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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
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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

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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

Zach Ertz (concussion) returned to Eagles practice on Thursday.

It tentatively puts Ertz on track to suit up for Sunday's game against the Rams, but nothing is for certain when it comes to head injuries. The good news is, concussions are not game-time decisions. We should know Ertz's status before lineups need to be set Sunday morning.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 05:47:00 PM

Zach Ertz (concussion) isn't practicing Wednesday.

Ertz is in the concussion protocol after going down in the second half last week. He looks unlikely to get cleared for Week 14. Trey Burton is Ertz's backup.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 05:51:00 PM

Zach Ertz remains in the league's concussion protocol.

Injury issues are starting to pop up for Ertz in recent weeks. He missed Week 9 with a hamstring injury and has now suffered his second concussion in the past two calendar years. Trey Burton will start if Ertz can't play.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 02:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Nick Foles
2Nate Sudfeld
RB1Jay Ajayi
2LeGarrette Blount
3Corey Clement
4Wendell Smallwood
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2LeGarrette Blount
3RB1Corey Clement
2Jay Ajayi
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Mack Hollins
3Shelton Gibson
4Marquess Wilson
WR21Torrey Smith
2Nelson Agholor
3Marcus Johnson
WR31Nelson Agholor
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Halapoulivaati Vaitai
2Will Beatty
LG1Stefen Wisniewski
2Chance Warmack
C1Jason Kelce
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Isaac Seumalo
RT1Lane Johnson
K1Jake Elliott
2Caleb Sturgis