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Week 1 vs. CAR
Receiving: 6 / 37 / 1 on 7 targets
Very quietly, Brent Celek had a very productive game. Celek started for the Eagles and played the entire contest, unlike several others who left in the second half with the outcome decided. His participation for four quarters should not be viewed as a lack of his importance, however, as he scored the first offensive touchdown of the game for the Eagles. It is much more likely that Celek was kept in the game once Kevin Kolb entered to both solidify the offensive line in front of the backup QB and also afford Kolb a solid target over the middle for short passes. Celek was able to get open underneath the secondary and settle 5-10 yards from the line of scrimmage as a nice check down target all game.
Week 2 vs. NO
Receiving: 8 / 104 / 0 on 11 targets
Celek had a great day in Week 2 as Kevin Kolb looked for his good friend and roommate often. Celek moved the chains with regularity with several grabs over the middle and towards the sideline as it often took two or three Saints to get him to the ground. His 104 yards, eight catches and 11 targets led all Eagles in Week 2 in each category as Celek was a nice big target for Kolb in his first NFL start. His stock should continue to rise as long as he sees this type of workload and continues to produce in the Philadelphia version of the West Coast Offense which loves to rely on a strong TE if one is available.
Week 3 vs. KC
Receiving: 8 / 104 / 1 on 9 targets
Celek had an outstanding game once again for the Eagles, grabbing nearly every ball that came his way (8 out of 9 targets). Celek is a sizeable target and takes a great deal of punishment when he catches the ball over the middle, but it takes big hits to bring him down. Celek had his second consecutive 100+ yard game, closing his performance with a 35-yard grab down the middle of the field for a touchdown. Celek is a favored target in the Eagle offense and should continue to see numerous targets even when Donovan McNabb returns in Week 5.
Week 5 vs. TB
Receiving: 4 / 58 / 0 on 5 targets
Celek continued his breakout season in Week 5, racking up another batch of catches and big plays against Tampa Bay in Week 5. Celek's highlight of the day was a 38-yard catch over the middle that he took up the left sideline and leapfrogged over Ronde Barber to avoid his would-be tackle. Celek added three more catches for a combined 20 extra yards to up his total to 26 on the season to lead all Eagles this season. Celek's value was questioned by some who thought that Celek would not see as much of a workload without his friend Kevin Kolb at quarterback but his Week 5 performance should stifle those concerns.
Week 6 vs. OAK
Receiving: 4 / 75 / 0 on 7 targets
Celek is a solid fantasy tight end and continues to get his workload even when the Philadelphia offense struggles. Celek had a strong catch over the middle in the fourth quarter, breaking tackles after catching a ball and plowing forward for 42 yards. Celek was the only non-RB that caught more than half of his targets (4 of 7) in Week 6 in a frustrating loss for the Eagles in Oakland.
Week 7 vs. WAS
Receiving: 3 / 8 / 0 on 5 targets
Celek didn't do much in this game because the Eagles didn't put together any long sustained drives, and they went conservative with a big lead in the second half. He caught a few passes close to the line of scrimmage, but couldn't create anything after the catch.
Week 8 vs. NYG
Receiving: 4 / 61 / 1 on 6 targets
Brent Celek had another productive game in Week 8, finding the end zone on one of his four grabs against the Giants. The underrated tight end's third score of the year was the first time Donovan McNabb had connected with his starter since Week 1. Celek originally scored on a seven yard pass but lost that scoring play due to penalty, only to collect a similar pass from 17 yards two snaps later down the middle on a nearly identical route. Celek remains a solid fantasy starting tight end going forward as he gets plenty of targets in a strong Philadelphia passing attack.
Week 9 vs. DAL
Receiving: 3 / 39 / 1 on 5 targets
Brent Celek had a relatively quiet night against Dallas in Week 9, snagging just three balls for 39 combined yards. Celek did well to get open down the middle of the field for a 20-yard gain in the second quarter, his longest catch of the night. In the Red Zone Celek worked towards the back of the end zone and got open at the back corner, waiting for Donovan McNabb to finally deliver an 11-yard strike for the score. Look for Celek to do much better next week against San Diego, a team that struggles against tight ends.
