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Player Outlook
Schultz was a solid contributor with the new-look Texans in 2023 and he averaged the 10th-most Fantasy points per game (11th-most in PPR leagues). His outlook changed for the worse in 2024 after the team traded for Stefon Diggs and used a draft pick on TE Cade Stover. However, Schultz is likely to maintain the lead role from a snap share percentage and could find his way into the end zone a half dozen times (he scored five TDs in 2023). He's a back-end TE1 with a solid floor, but if you're looking for upside, there are other TE options to consider in his ADP range on Draft Day.

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2023 59 635 10.76 5 0.00 865.7
2022 57 577 10.12 5 0.00 805.3
3y Avg. 65 673 10.35 6 0.00 945.9
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Signs three-year extension

    The Texans and Schultz agreed to terms on a three-year, $36 million contract extension on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Schultz will stick around with C.J. Stroud for the foreseeable future on a new deal that includes $23.5 million in guarantees, per Rapoport. Had he not been re-signed Schultz would've arguably been the top tight end of this free agency cycle, and keeping the pass-catching corps that Stroud found success with as a rookie intact makes complete sense for Houston. Across 15 regular-season games in 2023, Schultz secured 59 of 88 targets for 635 yards and five scores.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Five catches in loss

    Schultz recorded five receptions on seven targets for 43 yards in Saturday's 34-10 loss to the Ravens. Schultz finished second on the team in targets and delivered a few big plays, most notably a 21-yard catch late in the first quarter to set up a field goal. Earlier in the same drive, he dropped a pass -- his second in as many games this postseason. Despite some inconsistency on a game-to-game basis, Schultz remains a steady contributor overall, as he has topped 55 receptions in four consecutive seasons while reaching 600 receiving yards in three of those four campaigns. He'll enter free agency this offseason after one year with the Texans, and he should have a significant role wherever he lands.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Limited to two targets

    Schultz recorded one catch on two targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 45-14 win over the Browns. Schultz had a limited role in the offense, as he matched his lowest target total in any game of the regular season. He had a drop early in the first quarter but redeemed himself with a long 37-yard touchdown reception just before halftime. The Texans held a three-score lead for much of the final two quarters, limiting passing volume for the entire team. He should have a chance to be more involved in Houston's divisional-round matchup.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Seven targets in win

    Schultz caught five of seven targets for 42 yards in Saturday's 23-19 win over Indianapolis in Week 18. Schultz had the second-most targets behind Nico Collins (nine) on a day when the Texans operated without three injured wideouts. The tight end has been important all season and could continue as a prominent target in the postseason. However, Schultz will have more competition for quarterback C.J. Stroud's attention if Noah Brown (back) and/or Robert Woods (hip) are available next week.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Sleeper TEs

    Schultz only had four catches for 34 yards on seven targets in Week 2 against the Colts, but he should do better in the rematch in Week 18. He's coming off a down game in Week 17 against Tennessee with only two catches for 19 yards on four targets, and he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 11. But the Colts have allowed two of the past four tight ends to score a touchdown with Tanner Hudson in Week 14 and Kyle Pitts in Week 16, and Schultz should be a go-to option for C.J. Stroud in this matchup.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    Schultz only had four catches for 34 yards on seven targets in Week 2 against the Colts, but he should do better in the rematch in Week 18. He's coming off a down game in Week 17 against Tennessee with only two catches for 19 yards on four targets, and he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 11. But the Colts have allowed two of the past four tight ends to score a touchdown with Tanner Hudson in Week 14 and Kyle Pitts in Week 16, and Schultz should be a go-to option for C.J. Stroud in this matchup.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Bust Alert (Start/Sit)

    The Titans just allowed their first touchdown to a tight end this season in Week 16 against Seattle with Colby Parkinson. But no tight end has scored 11 PPR points this year against Tennessee, and Schultz was just held to four catches for 58 yards on five targets in Week 15. He had a great game in Week 16 against Cleveland with eight catches for 61 yards on 11 targets, but Schultz should have a down game in Week 17 given the matchup.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Bust Alert (Start/Sit)

    The Titans just allowed their first touchdown to a tight end this season in Week 16 against Seattle with Colby Parkinson. But no tight end has scored 11 PPR points this year against Tennessee, and Schultz was just held to four catches for 58 yards on five targets in Week 15. He had a great game in Week 16 against Cleveland with eight catches for 61 yards on 11 targets, but Schultz should have a down game in Week 17 given the matchup.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Sleeper TEs

