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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 caught 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards Week 4 against the Redskins.
Ertz day could have looked a lot better, but he had a bullet of a touchdown pass from Sam Bradford called back on an illegal formation penalty. Still, Ertz has just five targets over the last two games and is playing behind Brent Celek. He will not be a recommended start next week against the Saints. After four games, Ertz is on pace for 40 catches for 416 yards. Oct 4 - 5:58 PM

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Zach Ertz secured 2-of-2 targets for 30 yards in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Jets.

While Ertz has overtaken Brent Celek as the Eagles' No. 1 tight end this season, he has delivered receiving yardage totals of 46, 17, and 30 through three games, failing to score a touchdown. Ertz will barely be in the TE1 conversation when the Eagles take on the Redskins in Week 4.
Sep 27 - 4:32 PM

Zach Ertz caught 3-of-7 targets for 17 yards in Philadelphia's Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

The good news is, Ertz was the Eagles' second-most targeted pass catcher. The bad news is, he allowed himself to get swallowed up on both of Sam Bradford's interceptions, the first of which came in the end zone. Ertz's targets and snap counts have been a positive through the first two weeks of the season, but he has only six catches to show for it. He'll remain on the TE1 borderline for next week's game against the Jets.
Sep 20 - 8:39 PM

Eagles TE Zach Ertz played 70 percent of the offensive snaps on Monday night.

Ertz only broke the 70 percent mark three times last season, and Brent Celek played fewer snaps on Monday than he did in any game last year. Ertz did not do much with the opportunity, converting on just 3-of-8 targets for 46 yards, but he saw the third-most targets on the team. If he continues to see that many looks, he will be a solid TE1 all season.
Sep 15 - 9:24 AM

Zach Ertz caught 3-of-8 targets for 46 yards in the Eagles' Week 1 loss to the Falcons.

Not very efficient. Monday night was the first time Ertz and Sam Bradford had played in a game together, as Ertz was making his return from groin surgery after missing the entire preseason. The chemistry wasn't entirely there. Ertz made a sprawling, full-extension 21-yard catch over the middle, but Bradford also missed his tight end on a would-be 11-yard touchdown in the first half. With the Eagles running so much up-tempo, Ertz played 52 snaps to Brent Celek's 27 and should have a big enough role to be in the weekly conversation at tight end. He'll get the Cowboys at home in Week 2 and be in the TE1 conversation.
Sep 14 - 11:06 PM

Zach Ertz (groin) is active Monday night at Atlanta.

The Philly Inquirer's Jeff McLane wrote Monday that it "sounds like" Ertz "is going to give it a try and play" against the Falcons. Ertz's usage remains unclear after missing four weeks due to groin surgery. He'll rotate in behind starter Brent Celek.
Sep 14 - 5:31 PM

Eagles listed TE Zach Ertz (groin) as questionable for Monday night's opener.

Ertz is expected to be a game-time decision, but he will play behind Brent Celek even if he suits up. He should be avoided in fantasy leagues. Jordan Reed is a great plug-and-play option for those who invested in Ertz this August.
Sep 12 - 12:48 PM

Zach Ertz (groin) expects to be a game-time decision Monday against the Falcons.

Ertz has been practicing on a limited basis since Wednesday. He's about a month removed from groin surgery. The 24-year-old isn't worth reaching for in fantasy, particularly with the Eagles playing a day later than everyone else. His upside this season will again be curbed by Brent Celek, a favorite of Chip Kelly because of his blocking expertise.
Sep 11 - 2:40 PM

Zach Ertz (groin) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Coach Chip Kelly called Ertz "real limited" on Wednesday, but Thursday was the first day the Eagles had to issue an injury report. Kelly's comments suggest Ertz is trending toward missing Monday night's opener, but what he's able to do over the next two days will be key.
Sep 10 - 3:04 PM

Coach Chip Kelly said TE Zach Ertz (groin) was "real limited" in Wednesday's practice.

It is promising that Ertz is back practicing, but this comment suggests he has a real chance of missing Monday night's opener. Even if he plays, he would be nothing more than a touchdown-dependent TE2.
Source: CSN Philly
Sep 10 - 1:16 PM

Zach Ertz (groin) expects to be a game-time decision for Monday night.

Ertz is cleared to practice, but there’s still uncertainty over his Week 1 status. Even if Ertz manages to be active, Brent Celek should handle the majority of snaps. Ertz won't be more than a TE2 option if he plays.
Sep 9 - 7:15 PM

Zach Ertz (groin) was cleared to practice Wednesday.

The Eagles held a light practice Wednesday and aren't required to submit an injury report until Thursday since they don't play until Monday. Ertz's status for the opener remains undetermined, so we'll have to track his progress into the weekend. Brent Celek is still the Eagles' starting tight end in the base offense.
Sep 9 - 1:28 PM

A "person familiar with the situation" tells that Zach Ertz (groin) has been cleared to practice.

It's been exactly one month since Ertz went under the knife. In theory, it puts Ertz on track for Monday's opener, but it's far from a given after he missed so much practice time. He could need a week to get back into something resembling game shape. If Ertz does suit up for Monday Night Football, he'll likely be on a snap count, and can't be trusted as more than a TE2 for Week 1.
Sep 8 - 4:10 PM

Zach Ertz (groin surgery) remains unsure of his Week 1 status.

Ertz said he's feeling better every day, but that his status for the opener could come down to a game-time decision. It's a massive disappointment for a player who has breakout potential this season. Ertz was already going to have trouble weaning Chip Kelly off of Brent Celek, but now Celek could establish a stranglehold on starting duties. Ertz is worth keeping around as an upside bench option, but his TE1 candidacy is on thin ice.
Sep 3 - 5:52 PM

Eagles OC Pat Shurmur declined to say if TE Zach Ertz (groin surgery) will be ready for Week 1.

"I don't know," Shurmur said when asked if the opener was still a realistic target. "I'm assuming so. Behind the scenes he's taking care of his obligations. It'll be a matter of him getting back out there practicing." Ertz hasn’t practiced since August 14. He has 19 days to get cleared, putting his status in doubt. Brent Celek projects to open the season as the Eagles starting tight end.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 26 - 6:48 PM

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QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Thad Lewis
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Seyi Ajirotutu
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
LG1Allen Barbre
2Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Julian Vandervelde
RG1Matt Tobin
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Caleb Sturgis