Week 10 vs. SD
Receiving: 6 / 47 / 1 on 11 targets
Celek continued his breakout season with another 47 yards and a score, with much of his damage coming late in the game as the Eagles furiously tried to play catch-up. Thirty-six of his yards and the lone score came in the fourth quarter, with the touchdown being a tough grab in traffic with a defender right on him. It is clear at this point that McNabb has plenty of weapons at his disposal, and just as obvious is the fact that in the red zone there is nobody he trusts more than Celek.
Week 11 vs. CHI
Receiving: 4 / 35 / 0 on 5 targets
TE Brent Celek was held in check for the most part in week 11 as the Bears defense seemed committed to slowing him down. Despite the extra attention Celek went right to work from the start getting the first few targets of the game. McNabb targeted him in the end zone in the 1stquarter as well, but overthrew him in the corner. Celek finished with his 2nd lowest production game of the season.
Week 12 vs. WAS
Receiving: 4 / 33 / 0 on 9 targets
Brent Celek had a poor day in Week 12 despite his four catch, 33-yard performance. Many catchable balls were either drops or bounced away from his body and arms. Celek led all Eagles with nine targets and remains a big favorite of Donovan McNabb at all areas of the field, so expect him to rebound from this weak performance and step it right back up next week against Atlanta.
Week 13 vs. ATL
Receiving: 2 / 16 / 1 on 4 targets
Brent Celek continued to have problems catching the ball due to his bad thumb as he dropped a potential touchdown pass from Donovan McNabb. He later made up for it with a scoring reception from Michael Vick in the fourth quarter on a well-designed misdirection pass intended for the tight end. Celek should put up even better numbers next week against the Giants, who were just torched all day long by Jason Witten in Week 13.
Week 14 vs. NYG
Receiving: 5 / 64 / 1 on 8 targets
Brent Celek had another productive game in Week 14 against the New York Giants, this time converting eight targets into five catches, 64 yards and a touchdown. Celek's score punctuated the game's opening drive on an eight yard grab from Donovan McNabb. Celek worked the middle of the field all game and continues to rack up solid fantasy numbers week after week.
Week 15 vs. SF
Receiving: 4 / 73 / 0 on 6 targets
Brent Celek played well in Week 15 despite scares that he might struggle due to his thumb and limited practice schedule leading up to the game against the 49ers. Celek had a big 43-yard gain in the second quarter where he ran clear across the field after catching the pass over the middle and then turned up the left side of the field. Celek helped to close out the victory as he caught the final Donovan McNabb throw of Week 15 for a 15-yard gain and a first down that set up three kneeling plays in Victory formation to seal the game.
Week 16 vs. DEN
Receiving: 4 / 121 / 1 on 5 targets
Brent Celek caught four balls in the first half for 121 yards --- exactly half of Donovan McNabb's 242 passing yards prior to halftime. Celek was getting wide open and exploiting the Denver secondary, catching a 31-yard pass in the first quarter and following that up with gains of 39 yards and 47 yards in the second quarter with the longest of the three big plays going for a touchdown. Denver left Celek wide open on the scoring pass, giving him nearly half of the field to quickly dash all the way to the end zone. Celek also contributed by clearing out the defense in the end zone on DeSean Jackson's score. Celek is a true TE1 and is a good play against Dallas next week.
Week 17 vs. DAL
Receiving: 7 / 96 / 0 on 9 targets
Brent Celek was the top receiver for the Eagles against Dallas in Week 17, leading Philadelphia in catches, targets and yardage against the Cowboys. Dallas dropped coverage back to account for DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, leaving underneath routes open for Brent Celek. Celek was a huge contributor last year in the postseason for the Eagles and Philadelphia hopes that the trend continues starting Saturday in Dallas.
Week 18 vs. DAL
Receiving: 3 / 59 / 0 on 5 targets
Celek took a huge hit (drawing a penalty) early in the game. He wasn't heard from again until a broken tackle gave the Eagles a nice gain to open the second half. He padded his stats with some catches on the last drive of the game, but like the rest of the Eagles passing game, Celek had little effect on the final score.