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Zach Ertz
Bye: 13
Experience: 9 Yr(s)
Age: 32.0
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 250
40 Time: 4.76
Speed Score: 97.80
SPARQx (Rank): 113.80 (72%)
Burst Score (Rank): 119.10 (64%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.55 (53%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.05 (61%)

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Zach Ertz's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#22 Tight End

74.9 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 63.8 584.5 2.8 0.8 0.2

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Basic StatsZach Ertz's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Ertz was traded from Philadelphia to Arizona on October 15 last year. He made his Cardinals debut 9 days later in Week 7.
  • In 11 regular-season games with the Cardinals, Ertz tallied 81 targets, 56 catches, 574 yards and 3 TDs.
  • Here’s where those marks ranked among TEs over that span:
    • Targets - 2nd
    • Catches - 2nd
    • Yards - 7th
    • TDs - 9th
  • Ertz saw 20.4% of Arizona’s targets across those final 11 games. That mark would have ranked 8th among TEs for the season.
  • Ertz ranked 5th among TEs in expected PPR points per game from Week 7 on.
  • He ranked 6th at the position in actual PPR points per game.
    • Ertz scored as a top-12 TE in 7 of those 11 games, including a pair of top-5 finishes.
  • WR DeAndre Hopkins was healthy for just 3 of Ertz’s 11 games with the Cardinals.
    • Ertz averaged 4.7 targets on a 15.2% target share in those 3 games with Hopkins vs. 8.4 targets on a 22.0% share in the other 8.
  • Ertz’s 70.3 Pro Football Focus receiving grade last year ranked 15th among 35 qualifying TEs. It was the 2nd worst mark of his 9-year career, ahead of only his 57.7 grade in 2020.
  • Ertz will turn 32 in November.
  • He re-signed with the Cardinals in March on a 3-year, $31.65 million deal. It makes him the league’s 10th-highest-paid TE in terms of average annual salary.
  • Arizona returns HC Kliff Kingsbury and QB Kyler Murray.
  • The offseason departures of WR Christian Kirk and RB Chase Edmonds leave behind 156 targets (26.4% of last year’s total).
  • Hopkins is suspended for the first 6 games of the season after violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
  • The Cardinals swung a trade during this spring’s draft for WR Marquise Brown.
  • WRs Rondale Moore and A.J. Green return after combining for 156 targets (26.4% share) last year.
  • The Cardinals added TE Trey McBride with the 55th overall pick of this year’s draft. The Colorado State product won the 2021 Mackey Award as the nation’s top TE after racking up 90 catches and 1,121 yards.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Ertz ranked 2nd among TEs in targets and catches over his 11 games with the Cardinals last season. Only 5 TEs scored more PPR points per game across that stretch.

Ertz should continue to play a big role in Arizona’s passing game at least over the first 6 games of the season, when WR DeAndre Hopkins serves his suspension. His volume figures to dip the rest of the way, though, after Arizona added WR Marquise Brown to Hopkins, Rondale Moore and A.J. Green. The Cardinals also spent a Round 2 pick on TE Trey McBride, who could push Ertz for playing time throughout the season.

We’re not expecting Ertz to match last year’s production, but he’s fine as a low-end TE1.

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Zach Ertz, TE ARI

4:05pm EST 11/14/22

Ertz done for season

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Cardinals TE Zach Ertz is done for the season with the knee injury that knocked him out of Sunday's game. That makes room for rookie Trey McBride to lead the position in Arizona the rest of the way. Ertz's target shares have been variable since WR DeAndre Hopkins returned, so don't consider McBride a high-level fantasy option. But he's a talented pass-catcher who could present some value for deeper formats.

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Cardinals TE Zach Ertz is expected to miss "multiple weeks" with the left knee injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The team believes Ertz's ACL is intact, but he's scheduled for an MRI on Monday. We should get another update then, but Ertz owners need to start making other plans at least in the short term. Rookie TE Trey McBride will step in as Arizona's lead TE for however long Ertz is out. He's worth stashing in deeper fantasy leagues, although we wouldn't trust him in Week 11 fantasy lineups.

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Cardinals TE Zach Ertz exited in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Rams with a left knee injury. He's officially questionable to return, but Ertz was carted back to the locker room, so don't expect to see him back out there. His absence leaves rookie Trey McBride as Arizona's lead TE.

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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Rams today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A final decision won't come until pregame warmups, but Schefter says QB Colt McCoy is "likely" to get the start. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport agrees, tweeting that Murray is "unlikely" to play. "He's still moving very gingerly," Rapoport adds. We won't get Arizona's inactives until 3 pm ET, but fantasy owners should operate under the assumption that Murray will not play.

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A source "expressed skepticism" to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler about Cardinals QB Kyler Murray's availability for Sunday's game vs. the Rams. Murray is still slated to test that injured hamstring in pregame warmups, per Fowler. QB Colt McCoy will get the start if Murray is out.

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Zach Ertz, TE ARI
Dynasty MVP 52.8
Position Rank #35 TE
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Ertz delivered as a PPR asset upon arriving in Arizona mid-season. He signed a 3-year deal this winter, one that comes with nearly $18 million in guarantees.

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