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Jason Witten finds the end zone for fantasy owners, but little else on Monday night

The Dallas Cowboys tight end scored his seventh touchdown of the season on Monday night, but that was his only catch of the game. We break down the fantasy implications.

David Banks

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten remained an afterthought in the game plan during a 42-28 loss on Monday night to the Chicago Bears.

Witten was targeted three times on a night when the Cowboys threw just 25 passes against a susceptible Bears run defense. Witten's only catch of the night came in the second quarter, but resulted in a 10-yard touchdown to save face on what would have been a fruitless night. The Cowboys remained committed to the run despite falling behind 42-14 in the fourth quarter and subbed-in Kyle Orton at quarterback for mop-up duty late in the game.

Fantasy Spin: The Bears defense entered Week 14's contest allowing the ninth-most fantasy points to tight ends, but were never tested through the air. The real killer of Witten's value on Monday night was the Cowboys defense, which couldn't keep Josh McCown and company off of the field. The Cowboys offense possessed the ball for just 23 minutes of the game, which is rarely a good sign for fantasy production.

Witten's season has been a disappointment for fantasy owners after catching 110 passes in 2012. Though he draws another plus matchup in Week 15 versus the Green Bay Packers, Witten remains a low-end TE1 with a boom-or-bust outlook.

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