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Zach Ertz | Tight End | #86

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (35) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Eagles restructured Zach Ertz's contract.
Philly converted $7.21 million of his base salary into a roster bonus. The move does not affect how much Ertz will get paid, but it does create $5.407 million in extra space for the cap-strapped Eagles. Coming off a 74/824/8 campaign, Ertz will be an elite TE1 in 2018. Mar 15 - 9:19 AM

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Zach Ertz caught 7-of-9 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Super Bowl 52 win over the Patriots.

Ertz chipped away at the Patriots’ linebacker coverage with chain-moving catches, then scored a diving 11-yard touchdown catch to give Philly a 38-33 lead they went on to keep in a thrilling, 41-33 shootout finish. Ertz was the best value pick tight end in 2017 fantasy drafts, keeping his catches (74) and yards (824) in line with previous norms but scoring eight touchdowns in a breakout offense with Carson Wentz. At age 27, Ertz has settled in as one of the NFL’s premier receiving tight ends. Along with Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce, Ertz will be a top-three tight end pick in 2018 fantasy drafts.
Feb 4 - 10:43 PM

Zach Ertz caught 8-of-8 targets for 93 yards in the Eagles' NFC Championship game win over the Vikings.

Nick Foles went a perfect 13-of-13 for 178 yards and two touchdowns when targeting Ertz or Alshon Jeffery. Via masterful scheming and superb route running, Ertz got shockingly wide open repeatedly against a normally impenetrable Vikings back end. He surprisingly but specifically made Vikings SS Harrison Smith look silly multiple times. Ertz will be one of the keys to Philadelphia's chances of knocking off New England in Super Bowl 52.
Jan 21 - 10:00 PM

Zach Ertz caught 3-of-5 targets for 32 yards in the Eagles' Divisional Round win over the Falcons.

Ertz tied with three other players for the team lead in targets on an afternoon where coach Doug Pederson (wisely) kept the lid on the passing attack. The Eagles will host either the Vikings or Saints for the NFC Championship Game.
Jan 13 - 8:46 PM

Zach Ertz caught two passes for 24 yards in Week 17 against Dallas.

Ertz played into the second quarter before being rested. He closes out the regular season with 74 catches, 824 yards, and a career-high eight touchdowns despite missing two games. Even with Nick Foles starting, Ertz will be one of the top DFS plays for the Divisional Round.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:59:00 PM

Zach Ertz caught 9-of-14 targets for 81 yards in the Eagles' Week 16 win over the Raiders.

Ertz led all players in targets and receiving yards on a downright dreadful offensive night. Ertz should have easily had at least one touchdown, but Nick Foles missed him on a pair of throws that should have been scores. He's still racking up the targets for check-down machine Foles and will remain an elite TE1 heading into the playoffs. The Cowboys are on deck for Week 17.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 12:19:00 AM

The Eagles could rest starters in Week 17 if they clinch home-field advantage for the playoffs in Week 16.

The Eagles can clinch home field with a Week 16 win over the Raiders, who are traveling to Philly. The Eagles will also clinch if the Vikings lose this week to the Packers. "I'm going to be smart about the decisions we make moving forward and getting guys who need the rest, if possible," said coach Doug Pederson on Monday. Perhaps most telling was Pederson's suggestion that he wants backup QB Nate Sudfeld to get snaps at some point in the final two games. "Ideally, yeah, you'd like to get (Sudfeld) some time and some reps here in the next couple of ballgames," Pederson said.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 03:37:00 PM

Zach Ertz caught 6-of-9 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Week 15 win over the Giants.

As they usually do versus tight ends, the Giants did a poor job covering Ertz and Trey Burton, who combined for eight catches, 81 yards, and two scores. Carson Wentz's ACL tear may lower Ertz's weekly ceiling, but he remains an elite every-week TE1 with Nick Foles under center. Ertz draws another great-looking matchup in Week 16 against the Raiders' leaky tight end defense.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:53:00 PM

Zach Ertz has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will practice Wednesday.

Ertz was said to be making steady progress late last week but was still dealing with headaches over the weekend and had to sit out the Week 14 thriller against the Rams. Trey Burton had a huge game in Ertz's absence but will be sent back to backup duties with Ertz healthy. Ertz will remain a TE1, even in the absence of Carson Wentz (knee). He gets a date against the Giants next.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:47:00 AM

Zach Ertz (concussion) is inactive for Week 14 against the Rams.

Ertz seemed close to suiting up, but was always on the wrong side of questionable. He should return for Week 15. Trey Burton will be a plug-and-play TE2 in Ertz's absence. Also inactive for the Eagles are OT Will Beatty, WR Marcus Johnson, DT Elijah Qualls, RB Wendell Smallwood, QB Nate Sudfeld and LB Joe Walker.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 02:57:00 PM

According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Zach Ertz (questionable, concussion) still has a "dull headache."

The headache has prevented him from clearing the concussion protocol. Trey Burton will draw the start with Ertz sitting this week and will be an acceptable streamer in most formats. Ertz's absence could also open up targets for Nelson Agholor, who is coming off a career-best 141 yards in Week 13.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:32:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Zach Ertz (concussion) is doubtful to play in Week 14 against the Rams.

Despite practicing on a limited basis late in the week, Ertz never formally cleared concussion protocol. Ertz's now-expected absence will be good news for slot receiver Nelson Agholor, who set season highs in snaps, routes run, and targets as Ertz left last week's game early in the second half against Seattle. Trey Burton will take over as the Eagles' primary tight end in Los Angeles.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:16:00 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed Zach Ertz (questionable) is still in the concussion protocol.

Ertz has practiced on a limited basis the last two days. He's trending toward playing this week, but still needs to get fully cleared. Ertz will be a must-start against the Rams if active.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Zach Ertz (concussion) was officially "limited" in Thursday's practice.

The Eagles themselves tweeted that Ertz had "cleared the league’s concussion protocol," but then backtracked a few hours later. Either way, he's on track to clear the protocol, and barring a setback, will be out there for Week 14 against the Rams.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 09:08:00 PM

Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol, and will be active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

That escalated quickly, and in a good way. With Rob Gronkowski suspended for Week 14, Ertz is the week's No. 2 tight end play behind only Travis Kelce.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 05:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Carson Wentz
2Nick Foles
3Nate Sudfeld
4Joe Callahan
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Corey Clement
3Darren Sproles
4Wendell Smallwood
5Donnel Pumphrey
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Corey Clement
3RB1Corey Clement
2Darren Sproles
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Mack Hollins
3Shelton Gibson
4Greg Ward
5Markus Wheaton
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Mike Wallace
3Bryce Treggs
4Marquess Wilson
5Rashard Davis
WR31Mike Wallace
TE1Zach Ertz
2Dallas Goedert
3Richard Rodgers
4Josh Perkins
5Billy Brown
LT1Jason Peters
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Stefen Wisniewski
2Darrell Greene
3Matt Pryor
C1Jason Kelce
2Isaac Seumalo
3Jon Toth
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Chance Warmack
RT1Lane Johnson
2Taylor Hart
3Jordan Mailata
K1Jake Elliott