TE Dallas Goedert - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-4, 255||Born: 7-3-1995||College: South Dakota State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2018|
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 12 vs SEA (8 / 7 / 32 / 0 rec)
The Eagles were tight end-centric for their passing game against the Seahawks as they were missing their top three wide receivers. Goedert saw a season-high eight targets but mired through a tough game overall. Goedert was stuffed on his receptions overall, including screen looks typically boosting the athletic tight end for after-the-catch gains. Goedert did convert on a third-down shovel pass up the middle. Goedert lost a fumble after his best gain of the game, stifling the slim odds of a comeback Philadelphia had remaining in the closing minutes.
2019 Week 13 vs MIA (7 / 6 / 66 / 0 rec)
Goedert had one of his best games of the season with Zach Ertz questionable entering the game but ultimately being active against the Dolphins. Goedert collected after-the-catch yardage on three of his receptions, including an over-the-middle jaunt for more than 20 yards. Goedert has been regularly featured on designed screen passes this season and this week was no exception with a chunk gain. Goedert also had a reception called back by penalty, his own false start, on the play. Goedert has at least five targets in each of the last five games and a hearty 21 targets over the last three.
2019 Week 14 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
Goedert did not make the box score until almost halftime despite the Eagles' wide receiver injuries and lack of impact. Goedert added a seam reception for more than 25 yards as his highlight play of the game and broke a tackle on another reception. The second-year tight end also had a drop with no touchdown opportunities near the end zone. With the Eagles' injuries at wide receiver, Goedert and the running backs are more in focus for consistent weekly targets.
2019 Week 15 vs WAS (6 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)
Goedert made two highlight plays against Washington, both for chunk yardage. Goedert hurdled a defender and churned through contact on a screen play and later added a highlight one-handed reception on a deep out as the Eagles were in comeback mode. Goedert's lone missed opportunity was a contested sideline pass tipped away by the defender as Goedert optimized his other five targets in the game. With the Eagles' injuries at wide receiver Goedert's weekly involved has been far more consistent this season and especially down the stretch.
2019 Week 16 vs DAL (12 / 9 / 91 / 1 rec)
With Zach Ertz missing a chunk of the home win over Dallas with injury, Goedert rose to the occasion as the lead tight end. Goedert corralled a high-point touchdown, absorbing a hit and holding on through contact in the end zone. Goedert churned out after-the-catch yardage regularly with a broken tackle and a called-back-by-penalty screen for 15+ yards. Goedert and Carson Wentz connected on a huge back-shoulder reception in the fourth quarter and the pair essentially iced the game with a rollout reception in the final minute. This was by far Goedert's best statistically game of the season and the second-year tight end surpassed 50 receptions and 500 yards with his standout performance this week.
2019 Week 17 vs NYG (10 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Goedert was the starting tight end against the Giants with Zach Ertz missing the game due to injury. Goedert led the team with a hearty 10 targets and had two highlight grabs plus a seam reception for more than 25 yards despite Carson Wentz and Goedert not connecting on most of their attempts. Goedert collected an impressive low grab in a contested situation plus toe-tapped on a deep out floater over a roaming defensive back on Carson Wentz's best throw of the game. Goedert has high upside any game Zach Ertz misses and the Eagles' lagging wide receiver impact heading into the playoff also boosts Goedert's stock to close the season.
2019 Week 18 vs SEA (8 / 7 / 73 / 0 rec)
Goedert led the Eagles in receiving in the home playoff loss to Seattle. Goedert converted a third-down of note and had two other chunk gains, but was stuffed on a red zone scoring opportunity as well. Goedert was a key contributor for the injury-plagued Eagles passing game down the stretch and, while behind Zach Ertz on the tight end depth chart, is one of the more talented players at the position in the NFL if he were to see sustained future opportunities.
2018 Week 1 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
While Goedert's aggregate snap count was low (24%), Goedert did see three targets, including an end zone fade route. Goedert corralled the target in a contested situation, but was out of bounds when he landed. Goedert nearly made another contested catch down the seam, but a big hit jarred the ball into the air for an interception in the second half.
2018 Week 3 vs IND (7 / 7 / 73 / 1 rec)
The rookie tight end enjoyed his best NFL game to-date against the Colts, Carson Wentz's return to the lineup. Goedert showed a variety of skills over his team-leading seven receptions, including a wide open seam touchdown and high-pointing a Wentz fast ball on another catch. Goedert's involvement in the offense is encouraging considering their lack of wide receiver production with Alshon Jeffery out of the lineup and Wentz's ability to raise the tide of the passing game. Goedert and Zach Ertz combined for 46% of the targets this week in a tight end-centric attack.
