College: Stanford | 8 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 250 lbs
Birth Date: 11/10/1990
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 215.6
Avg Pts: 13.48
Rank: 3 TE
|Week 1||6.40||Zach Ertz 44 receiving yds (4.40 pts)|
Zach Ertz 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
The Philadelphia Eagles exercised tight end Zach Ertz's option for the 2021 season on Thursday, according to a source. Ertz will count for $8 million in 2020 and $8.25 million in 2021, and extension talks with him and the team will likely pick up in the coming months. The 29-year-old has proven to be one of the most valuable pass-catching tight ends in the NFL since he was drafted in the second round in 2013. Ertz caught 88 passes for 916 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games in 2019, and he's made the Pro Bowl each of the last three seasons. He's had 70-plus catches and at least 816 yards the last five seasons, culminating in 1,163 receiving yards and eight TDs in 2018. He's a high-end TE1, but the emergence of Dallas Goedert is starting to make him a little bit more risky.
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz on Thursday, March 26, had his 2021 contract option exercised by the team. He will earn $8.25 million in 2021, and talks on an additional extension are expected to pick up in the coming months.
Fantasy Spin: Ertz didn't post the record figures he did in 2018, but he still led the Eagles and finished fifth among fantasy tight ends with 88 receptions for 916 yards and six TDs on 135 targets in 2019. Fellow Philly TE Dallas Geodert hasn't gone anywhere, but Ertz remains a TE1 in all formats.
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz will be a candidate for a contract extension this offseason.
Fantasy Spin: Ertz has been one of the top tight ends in the NFL over the last few seasons and should be a main option in the passing game for the Eagles again in 2020. He will be a No. 1 tight end in all fantasy leagues next season.
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement for Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (back, ribs).
Philadelphia Eagles QB Josh McCown completed 18-of-24 passes for 174 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in place of the injured QB Carson Wentz (head) in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Jan. 5. RB Miles Sanders (ankle) shook off an ankle injury to rack up a game-best 69 rushing yards on 14 attempts while adding three grabs for eight yards. RB Boston Scott ran for 25 yards on six attempts with 23 yards on three catches. TE Dallas Goedert had seven catches for 73 yards, while TE Zach Ertz had two catches for 44 yards on four targets. WR Greg Ward Jr. was the top receiver with three receptions for 24 yards.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (ribs, kidney) played through his injuries to make two catches for 44 yards on Wild Card Weekend. Ertz was visibly limited in this one, but he did well on his two catches. Ertz should be fully healthy by Week 1 of next season, and even with the ascending Dallas Goedert on the team, Ertz should still be an elite TE1 in all formats.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (ribs, kidney) is officially active for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks. Ertz is dealing with a fractured rib and a lacerated kidney, but he'll be in there for Carson Wentz's first playoff game. Despite being at home, the Eagles come into the game as underdogs and will likely have to rely on Dallas Goedert and the running game if they want a chance to survive into the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Ertz has upside in DFS lineups, but has a very risky floor.
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (back, ribs) is officially active for the Wild Card playoff game.
Fantasy Spin: Ertz should have a big part of the passing game despite the injuries and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (back, ribs) has been cleared to play in the wild-card game on Sunday against the Seahawks, according to a league source. Ertz is the team leader in both catches (88) and receiving yards (916), so having him on the field for the first playoff game is huge, even if he's not exactly 100 percent healthy. But at the highest price at his position in DFS on most sites, Ertz is an extremely risky fantasy pick against Seattle. There's a bigger chance that he'll suffer an in-game setback or serve as a decoy. Dallas Goedert should still see more snaps and targets and is the better fantasy option.
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs, kidney) was medically cleared on Saturday, Jan. 4, and will play in the team's wild-card playoff game Sunday, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Huge news for an Eagles' offense that has been devastated by injuries. Ertz caught 12-of-14 targets for 91 yards and a TD in the Week 12 loss to the Seahawks, and should be available as an elite fantasy playoff option, pending the release of Philly's pre-game inactives list Sunday.
