Dalton Schultz

Dallas Cowboys
Tight End #86
Dallas Cowboys
Tight End #86
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Dalton Schultz News

Four grabs in Sunday's loss

Schultz caught four of nine targets for 33 yards in Sunday's loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: It was a brutal day for the entire Cowboys' offense, but Schultz was still able to scratch out some PPR value and catch multiple passes for the 11th straight game. Heading into a wild-card round clash with the Buccaneers, the tight end will look to match or exceed his production from the teams' Week 1 meeting, when Schultz turned nine targets into seven catches for 62 yards.

Jan 9, 2023 9:35 AM EST


Pair of touchdowns in win

Schultz secured seven of 10 targets for 56 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys' 27-13 win over the Titans on Thursday night.

Analysis: The talented tight end took advantage of a defense that was already highly vulnerable to his position at full strength, and even more so with multiple starters sitting out Thursday. Schultz scored from six and 10 yards out in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, to record his second multi-touchdown tally of the campaign. Schultz, who crossed the 50-catch threshold for the third straight season with Thursday's production, will look to put together a strong start to the regular season in the Week 18 road matchup versus the Commanders a week from Sunday.

Dec 29, 2022 8:46 PM EST



Three grabs against Eagles

Schultz caught three of four targets for 43 yards in Saturday's win over the Eagles.

Analysis: The tight end extended his streak of games with multiple catches to nine, although Schultz's four targets tied for his low-water mark during that stretch. Early-season injuries have kept him from repeating last year's breakout, but Schultz is still only four catches away from 50 and 12 yards away from 500 heading into a Week 17 clash with the Titans.

Dec 25, 2022 6:02 AM EST


Two catches Sunday

Schultz caught two of four targets for 15 yards in Sunday's overtime loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: He didn't see many looks from Dak Prescott, although the Dallas tight end group still made an impact on a Peyton Hendershot TD in the second quarter. Schultz remains atop the depth chart, but the increased involvement of rookies Hendershot and Jake Ferguson (concussion) as the season has progressed has put a bit of a cap on the veteran's fantasy upside. Even so, Schultz has caught multiple passes in eight straight games, posting a 34-365-3 line on 49 targets over that stretch.

Dec 19, 2022 9:44 AM EST


Season-best 87 yards

Schultz recorded six receptions on 10 targets for 87 yards in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Reliant on touchdowns for his fantasy production in recent weeks, Schultz flipped the script in Week 14 by leading the Cowboys in targets, receptions and yards. He turned in a number of big plays, highlighted by 22, 21 and 18 yards to post his best yardage total of the campaign. Even with CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup in the mix, Schultz has seen at least five targets in six of his last seven games.

Dec 11, 2022 6:10 PM EST



Quiet in big win

Schultz caught two of six passes for 33 yards in Sunday's win over the Colts.

Analysis: The Cowboys ended up winning 54-19 thanks to a huge fourth quarter fueled by the defense, but Schultz wasn't able to carve out much of a share of the production as he had unexpected trouble getting in sync with Dak Prescott. The tight end still extended his streak of games with multiple catches to six games, a stretch during which he's compiled a 26-263-3 line on 35 targets.

Dec 5, 2022 11:17 AM EST


Thankful for two-TD game

Schultz caught all four of his targets for 31 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 28-20 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Both TDs came in the second half as the Cowboys came roaring back from a 13-7 halftime deficit. Schultz has three touchdowns on the season, both of which have come in the last three games, and after battling injuries in the first half of the year he appears to be back in peak form ahead of a Week 13 tilt against the Colts.

Nov 24, 2022 5:50 PM EST


Three catches Sunday

Schultz caught three of five targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: The Cowboys didn't need to air it out much Sunday, but Schultz still saw at least five targets for the fourth straight game even if the volume didn't result in any meaningful production. The tight end has a 20-199-1 line over that four-game stretch, a pace that gives him a solid fantasy floor heading into a Thanksgiving clash with the Giants.

Nov 21, 2022 10:27 AM EST


Hits pay dirt in overtime loss

Schultz had six receptions (eight targets) for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-28 overtime loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Schultz picked up where he left off before the bye week with another strong fantasy performance. The 26-year-old is averaging 5.7 receptions and 59.0 yards over his last three contests. More importantly, he served as the lead tight end for third straight week after having limited availability early in the season due to a nagging knee injury. Schultz's stock is on the rise heading into a Week 11 matchup against the Vikings next Sunday.

Nov 13, 2022 7:15 PM EST


Leads team in receptions

Schultz recorded six receptions on seven targets for 74 yards in Sunday's 49-29 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Schultz had among his best performances of the season, potentially a sign that his nagging knee injury is improving. He led the team with six receptions and did a lot of his damage on a drive midway through the third quarter when he managed 30 and 14-yard catches on consecutive plays to help set up a touchdown run for Tony Pollard. Schultz's performance has suffered early on in the season due to the knee issue, but he now has 11 receptions for 123 yards combined across his last two games.

