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Eagles | Zach Ertz to see limited snaps?

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:21:04 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) could be limited to passing downs and two-tight end sets when he returns from injury.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz offers plenty of upside at the tight end position, and he will have games where he puts up TE1 numbers. However, he will likely continue to lack week-to-week consistency as long as he is sharing snaps with Brent Celek.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Paul Domowitch

Eagles | Zach Ertz unsure of Week 1 status

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:53:44 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) said he is feeling better each day but may be a game-time decision for Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor his practice participation next week to have a better idea of his status. Ertz could be a No. 1 tight end against certain opponents, but owners may want a healthier option to use Week 1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Britt McHenry

Eagles | Zach Ertz could play Week 1

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:07:15 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) has not been ruled out for Week 1 at this point, according to offense coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz underwent surgery a few weeks ago, so owners should continue to monitor his progress to see if he will be ready for the owner. Ertz could be low-end No. 1 tight end or a No. 2 tight end in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Corey Seidman

Eagles | Zach Ertz has surgery

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:48:42 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) underwent surgery on his injured groin Friday, Aug. 14, and he will miss the entire preseason.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Ertz will miss all of the practice games, he should be ready for Week 1 action. Without valuable repetitions in training camp and the preseason, though, Ertz could be slow out of the gates and lose snaps to Brent Celek. In this high-octane offense, though, Ertz could still be a starting tight end for fantasy owners, although he's more of a low-end TE1 now.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz has groin strain

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:38:01 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) is dealing with a strained groin and not a sports hernia, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz is intriguing because of the offense he plays in, but Brent Celek is still in the picture, and Ert'z injury could hurt his production, at least early in the season. Because he may not miss any regular season action, Ertz is still in low-end TE1 territory.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Eagles | Zach Ertz out for preseason

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:11:15 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (abdomen) will not play in the preseason due to a core muscle injury, but head coach Chip Kelly said Ertz should be ready for Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz was a midrange TE1 that will have peaks and valleys. Not having a preseason could affect him, and he falls down the muddy mid-to-low TE1 pecking order.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz not practicing

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:55:47 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 13.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Ertz is injured, but he has been banged up over the last few days. Ertz may not start this season but should receive a good amount of targets. He could be a No. 2 tight end in deeper leagues.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz an improved blocker

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:34:01 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz improved his blocking this offseason, according to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. "I think Zach Ertz is a more efficient blocker," Shurmur said. "We've seen the improvements that he's worked on in the offseason."

Fantasy Tip: Better blocking will keep Ertz on the field more often because that was a knock against him. Ertz is a midrange TE1 with some upside in the offense.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz returns to practice

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 08:45:19 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (undisclosed) will participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz missed practice Friday, Aug. 7, but will be able to return to the field. Ertz should see plenty of playing time this season and will have a solid role in the passing game. He could be a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Eagles | Zach Ertz misses practice

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:31:40 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 7.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known how serious Ertz's injury is, so owners should look for an update on his status in the near future. Ertz should see solid playing time even if he does not start but probably is more of a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Geoff Mosher

Eagles | Zach Ertz practicing with backups

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:25:59 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has been practicing with the second team during training camp with TE Brent Celek practicing with the first team.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz is still the tight end to own in your fantasy leagues despite him technically being the backup so far. Celek only gained 340 yards and scored once in 16 games last year. Ertz totaled 702 yards and three touchdowns. Ertz has low-end TE1 upside this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Eagles | Zach Ertz impresses Tuesday

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:52:39 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz had several standout moments in practice Tuesday, Aug. 4. QB Mark Sanchez threw a pass slightly behind Ertz on a seam route, but Ertz went up for the ball over a defender and came down with it. During another series, Ertz caught all three passes from Sanchez. Ertz continues to work with the second-team offense.

Fantasy Tip: Ironically, Ertz stood out while Brent Celek had the dropsies and had to participate in a JUGS session after practice. Ertz is inconsistent, but he's amongst the cluttered cast of midrange TE1's after the elite tiers are gone.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Eagles | Zach Ertz to see more snaps

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:29:09 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is expected to see a sizable jump in snaps this season.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz is in that logjam of mid-to-low TE1's and has some upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Geoff Mosher

Eagles | Zach Ertz ready to take next step?

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:15:56 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has spent the offseason traveling around the country to improve as a blocker and a receiver, head coach Chip Kelly said Thursday, June 18, and RB Darren Sproles said Ertz is "about to be a superstar."

