TE Zach Ertz - Philadelphia Eagles

6-5, 249Born: 11-10-1990College: StanfordDrafted: Round 2, pick 2013

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General News (Mon Jan 20): will be a candidate for a contract extension this offseason. Ertz is under contract with the Eagles through the 2021 season. He has a cap hit of $12.4 million in 2020, and there's $13.5 million remaining in dead money.

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Recent Stats and Projections

17 at NYG 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
18 vs SEA 61 2.0 44 0 0 4.4

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Zach Ertz's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 18 vs SEA (4 / 2 / 44 / 0 rec)

Ertz gutted through a rib injury to play throughout the Eagles' playoff loss to Seattle. Among Ertz's opportunities, he dropped a high target and one errand Josh McCown pass was behind him. Ertz's production centered around a deep crosser where he came wide open and started the second half with a chunk play of more than 30 yards.

2019 Week 16 vs DAL (6 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)

Ertz missed a chunk of the game with a rib injury, taking a huge hit as he extended for a red zone target. Ertz was held in check by Dallas' defense with a red zone slant as the only noteworthy contribution by the veteran tight end. Ertz, if healthy and active in Week 17's game to clinch the division for the Eagles, has a chance to surpass 1,000 yards on the season.

2019 Week 15 vs WAS (10 / 5 / 61 / 1 rec)

Ertz zoomed to a fast start against Washington with three receptions in the first quarter alone, including breaking a tackle for a long gain as Carson Wentz beat the blitz. However, Ertz's impact slowed outside of a wide-open pick-play goal line touchdown in the second half, which included a third-down drop. Ertz did lead the Eagles in targets and has four touchdowns over the past four games and an outside chance at 100 receptions on the season with two games to play.

2019 Week 14 vs NYG (13 / 9 / 91 / 2 rec)

Ertz was peppered with 13 targets to lead the team against the Giants. Alshon Jeffery missed most of the game with injury and the Philadelphia pass catchers outside of Ertz struggled overall. Ertz had a variety of receptions, including his usual hitches and out routes. The Eagles' comeback win hinged on Ertz, who won easily on a goal line slant route in the fourth quarter and then came wide open for a goal line score in overtime for the win. Ertz also got loose downfield for more than 20 yards on a Carson Wentz broken play as Ertz's longest foray down the field. After just one touchdown in the first half of the season, Ertz has four scores over the last five games, including four games of at least 90 yards.

2019 Week 13 vs MIA (6 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

Ertz was a question mark to be active against Miami but played and saw six targets despite Dallas Goedert being the featured tight end. Ertz had one notable reception, finding after-the-catch yardage for more than 10 yards, but was otherwise held in check. Ertz added a drop and nearly scored late in the game on an end zone target which was knocked out by a defender at the last moment.

2019 Week 12 vs SEA (14 / 12 / 91 / 1 rec)

Ertz nearly doubled any other Eagles receiver in targets, seeing at least 11 looks for the third straight game. Ertz absorbed several big hits against Seattle with one even drawing a defensive penalty. Ertz was peppered with targets late in the game as the Eagles loss was essentially certain, including a goal line touchdown and highlight reel one-handed snare to mark career catch No.500 for the now 29-year-old.

2019 Week 11 vs NE (11 / 9 / 94 / 0 rec)

Ertz saw a hearty 11 targets for the second consecutive game. Against the Patriots, Ertz was a short and intermediate route maven as the most predictable chain-mover for an otherwise limited passing game without DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and Jordan Howard in the lineup. Ertz's highlight play was a deep over route between defenders for more than 20 yards, a strike by Carson Wentz. Ertz also showed a quality stiff arm for after-the-catch yardage on another reception.

2019 Week 9 vs CHI (11 / 9 / 103 / 1 rec)

Ertz broke out of his slump with his first 100-yard game of the season and posting a touchdown for just the second time. Ertz was unstoppable on intermediate routes, coming wide open on a post route touchdown, converting a fourth-down slant and adding yards-after-the-catch on two other occasions including a broken tackle for more than 15 yards. While Dallas Goedert has gained a steady role in the offense in recent weeks, Ertz posted his best game of the season heading into the Eagles' bye.

2019 Week 8 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Ertz looked notably frustrated at times during the Eagles' road win over Buffalo with a paltry two receptions. Even without DeSean Jackson active for most of the season, Ertz is a significant pace behind his 2018 season. Ertz got down to the goal line on one of his receptions and also added a third-down defensive pass interference penalty beyond the box score. Ertz was stuffed on a third-down dump off and also had a one-handed contested opportunity for a highlight play but was a high degree of difficulty. While never a high touchdown rate option in his career, Ertz has a mere one touchdown on 37 receptions in 2019 as a regression candidate over the second half of the season.