Oct 30, 2022 8:09 PM EST


Good to go Sunday

Schultz (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Schultz's reps were capped in practices Wednesday through Friday while he continued to manage the PCL sprain that kept him out of action Weeks 3 and 6, but the Cowboys didn't provide any indication he experienced a setback during his return to the lineup in the Week 7 win over the Lions. Even so, Schultz still took a questionable tag into the weekend, but his availability never seemed to be in much peril. Schultz should once again start and play the majority of the snaps at tight end Sunday while serving as a key target underneath for Dak Prescott.

Oct 30, 2022 8:42 AM EST


Expected to play

Schultz, who's listed as questionable due to a knee injury, is expected to play Sunday against the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Schultz continues to battle lingering knee pain after spraining his PCL in Week 2, but he was able to catch all five of his targets for 49 yards against the Lions in Week 7, marking his best outing since the season opener. The tight end was limited at practices during Week 8 prep, but barring any setbacks, he's line to suit up for a second consecutive contest. Fantasy managers should still confirm Schultz's status ahead of Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff before locking him into lineups.

Oct 29, 2022 8:50 PM EST


Questionable to face Chicago

Schultz (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, Patrick Walker of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Schultz has struggled with the knee ever since suffering a PCL sprain Week 2, but he did catch all five of his targets for 49 yards in last week's win over the Lions, displaying chemistry with Dak Prescott in the QB's first game back in the lineup. Schultz appears on track to play after managing limited practice throughout the week, albeit with the continued risk of in-game setbacks/aggravations.

Oct 28, 2022 12:57 PM EST


Limited again Thursday

Schultz (knee) was limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: Operating under a cap on his reps in the first two sessions of the week, Schultz now has just one more opportunity to practice in full before the Cowboys potentially hand him a designation for Sunday's game versus the Bears. Meanwhile, running back Ezekiel Elliott (knee) and wide receiver Noah Brown (foot) didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, so plenty of targets may be freed up for Schultz if one or both of them are sidelined this weekend. However, that's assuming Schultz gains active status himself.

Oct 27, 2022 1:44 PM EST


Remains limited by knee issue

Schultz (knee) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Schultz continues to deal with the ramifications of aggravating a PCL sprain Week 5, but he is coming off his most productive performance since the season opener this past Sunday against the Lions (5-49-0 line on five targets). With a Week 9 bye after this Sunday's matchup with the Bears, the Cowboys may take it easy on Schultz in practice with a respite on the horizon.

Oct 26, 2022 1:54 PM EST


Five grabs in return

Schultz caught all five of his targets for 49 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions.

Analysis: After playing just nine snaps over the last two weeks due to knee trouble, Schultz returned to a regular role in the offense just in time to reunite with Dak Prescott, who was also back in action for the first time since Week 1. Schultz tied Noah Brown for the team lead in receptions on the afternoon, but his fantasy performance could have been bigger -- rookie tight end Peyton Hendershot was on the other end of a Prescott TD pass instead of Schultz late in the fourth quarter. The senior TE still appears to be Prescott's favorite security blanket however, giving him a solid fantasy floor heading into a Week 8 matchup with the Bears.

Oct 24, 2022 8:18 AM EST


Cleared to face Lions

Schultz doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Lions, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Schultz was a full practice participant throughout the week and gets QB Dak Prescott back in the lineup this Sunday, but it's tough to trust the tight end for fantasy after he had an in-game setback with his PCL injury in Week 5 (10 snaps) and then a pregame setback Week 6 (zero snaps). While there's still time to get on track this season, Schultz has four targets and no catches since suffering the injury in a Week 2 win over Cincinnati.

Oct 21, 2022 1:00 PM EST


Full practice Wednesday

Schultz (knee) practiced fully Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Schultz has missed two of the Cowboys' six games this season due to a sprained PCL in his right knee, including last Sunday at Philadelphia. With a full practice behind him to begin Week 7 prep, though, he appears to be healthy enough to give it a go this Sunday versus the Lions. Assuming he gets through Thursday and Friday unscathed, Schultz likely will be targeted by Dak Prescott (right thumb) instead of Cooper Rush this weekend after the former gained medical clearance to return to action.

Oct 19, 2022 2:45 PM EST


Suffers another setback

Schultz "tweaked" his knee during Saturday's practice ahead of Week 6, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Schultz returned to action in Week 4 following a one-game absence due to a PCL strain and played 89 percent of the team's offensive snaps. However, he aggravated the issue in Week 5 and was held to just nine offensive snaps. Nonetheless, he returned to practice during Week 6 prep and didn't have an injury designation heading into Sunday's contest until he was surprisingly ruled out. Gehlken relays that the tight end suffered yet another setback during Saturday's ramp-up practice, but the extent of the situation remains unclear. In his absence, Jake Ferguson recorded career highs in receptions (four), targets (six), receiving yards (40) and caught his first NFL touchdown against Philadelphia.

Oct 17, 2022 10:44 AM EST


Sitting out Sunday

Schultz (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest in Philadelphia.

Analysis: Schultz aggravated a sprained PCL ins his right knee last Sunday at the Rams, but after putting together an LP/LP/FP practice regimen this week, he entered the weekend without a designation. The reason for his absence Week 6 isn't known but likely stems to the aforementioned injury. With Schultz on the pine, the Cowboys will turn to Jake Ferguson, Peyton Hendershot and Sean McKeon at tight end.

Oct 16, 2022 4:03 PM EST


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