DS Rank: TE5
ADP Rank: TE8
Goedert was finally freed of Zach Ertz last year – and he delivered strong fantasy production. In 10 healthy games after Ertz was traded to Arizona, Goedert scored as the #5 TE in fantasy football.
And that was despite the Eagles being the run-heaviest offense in the league over that stretch. Goedert averaged 6.1 targets across those 10 games but saw a massive 24.7% target share. Among TEs, only Mark Andrews registered a bigger share last year.
Now, Goedert is unlikely to reach 24.7% again in 2022 with the arrival of WR A.J. Brown. But a loss in share should be offset by a gain in overall pass volume in Philly. The Eagles ranked dead last in pass attempts last year. We’re expecting them to finish closer to middle of the pack in 2022 with the addition of Brown and with QB Jalen Hurts now in year 3.
Goedert deserves a healthy dose of targets, anyway, because he’s 1 of the best pass-catching TEs in the league. He’s ranked top 10 at the position in yards per route run in each of the last 3 seasons. That includes a 2nd-place finish last year, behind only George Kittle.
Goedert actually checks in right ahead of Kittle in our PPR TE Rankings. Those guys are close enough that we’d have no issue taking Kittle instead – if he weren’t going more than 3 rounds earlier in drafts. TEs Dalton Schultz and T.J Hockenson also sit 1.5 to 2 rounds higher than Goedert in ADP.
Pass on those guys for a RB, WR or elite QB – and then scoop up Goedert at a discount in Round 7 or 8.