TE Dallas Goedert - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-4, 255||Born: 7-3-1995||College: South Dakota State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2018|
Week 12: vs Seattle Seahawks
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Philadelphia Eagles' passing attack, while it is a banged-up unit, has been one of the league's most disappointing throughout the 2019 season, as they have been held to under 250 passing yards in 6 out of their last 7 games. Quarterback Carson Wentz has thrown for multiple touchdowns just in just one of his previous six outings. To make matters worse for Wentz and the Eagles' passing game, they enter Week 12 with a depleting receiving corps, as Alshon Jeffery is questionable with an ankle injury that held him out of action last weekend. In his absence, Zach Ertz has re-emerged as the team's number-one pass-catcher, registering 9 receptions on 11 targets for 94 yards last weekend against the New England Patriots, a defense famous for shutting down opposing number-one weapons under the tutelage of Bill Belichick. Aside from Ertz, Philadelphia lacks consistent and notable production from any of its remaining healthy pass-catchers. The Eagles' top-tier offensive line holds up its end of the bargain week-in and week-out, but they may be in trouble on the edge, as star right tackle Lane Johnson suffered an apparent concussion during last week's game. Fourth-year lineman, Halapoulivaati Vaitai will likely fill in for Johnson if he is unable to play this weekend, which could spell trouble against a top-flight pass-rusher like Jadeveon Clowney. Philadelphia's passing attack may enter this Week 12 clash with the 9-2 Seahawks without one of their top offensive linemen and two of their top pass-catchers, which could spell trouble once again for Carson Wentz through the air. The Seattle Seahawks' defense has faced the 2nd most pass attempts of any team in the league this season while posting middle-of-the-road efficiency numbers, allowing 6.6 adjusted yards per attempt, ranking 21st in the league. Seattle's pass defense has defended over 41 attempts per game over their last 6 games, an astoundingly-high mark. Across those 6 games, the opposing number-one wide receiver has recorded at least 100 receiving yards 5 times, with Cooper Kupp, Odell Beckham, Jr., Julio Jones, Mike Evans, and Deebo Samuel, each surpassing the century mark. This list features a handful of the highest-volume and most-reliable pass-catchers in the NFL this season. Still, it highlights a weakness in Seattle's defense: aside from Shaquil Griffin, an emerging star at the cornerback position, and Jadeveon Clowney, one of the league's best edge rushers, the Seahawks lack pass-defending talent. At linebacker, specifically, the Seahawks are especially weak against the pass. Both Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright are liabilities in coverage, allowing opposing tight ends to reach double-digit fantasy points (in PPR scoring formats) in half of their games this season. On the whole, Philadelphia's struggling passing attack needs drastic improvement across the board to get back on track. Expect Zach Ertz, the Eagles tight end and number-one pass-catcher on the season, to lead the way once again through the air in a soft matchup against Seattle's weak linebacking corps in coverage.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Dallas Goedert's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs NE (6 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec)
Goedert saw a season-high six targets with the Eagles shorthanded as DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and Jordan Howard missed the game against the Patriots. Goedert hauled in a laser slant throw from Carson Wentz on a goal line touchdown and logged more than 15 yards on a screen pass. Goedert continues to simmer as an ancillary target in the Eagles offense with explosive upside if Zach Ertz should miss time in the future.
2019 Week 9 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Goedert did not see a target until late in the second quarter but finished with a solid five looks. Goedert's biggest impact came on a screen reception, churning through contact on third-and-long to essentially ice the game in the closing minutes. Goedert added quick out routes on his other three catches of modest import.
2019 Week 8 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 22 / 1 rec)
Goedert found the end zone for the second straight week, seeing more targets than teammate Zach Ertz. Goedert scored on a goal-line slant and added a screen pass for 10 yards of note. Goedert also had a reception called back in the game. Goedert was largely invisible until the last three weeks where he has piled up 17 targets for a hearty 12-139-2 stat line. The Bears offer a quality matchup for opposing tight ends to continue his promising play in Week 9.
2019 Week 7 vs DAL (4 / 4 / 69 / 1 rec)
Goedert led the Eagles in receiving against the Cowboys, converting all four of his targets and finding the end zone. Goedert showed off his range with a full-extension grab for his deep over route touchdown of note and later churned out yards-after-the-catch for 20 yards to combine for much of his production. Goedert did add an untimely fumble on the opening drive of the game in Eagles territory to cloud an otherwise overtly positive performance for the second-year tight end.
2019 Week 6 vs MIN (8 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
Goedert saw nearly as many targets this week (8) as the rest of the season combined (10). Goedert did not see a target until the second quarter, but was peppered before halftime, mostly on quick out routes. Goedert added a screen pass for more than 10 yards but also dropped a third-down target. Goedert remains a boom-bust proposition for his weekly involvement depending on game script and DeSean Jackson currently being out of the lineup. A Zach Ertz injury would unlock Goedert for predictable usage and high production.
2019 Week 5 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Goedert continued to simmer in Week 5, collecting three targets which remains a season high for the ancillary tight end. Goedert did have a drop and two receptions called back by penalty beyond the box score. His lone catch to make the log was a short catch Goedert turned into a decent gain after the catch. With a collection of weapons and DeSean Jackson inching his way back to active status by the week, it is tough to project when Goedert will be more involved in the Eagles' game plan.
2019 Week 4 vs GB (3 / 2 / 16 / 1 rec)
Goedert has had a minimal role in the Eagles offense through four games, but Goedert was back to full health against the Packers and converted his two key receptions. One was a red zone screen for 10+ yards. Another was Goedert winning as a split-out receiver against a defensive back on a slant route with ease for a goal-line touchdown. While the targets have been minimal to-date, Goedert's ability to create mismatches and be a red zone weapon were prevalent this week.
2019 Week 1 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Goedert saw a mere three targets against Washington, buried among the strong skill position players for the Eagles in the passing game. Goedert absorbed a big hit on a deep sideline target which he could not corral and showed a quality stiff arm for yards-after-the-catch on his notable reception. Goedert is a tough projection for his weekly involvement without a Zach Ertz injury.
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