Dalton Schultz

Dalton Schultz

Tight End #86
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 244 lb.
Born:July 11, 1996
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 4 (137)
Draft Team:DAL

Dalton Schultz: Ends season on high note

Schultz caught seven of 10 targets for 70 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Analysis: The third-year tight end has his highest yardage total since Week 4 while tying his season high in targets during the Cowboys' final outing of 2020. Schultz came into the season with low expectations, but a season-ending knee injury to Blake Jarwin in Week 1 thrust him into a starting role and he never looked back. Schultz caught multiple passes in 14 of his 15 starts, finishing the year with a 63-615-4 line on 89 targets after managing only 13 grabs through his first 27 NFL games. Jarwin is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp next season, but Schultz played well enough in his absence to earn a substantial role in 2021, even if he isn't the clear-cut starter.

January 4, 2021 12:15 PM EST

Dalton Schultz: Three grabs against Eagles

Schultz caught three of four targets for 21 yards in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Andy Dalton was primarily focused on attacking a vulnerable Philly secondary with his trio of excellent wide receivers (Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb), leaving little production left over for Schultz. The third-year tight end has caught multiple passes in 10 straight games, giving him a decent floor in deep PPR leagues, but he hasn't topped 53 receiving yards and has only two TDs during that stretch.

December 28, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Dalton Schultz: Scores fourth TD

Schultz caught both his targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Analysis: He was on the end on a 12-yard toss from Andy Dalton in the third quarter, giving the tight end his first TD since Week 11 and fourth of the season. Schultz has seen only 11 targets over the last four games, giving him limited fantasy appeal heading into Week 16's clash with the Eagles.

December 21, 2020 11:41 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Limited involvement in win

Schultz caught all three of his targets for 34 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Analysis: The Cowboys' passing game didn't need to do much after three early Cincy fumbles led to 17 first-half points for Dallas, limiting Schultz's production. The tight end hasn't reached 50 receiving yards in five straight games heading into a Week 15 clash with the 49ers.

December 14, 2020 9:55 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Four catches in loss

Schultz caught all four of his targets for 44 yards in Tuesday's loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: The tight end was one of five Dallas players to reach 40 receiving yards, as Andy Dalton spread the ball around while trying to mount an ultimately futile comeback in the second half. Schultz has seen at least four targets in seven straight games, but he has only one TD and hasn't topped 53 receiving yards during that stretch, giving him very limited fantasy appeal in most formats.

December 9, 2020 12:34 PM EST

Dalton Schultz: Five grabs in big loss

Schultz caught all five of his targets for 24 yards in Thursday's loss to Washington.

Analysis: With Andy Dalton under consistent pressure from Chase Young and the Washington pass rush, Schultz was utilized as little more than a bail-out option by the veteran quarterback, with his longest reception going for only seven yards. The tight end has still caught at least four passes in four straight games, giving him a steady floor in PPR formats heading into Week 13's road clash with the Ravens.

November 27, 2020 7:42 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Finds end zone Sunday

Schultz caught four of six targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Analysis: The tight end continues to see fairly steady target volume no matter who is under center for the Cowboys, but with Andy Dalton back at the helm, Schultz was able to score his first TD since Week 4. He'll look to build on his red-zone chemistry with Dalton in a Thanksgiving Day clash with Washington.

November 23, 2020 11:39 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Corrals four passes in loss

Schultz caught four of seven targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 24-19 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Schultz hasn't been bothered by the quarterback turnover through the past two weeks, as he produced 10 receptions for 101 yards on 15 receptions while playing at least 95 percent of the snaps in each game. The third-year tight end now has a 35-383-2 line through nine games. The Cowboys may get Andy Dalton (concussion) back following the Week 10 bye.

November 10, 2020 12:36 PM EST

Dalton Schultz: Sees eight targets in loss

Schultz reeled in six of eight targets for 53 yards Sunday in the Cowboys' 23-9 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Schultz's production has been trending down since Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury Week 5, but the tight end benefited from third-string quarterback Ben DiNucci drawing the start in place of the concussed Andy Dalton. The Eagles' fierce pass rush coupled with a banged-up offensive line effectively eliminated the Cowboys' downfield passing game, forcing DiNucci to rely on Schultz as a safety valve underneath. Schultz was able to turn his high target count into decent production Sunday, but his overall fantasy upside will be capped now that the Dallas offense is no longer the up-tempo, high-scoring unit it was earlier this season when Prescott was under center.

November 2, 2020 9:15 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Two grabs in Sunday's loss

Schultz caught two of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to Washington.

Analysis: The tight end's four targets ranked third on the Cowboys for the day, and he was the only other Dallas player to catch multiple passes aside from Amari Cooper. The outlook for the entire offense is bleak due to multiple injuries along the offensive line, but with rookie Ben DiNucci potentially being forced into action in Week 8 in place of Andy Dalton (concussion), Schultz could still see decent target volume as a security blanket for the young QB in his first NFL start.

