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Zach Ertz | Tight End | #86

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (35) / PHI
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Eagles signed Zach Ertz to a five-year, $42.5 million extension through 2021.
The deal includes $20 million guaranteed and makes Ertz the fourth-highest paid tight end in the league. Always talented, Ertz finally put it all together over the final month of 2015, recording 35 receptions for 450 yards and a touchdown over the final four games. He is a good bet to make the TE1 jump next season. This deal should set the market for fellow 2013 draftees Travis Kelce, Tyler Eifert and Jordan Reed. Jan 25 - 10:23 AM

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The Eagles are expected to make a long-term contract offer to Zach Ertz this offseason.

Ertz is entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2016, and making him a long-term offer could be viewed as a way for the Eagles to save some coin if he takes the next step forward under new coach Doug Pederson. Ertz was on fire the final month of this season, catching 35 passes for 450 yards and one touchdown across Weeks 14-17. He's going to get paid soon.
Jan 22 - 10:17 AM

Zach Ertz caught 9-of-9 targets for 152 yards in the Eagles' Week 17 win over the Giants.

He finished the season white-hot, catching 35 balls for 450 yards and one touchdown over the final four weeks. Ertz is one guy who probably didn't want the season to end, especially after being mostly a non-factor the first three months. He finishes the year with 75 catches for 853 yards and two touchdowns and saw his playing time rise considerably in his third season. Ertz has one year left on his rookie deal and will be a candidate for an extension. He'll be one of the favorite tier-two tight ends in fantasy drafts next summer.
Jan 3 - 9:21 PM

Zach Ertz piled up 13 catches and 122 yards on 17 targets in the Eagles' Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

Ertz got wide open for would-be 60-yard touchdown bomb in the second quarter, but Sam Bradford flat missed him on an overthrow. With the Eagles down 13-10 and driving, Ertz committed a critical fumble at midfield that was recovered by Washington. Ertz still did a ton of damage between the twenties and has clearly emerged as Bradford's go-to target late in the season. He'll be an appealing Week 17 DFS option against a Giants defense that can't cover tight ends.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:19:00 AM

Zach Ertz caught 8-of-13 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Cardinals.

Ertz was left open for a 22-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He was checked for a concussion in the first half and suffered an injury late in the fourth quarter. Ertz has at least 70 yards or a touchdown in three straight games. He'll be a TE1 streamer against the Redskins in Week 16.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 12:44:00 AM

Zach Ertz caught 5-of-7 targets for 98 yards Week 14 against the Bills.

Ertz was Bradford's most reliable weapon all game, consistently getting open in the intermediate areas of the field. Ertz made a big grab on the first touchdown drive, and he had a rumbling 41-yard catch-and-run on the game-winning field goal drive. Despite the big game, Ertz has not been a reliable fantasy option all season and has a tough matchup with the Cardinals next week. He will be a TE2 Sunday night.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Zach Ertz reeled in two of four targets for nine yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Week 13 win over the Patriots.

Ertz overpowered Devin McCourty on his five-yard touchdown in the second quarter. It was his first end-zone visit of the season. He was only targeted once in the second half. Ertz will be in the TE2 discussion next week at home against Buffalo.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 09:21:00 PM

Zach Ertz (concussion) is probable for Week 13 against the Patriots.

After sitting out the short week last week against the Lions, Ertz is ready to resume his spot as the pass-catching tight end. He's a mid-range TE2.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Zach Ertz (concussion) is practicing in full for Week 13.

Ertz is back after missing one game with a concussion. He's second on the team in both receiving yards (394) and targets (62) but won't be a very appealing fantasy option Sunday against New England. Consider him a mid-range TE2 for that matchup.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 03:28:00 PM

Zach Ertz (concussion) is practicing Tuesday.

Ertz will have to get in a few limited practices before he is completely cleared of the concussion, but starting the process this early in the week is a good sign for his availability. Ertz should play against New England, but he is not a good fantasy option in a tough matchup.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Zach Ertz has "advanced," but remains in the league's concussion protocol.

We were expecting Ertz to be cleared for Week 13, but it's not a guarantee. His status will be updated when the Eagles release their first injury report on Wednesday.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:24:00 PM

Zach Ertz (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's Week 12 game against the Lions.

Brent Celek will get the start and play every snap. He has some streaming appeal after back-to-back solid games as a pass catcher, even if some of the damage was done in garbage time. Ertz should be ready for Week 13.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 01:02:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects Zach Ertz (concussion) to miss Thursday's game against the Lions.

Beat writer Jeff McLane believes there's "no way" Ertz could play since the concussion protocol is supposed to last five days, but Jaguars WR Bryan Walters did so just last week. Either way, we don't expect Ertz to suit up. He missed Tuesday's practice.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Zach Ertz (concussion) has been cleared to attend team meetings.

Attending meetings is one of the first steps in many in the league's concussion protocol. Despite the progress, Ertz is not at practice Monday and remains highly unlikely to gain clearance on a short week. Brent Celek will be an interesting streaming option for Thanksgiving Day.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 11:29:00 AM

Zach Ertz exited Sunday's Week 11 game with a concussion.

Ertz walked off the field under his own power, but headed for observation by the medical staff and was ruled done for the day at the beginning of the first quarter. He left with two catches for 12 yards on four targets.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 02:06:00 PM

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QB1Mark Sanchez
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
5Kevin Monangai
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Freddie Martino
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Jonathan Krause
WR31Josh Huff
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Chris Pantale
LT1Jason Peters
2Brett Boyko
LG1Allen Barbre
2Tanner Hawkinson
C1Jason Kelce
2Josh Andrews
3Barrett Jones
RG1Matt Tobin
2Andrew Gardner
3Malcolm Bunche
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Cody Parkey
2Caleb Sturgis