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Stock Watch: Witten slides in TE ranks

Updated: August 17, 2012, 3:47 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been one of the most consistent, durable tight ends over the past eight seasons, but Wednesday's disconcerting news about him having a lacerated spleen and internal bleeding is scary, and enough to send fantasy owners looking elsewhere. Yes, it's possible Witten returns for Week 1 and performs as well as ever, but this situation isn't like that of San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews, who similarly could return from his broken clavicle for September games.

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