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Brent Celek | Tight End

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 255
College: Cincinnati
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Brent Celek dropped his lone target in the Eagles' Week 2 win over the Colts.
It would have gone for an easy one-yard touchdown, but the ball clanked right off Celek's fingers. He's only in the lineup thanks to his willingness to block. Sep 16 - 12:40 AM

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Brent Celek caught three passes for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

Celek was on the field for every "12" set and the majority of "11" formations. But Zach Ertz did sprinkle in for some single-TE snaps, and one of them resulted in a 25-yard score. Celek, a blocking complement to Ertz, is well off the fantasy radar.
Sep 7 - 5:48 PM

Brent Celek caught two passes for 41 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

Both of Celek's catches were tough-handed grabs down the seam. Although Celek appeared to be cramping Zach Ertz's style, Ertz played as many, if not more, snaps. Celek remains an extremely reliable pair of hands in the middle of the field, but is just a mid-range TE2 for fantasy purposes. He's a more valuable player on the actual gridiron.
Aug 21 - 10:40 PM

Brent Celek may have to accept a contract restructure to stay with the Eagles.

Celek was a valuable blocker in the Chip Kelly offense this season, consistently excelling in his prescribed role and operating as a true team leader. But he's owed $4 million in 2014, a high number for a guy that caught just 32 passes and set a six-year low in targets with 50. Blocking tight ends don't get that kind of coin. Trent Cole and Jason Avant are also candidates for restructure.
Jan 6 - 9:37 AM

Brent Celek caught two passes for 16 yards in Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Saints.

Celek was a coach's favorite and continued to play just about every snap in his seventh season with the Eagles, but his role changed dramatically under new coach Chip Kelly. The plodder was mostly a blocker as he saw just 50 targets, a low-water mark since he got 38 in 2008. It makes sense, as Zach Ertz was drafted to be the pass-catching tight end. With Ertz figuring to take a big leap in year two, Celek's role will be reduced even further in 2014. He won't be a fantasy option.
Jan 5 - 2:19 AM

Brent Celek had three catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 17 win over the Cowboys.

Celek caught a 35-yard pass and scored from 14 yards out on consecutive plays at the end of the first half. He tied Jason Avant for a team-high five times in the passing game. Celek finishes with 32 receptions, 502 yards, and six touchdowns in his first season in coach Chip Kelly's offense. He'll continue to be used in a committee with Zach Ertz in Saturday's Wild Card game against the Saints.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 01:47:00 AM

Brent Celek caught three passes for 58 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Bears.

Celek got open in the flats for a 10-yard touchdown in the first quarter and finished with four targets. He fumbled after a 19-yard catch in the second half, but it was an otherwise strong performance. Celek dominated as a run-blocker in a game where the Eagles ran for 289 yards. He'll visit the Cowboys in Week 17.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 01:31:00 AM

Brent Celek caught one pass for 25 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Minnesota.

Celek's lone catch and target was on a back-side tight end screen. He continues to be a blocker in Chip Kelly's scheme, ceding pass-catching duties to rookie Zach Ertz.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 06:42:00 PM

OC Pat Shurmur continues to single out Brent Celek for his blocking.

Celek was an average (at best) blocker early in his career, but has embraced his new role in Chip Kelly's offense. Along with a dominant and healthy offensive line, the tight end is a big reason LeSean McCoy leads the NFL in rushing. Of course, this role has taken Celek off the fantasy radar completely as he's averaging 1.9 catches for 26.7 yards on the season. When the Eagles want to throw to their tight end, they bring in rookie Zach Ertz.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Brent Celek caught two passes for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Lions.

With under two minutes remaining, Celek found himself wide open on a catch and started lumbering toward the goal-line. But he correctly slid down so the Eagles could simply run out the clock, bringing back memories of Brian Westbrook. Celek remains waiver-wire fodder with just seven catches over the last three weeks.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 05:13:00 PM

Brent Celek caught four passes for 29 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Cardinals.

Celek's touchdown came on a goal-line play from one yard out. But when the Eagles were drawing up chunk plays for their tight ends, rookie Zach Ertz got the call. Celek is on pace for just 30 catches, 425 yards and five touchdowns heading into Week 14. He's not worth an add.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 04:51:00 PM

Brent Celek caught one pass for a 42-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins.

On Celek's lone target of the day, he got a deceptive screen with blockers in front. The burly, lead-footed tight end looked like Usain Bolt as he sprinted past a pathetic Redskins defense to the house. It doesn't change the fact that Celek, who has 19 catches in 11 games this year, is a TE3.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 06:24:00 PM

Brent Celek (hip) is listed as probable for Week 11 against the Redskins.

Celek has been limited in practice all week. He'll play Sunday. Celek caught a touchdown against Washington in Week 1 but is more TE3 than TE2.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Brent Celek (hip) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Celek is fully expected to play through the injury against the Redskins. A surprisingly small part of Philadelphia's passing offense this season, Celek is barely on the TE2 radar. He's been an in-line blocker under Chip Kelly.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 04:46:00 PM

Brent Celek (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's Celek's first appearance on the injury report this season, though the hip injury is said to be "nothing major." Celek will be out there for Sunday's game against the Redskins but will be nothing more than a TE2/3 option.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 02:28:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Nick Foles
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Chris Polk
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Chris Polk
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jordan Matthews
3Josh Huff
WR21Riley Cooper
2Brad Smith
3Jeff Maehl
4Cobi Hamilton
WR31Jordan Matthews
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
4Trey Burton
K1Cody Parkey