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Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin: 2020 Fantasy Football Steal?

Ok, Cowboys fans. It’s time to take in some Blake Jarwin hype.

The 25 year old tight end had a breakout game of sorts back during the 2018 season finale, catching 7 balls for 119 yards and three touchdowns. Yes, it was against the Giants in a “meaningless” game, but nothing about Jarwin’s performance felt meaningless. It felt like foreshadowing.

Fast forward a few months and Jason Witten is returning to the team. Not to play in the rumored limited role, of course, but to be the starting tight end. Sorry, Blake Jarwin hype train, you’ll have to wait another year.

Well here we are.

Jarwin and quarterback Dak Prescott have a clear connection, one he couldn’t find with Witten during the 2019 season. Even in limited snaps, Jarwin caught three touchdowns a year ago, and was clearly the team’s best option at the position after the catch.

He offers athletic upside, and could be the seam threat that Prescott really hasn’t had during his career.

Evan Silva on Twitter

Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin: – No. 6 among TEs in 2019 yards per target – No. 8 among TEs in 2019 yards/route run – Signed 4-year, $22M extension with DAL – Average Draft Position (FFPC ADP): TE18

According to EstablishTheRun.com’s Evan Silva, Jarwin is being quite under-drafted relative to his potential value. And with Witten, who was targeted about double the times that Jarwin was in 2019 gone, 2020 should be Jarwin’s chance to shine.

Davis Mattek on Twitter

one thing I am irrationally confident in: Blake Jarwin https://t.co/vqQRb6wvkO

Cowboys fans have been accused of overrating their players in the past, and like most fanbases this tends to be true. But the Blake Jarwin hype is both real and justified heading into the 2020 season. I’d own as many Jarwin shares as I can, especially if I missed out on the top flight tight ends (Travis Kelce, George Kittle, etc.) earlier in my fantasy draft.

Oh, and in the world of real football: Blake Jarwin is the unquestioned starting tight end with little but question marks behind him on the depth chart. He’s going to play and play a lot.

Something I’m sure quarterback Dak Prescott is looking forward to seeing.

What do you think?

Kevin Brady

Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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  1. I might take Blake as my #2 TE but “fantasy steal”? Do you realize who the Top 3 WRs are on the team? He will benefit from Whitten being gone (really sorry to see that, pretty much every star who tries “1 more year” ends his career disappointed in the move) but not he would not be my 1st TE off the board.

  2. Have to agree with Chuck on this one as Jarwin just doesn’t have big enuf body work for that much hype. But with that said i like what I’ve seen so far and he has some burst to him and ability to make lg chunk plays. Witten did stay one yr too long but have say wasn’t too mad bout that. One best TE of all time and a great teammate who represented the star with class.

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