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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
Contract: view contract details

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Zach Ertz caught 1-of-3 targets for 14 yards Week 7 against the Vikings.
Ertz probably should have had catches on his other two targets as well, but Carson Wentz struggled with his accuracy all day. Even so, Ertz has now failed to top three targets in the three games he has played since returning from injury. He can be cut in standard-sized leagues. Oct 23 - 4:33 PM

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Zach Ertz caught 1-of-3 targets for 22 yards in Week 6.

Ertz didn't have an impact with Carson Wentz throwing only 22 times. It's the second straight game he's been held under 40 yards since returning from injury. Ertz will be a TE2 for Week 7 against the Vikings.
Oct 16 - 6:14 PM

Zach Ertz caught 3-of-3 targets for 37 yards in the Eagles' Week 5 loss to the Lions.

His first game back from a Week 1 rib injury, Ertz was kept quiet in a dream spot against the Lions' league-worst tight end defense. Carson Wentz spread around the ball too much, and none of his receivers did much damage. Ertz has never been a touchdown scorer and is the first tight end not to score on Detroit this year. He'll be a low-end TE1 next week at the Redskins.
Oct 9 - 5:57 PM

Zach Ertz (ribs) is practicing in full for Week 5.

Ertz will return this week after missing the last two games with a displaced rib. Dating back to last season, Ertz has averaged 101.6 receiving yards over his last five regular season contests. He's an obvious TE1 against a Lions' defense that has done a pitiful job defending tight ends.
Oct 5 - 4:43 PM

Zach Ertz (ribs) said his MRI came back clear and he plans to play Week 5 against the Lions.

Ertz could not be coming back to a better situation. The Lions have already given up six touchdowns to tight ends this season including one to Zach Miller last week. Ertz will be a locked-in TE1.
Oct 3 - 12:24 PM

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

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. 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

Depth Charts

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QB1Carson Wentz
2Chase Daniel
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3Wendell Smallwood
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Ryan Mathews
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Dorial Green-Beckham
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Josh Huff
3Bryce Treggs
WR31Dorial Green-Beckham
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Matt Tobin
LG1Allen Barbre
2Isaac Seumalo
3Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Dillon Gordon
RT1Lane Johnson
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
K1Caleb Sturgis