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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 coach Doug Pederson expects Zach Ertz (ribs) to play following the team's Week 4 bye.
Pederson also expects CB Leodis McKelvin to return. Dealing with a displaced rib, Ertz will have to gain full medical clearance before he can return, but he has the bye week to get fully healthy before the trip to Detroit. He will be a great option in that matchup. Sep 26 - 12:06 PM

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Zach Ertz (ribs) said he expects to be back Week 5.

Ertz has a displaced rib which could cause internal damage if not fully healed before he returns. He has yet to be cleared by doctors, but he has the bye week to get healthy. Trey Burton will get a good matchup against the Lions if Ertz is unable to play following the off week.
Sep 26 - 8:16 AM

Eagles declared TE Zach Ertz, C Josh Andrews, OG Dillon Gordon, CB Leodis McKelvin, OG Isaac Seumalo, WR Bryce Treggs and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai inactive for Week 3 against the Steelers.

Ertz is week to week with a displaced rib. Trey Burton will draw the start at tight end. Mychal Kendricks (nose, quad) is active for the Eagles.
Sep 25 - 3:07 PM

Zach Ertz (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Steelers.

Ertz didn't practice at all this week, so this comes as no surprise. He said there's no pain, but the displaced ribs could cause internal damage. Trey Burton is again on the streaming radar against a Steelers defense that has struggled to handle tight ends in recent years. Burton went 5-49-1 on seven targets Week 2.
Sep 23 - 10:23 AM

Howard Eskin of Fox 29 TV Philadelphia said "don't expect" Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs) to play against the Steelers in Week 3.

Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) is also a long shot for Week 3. Neither have been practicing. Ertz said Thursday that he's still "in a lot of pain," suggesting he hasn't made much progress in his recovery from a displaced rib. Trey Burton drew the start and tallied 49 yards on five catches with Ertz sidelined against the Bears in Week 2.
Sep 22 - 1:29 PM

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs) said he is still "in a lot of pain."

"There’s a lot of stuff behind that rib," Ertz said when asked about the risk of playing through the injury. "If it was a lower rib where the pain is now, I’d easily be able to play last week." Coach Doug Pederson has said Ertz will be a game-time call, but he missed practice again Thursday and it seems unlikely he suits up this week. Trey Burton should once again play a big role.
Sep 22 - 11:27 AM

Zach Ertz (ribs) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Coach Doug Pederson has already said Ertz will be a game-time call this week. If he can't go, Trey Burton will again be the Eagles' pass-catching tight end after posting a 5-49-1 line on seven targets Monday night.
Sep 21 - 10:34 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Zach Ertz (ribs) will be a game-time decision against the Steelers in Week 3.

Ertz sat out practice last week and didn't suit up for Monday night's game in Chicago. Trey Burton drew the start in his place and played reasonably well, hauling in five catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Pederson said cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will also be a game-time decision for Week 3.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Assuming Ertz sits out again this week, Trey Burton will be a fine GPP play at the TE position against a Steelers defense that has been picked on in that regard over the first two games. Cincinnati targeted their TEs a total of 12 times, and while those were turned into just 44 yards, they barely missed on some TD opportunities. Jordan Reed saw 11 targets against this defense in Week 1. Burton tied for 2nd on the team in targets Monday.
Sep 20 - 12:13 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson officially ruled out Zach Ertz (ribs) for Monday night at the Bears.

CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will also sit out. With Ertz sidelined, Trey Burton is expected to see more work, but he is not a realistic streaming option outside of deep leagues. Dennis Pitta, Virgil Green, and Jesse James are all solid replacements.
Sep 17 - 10:46 AM

Zach Ertz (ribs) is not practicing Friday.

Ertz is shaping up as an inactive for Monday night at the Bears. The Eagles' official injury report will come out Saturday. There are plenty of quality tight end streamers this week, including Dennis Pitta, Virgil Green, and Jesse James.
Sep 16 - 11:39 AM

Zach Ertz (ribs) didn't practice on Thursday.

Barring a miraculous recovery, Ertz won't be active for Monday's game against the Bears. His absence would open up snaps for Trey Burton, who is expected to return after missing last week's opener with a calf injury. Jordan Matthews would see more targets with Ertz sidelined.
Sep 15 - 4:29 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson refused to rule out TE Zach Ertz (ribs) for Week 2.

He also said Ertz's rib is displaced seven millimeters, so we will continue to assume he is week to week. Pederson also did not rule out CB Leodis McKelvin, but it would be surprising if either played Monday night.
Sep 15 - 10:44 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman reports Zach Ertz (ribs) could miss an "extended period."

Ertz suffered a displacement of his first rib on his left side Week 1 against the Browns. Coach Doug Pederson confirmed this is not the kind of injury Ertz will be able to play through, although he did play most of Week 1 with the issue. "It's a dangerous situation with a displaced bone," Pederson said. "You are talking up around the neck and head area, so any type of blow again could do further damage to that. That's why it's a week-to-week deal to see how it heals and recovers." It sounds like Ertz will miss multiple games. Even with Trey Burton (calf) expected back this week, the Eagles might add some help at tight end.
Sep 13 - 9:23 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Zach Ertz is week-to-week with a rib injury.

Pederson said Ertz is dealing with a "rib displacement" near his collarbone, but the rib is not broken or cracked. While it is good he escaped without a break, Pederson said it is not the kind of injury Ertz can play through. It sounds like he could miss a couple games. With Trey Burton inactive due to a calf injury Week 1, the Eagles will likely need to add some help at tight end.
Sep 12 - 12:09 PM

Zach Ertz caught 6-of-7 targets for 58 yards in the Eagles' Week 1 win over the Browns.

Ertz was heavily involved on the Eagles' opening drive of the game that resulted in a 19-yard Jordan Matthews touchdown. He made a one-handed catch to keep the drive alive and constantly won his routes against the Browns' linebackers. The only problem with Ertz through his first three-plus seasons is that he's never scored many touchdowns. It keeps him in the mid-range of TE1s.
Sep 11 - 6:10 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Chase Daniel
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3Kenjon Barner
4Wendell Smallwood
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Ryan Mathews
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Dorial Green-Beckham
3Bryce Treggs
WR31Josh Huff
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Allen Barbre
2Isaac Seumalo
3Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Dillon Gordon
RT1Lane Johnson
2Matt Tobin
K1Caleb Sturgis