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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 9-of-15 targets for 79 yards and one touchdown in the Eagles' Week 13 loss to the Bengals.
Carson Wentz fired off a season-high 60 pass attempts, and Ertz was targeted on 25 percent of them. He was sitting at two catches for a measly six yards much of the day before catching a 13-yard touchdown on 4th-and-5 on a busted coverage late in the third quarter and then racking up a bunch of catches in garbage time. As long as Jordan Matthews (ankle) continues to be out, Ertz will be a locked-in TE1. He's worth streaming consideration next week against the Redskins. Dec 4 - 4:48 PM

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Zach Ertz caught 3-of-6 targets for 36 yards in the Eagles' Week 12 loss to the Packers.

The six targets are a quality amount, but Ertz wasn't able to turn them into much. He was the intended receiver on Carson Wentz's lone interception, a seam shot down the middle that was way overthrown. Ertz is averaging 7.75 targets over his past four and gets a good spot against the Bengals in Week 13.
Nov 29 - 12:30 AM

Zach Ertz caught 6-of-11 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown Week 11 against the Seahawks.

Ertz was again Carson Wentz’s favorite target, but he could not do much with the work, although he could have had a much bigger game. Ertz got loose for a long catch-and-run touchdown in the first half, but the play was called back on an illegal formation penalty. He also got open at the goal line in the fourth quarter, but Wentz badly overthrew him. Despite those misses, Ertz was able to find the end zone for the first time this season on a nice play design and route in the second quarter. Finally getting consistent targets, Ertz will be a back-end TE1 Monday night against the Packers.
Nov 20 - 8:30 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Zach Ertz (hamstring, questionable) is "set to play" Week 11 against the Seahawks.

There was never much concern after Ertz got in a full practice Friday. The Seahawks are not as good against tight ends as their numbers indicate -- they have played few teams with viable tight ends this season -- but it is still not a great spot for Ertz on the road. Still scoreless on the season, Ertz is a back-end TE1 at best.
Nov 20 - 11:55 AM

Zach Ertz (hamstring, questionable) returned to a full practice on Friday.

His full participation on Friday suggests that he'll be good to go Sunday against Seattle. Ertz has snagged 14-of-15 targets for 152 yards over his last two outings. He'll be a borderline TE1 in a difficult matchup this week.
Nov 18 - 1:22 PM

Zach Ertz (hamstring) is questionable for Week 11 against the Seahawks.

Jordan Matthews (back) is also listed questionable. Ertz apparently tweaked his hamstring in Wednesday's practice and didn't practice Thursday. He has said he's confident he'll be ready for Sunday, but Ertz owners need to have a backup plan or avoid using him altogether in a 4:25 PM game.
Nov 18 - 9:55 AM

Zach Ertz (hamstring) is "confident" he'll play against the Seahawks in Week 11.

Ertz didn't practice on Thursday because of a hamstring injury but isn't worried about his status for Week 11. Sunday's game at Seattle kicks off at 4:25 PM ET, so there will be some risk if Ertz ends up being a game-time decision. Fantasy owners will be able to breathe much easier if Ertz returns to at least a limited practice on Friday.
Nov 17 - 2:55 PM

Zach Ertz (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

Ertz played a full complement of snaps against the Falcons, so it is likely he suffered the injury Wednesday when he was listed as limited. Either way, sitting out Thursday is at best a downgrade and at worst a sign he suffered a serious injury Wednesday. He is no better than questionable for this week against the Seahawks.
Nov 17 - 11:56 AM

Zach Ertz (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Ertz should be fine. Over his last two games, Ertz has seen a total of 15 targets, turning them into 13 catches for 152 yards. He still isn't scoring touchdowns, but the volume has put Ertz squarely back on the TE1 radar.
Nov 16 - 3:46 PM

Zach Ertz caught 6-of-7 targets for 55 yards Week 10 against the Eagles.

Ertz still does not have a touchdown this season, but he now has 15 targets total in the last two weeks after managing 13 total the previous four games. A non-factor in the red zone who struggles to create after the catch, Ertz's upside is limited, but he still carries some value in PPR formats. He will be a TE2 next week in Seattle.
Nov 13 - 5:03 PM

Eagles OC Frank Reich wants to feature Zach Ertz more in the red zone.

Ertz hasn't scored this year, and has nine touchdowns in 53 career games. He's been targeted only three times inside the 20-yard line. It's good that Reich has recognized his 6-foot-5 tight end needs more scoring-area looks, but we won't be holding our breath. Ertz is a TE2.
Nov 10 - 3:36 PM

Zach Ertz eight passes for 97 yards in Week 9 against the Giants.

He was held out of the end-zone, but it was easily Ertz’s best game. The Eagles made a point to get Ertz involved early, with 37 of his yards coming in the first quarter. Ertz has been out of sync with Carson Wentz all year, but his role Sunday was a step in the right direction. Ertz is on the streaming radar for Week 10 against Atlanta.
Nov 6 - 5:54 PM

Eagles OC Frank Reich said it is "fair" to say Zach Ertz and Carson Wentz have not been in sync this season.

Aside from a six-catch game where he suffered an injury Week 1, Ertz has not been involved in the offense this season. He has nine catches total in four games since returning from injury and has yet to surpass 37 yards since coming back. Perhaps the injury set back his development with Wentz, but the Eagles have to find a way to get Ertz more involved. Until they do, he does not need to be rostered in standard-sized leagues.
Nov 3 - 11:18 AM

Zach Ertz caught four passes for 19 yards in Week 8.

It was another quiet game for Ertz, who's been held under 40 yards in all but one game this year. Ertz is a touchdown-dependent streamer for Week 9 against the Giants.
Oct 31 - 1:37 AM

Zach Ertz caught 1-of-3 targets for 14 yards Week 7 against the Vikings.

Ertz probably should have had catches on his other two targets as well, but Carson Wentz struggled with his accuracy all day. Even so, Ertz has now failed to top three targets in the three games he has played since returning from injury. He can be cut in standard-sized leagues.
Oct 23 - 4:33 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Chase Daniel
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3Wendell Smallwood
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Ryan Mathews
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Dorial Green-Beckham
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Bryce Treggs
WR31Dorial Green-Beckham
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Matt Tobin
LG1Allen Barbre
2Isaac Seumalo
3Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Dillon Gordon
RT1Lane Johnson
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
K1Caleb Sturgis