Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been a top fantasy target during his entire career that has included seven Pro Bowl selections. Third all-time in receptions among tight ends, Witten promises to be a top fantasy target again during the 2012 season.
In SB Nation's most recent rankings of the top fantasy football tight ends, Witten ranks No. 5 on the list.
Fantasy owners beware, though, as a lacerated spleen could require surgery and derail his 2012 year before it began. While Witten hopes to avoid surgery and plans on making it back to the field in time for the Cowboys season opener, there is certainly risk associated with drafting Witten early.
It might be the safer move to look elsewhere at the tight end position and see which one of the people in your fantasy league doesn't stay up to date on the latest news in lacerated spleens.