Dalton Schultz

Dalton Schultz

26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Dallas Cowboys
2022 Fantasy Outlook
The Cowboys used the franchise tag on Schultz after last year's breakout, as he ranked third in catches, sixth in yards and fifth in touchdowns among tight ends. He tied Amari Cooper for second on the Cowboys with 104 targets, and they shared the team lead with eight touchdowns apiece. Schultz's 78 catches were just one shy of CeeDee Lamb's team-leading total, and his 808 receiving yards ranked third on the team behind the two high-profile wide receivers. There could be even more opportunities available for him in 2022. Cooper was traded in the offseason, and Dallas released injury-prone No. 2 tight end Blake Jarwin. Michael Gallup is recovering from a torn ACL and is not expected to be ready for Week 1, while offseason addition James Washington broke his foot in August. Schultz is set to open the season as Dak Prescott's second option behind Lamb, and is well positioned to repeat as a key cog in a balanced Dallas offense that led the league with 30.4 points per game last year. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $10.9 million contract with the Cowboys in March of 2022.
Will play under franchise tag
TEDallas Cowboys
July 15, 2022
Schultz is set to play the 2022 season on a one-year guaranteed franchise tag of $10.93 million, Nick Eatman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The tight end and the team were unable to come to terms on a long-term deal by Friday's deadline and the next chance the two sides will have to re-enter such talks will be after the coming season. Schultz, who participated in the Cowboys' mandatory minicamp last month after missing a portion of the squad's voluntary OTAs, seems likely to report to training camp on July 25 without any issues, per Eatman. The 26-year-old is coming off the best campaign of his four-year NFL career, in which the 2018 fourth-rounder caught 78 of his 104 targets for 808 yards and eight TDs in 17 contests. Looking ahead, Schultz remains entrenched as the Cowboys' top tight end and will remain a vital part of the team's passing attack from the get-go in 2022, more so with wideout Amari Cooper having been traded and fellow WR Michael Gallup still recovering from an ACL injury.
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How do Dalton Schultz's 2021 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
40.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.73
 
% Team Air Yards
13.9%
 
% Team Targets
16.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
1.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.6
 
% Targeted On Route
21.1%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.64
 
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#% of Team Snaps

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How often does Dalton Schultz run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Dalton Schultz and the other tight ends for the Cowboys are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Dalton Schultz
492 routes   104 targets
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53%
0 routes   0 targets
0%
26 routes   6 targets
23%
14 routes   3 targets
8%
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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When Blake Jarwin went down Week 1 last season, Schultz was the next man up at tight end for Dallas, with the emphasis on "up." His Week 2 line of 9-88-1 proved to be the high-water mark for his season, as Schultz's numbers tumbled along with the rest of the offense when Dak Prescott got hurt Week 5, but he still put together a solid campaign. Jarwin will be healthy in 2021, however, and while Schultz has proved himself reliable, there won't be enough targets to go around for the duo with the team's elite trio of wideouts and Ezekiel Elliott all demanding looks as well.
Heading into his third NFL season, Schultz has yet to demonstrate he can be anything more than a depth option at tight end. There will be snaps and targets available behind new starter Blake Jarwin following the departure of Jason Witten, but the team will likely use fewer two-TE sets under Mike McCarthy, and free-agent signing Blake Bell can handle the blocking assignments. Schultz has nowhere to go but up after catching only one pass in 2019, but his production should remain modest.
The Stanford product suited up for 11 games as a rookie last year, catching 12 of 17 targets for 116 yards, but the return of Jason Witten and the emergence of Blake Jarwin late in 2018 should relegate Schultz primarily to a blocking role.
A 2018 fourth-round pick out of Stanford, Schultz more than proved himself as a blocker in college as he helped turn Christian McCaffrey and Bryce Love into 1,000-yard rushers. Schultz didn't make much of an impact as a receiver, however, and while he has the height and athleticism to potentially be a useful red-zone target in the NFL, his ability to contribute between the 20s remains a question mark. There will be a lot of snaps at tight end up for grabs in Dallas this year following the retirement of Jason Witten, but the rookie will need to show he can be at least a reliable chain-mover for Dak Prescott to take a significant share of them.
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Unlikely to sign extension
TEDallas Cowboys
July 14, 2022
Schultz is not expected to reach an agreement on a contract extension with the Cowboys before Friday's 4:00 p.m ET deadline for franchise-tagged players, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Reporting to minicamp
TEDallas Cowboys
June 14, 2022
Schultz is in line to be present for this week's mandatory minicamp, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
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Skipping rest of OTAs
TEDallas Cowboys
June 6, 2022
Schultz informed the Cowboys on Monday he intends to skip the remainder of voluntary OTAs due to dissatisfaction with his current contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Signs franchise tag
TEDallas Cowboys
March 21, 2022
Schultz signed his franchise tag tender with the Cowboys on Monday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
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Franchise tag official
TEDallas Cowboys
March 8, 2022
The Cowboys officially placed their franchise tag on Schultz on Tuesday.
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