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Zach Ertz | Tight End

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
College: Stanford
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Zach Ertz (oblique) is practicing in full for Week 13.
Ertz will be ready to go for the Eagles' Thanksgiving trip to Dallas. Although the Cowboys are allowing the third-most fantasy points to tight ends, Ertz is just a TE2 as he battles his way through a disappointing season. Nov 24 - 1:31 PM

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Zach Ertz caught four passes for 30 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Titans.

After making an 8-yard catch in the first quarter, Ertz went to the locker room for further testing on an oblique injury. Everything came back clean and he returned to action after missing only a couple possessions. Ertz remains a complementary player, as evidenced by Brent Celek getting seven targets and James Casey stealing a touchdown. Even in a plus matchup against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, Ertz is only a TE2.
Nov 23 - 5:09 PM

Zach Ertz left Sunday's Week 12 game against the Titans with an oblique injury, but will return.

At the end of an 8-yard catch midway through the first quarter, Ertz appeared to pull a muscle. He walked to the locker room under his own power for further testing and was deemed questionable to return. He returned after missing roughly two series.
Nov 23 - 1:50 PM

Chip Kelly reiterated that he runs a "one-tight-end offense."

"Brent Celek's doing a helluva job. It'd be very [unjust] if I told Brent he has to sit because I want to put someone else on the field. Brent's an outstanding blocker, I think he may be the best blocking tight end in the league," Kelly said. That quote sums up the situation for Zach Ertz, who is only a package player despite unique pass-catching ability. Owners should not be expecting a sudden surge from Ertz's current average of 4.8 targets per game.
Nov 20 - 10:11 AM

Zach Ertz caught four passes for 55 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Green Bay.

Ertz flashed his unique skill set while reaching behind him on a crossing route for nice gain late. However, his impact all came in garbage time as the Eagles got absolutely ripped. A complementary player in this Chip Kelly scheme, Ertz is now losing targets to emerging Jordan Matthews. He's a low-floor fantasy play, even in a plus Week 12 matchup against the Titans.
Nov 16 - 8:18 PM

Zach Ertz caught one pass for 17 yards in the Eagles' Week 10 win over the Panthers.

He was targeted just three times, losing middle-of-the-field looks to both Jordan Matthews (7-138-2) and Brent Celek (5-116). Ertz has seen his snaps decrease in recent weeks, making him nothing more than a dart-throw TE2. Matthews' stock is on the rise, while Ertz's continues to fall.
Nov 11 - 12:33 AM

Zach Ertz played on a season-low 24 snaps in Sunday's win at Houston.

After playing on 67.9 percent of the snaps in the first two weeks of the season, Ertz's role has shrunk dramatically. He's been in on just 40.7 percent of the snaps over the last four games, averaging 5.2 targets during that span. The Eagles have gone three-wide a majority of the time, leaving in-line blocker Brent Celek on the field to help the offensive line. Ertz's unique skill set could help solve the Eagles' red-zone woes, but until Chip Kelly features him more there's only borderline TE1 appeal at best here.
Nov 3 - 9:16 AM

Zach Ertz caught one pass for four yards in Sunday's Week 9 win at Houston.

Ertz saw just two targets all day, one of which falling near his feet in the end zone. It continues a frustrating trend of limited snaps and limited involvement in a scheme that features no one behind Jeremy Maclin. Ertz hasn't topped 50 yards since Week 2, leaving him as a weak TE1 play against the Panthers in Week 10. He's on pace for just 50 catches, 716 yards and four touchdowns on a disappointing 80 targets.
Nov 2 - 6:41 PM

TE Zach Ertz believes the Eagles should target him more often in the red zone.

As do we. The Eagles have scored a touchdown on a league-worst 34.78 percent of their red-zone visits this season, but have only targeted Ertz five times total in the red zone this year. Ertz is a matchup nightmare, and is exactly the catalyst Philadelphia needs to spark their red-zone offense.
Nov 1 - 12:47 PM

Zach Ertz caught five passes for 48 yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss at Arizona.

Although the Eagles were facing a defense known to be inept at covering tight ends, Ertz was not featured heavily. He finished with eight targets on a day Nick Foles threw 62 times, but was not close to any big plays. So it's another frustrating day for the supremely talented Ertz, who hasn't gone over 50 yards in a game since Week 2. He'll be a borderline TE1 only against the Texans in Week 9 -- the Eagles may need to play Brent Celek more to help block J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney.
Oct 26 - 8:55 PM

Zach Ertz played on 30-of-72 snaps 41.6 percent in Sunday night's blowout of the Giants.

Ertz put his special route-running and agility skills on display during a 3-47-1 performance, but his usage didn't really change. He's played on just 50.1 percent of the snaps over the last four weeks, losing time to far superior blocker Brent Celek. Now averaging just 5.0 targets per game on the season, Ertz will be a low-end TE1 when the Eagles come out of their bye.
Oct 13 - 11:18 AM

Zach Ertz secured three of five targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 6 win over the Giants.

Ertz made a diving catch in the corner of the end-zone for a 15-yard touchdown against Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the first quarter. It was a much needed breakout after he had been held under 50 yards in the last three games. Ertz will be back on the TE1 radar when the Eagles return from their bye in Week 8.
Oct 13 - 12:43 AM

Zach Ertz caught three passes for 39 yards in Sunday's Week 5 win over the Rams.

Once again, Ertz did not see enough volume (six targets). He now has 25 targets through five games as Nick Foles is really spreading the wealth behind target monster Jeremy Maclin. Ertz certainly didn't help himself with a bad drop at the 5-yard line. He's a candidate for a big game at any time thanks to athletic ability, but Ertz will only be a TE2 until he's featured more. He has a total of 9-96-0 over the last three weeks.
Oct 5 - 5:22 PM

Zach Ertz caught four passes for 43 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

Ertz also lost a key fumble and wasn't on the field for the biggest play of the game even though the Eagles were in a "12" package. Volume continues to be a concern as he's now averaging just 4.7 targets per game. It makes Ertz a meager low-end TE1 heading into a matchup with the Rams in Week 5 despite difference-making talent. He's on pace for 52 catches, 880 yards and four touchdowns.
Sep 28 - 8:42 PM

Zach Ertz caught two passes for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Redskins.

Ertz saw just three targets as the Eagles attacked the Redskins' weak corners -- especially after DeAngelo Hall (heel) left. He did have a chance at two big plays late when the Eagles split him wide in 1-on-1 coverage against LB Keenan Robinson, but one long pass drew a pass interference and the other was overthrown. Ertz is going to have days like this in the Eagles' spread-the-wealth pass game, but he remains an ascending player and red-zone threat. He'll be a fine TE1 for Week 4 against the 49ers.
Sep 21 - 5:20 PM

Depth Charts

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