Blake Jarwin was queued up to be the No. 1 tight end in Dallas a year ago, but he tore his ACL in the opener. He's healthy now, and practicing with the team at the start of training camp. It makes him look like a viable target for those who pass on the top options at the position.
Dallas has three very good wide receivers, of course, but that's been the case in each of the last two seasons and the team still had a significant pass catcher at tight end. In 2019 it was aged Jason Witten, returning after a forgettable stint in the broadcast booth, and last year it was Dalton Schultz. Neither was a player to get excited about, but both finished as the No. 11 PPR tight end.
Over the past two seasons, there have been 26 tight ends to catch at least 50 passes, and only 16 to catch 60 passes. Witten and Schultz were two of those players.
|50-CATCH TIGHT ENDS, 2019-2020|
|2020||Darren Waller, L.V.||145||107||1196||9|
|2020||Travis Kelce, K.C.||145||105||1416||11|
|2019||Travis Kelce, K.C.||136||97||1229||5|
|2019||Darren Waller, Oak.||117||90||1145||3|
|2019||Zach Ertz, Phil.||135||88||916||6|
|2019||George Kittle, S.F.||107||85||1053||5|
|2019||Austin Hooper, Atl.||97||75||787||6|
|2020||Logan Thomas, Was.||110||72||670||6|
|2019||Tyler Higbee, LAR||89||69||734||3|
|2020||T.J. Hockenson, Det.||101||67||723||6|
|2019||Mark Andrews, Balt.||98||64||852||10|
|2020||Dalton Schultz, Dall.||89||63||615||4|
|2020||Evan Engram, NYG||109||63||654||1|
|2019||Jason Witten, Dall.||83||63||529||4|
|2020||Noah Fant, Den.||93||62||673||3|
|2020||Hunter Henry, LAC||93||60||613||4|
|2020||Mark Andrews, Balt.||88||58||701||7|
|2019||Dallas Goedert, Phil.||87||58||607||5|
|2020||Eric Ebron, Pitt.||91||56||558||5|
|2020||Hayden Hurst, Atl.||88||56||571||6|
|2019||Hunter Henry, LAC||76||55||652||5|
|2020||Mike Gesicki, Mia.||85||53||703||6|
|2020||Robert Tonyan, G.B.||59||52||586||11|
|2019||Greg Olsen, Car.||82||52||597||2|
|2019||Mike Gesicki, Mia.||89||51||570||5|
|2020||Jimmy Graham, Chi.||76||50||456||8|
Jarwin's health will need to be monitored in the preseason; make sure he doesn't have any setbacks with that surgically repaired knee. But good chance he outperforms where he'll be selected in most leagues, especially in PPR (or TE-premium) formats.