Fantasy Tip: Ertz topped 700 yards last season, but his production varied wildly from week to week. He has the physical tools to put up big numbers, and if he has improved enough as a blocker to see more playing time, he could be in for a big year. If you are one of the last owners to select a tight end in your draft, taking a chance on Ertz's upside could pay off.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Phil Sheridan

Eagles | Zach Ertz building rapport with QB

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:00:16 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has developed chemistry with QB Sam Bradford this offseason. The Bradford to Ertz connection has supposedly been commonplace at organized team activities. Ertz is excited for what Bradford can bring to the offense. "I think we will get back to some of the deep plays," Ertz said. "I'll do anything I can to get open." Ertz added that Bradford has a strong, accurate arm and can put the ball up high where Ertz is able to go up and catch it.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz likes to make the big play, and Bradford is able to help him with that. Ertz finished on the brink of TE1 status last year, despite splitting time with Brent Celek. If Bradford and Ertz can add a few more big plays, and if Ertz can improve on his measly three touchdowns, he can easily end up as a TE1 in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ.com - Eliot Shorr-Parks

Eagles | QBs overthrew Zach Ertz often in 2014

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:20:48 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz was overthrown 18.0% of the time when he was targeted by the quarterback in 2014, which was the second highest number among tight ends.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz had a solid season in 2014 with 702 receiving yards and three touchdowns and should continue to have a solid role in the passing game this upcoming season. Ertz could be a starting tight end in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Phillymag.com - Sheil Kapadia

Eagles | Jordan Matthews to have bigger role

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 10:52:50 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews said the team won't really have a designated No. 1 receiver in place to replace the production that will be lost with WR Jeremy Maclin signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. "People ask me about being the No. 1 wide receiver; Forget it," Matthews said. "I want us to be a receiving corps. That's what I want it to be." Matthews was the team's second leading receiver in 2014 with 67 catches for 872 yards and eight touchdowns as the slot receiver. Matthews is likely to play more in 2015 and on the outside. Head coach Chip Kelly said he sees Matthews playing "a lot of different spots." Kelly is confident in Matthews and WR Josh Huff, and TE Zach Ertz and RB Darren Sproles could be used more in the passing game.

Fantasy Tip: Matthews should be in line for more production, at least in catches and yardage in 2015. He'll have a much more gifted quarterback in Sam Bradford throwing him passes, too. In Kelly's offense, though, there's opportunity for Huff and Riley Cooper to be successful in the right matchups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Zach Berman

Eagles | Zach Ertz to play more in 2015?

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:45:45 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz ranked ninth among tight ends in 2014 with 293 receiving yards out of the slot, but PhillyMag.com's Sheil Kapadia believes Ertz could see more time in the slot next year if WR Jordan Matthews spends more time outside.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz's production fluctuated throughout the year, but he showcased his pass-catching skills on multiple occasions. If he does end up in the slot more often, he will be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. He makes a nice upside pick at the tight end spot next year.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz with career game

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:34:29 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz had 15 catches for 115 yards Saturday, Dec. 20. Both of which are career highs.

Fantasy Tip: Where has that been all season? Ertz is a matchup play at the position.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Eagles | Zach Ertz probable

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:39:30 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (oblique) fully participated in practice and is probable for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz will cost $3,100 in FantasyScore and has a nice match up against a Cowboys defense that has struggled with the tight end position this year. He should be considered for your roster.

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Eagles | Tuesday practice report for Week 13

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:36:56 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (ankle), DE Brandon Bair (elbow), TE Zach Ertz (oblique), PK Cody Parkey (right groin) and OT Jason Peters (quadriceps) all fully participated in practice Tuesday, Nov. 25. LB Emmanuel Acho (groin) was limited in practice.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz takes part in practice

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:29:01 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (oblique) fully participated in practice Monday, Nov. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz should be able to play in Week 13 despite the short week and is facing a Dallas Cowboys defense that has struggled stopping opposing tight ends. Owners on FantasyScore could consider using Ertz if the price is right.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz left game briefly

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:03:36 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (oblique) left the Week 12 game against the Tennessee Titans due to an oblique injury, but he was able to return. He finished with four receptions for 30 yards.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz to return

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:23:13 -0800

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (oblique) will be able to return to the team's Week 12 game after missing time with an oblique injury.

Fantasy Tip: It does not appear that Ertz suffered a serious injury, so he should be fine moving forward. Ertz likely is not an every-week starter but could be useful in certain situations.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz injured

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:00:28 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (oblique) suffered an oblique injury in Week 12 and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has been a bit inconsistent this season but was coming off a good Week 11 performance. Brent Celek likely would receive more work if Ertz misses time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Zach Berman

Eagles | Zach Ertz needs to block better

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:19:16 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has played 143 fewer snaps than TE Brent Celek this season, and when asked why Ertz wasn't playing as much, head coach Chip Kelly pointed to Celek's superior skills as a run blocker.

