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What to do with Dalton Schultz in Week 8 fantasy football

We go over Dalton Schultz’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the Cowboys Week 8 matchup against the Eagles.

Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz (86) runs with the ball after a catch against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Though he displayed some promise earlier in the season, Dalton Schultz has failed to get much going in recent weeks, averaging 4.4 points per game in the last three weeks. Even so, he is still the 10th ranked fantasy tight end, with an average of 9.0 PPR points per game over the course of the season. If anything, this demonstrates just how hard it is to fill the tight end position with a reliable player this year. Can Dalton Shultz provide you with top 10 value against the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend? We break down the fantasy analysis below.

Fantasy Football analysis: Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz

The Philadelphia Eagles defense has been friendly to opposing tight ends so far this season, allowing an average of 11.8 12 PPR points per game to the position. It seems that this would bode well for Dalton Schultz’s prospects for this weekend, however there is a giant question mark hanging over his head at this point due to Ben DiNucci making his first start for Dallas. The Dallas offense as a whole may see limited opportunities, which may limit Schultz’s potential. The only benefit this may provide to Schultz is increased opportunity should the Cowboys decide to try to get DiNucci going with short passing routes. Schultz isn’t a bonafide TE1 given all of the uncertainty surrounding him, but he is a serviceable bye week fill in and a starting candidate in two-TE leagues.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Dalton Schultz as a TE2.