Zach Ertz Fantasy Football News 2019

11:12am EST 12/1/19

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He only got in a limited practice on Friday but reportedly played through this injury last week. There’s obviously increased risk here, but Ertz would be tough to sit in this plus matchup. Only Travis Kelce, George Kittle and Hunter Henry are ahead of Ertz in the Week 13 TE Rankings.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) is "pushing to play" and "it looks like it’s going to happen." Ertz got in just a limited practice on Friday but reportedly played through this injury last week. He comes with elevated risk in Week 13 fantasy lineups but boasts plenty of upside in a plus matchup vs. Miami.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Dolphins. He only got in a limited practice on Friday but reportedly played through this injury last week. The Athletic's Zach Berman reported Friday morning that there's "optimism" about Ertz's availability. We'll get his official status by noon ET on Sunday.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz missed Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports that Ertz originally suffered the injury last week and played through it against the Seahawks. "Suggests that he might be able to do the same this week," McLane adds. We'll see what Ertz is able to do the next 2 days, but fantasy owners should at least line up a backup plan in case Ertz misses Sunday's game vs. Miami.

Eagles WRs Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee) are inactive for today’s game against the Seahawks. That leaves Jordan Matthews, Mack Hollins, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward as Philly’s healthy WRs. We wouldn’t trust any of them in fantasy lineups. TE Zach Ertz, TE Dallas Goedert and RB Miles Sanders could be the team’s top 3 target-getters today.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) missed practice again on Thursday. He's now in real danger of missing this weekend's game against the Patriots. That'd leave Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins, rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and newly signed Jordan Matthews as Philly's top 4 WRs. It'd also figure to push more targets to TEs Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.

The forecast for today's Eagles-Bills game calls for a 30% chance of rain with winds of 27-32 mph. Gusts could reach 40 mph. That's more that enough to impact the passing and kicking games. We've just updated our projections for all the players in this game.

The Eagles have acquired WR Golden Tate from the Lions in exchange for a 3rd-round pick. Tate figures to keep his slot role in Philly, pushing Nelson Agholor to the outside. He's unlikely to match the 9.9 targets per game he's averaged in Detroit so far this season, though, with Agholor, Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz to contend with. Tate looks like more of a WR3 with big-game potential the rest of the way. His arrival is a nice boost for QB Carson Wentz. Meanwhile in Detroit, both Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay are in for big volume boosts. T.J. Jones is the favorite to step into the #3 WR role but is a long shot to be a fantasy factor.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) has been medically cleared and will start Sunday's game against the Colts, the team announced Monday. Philly has been extremely cautious bringing Wentz back from last December's torn ACL and LCL in his left knee. He's reportedly been throwing well in practice, but his mobility inside and out of the pocket remains a question. Wentz will be a risk/reward Week 3 fantasy play in a plus matchup. His return is excellent news for the rest of the Eagles' skill-position guys. QB Nick Foles totaled 451 yards with just 1 TD and 1 INT over the first 2 weeks.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) is expected to miss "at least" the first 2 games of the season. Schefter adds that Jeffery won't land on the reserve/PUP list, which means the Eagles expect him back before Week 7. But it might be October before we can trust him in fantasy lineups. We just moved Jeffery further down the WR rankings. While he's sidelined, Nelson Agholor will serve as Philly's #1 WR with Mike Wallace as the #2. TE Zach Ertz and the RBs should also garner a few extra targets.

The Eagles used the 49th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft on South Dakota State TE Dallas Goedert. Goedert dominated in college (which you’d expect from a 2nd-rounder coming from the Missouri Valley Conference.) He posted a 92-1,293-11 line in 2016 and a 72-1,111-7 this past year. Goedert goes 6’5, 256 pounds and showed well at his Pro Day, testing in the 72nd percentile or better in the vertical, broad, 3-cone, 20-yard shuttle and bench press. He flashes dominant ball skills and is 1 of the better blockers among this year’s rookie TE crop. This isn’t an ideal landing spot, though, behind Zach Ertz. Philly uses a lot of 2-TE sets, but Goedert will struggle for enough targets to be a fantasy factor in the near term.

The Eagles have signed TE Richard Rodgers to a 1-year deal. The former Packer posted a 58-510-8 line back in 2015 but has totaled just 42 catches across the past 2 seasons. Rodgers owns a career 9.7 yards-per-catch average and doesn't offer much play-making ability. He'll slide in as Philly's #2 TE and will need a Zach Ertz injury to have a shot at fantasy relevance.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson admitted that he's thought about resting starters in Week 17 if his team has the NFC's #1 seed wrapped up. "You just make the best decisions for your football team and if that means resting a guy, you rest a guy, or two or three," he said. Philly would clinch the #1 seed with a win over the Raiders next Monday -- or with a Vikings loss to the Packers on Saturday. Fantasy owners who play Week 17 might want to start lining up replacement options for your Eagles. The good news is that we don't need to worry about any teams resting starters in Week 16 (when all fantasy seasons should end).

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll play in Sunday’s plus matchup against the Giants’ 32nd-ranked TE defense. Ertz is a high-end TE1 for that one.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol. The announcement came straight from HC Doug Pederson (rather than the team's Twitter account). So, barring a setback, Ertz will be back for Sunday's dream matchup against the Giants' 32nd-ranked TE defense.

3:12pm EST 12/10/17

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) is inactive for today’s game against the Rams. He made some progress through the protocol this week, so fantasy owners can tentatively expect him back for Week 15. With Ertz sidelined back in Week 9, TEs Trey Burton and Brent Celek both saw 4 targets. Burton is the better fantasy bet today, but he’s a low-end spot starter vs. a tough Rams TE defense.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) a "long shot" to play against the Rams this afternoon. Rapoport adds that "his status may hinge on how he feels this morning" -- which doesn't make much sense considering he's either cleared the concussion protocol or he hasn't. Regardless, Ertz needs to be on fantasy benches now. Trey Burton is the best fantasy bet among Eagles TEs. But Brent Celek will also be involved, and the Rams rank 8th in fantasy points allowed to TEs.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Rams. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but HC Doug Pederson said early Friday evening that Ertz remains in the protocol. Eagles-Rams doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET, but we should find out by Sunday morning whether Ertz has been cleared to play. Stay tuned.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) has only been cleared to practice on a limited basis. The team announced earlier today that Ertz had cleared the protocol. He seemingly has a good shot to get there ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams, but he's not there yet. We'll get another update tomorrow.

The Eagles announced that TE Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol. Barring a setback, he'll play against the Rams this weekend. Ertz remains a must-start, despite that matchup with the league's 8th-ranked TE defense.

 
 
 

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