Fantasy Tip: While Ertz has the physical tools to be an effective weapon in the passing game, he can't be trusted at FantasyScore as long as he is playing limited snaps.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ.com - Eliot Shorr-Parks

Eagles | Zach Ertz's role shrinking

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:24:27 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz continued to see his role shrink in Week 10 versus the Carolina Panthers Monday, Nov. 10, as head coach Chip Kelly seems more comfortable with TE Brent Celek because of his blocking skills. Ertz must work on his blocking moving forward.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has had just one catch in each of the last two games. On the flip side, Celek has seven catches in the last two weeks, including five grabs (six targets) for 116 yards last night. Ertz isn't a TE1 right now, and you should avoid him at FantasyScore moving forward.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz sees limited action

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 06:43:09 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz played just 24 snaps in Week 9 Sunday, Nov. 2, because the team used a lot of three-receiver sets. TE Brent Celek played 64 snaps to block.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz still has upside, but it's pretty clear he's the fifth or sixth option in the coaches' point of view. He could be a weak TE1 on FantasyScore next week at best.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Paul Domowitch

Eagles | Zach Ertz reliable on third down

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:58:02 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz leads the team with 14 third down catches, and all of them moved the chains. Nine of the 14 have come in the last three games.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($5,500; 11.0% of your cap) has improved as the season has gone along, and he's a low-end TE1 on FantasyScore with upside.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz wants to help more in RZ

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:55:21 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz said he can get open in tight spaces, especially in the red zone, and hopes his number gets called more.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has been targeted just five times in the red zone, but has proven he's capable in that area. His FantasyScore price this week is a respectable $5,500.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Geoff Mosher

Eagles | Short arms no problem for Zach Ertz

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:19:31 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly likes TE Zach Ertz's versatility, while it is believed the San Francisco 49ers skipped over Ertz and liked TE Vance McDonald more due to his physique and longer arms. Ertz will get a chance to show the 49ers what they are missing when his Eagles play in San Francisco in Week 4. "I was unaware that he had short arms," Kelly said. "They're long enough to catch a football because he does a really good job of that." Ertz has 45 receptions for 646 yards and five touchdowns since last season, while McDonald has managed just nine grabs for 128 yards and no scores.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has emerged as a Top 10-15 option at his position, while McDonald does not crack the fantasy Top 50 at this point. Philly did a good job choosing Ertz, and FantasyScore owners will like him at $6400 this weekend.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz making big plays

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:13:29 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has seven receptions on the season, and six of them have gone for 20 or more yards. He's second in the league in that category.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($6,500; 13% of your cap) is a cost-efficient TE1 with upside against the Washington Redskins on FantasyScore this week.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz listed as probable

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:07:27 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has been a solid contributor in the passing game so far this season and should continue his role this week. Ertz costs $6,500 on FantasyScore and should be a solid option at tight end.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz fully participates

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:36:17 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has come out of the gates strong in the early going, and should be ready to go in Week 3. With a FantasyScore price of $6,500 (13% of cap), Ertz is worth a look.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz takes part in practice

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:06:56 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has played well in the first two games of the season and should be ready to play in Week 3. Owners could consider using Ertz on FantasyScore with a cost of $6,500 this week.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz making big plays

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:07:27 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz leads the NFL in yards per reception (23.3) through two weeks. He also is tied with Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones for the most receptions of 20-plus yards (six) and has as many 20-plus-yard catches as 20 other teams.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philly.com - Jimmy Kempski

Eagles | Coach high on Zach Ertz

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:00:29 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is expected to be more involved in the passing game this season and has shown the confidence to be a solid pass catcher, according to tight ends coach Ted Williams. "He's one of the best route-runners I've ever seen. He takes a lot of pride in that. He has a lot of confidence. He's hard to defeat, because he doesn't take defeat very well. He feels, 'You can't cover me,'" Williams said. Williams said the team can throw when they are in a two-tight end set and that Ertz can line up at tight end, in the slot or as an outside receiver.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Ertz will have a bigger role in the offense than he did last season. Owners could consider Ertz as a low-end No. 1 tight end or a solid No. 2 tight end with upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Paul Domowitch

Eagles | Riley Cooper practicing

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:48:54 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper (foot) is practicing again Monday, Aug. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Cooper's rapport with Nick Foles last season vaulted him into WR3 status. Jeremy Maclin's return and the emergence of Zach Ertz may temper his targets a bit, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Les Bowen

