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Zach Ertz | Tight End | #86

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (35) / PHI
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Zach Ertz caught 2-of-5 targets for 18 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' Week 6 win over the Panthers.
Tonight was the first time all season Ertz failed to catch five passes or post 55 yards, but he made up for it by doubling his touchdown total. Ertz got free in the middle of the end zone for TD No. 1 then skied over S Mike Adams for TD No. 2. Through six games, Ertz is now the owner of a 34/405/4 line. He gets the Redskins for Week 7. Oct 13 - 12:06 AM

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Zach Ertz contributed six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets Sunday in the Eagles’ Week 5 win over the Cardinals.

It was another successful week for Ertz, who was able to take advantage of his matchup with Cardinals safety Tyvon Branch. Ertz squeezed between two defenders for an 11-yard touchdown late in the first quarter on a third-down heave from Carson Wentz. With Alshon Jeffery continuing to face tough matchups (this week he squared off with Patrick Peterson), Ertz has settled in as Wentz’s clear go-to receiver. He’ll maintain TE1 status for next week’s Thursday night matchup against the Panthers.
Oct 8 - 6:06 PM

Zach Ertz caught 5-of-8 targets for 81 yards in the Eagles' Week 4 win over the Chargers.

Ertz has now surpassed 80 yards in 3-of-4 games, and has yet to catch fewer than five passes. At the season's quarter pole, he's on pace for 104/1,304/4. He's been the clear-cut TE3 behind Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce. The Cardinals, who have eliminated tight ends in the past and remained stout up in the seam in 2017, are on deck for Week 5.
Oct 1 - 7:54 PM

Zach Ertz caught 8-of-10 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Giants.

Ertz was the clear-cut "chalk" in DFS this week, and he paid dividends with a two-yard touchdown in addition to a bunch of short catches after which Ertz struggled to generate RAC. Ertz will get an average matchup in Week 4 against the Chargers, but he will remain a shoo-in top-ten fantasy TE1 play.
Sep 24 - 5:25 PM

Zach Ertz caught 5-of-10 targets for 97 yards in Week 2 against the Chiefs.

It's similar to what Ertz did last week. Ertz's highlight was a 53-yard catch that set up a field goal the Eagles ultimately missed before halftime. He was held out of the end-zone for the second straight game, but his target share is trending up. Ertz is locked into a top-two role in one of the most pass-heavy offenses in the league.
Sep 17 - 5:44 PM

Zach Ertz caught 8-of-8 targets for 93 yards in the Eagles' Week 1 win over the Redskins.

His eight targets tied with Darren Sproles and Nelson Agholor for the team lead. Ertz had a slow start to the game but really got going after the first quarter. Ertz doing work over the middle was one of the most predictable talking points of Week 1. It only would have been better if Ertz could have found the end zone. Carson Wentz wanted to go to Ertz on an end-zone fade from the one-yard line but it didn't open up and had to be thrown away. With Eric Berry done for the season, Ertz's matchup at the Chiefs next week isn't as difficult.
Sep 10 - 5:22 PM

Zach Ertz believes he'll "probably have more targets" with Jordan Matthews out of the picture.

It was no secret that Matthews was Carson Wentz's best friend and most trusted target, but Ertz appears to have taken over that role with Matthews now in Buffalo. Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith are still trying to connect with Wentz. Ertz won't be competing with Matthews for targets between the hashmarks. In the two games Matthews missed last season, Ertz caught 22 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns on 31 targets. Ertz has big upside in PPR formats.
Sep 6 - 8:57 AM

Zach Ertz caught three passes for 44 yards in the Eagles' third preseason game.

The Dolphins' shoddy linebacker crew simply couldn't cover Ertz, who led the Eagles in receiving with Carson Wentz in the game. With slot man Jordan Matthews gone to Buffalo, Ertz should make a run at the Kyle Rudolph-Tyler Eifert tier among fantasy tight ends. Ertz is worth drafting in the ninth round.
Aug 24 - 9:09 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman believes Zach Ertz "will be a high-volume receiver" with Jordan Matthews gone.

The numbers support Berman's claim, with Ertz seeing 31 targets total in the two games he played without Matthews last season. He may not see that kind of volume again with Alshon Jeffery in the picture this year, but he should be the biggest beneficiary of the Matthews trade. Ertz is a value at his TE12 draft slot.
Aug 14 - 10:28 AM

Zach Ertz has "probably been (Carson) Wentz's favorite target this spring."

It's probably helped that Eagles 2016 receiving leader Jordan Matthews (knee) is idle, but Wentz and Ertz established a clear rapport last season. Ertz finished fifth among NFL tight ends in targets (106) and catches (78). The additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith could pull away some 2017 looks, but Ertz will remain a viable low-end TE1 in the double-digit fantasy rounds.
Jun 13 - 4:29 PM

Eagles restructured Zach Ertz's contract.

$3.225 million of his scheduled base salary was converted into a roster bonus. The move does not cost Ertz anything, but it saves the Eagles $2.58 million against the cap, money they likely used to sign Nick Foles. Ertz finished 2016 on a tear, but he will face more competition for targets in 2017 with Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in the fold. He might be over-drafted this summer.
Mar 13 - 9:30 AM

Zach Ertz caught 13-of-16 targets for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' Week 17 win over the Cowboys.

Ertz was hot right out of the gate, catching three passes on the first drive and almost coming up with a target in the end zone. He made up for that miss by beating Byron Jones for a touchdown just before halftime, and Carson Wentz hit him with a nice ball for a 20-yard score in the third quarter. After struggling early, Ertz once again finished the season hot, catching at least six passes in four of his final five games with 443 yards and three touchdowns over that span. Finally able to work with the same quarterback for two offseasons in a row, Ertz will hopefully be able to shake his early-season swoons next year. He will be a solid TE1 in fantasy drafts next summer.
Jan 1 - 4:33 PM

Zach Ertz caught two passes for 33 yards in Week 16 against the Giants.

It's a step back after Ertz had at least 80 yards or a touchdown in three straight weeks. Ertz briefly left with an injury at the start of the third quarter but only missed one series. He's been targeted 38 times over the last four games. Ertz is a back-end TE1 for Week 17.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:30:00 AM

Zach Ertz caught 6-of-8 targets for 80 yards in the Eagles' Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

The Ravens have played stout defense against tight ends this year, but Ertz's volume has kept him matchup proof in a pass-first Eagles offense that otherwise is short on playmakers. Ertz is an every-week TE1 heading into a Week 16 Thursday Night Football date with the Giants, who struggle against tight ends.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:45:00 PM

Zach Ertz caught 10-of-13 targets for 112 yards in the Eagles' Week 14 loss to the Redskins.

Both totals were new season highs for Ertz, who now has a whopping 28 targets over his past two games. He's morphed into the No. 1 receiver for a struggling corps of pass catchers. Ertz will be a dependable TE1 for the stretch run, even in tough matchups like next week's with the Ravens.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Nick Foles
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Wendell Smallwood
3Corey Clement
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Wendell Smallwood
3RB1Wendell Smallwood
2LeGarrette Blount
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Mack Hollins
3Shelton Gibson
WR21Torrey Smith
2Nelson Agholor
3Marcus Johnson
WR31Nelson Agholor
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Stefen Wisniewski
2Chance Warmack
C1Jason Kelce
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Isaac Seumalo
RT1Lane Johnson
K1Caleb Sturgis
2Jake Elliott