigantic flashing sign, but no one in my league believed it, so now I'm sure I'll miss him with my low WW claim. Probably to the team I face this week with my luck. :( 

Maybe we saw things differently, but I saw his performance as a giant red flag.  He was out of position, ran poor routes and dropped passes in Week 1.

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4 minutes ago, tangfoot said:

Maybe we saw things differently, but I saw his performance as a giant red flag.  He was out of position, ran poor routes and dropped passes in Week 1.

I meant the target share. He was peppered. I didn't say he was the 2nd coming of Antonio Gates. 

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1 minute ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

I meant the target share. He was peppered. I didn't say he was the 2nd coming of Antonio Gates. 

You definitely saw a different game.  He saw FOUR targets in Week 1, catching 1 for 11 yards.

He was a disaster and completely unworthy of any consideration at all based on that performance.

Week 2, a completely different guy showed up.

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Just now, tangfoot said:

You definitely saw a different game.  He saw FOUR targets in Week 1, catching 1 for 11 yards.

Yes, because it wasn't a whole game. He came on the field and was targeted 4x in the next 6-7 plays. I questioned it in the in-game topic. I didn't see a different game, thanks.

Just now, tangfoot said:

He was a disaster and completely unworthy of any consideration at all based on that performance.

Maybe to your eye. I saw a dude the Cowboys clearly committed to as a Jarwin replacement. Sometimes it's more than what you see on the stat sheet. 

Just now, tangfoot said:

Week 2, a completely different guy showed up.

Nope - the same guy who they immediately targeted 4x after Jarwin went down showed up, but with more confidence in a starting role. Maybe it was you who saw a different game....or at least failed to read between the lines. ;) 

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6 minutes ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

Yes, because it wasn't a whole game. He came on the field and was targeted 4x in the next 6-7 plays. I questioned it in the in-game topic. I didn't see a different game, thanks.

Maybe to your eye. I saw a dude the Cowboys clearly committed to as a Jarwin replacement. Sometimes it's more than what you see on the stat sheet. 

Nope - the same guy who they immediately targeted 4x after Jarwin went down showed up, but with more confidence in a starting role. Maybe it was you who saw a different game....or at least failed to read between the lines. ;) 

You must have been drunk, Jarwin went down in the first half. Shultz got his targets through several drives in the 2nd half, and they were all ugly.

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1 minute ago, tangfoot said:

You must have been drunk, Jarwin went down in the first half. Shultz got his targets through several drives in the 2nd half, and they were all ugly.

I never said I wasn't drunk. :hifive:

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I view it as:
Week 1:   could have been nervous & processing too much  (don't read too much into it)
                 and how many targets in practice with the 1's would he have rec'd?? 

Week 2:   was the clear #1 TE so had time to prepare

The ultimate question is:  Do you want a partial piece of the Dallas offense, which appears to need to score points since their defense isn't stout?
                                              OR someone like Mo Allie Cox, who could see a bigger % of the INDY receiving  pie who lost P.Campbell and has a TE friendly QB? 

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33 minutes ago, Nemesis said:

Week 2:   was the clear #1 TE so had time to prepare

The ultimate question is:  Do you want a partial piece of the Dallas offense, which appears to need to score points since their defense isn't stout?
                                              OR someone like Mo Allie Cox, who could see a bigger % of the INDY receiving  pie who lost P.Campbell and has a TE friendly QB? 

Latest on Campbell is "at least 3 weeks", which means it could also be "as little as 3 weeks". 

So part of your equation has to account for short-term vs long term asset valuation. Jarwin is out for the season. Mo Cox could only have a month's worth of true relevance. 

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Dallas is obviously using him. The issue is lots of mouths to feed.  Game script dependent.

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4 hours ago, richn said:

Dallas is obviously using him. The issue is lots of mouths to feed.  Game script dependent.

Through 2 games Atlanta are allowing a 70% success rate on passes to TEs (#28 in the NFL).

This week is Seattle: allowing only 37.5% success to TEs (#5) while allowing 65.2% to WRs (#29).

Could be big games for Gallup, Cooper, and Lamb.

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The Cowboys defense is trash, so they are likely gonna be in a lot of shootouts this year.  Even as the 5th option, the Dallas starting TE should be put up solid numbers. Definitely worth adding if you need depth or a desperation starter.

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Dalton Schultz caught 4-of-6 targets for 48 yards in the Cowboys' Week 3 loss to the Seahawks.

