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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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