There is optimism surrounding Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (back, ribs) and whether he can play on Sunday in the wild-card game against the Seahawks, barring any surprises, according to sources. Ertz has passed some stringent tests but will need to pass more in order to play this weekend. He had a small cut on his kidney that is healing quickly, but the Eagles are being cautious. Most signs are pointing towards Ertz being active against Seattle, but he'll likely be at less than 100 percent and may be used mostly as a decoy on the field. We wouldn't suggest using Ertz at his high DFS price point this weekend. Dallas Goedert should see more playing time regardless and is the better fantasy play.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (back, ribs) and right tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) are both questionable for the wild-card game against the Seahawks on Sunday. Ertz was limited all week, but he could still be a game-time decision based on his pain tolerance while playing through cracked ribs and a lacerated kidney. Even if Ertz plays, he could just be a decoy, making him an extremely risky DFS pick for the opening weekend of the postseason. Dallas Goedert is the much better tight end play for Philly. Johnson's absence would be bad news for the Eagles backfield and good news for Seattle's defensive line.
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (back, ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 3, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card playoff game.
Fantasy Spin: Ertz has not been cleared for contact at this point and likely will be a game-time decision for the playoff game. He can be a starting option if he is active for the game, but fantasy players need to have other tight ends available in case he is ruled out.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (kidney, rib) has a decent chance to play in the wild-card game against the Seahawks on Sunday, according to a source. "He really wants to play in this football game," head coach Doug Pederson said. However, he hasn't been cleared for contact and will get more tests on Saturday to determine if he'll play. Right tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) is also pushing to play, but he is iffy for Sunday and is still having issues with a high ankle sprain suffered in Week 14. Ertz has been wearing a flak jacket at practice and will likely be a game-time decision on Sunday. With the highest price at his position on DraftKings, Ertz is an extremely risky DFS option for wild-card weekend. If he plays, he might just be more of a decoy. Dallas Goedert should see a bigger workload regardless of whether Ertz plays and is the better DFS bet.
Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs, kidney) still hasn't been cleared for contact Friday, Jan. 3.
Fantasy Spin: Generally, a player that hasn't been cleared for contact on Friday is a very ominous sign. However, the team sounded optimistic Ertz had a chance to play. He'll be an elite TE1 in playoff leagues, but he's a risky DFS play for the price.
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs, kidney) has a decent chance to play in the Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 5.
Fantasy Spin: Ertz will be an elite TE1 in playoff pools, but his price in DFS might not be worth the risk.
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib, back) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Jan. 2.
Fantasy Spin: Ertz will be in line for a big game against the Seattle Seahawks' soft pass defense Sunday, Jan. 5, if he's able to suit up. If not, TE Dallas Goedert would be a No. 1 option.
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor (knee) and RB Miles Sanders (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 2. DE Derek Barnett (ankle), DT Fletcher Cox (triceps), TE Zach Ertz (rib, back) and OT Lane Johnson (ankle) were limited. CB Sidney Jones (back), CB Avonte Maddox (abdomen) and CB Jalen Mills (ankle) practiced in full.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (ribs, kidney) is practicing again on Thursday, but he hadn't been cleared for contact as of Wednesday and could very well be a game-time decision on Sunday night against the Seahawks in the wild-card round. With Philly not playing until Sunday night and with Ertz listed as the top-priced tight end on DraftKings ($6,000), there is obvious bust potential if you use him in your lineups. Even if Ertz plays, he could be used as a decoy and play limited snaps. Dallas Goedert ($5,200) is the much better fantasy pick this weekend, with or without Ertz on the field.
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (back, ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Fantasy Spin: Ertz has not been cleared for contact at this point, so he may be a game-time decision for the playoff game. He is a must-start option if healthy, but fantasy players should have other tight ends available in case he is ruled out.