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Dalton Schultz

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143 FPTS



133 FPTS

RANK: 12


26 yrs


6'5'' / 244 lbs



3yr Ave1611918th6547476410.13

Signs three-year extension

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-05

The Texans are signing Schultz to 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.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 TB Dome 81° 13.2 5th 1.892.549.5976208.97.41.40%30022%33%55%9%
2 CIN Dome 93° 1.8 45th 0.907.042.5421809.01.57.50%00013%18%67%15%
4 WAS Dome 74° 0.0 71st 0.00-3.042.530000.00.00.0100%00012%33%56%11%
5 @LA Outdoor 72° 0.0 65th
7 DET Dome 75° 9.9 12th 1.98-7.047.5554909.85.04.80%20020%5%85%7%
8 CHI Dome 64° 13.4 6th 2.23-10.042.57674012.38.73.70%21027%29%66%5%
10 @GB Outdoor 33° 17.4 3rd 2.90-3.543.5865419.06.82.214%30018%41%54%5%
11 @MIN Dome 29° 5.2 19th 1.73-2.547.5532207.36.70.70%10017%26%67%7%
12 NYG Dome 57° 19.1 1st 4.78-10.044.5443127.86.81.00%10014%3%83%10%
13 IND Dome 67° 5.3 19th 2.65-10.543.56233016.59.07.533%21020%25%69%6%
14 HOU Dome 53° 14.7 4th 2.45-17.544.510687014.58.06.525%42026%21%61%17%
15 @JAC Outdoor 54° 3.5 36th 1.75-4.047.5421507.53.04.50%00013%14%81%3%
16 PHI Dome 35° 7.3 21st 2.43-4.046.54343014.38.36.00%21011%32%57%8%
17 @TEN Outdoor 56° 24.6 1st 3.51-13.542.51075628.04.13.90%30024%35%63%0%
18 @WAS Outdoor 42° 7.3 21st 1.83-7.041.5943308.36.81.520%10025%50%35%16%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Retractable Dome 25 240.51.8419th6.14.3470.411.06.44.67%
Away Outdoor 19 160.51.7447th5.64.1380.
Away Dome 4 41.91.3143rd5.83.5250.

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2018 22 DAL 11 7 24 69th171211609.7468%5003%15%83%1%
2019 23 DAL 16 0 2 116th21606.0510%0000%2%97%2%
2020 24 DAL 16 14 147 11th896361549.8646%273014%36%55%8%
2021 25 DAL 17 15 209 3rd10478808810.4645%386016%31%60%8%
2022 26 DAL 15 15 143 8th8957577510.17410%245016%27%64%8%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Five catches in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-20

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.

Limited to two targets

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-13

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.

Seven targets in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

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. Schultz will have more competition for quarterback C.J. Stroud's eyes, if Noah Brown (back) and/or Robert Woods (hip) are available next week.

Limited to 19 yards

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Schultz recorded two receptions on four targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 26-3 win over the Titans.

Schultz dominated opportunity for the Texans in Week 16, but he saw his involvement dip in Sunday's win over the Titans. Nico Collins unsurprisingly led the team with eight targets, though Schultz's lack of involvement was concerning in light of the absences of both Robert Woods (hip) and Noah Brown (hip) for significant portions of the game. Fellow tight end Brevin Jordan was also targeted twice and caught the only passing touchdown of the game for Houston, suggesting Schultz's role is likely to remain volatile heading into Week 18 and any potential postseason run.

Leading receiver in Week 16 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Schultz caught eight of 11 targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 36-22 loss to the Browns.

Much of the tight end's production came late after the Texans had fallen behind 36-7 and quarterback Davis Mills put together a couple of garbage-time scoring drives against Cleveland's backup defenders. Schultz wound up leading Houston in catches, receiving yards and targets, but he could be even more productive in Week 17 against the Titans if C.J. Stroud is able to clear the league's concussion protocol in time to suit up.

Makes most of five targets

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

Schultz recorded four receptions on five targets for 58 yards in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Titans.

Schultz returned from a two-game absence caused by a hamstring injury, though he got off to a slow start as he wasn't targeted in the first half. However, he came alive in the final two quarters to finish second on the team in both targets and yards. He tallied long receptions of 19, 16 and 15 yards, the last of which helped set the Texans up for a game-tying touchdown. Schultz has the chance to finish the season strong thanks to the potential return of C.J. Stroud (concussion) and some potential key absences among the team's wide-receiver corps.

Returns to full practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

Schultz (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.

Schultz has missed the Texans' last two games, but the tight end's return to a full practice session Wednesday sets the stage for him to return to action Sunday against the Titans. In 11 games this season, Schultz has put together a 40/455/5 receiving line on 61 targets, a rate of production that puts the him on the fantasy lineup radar in Week 15, though it's worth noting that starting QB C.J. Stroud is in the NFL's concussion protocol and didn't practice Wednesday.

Back at practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

Schultz (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, DJ Bien-Aime of reports.

Schultz has missed two straight games, but his return to practice Wednesday offers hope that the tight end could potentially return to return to action Sunday against the Titans. The Texans' upcoming injury report will reveal Schultz's official participation level.

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