    Schultz was OK in Week 15 at Tennessee in his first game back after being out for two games with an injured hamstring. He had four catches for 58 yards on five targets against the Titans, but that was without C.J. Stroud (concussion) and Nico Collins (calf). Stroud is out again in Week 16 against Cleveland, with Case Keenum to start at quarterback, but Collins should return to action. Even with Collins back, I still like Schultz as a low-end starter in all leagues. The Browns have been awful against tight ends of late with four touchdowns allowed in their past four games, and Evan Engram and Cole Kmet each scored at least 13.3 PPR points against Cleveland in the past two games. Hopefully, Schultz can follow suit in Week 16.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    Schultz was OK in Week 15 at Tennessee in his first game back after being out for two games with an injured hamstring. He had four catches for 58 yards on five targets against the Titans, but that was without C.J. Stroud (concussion) and Nico Collins (calf). Stroud is expected to be out again in Week 16 against Cleveland, with Case Keenum to start again, and we'll find out if Collins can return to action. But even if Collins is back, I still like Schultz as a low-end starter in all leagues. The Browns have been awful against tight ends of late with four touchdowns allowed in their past four games, and Evan Engram and Cole Kmet each scored at least 13.3 PPR points against Cleveland in the past two games. Hopefully, Schultz can follow suit in Week 16.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Back at practice

    Schultz (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN.com reports. Schultz has missed two straight games, but his presence on the field Wednesday offers hope that the tight end could return to return to action Sunday against the Titans. The Texans will release their first Week 15 injury report later Wednesday, when the extent of Schultz's activity in practice will be known.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Won't play Sunday

    Schultz (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets. After a limited practice session Wednesday, Schultz didn't practice either Thursday or Friday and will miss a second straight game this weekend. In his absence, Brevin Jordan is once again expected to serve as Houston's top pass-catching tight end Week 14. Schultz will target a potential return to action Dec. 17 against the Titans in Week 15.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Not practicing Friday

    Schultz (hamstring) wasn't spotted at practice Friday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. After logging a limited practice Wednesday, Schultz didn't practice Thursday, so his apparent absence from Friday's session is concerning. If the tight end is ruled out ahead of Sunday's contest against the Jets, Brevin Jordan would be in line to serve as Houston's top tight end for the second week in a row.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Misses another practice

    Schultz (hamstring) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. Schultz didn't practice Wednesday either, making Friday's session an important one in terms of determining the tight end's availability for Sunday's game against the Broncos. If Schultz isn't able to play this weekend, Brevin Jordan and Eric Saubert would be left as the Texans' available tight ends.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Forgotten in loss

    Schultz caught one of two targets for two yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to Jacksonville in Week 12. The two targets were a season low for Schultz, who entered the contest with nearly six targets per game. Still, his five touchdowns over the last eight games, coupled with a productive passing offense led by rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, make Schultz an attractive option each week. Further to that point, the tight end is tied for the team lead in red-zone targets (10) along with Nico Collins and Tank Dell.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Finds end zone in Week 11 win

    Schultz secured two of three targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 21-16 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. Schultz played second fiddle to the Texans' top wideout trio, but he still found his way to a serviceable fantasy day with a 20-yard touchdown grab to answer an early Cardinals touchdown in the first quarter. Schultz has multiple receptions in all but one game this season, and although he saw a big downturn in yardage after amassing 201 on 14 receptions over the last two weeks, he remains a trusted target for C.J. Stroud heading into a Week 12 home showdown against the Jaguars.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Limited by hamstring issue

    Schultz was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury. Schultz logged 66 of a possible 75 snaps on offense in the Texans' 30-27 win over the Bengals this past Sunday, but now that the tight end now finds himself on the team's lengthy injury report ahead of a Week 11 game against the Cardinals, his status is worth monitoring. Over his last two outings, Schultz has combined for 14 catches on 17 targets for 201 yards and a touchdown.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Massive output in Week 9 win

    Schultz brought in 10 of 11 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 39-37 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. Schultz's career-best day saw him lead the Texans in receptions and tie with Tank Dell for the team lead in targets. The veteran tight end also recorded his fourth touchdown of the campaign on a nine-yard grab early in the fourth quarter, his fourth trip to the end zone in the last five games. Schultz has developed quick chemistry with C.J. Stroud, and despite the amount of weapons available to the rookie signal-caller, Schultz should continue playing a key role in a Week 10 road matchup against the Bengals.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Top DFS Play

    Schultz maintained his target share in Week 8, the total pass volume just fell off. That won't be the case in Week 9 because the Texans have no reason to believe they can run the ball against Tampa Bay. He's seen 42% of C.J. Stroud's targets to the end zone and has 22 targets in his last three games.
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  • Texans' Dalton Schultz: Bust Candidate (Lineup Decisions)

    It's a little tricky to trust Schultz with Dell back, but the hope is that the combination of Schultz's matchup and the trust he's gained with Stroud will lead to modest numbers including, hopefully, a touchdown. It also helps that the Texans have struggled to run the ball, so extra chances to pick up short targets could make a difference. I would start Kincaid over Schultz in half- and full-PPR, but not non-PPR. I would also start Schultz over Jonnu Smith and definitely over Taysom Hill.
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