Schultz tied with CeeDee Lamb for the fifth-most targets on the team. The fact that Schultz starts in this high-powered passing attack will keep him in the TE2 mix, but his target share will fluctuate from week to week. Luckily for Schultz, the Browns are up next on the schedule. They've allowed production to tight ends this season. He's a TE2 streaming option.

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On 9/22/2020 at 8:13 PM, Ghost Rider said:

The Cowboys defense is trash, so they are likely gonna be in a lot of shootouts this year.  Even as the 5th option, the Dallas starting TE should be put up solid numbers. Definitely worth adding if you need depth or a desperation starter.

Yeah...will be targeting a TE possibly this week with both Goedert and Cook limping off yesterday.

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Dalton Schultz caught 4-of-8 targets for 72 yards and one score in Dallas' Week 4 loss to Cleveland.

It occurred in garbage time, but Dallas' inability to stop Cleveland on the ground allowed Schultz to haul in a 26-yard touchdown — his second in place of Blake Jarwin (torn ACL) — to bring the Cowboys within 11 points in the final quarter. Schultz has averaged eight targets per game in his last three starts, consistently staying involved as the team's only viable receiving threat at that position. He'll stay a low-end TE1 in Week 5 if only for his ongoing volume in the league's most potent aerial attack.

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Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz (thigh) is expected to play in Week 5 against the Giants.

Schultz went down late in Sunday’s loss to the Browns. He avoided structural damage and is day to day. Schultz seems likely to miss practice time, but this shouldn’t keep him out.

SOURCE: ESPN Dallas

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Posted (edited)

Any news if he practiced today? I can't find anything out there for some reason. 

It has since been updated. He practiced and is not on the injury report. 

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What do we think his value will be for the rest of the year now that AD is at the helm?  Did not get much usage last week even when they needed to pass. How has AD used TE's in his previous experience. There are a few TE's available (of similar value) and someone just dropped Gesicki to fill a bye week so I have options. I liked his value before, but rethinking now. 

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16 minutes ago, Goooals said:

What do we think his value will be for the rest of the year now that AD is at the helm?  Did not get much usage last week even when they needed to pass. How has AD used TE's in his previous experience. There are a few TE's available (of similar value) and someone just dropped Gesicki to fill a bye week so I have options. I liked his value before, but rethinking now. 

I would stop posting and run to pick up Geisicki.  Then of course, come back and post away.

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On 9/22/2020 at 9:08 AM, Hot Sauce Guy said:

I dunno - Dak looks to his TE early and often. I think he's going  to have a very nice weekly floor in PPR format. The TDs will be the occasional boom but I don't anticipate a lot of bust games. He'll have at least 3-4 receptions so long as he's healthy. He's a huge target. 

For season long Schultz will provide a welcome relief to those suffering from the lack of TE production. Cowboys defense is a sieve so they will be playing in a lot of shoot outs.

Dynasty is less clear. Schultz had a decent profile coming out of high school. He never really took the Cards by storm. That might be due to CMac and Bryce Love hogging the touches. Regardless, I liked what I saw in limited action. 

Multiple questions surround his staying power. Does Dak return? (I think he does) Does the organization like Jarwin more than Schultz? (No idea) Will the Cowboys retain their current group of WRs? (Doubtful. Would require too much money to be tied up in a single position.) Overall I think he is a decent dyno prospect but his current market value may not be worth the risk. 

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23 minutes ago, 32 Counter Pass said:

For season long Schultz will provide a welcome relief to those suffering from the lack of TE production. Cowboys defense is a sieve so they will be playing in a lot of shoot outs.

Dynasty is less clear. Schultz had a decent profile coming out of high school. He never really took the Cards by storm. That might be due to CMac and Bryce Love hogging the touches. Regardless, I liked what I saw in limited action. 

Multiple questions surround his staying power. Does Dak return? (I think he does) Does the organization like Jarwin more than Schultz? (No idea) Will the Cowboys retain their current group of WRs? (Doubtful. Would require too much money to be tied up in a single position.) Overall I think he is a decent dyno prospect but his current market value may not be worth the risk. 

From a redraft perspective, I hope you're correct.

Last week was disappointing, but I'll be very interested in seeing how the offense morphs under Dalton.

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On 10/15/2020 at 9:30 AM, NotSmart said:

From a redraft perspective, I hope you're correct.

Last week was disappointing, but I'll be very interested in seeing how the offense morphs under Dalton.

I think that is to be expected moving forward. There are too many mouths to feed for Schultz to be a consistent option.

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