Eagles | Zach Ertz shows well

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:16:22 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz had a pair of grabs for 26 yards and a touchdown in the preseason game against the New England Patriots Friday, Aug. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz is certainly heading upwards on draft boards all over as he is having a solid preseason and showing well when it counts. In Philly's up-tempo offense, he can be a legitimate TE1 in leagues of 12 or more teams.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz impressing

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:57:34 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is athletic, fast and a good route-runner, according to New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones. Ertz was said to be a handful after two joint practices with the Patriots this week.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has been gaining hype all offseason and is ready for a breakout year in his second season in head coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense. He's a matchup nightmare for anyone and a big red zone threat. There's definitely TE1 potential with Ertz.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Geoff Mosher

Eagles | Zach Ertz confident

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:10:58 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz said he's feeling more confident this year than he did in his rookie season. Ertz added he'll be looking to attack more this season instead of still trying to figure things out.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz is one of the more promising, young tight ends in the game. He has a good chance at a breakout sophomore campaign in head coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz likely to be leading red zone target

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:19:30 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is likely to be the team's leading red zone target. Ertz's blocking ability has improved, and that could help him stay on the field more often. "It's very important for tight ends, number one, to be efficient blockers," offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. "You don't always have tight ends that are just going to knock them into next Wednesday, but you have to be an efficient blocker, especially if your thing is to catch passes. I think Ertz is developing more and more and more. I see his confidence starting to really build."

Fantasy Tip: Ertz is a mid-to-low TE2 with upside and a good TE2 in touchdown-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Phillymag.com - Sheil Kapadia

Eagles | Offseason offensive work looks fast

Fri, 30 May 2014 06:33:55 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles' organized team activities have displayed their intent to move a lot faster and increase the amount of plays run, in the observation of Nick Fierro. They were quick in moving to the line of scrimmage even before the whistle blew. "We're just running as many reps as we can so we can get it on tape and teach them," head coach Chip Kelly said. "... What we're trying to do is, can we get a maximum number of reps for everybody, because we do have three and four groups, both offensively and defensively? Let's just get a lot of stuff on tape so we can teach off it."

Fantasy Tip: Of course, such an overwhelming pace allowed the offense to dominate last year before they fell apart, for numerous reasons. Of course LeSean McCoy should have another elite year, but the other fantasy-relevant members of this offense in their second year with this system -- Nick Foles, Jeremy Maclin (despite his injury), Riley Cooper, Zach Ertz -- could be in line for huge steps forward with this continuity.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Morning Call - Nick Fierro

Eagles | Zach Ertz ready to take next step

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:30:38 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz said he feels much more prepared in his second round of organized team activities heading into his second season, and he thinks he's ready to make a very big impact in the offense. "I think I can make a big jump," Ertz said. "I mean, I'm not a predictions guy. At the end of the day, all I really care about are the wins. But at the beginning of the year, I kind of started off slow. As the season went on, I think the numbers and the plays started to pick up, and hopefully it's more of the same." Ertz had 36 catches for 469 yards and four touchdowns in his rookie year.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz, in this offense, definitely has a high ceiling, and he makes for a solid backup tight end in fantasy leagues this season.

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Eagles | James Casey could be in jeopardy

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:33:20 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles could consider releasing TE James Casey if they want to keep four running backs and five wide receivers on the roster next season. The Eagles would only keep TEs Brent Celek and Zach Ertz in that scenario.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz expected be top receiving TE

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:49:39 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is expected to become the team's primary receiving tight end next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Zach Berman

Eagles | Team likes their TE corps

Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:11:08 -0800

The Philadelphia Eagles like TEs James Casey, Brent Celek and Zach Ertz, and just because Casey and Celek will get raises in salary to $4 million in 2014, it doesn't mean they won't be back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Eagles | Zach Ertz expected to have bigger role

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:52:32 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is expected to have a bigger role on offense next season and could become a starter. Ertz caught 25 passes for 290 yards and five touchdowns in the last nine games of the season.

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Cardinals | Fast fact: Tight ends have burned Arizona's defense

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:40:15 -0800

In the Arizona Cardinals' five losses, opposing tight ends have caught 11 touchdown passes, and in last week's loss at the Philadelphia Eagles, all three of the Eagles' touchdowns were scored by TEs Zach Ertz and Brent Celek.

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Eagles | Friday injury report for Week 14

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:42:36 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles LB Najee Goode (hamstring) and S Earl Wolff (knee) have been ruled out for Week 14. TE Zach Ertz (shoulder), DT Bennie Logan (neck), WR Jeff Maehl (concussion) and DE Damion Square (back) are probable. Goode and Wolff did not practice Friday, Dec. 6, while the others practiced in full.

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