2018 Week 4 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
After his breakout Week 3 game, Goedert was back to an ancillary role with Alshon Jeffery back, Jordan Matthews flashing with a long touchdown, and Zach Ertz seeing 10+ targets for the fourth straight game. Goedert's best contribution was drawing a long defensive pass interference penalty against safety coverage.
2018 Week 5 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Goedert is two games removed from his breakout performance in Week 3. Goedert was once again quiet in an ancillary role with a healthy Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery centerpieces of the Eagles passing game. Goedert logged a quick out reception with yards-after-the-catch in the second quarter, but without an injury or two, Goedert's impact projects to be sporadic.
2018 Week 7 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 43 / 1 rec)
Goedert logged his second impact performance of the season, finding the end zone and converting four-of-five targets against Carolina. Goedert saw a well-blocked screen reception for 20+ yards in the first quarter and later a goal line touchdown as foundation plays to his quality game. Before the touchdown, Goedert saw another end zone target, which was broken up by the defender. Goedert mired through three games seeing five targets total before this effort, making him a high-variance option on one of the better passing offenses in the NFL.
2018 Week 8 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 32 / 1 rec)
Goedert's offensive involvement varies by the week and the rookie tight end saw a single target against the Jaguars. However, Goedert made the most of it with a touchdown on the deep throwback play design. Despite only 21 targets in his opening half-season in the NFL, Goedert has found the end zone three times.
2018 Week 12 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Goedert has been near-invisible since the arrival of Golden Tate to the Eagles' passing game. Goedert resurfaced this week against the Giants with four targets (after four targets combined over the past three games), converting three of them into catches. All of Goedert's receptions were close to the line of scrimmage, including a screen for a chunk gain, and Goedert did not see any touchdown opportunities. Outside of a Zach Ertz injury, Goedert's passing game role will highly volatile from week to week.
2018 Week 13 vs WAS (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After a promising three receptions last week, Goedert was shut out against Washington. Goedert saw three targets but slipped out of his break on one, was overthrown on a screen, and had a deep out tipped away leading to his disappointing box score. Goedert is buried on the Eagles' passing game pecking order and has not registered a catch in three of his last four games.
2018 Week 14 vs DAL (5 / 4 / 44 / 1 rec)
Despite a hearty 25% of the team targets, Ertz was held in check by Dallas in the road loss to the Cowboys. After a third-down slant in the opening minutes, Ertz did not see a target until the late second quarter as the Eagles mired their way through 70 offensive yards in the first half. Ertz's after-the-catch opportunities were minimal and a high-point reception in the second half was his only notable individual play of the game. Ertz passed 1,000 receiving yards on the season this week and is a strong bet to set the NFL record for tight end receptions in a season (currently Jason Witten) over the final three games.
2018 Week 15 vs LAR (2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Goedert was active early in the game against the Rams with two receptions, including a third down conversion. However, Goedert turned into a bystander for the Eagles passing game, not seeing a target for the rest of the game. The two targets marked the lowest total for Goedert since Week 10.
2018 Week 16 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Goedert quietly logged his sixth game of at least 30 yards of the season in the Eagles' passing game explosion against the Texans. Goedert had a touchdown opportunity on one of his receptions, but slipped as he looked to turn the corner on a fourth-down red zone catch. Goedert has been one of the impressive rookie tight end performers despite being behind record-setting Zach Ertz all season on the Eagles depth chart.
2018 Week 17 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Goedert matched starter Zach Ertz in receptions this week, but was a low-level impact in the Eagles' passing game at large. Goedert was wide open on an early-game crosser route, turning in a huge yards-after-catch return as his noteworthy play. Goedert was stuffed on a tight end screen and secured a high-point catch on his other opportunities. Goedert finishes his rookie season with a promising 33 catches and four scores, plus will play into January with the Eagles' wild card matchup against the Bears next week.
2018 Week 18 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 20 / 1 rec)
Goedert made the most of his two receptions against Chicago, scoring a touchdown on one catch and breaking a middle screen tackle in the closing minutes on the other. Goedert shook free from the defensive back in coverage for his score, separating at the top of his route stem with wide receiver-like smoothness. Goedert continues his positive progression as a productive rookie and is a wildcard matchup for the Eagles to exploit against the Saints.