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Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 1: Jason Witten looks to continue his success against the Giants

Dallas’ veteran tight end has scored seven touchdowns in the last six games against the Cowboys’ division rival. We explore the fantasy implications.

The Dallas Cowboys will unfortunately be without starting quarterback Tony Romo this Sunday when they play the New York Giants. But the Cowboys will still have their reliable tight end Jason Witten on the field, who has not missed a regular season game with Dallas since his rookie season in 2003.

Not only do the Cowboys get to play a Giants team that had a horrible defense a year ago, New York is one of the teams that Witten has performed the best against during his 13-year-career. The Dallas tight end has 13 touchdown receptions in 26 games against the Giants, including seven touchdowns in the last six matchups.

Fantasy Impact: To give fantasy owners even more of an incentive to start Witten this week, New York comes into Sunday’s game with a defense that gave up the second-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends in 2015, according to Yahoo!.

Some may worry that the Cowboys’ offense could suffer with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott starting this weekend, but that did not seem to be the case during the preseason. Yahoo! may be playing it safe with Witten this Sunday as they only project him to catch four passes for 45 yards and no touchdowns against the Giants.

But Witten catching a pass in the end zone this weekend would surprise almost no one, including fantasy owners.