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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:48:00 PM

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.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:30:00 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.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:30:00 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.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 11:55:00 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.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 01:22:00 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.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 09:55:00 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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 02:55:00 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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:56:00 AM

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3Trey Burton
4Anthony Denham
5Adam Zaruba
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