October 26, 2020 9:43 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Snags four passes in losing effort

Schultz corralled four of his five targets for 35 receiving yards during Monday's 38-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: On what was a sluggish offensive night that saw the Cowboys generate only 10 total points, Andy Dalton was capable of putting up junk-time production, distributing 34 completions, 266 passing yards and a touchdown to his array of talented targets. Schultz was the team's third-leading receiver, also tying his second-highest catch total of the season during the blowout loss. He had an off game with just one catch and six yards against the Giants last Sunday, but otherwise he has scored two touchdowns while averaging 60.5 receiving yards per game since Week 2.

October 20, 2020 3:43 PM EST

Dalton Schultz: Just one catch Sunday

Schultz caught one of three targets for six yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Analysis: The tight end didn't see much involvement in the passing game, as Dallas' wide receivers accounted for 25 of the 32 targets thrown by Dak Prescott (ankle) and Andy Dalton. With Prescott lost for the year and the offense potentially forced to be a little more conservative as a result, however, Schultz's role could become more consistent if he can establish some chemistry with Dalton.

October 12, 2020 8:15 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Clear of thigh issue

Schultz (thigh) wasn't listed on the Cowboys' injury report Wednesday.

Analysis: Near the conclusion of this past Sunday's loss to the Browns, Schultz took a helmet to his thigh, but the issue hasn't hurt his ability to take part in practice three days later. With Blake Jarwin (knee) on injured reserve, Schultz will be Dallas' No. 1 TE, which has translated to 18 receptions (on 28 targets) for 219 yards and two touchdowns.

October 7, 2020 5:21 PM EST

Dalton Schultz: Expected to play Week 5

Schultz (thigh) is expected to play Sunday against the Giants, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The tight end took a helmet to the thigh late in Sunday's loss to the Browns but the team is optimistic that he won't miss time. His level of participation in practice as the week progresses will give a clearer picture of his status heading into Sunday. If Schultz is limited, Blake Bell and Sean McKeon would see additional reps.

October 6, 2020 7:46 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Hauls in TD against Browns

Schultz caught four of eight targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Analysis: With Dak Prescott forced to air it out every week to try and compensate for the Cowboys' atrocious defense, Schultz is getting plenty of chances to make an impact, hauling in 17 catches on 24 targets for 208 yards and two TDs over that last three weeks. His production isn't likely to be consistent on a week-to-week basis given all the other options at Prescott's disposal, but the tight end end is still headed for a breakout season.

October 5, 2020 9:52 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Modest numbers in Week 4

Schultz caught four of six targets for 48 yards in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: The tight end wasn't able to follow up his impressive Week 2 with a similar performance, but Schultz still received a healthy number of targets, although it should be noted Dak Prescott attempted 57 passes overall in a 38-31 loss. Schultz could be headed for a productive day in Week 4 against a Browns defense that's already given up 22 catches and three TDs to tight ends through three weeks.

September 28, 2020 10:40 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Breaks out with 10 targets Week 2

Schultz corralled nine of 10 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 40-39 win against the Falcons.

Analysis: Fantasy GMs in leagues large and small will be rushing to the waiver wire to add the 24-year-old tight end, as he may have secured a key role within Dallas' high-octane passing attack as result of Blake Jarwin's torn ACL. Schultz attracted just 19 combined targets across his first 27 NFL appearances between 2018 and 2019, but he has already garnered 14 in the early going of the new campaign. The slate toughens up somewhat in Week 3, as the Cowboys take on a Seahawks defense that permitted just three catches and 38 receiving yards to the tight end position in its season opener.

September 20, 2020 1:51 PM EST

Dalton Schultz: Four targets in Week 1

Schultz caught one of four targets for 11 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Dak Prescott looked his way more often after Blake Jarwin hurt his knee in the first half, but the extra targets didn't result in much production for Schultz. With Jarwin feared lost for the season due to a torn ACL, Schultz could step into a much more significant role in the offense as the Cowboys' primary receiving TE with Blake Bell mainly handling blocking assignments.

September 14, 2020 7:30 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Minimal role in 2019

Schultz wrapped up the regular season having caught one of two targets for six yards.

Analysis: While he played in every game, Schultz never saw more than 17 snaps on offense in any given week and the second-year tight end had basically no role as a receiver working behind Jason Witten and Blake Jarwin. Even if Witten heads back into retirement, Schultz likely wouldn't get enough targets in 2020 to make a fantasy impact with Jarwin very clearly the heir apparent at the position.

January 7, 2020 9:47 AM EST

Dalton Schultz: Returns to practice

Schultz (ankle) participated at Monday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Schultz dealt with the ankle injury through much of the preseason but appears on track to be ready for Sunday's season opener against the Giants. The 23-year-old projects to serve as the third tight end for the Cowboys.

September 2, 2019 1:46 PM EST

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