2019 Week 7 vs DAL (5 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)

Ertz saw a season-low five targets against the Cowboys and did see much passing game action until the mid-third quarter. Ertz's stat line would have looked far better, but a long high-point reception was challenged and overturned to an incomplete pass in the game and a red zone slant was called back by penalty. Dallas Goedert emerged with his best game of the season in Week 7 as well to cloud Ertz's impact heading into a tough Buffalo matchup in Week 8.

2019 Week 6 vs MIN (9 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)

Ertz did not see a target until the second quarter, then was peppered for nine looks over the final three quarters. Ertz dropped two of his targets in the game plus lost a fumble following a chunk gain to kill their comeback chances. Ertz's lone highlight came on a fourth-and-long stick throw from Carson Wentz to stay alive in the second half. Despite finding the end zone in Week 5, Ertz remains a strong touchdown regression candidate with a mere one touchdown on 33 catches this season.

2019 Week 5 vs NYJ (7 / 5 / 57 / 1 rec)

Ertz found the end zone for the first time this season, breaking a streak of 24 receptions entering the game without a score. Ertz was a consistent chain-mover over the middle of the field with mostly comeback routes fueling his stat line. Ertz added a sliding red zone touchdown and a deep crossing route on a highlight Carson Wentz play to his performance against the Jets. Ertz also had a reception negated by penalty. While the huge game has eluded Ertz to-date this season, he has posted more than 50 yards each week and at least four receptions. The Vikings have allowed big games to Darren Waller and Austin Hooper, their notable tight end tests this season, and are up next for Ertz in Week 6.

2019 Week 4 vs GB (8 / 7 / 65 / 0 rec)

Ertz was held out of the end zone for the fourth straight game to begin the season, now spanning 24 receptions without a score. Ertz collected a sturdy eight targets, second to Alshon Jeffery, who returned from injury against the Packers. Out routes were the most common completion for Ertz, one on third down and another producing a chunk play featuring yards after the catch. Ertz's lone missed opportunity came on a difficult high throw in a contested situation on an early-game third down.

2019 Week 3 vs DET (7 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)

While the stars were aligned for a high-volume game for Zach Ertz against the Lions with Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson out, the record-setting tight end from 2018 saw a tepid seven targets. Ertz dropped two of them as much of his production came in the first half and centrally on two receptions, each for 20+ yards. Ertz did show his athleticism as he hurdled a defender on one occasion. Ertz has yet to find the end zone through three games as a strong regression candidate heading into Week 4 against Green Bay.

2019 Week 2 vs ATL (16 / 8 / 72 / 0 rec)

Ertz easily led the Eagles in targets (33% market share) against the Falcons as they lost DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and Dallas Goedert in-game to injury. Ertz mired through tight coverage and defensive attention overall, however, as he rarely found open field at, or after, the catch point. Ertz did not find any touchdown opportunities but did convert a two-point attempt. On the biggest play of the game, Ertz was stopped just short of the sticks on fourth down to end the Eagles' last gasp comeback effort.

2019 Week 1 vs WAS (7 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)

Ertz's 2019 debut was a tempered performance coming off his record-breaking season in 2018. Ertz did not produce much in the first half but finished second on the team in targets (seven) including two critical third-down receptions in the fourth quarter. Ertz dropped a low slant target and nearly scored on an after-the-catch opportunity down to the goal line as missed opportunities. On a positive sign, Ertz was second on the team in targets and clearly ahead of promising second-year tight end Dallas Goedert in snaps.


Latest News

Eagles | Zach Ertz an extension candidate (Sun Jan 19, 03:14 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz will be a candidate for a contract extension this offseason.

Our View: Ertz is under contract with the Eagles through the 2021 season. He has a cap hit of $12.4 million in 2020 and there's $13.5 million remaining in dead money. The Eagles might want to adjust that number and re-work the veteran tight ends deal. Ertz appeared in 15 games in 2019, catching 88 passes for 916 yards and six touchdowns. That was good to rank No.5 for fantasy tight ends in standard-scoring leagues.
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Saints | Jared Cook headed to Pro Bowl (Sun Jan 12, 08:06 AM) - 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).

Our View: Cook had a career-high nine touchdowns in 2019. He's a favorite target of Drew Brees and should continue to be a TE1 for Fantasy GMs in 2020.
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