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Eagles | Zach Ertz cleared

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:27:36 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (head) has been cleared after evaluation of a head injury Friday, Aug. 5.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like he has escaped a concussion. He had a solid third year with 75 catches for 853 yards in 2015, but he scored just twice. He has improved every year, and he's a midrange TE1 with upside.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz banged up

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:53:23 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (head) is being evaluated for a head injury Friday, Aug. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has been a bit of a tease in fantasy as he has failed to reach the end zone with regularity. He had a solid third year with 75 catches for 853 yards, but he scored just twice. He has improved every year, and he's a midrange TE1 with upside.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz to be featured in red zone

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:53:52 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz will be featured in the red zone, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has been a bit of a tease in fantasy as he has failed to reach the end zone with regularity. He had a solid third year with 75 catches for 853 yards, but he scored just twice. He has improved every year, and he's a midrange TE1 with upside.

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Eagles | Sam Bradford working out with teammates

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:30:17 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford is working out with several of his teammates in San Diego leading up to training camp. QBs Chase Daniel and Carson Wentz, RB Darren Sproles, WRs Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, T.J. Graham and Rueben Randle and TE Zach Ertz are among the players participating in the workouts.

Fantasy Tip: Bradford is trying to build chemistry with his receivers so they can start the season off strong. Bradford should only be considered as a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues. Matthews and Ertz will be among the leaders in targets for the Eagles this season and likely will be selected in the middle rounds of drafts. Sproles should have a role in the running and passing game in 2016 and could be a late-round option who will have more value in point-per-reception leagues. Huff and Randle are only late-round options in deeper leagues.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz not worried about QB situation

Thu, 19 May 2016 19:13:18 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz said he isn't going to run his routes any differently for QB Sam Bradford than he would for QB Carson Wentz.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has TE1 potential, but consistency has been an issue throughout his career. The quarterback situation shouldn't impact his value too much, and Ertz's upside is worth taking a chance on if you wait until later in your draft to address the tight end spot.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz finished strong

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:15:12 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz had 35 catches for 450 yards over the last four weeks of the regular season, which was the highest yardage total by a tight end in NFL history in the final four weeks.

Fantasy Tip: The Eagles are counting on their tight end position remaining strong, and it seems likely they'll attempt to keep Sam Bradford in town with Ertz. Brent Celek remains in the plans, too, which will limit Ertz from being a legitimate TE1 in fantasy, but Ertz can put up TE1 numbers many weeks depending on the matchups.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz has Pro Bowl incentives

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:00:50 -0800

Updating earlier reports, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz can earn a maximum of $45.8 million because of $300,000 Pro Bowl incentives and $3 million in Pro Bowl salary escalators.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz will be a midrange TE1 option next season.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz lands big deal

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 07:26:03 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal with $20 million in guarantees Monday, Jan. 25. The deal makes him the fourth-highest-paid tight end in the league.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has peaks and valleys, but he will be a midrange TE1 option next season.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz signs extension

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 07:21:35 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz was signed to a five-year contract extension Monday, Jan. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has peaks and valleys, but he's a decent receiver and will be a midrange TE1 option next season.

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Eagles | More production from Zach Ertz?

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:56:03 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz posted 75 receptions in 2015, but he had six games with three receptions or fewer in 15 games played. Ertz hasn't been featured as much in the passing game in recent seasons, but head coach Doug Pederson maximized the talents of Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce in their time together, now Ertz is likely to be in the game plan more going forward.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz could emerge as a Top 5 fantasy talent at his position in 2016. His numbers have been good overall, but his production has been sporadic from week to week and rather undependable. That appears like it could be changing.

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Eagles | Philadelphia want to lock up Zach Ertz

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:05:08 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is one of the players the team wants to sign to a long-term deal, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has always shown big upside, but he has never been used consistently. New head coach Doug Pederson could change that, considering how much tight end Travis Kelce was used when Pederson was the offensive coordinator in Kansas City. At the very least, Ertz is worth a look as a low-end TE1.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz unstoppable

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:27:07 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz had nine catches for 152 yards in a 35-30 win over the New York Giants in Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz once again teased fantasy owners with his potential in the final weeks, logging at least 78 yards in each of the final four games and topping 100 in the final two. If he is ever utilized consistently, he will easily be a TE1.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz has 13 catches

Sat, 26 Dec 2015 21:03:32 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz finished with 13 catches for 122 yards in a 38-24 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has at least 78 yards receiving in three straight, and it looks like he may finally be realizing his potential. Consider him a TE1 for fantasy purposes right now.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz evaluated for concussion

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:13:01 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) was evaluated for a concussion in Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals, but he was cleared to return.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz had one of his better games of the 2015 season last night, tallying eight catches for 78 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets. Don't expect this outing to be duplicated next week, but Ertz should still be a consideration for your starting FantasyScore tight end.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz posts 78 yards, TD

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 21:38:11 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz had eight catches for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He was targeted a game-high 13 times.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz hadn't managed more than 68 yards in a game until the past two games. Philly has finally realized his value, as he has 13 catches for 176 yards and a touchdown over the past two starts. He is a solid low-end TE1, or top 10 fantasy option at his position.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz productive in Week 14

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 14:38:01 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz caught five passes for 98 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz has been targeted often over the last several weeks but posted a season high in yards against the Bills. He has been targeted at least six times in six of the last eight games. He will be facing a tough Arizona Cardinals defense in Week 15 and may not be the best option.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz likely for Week 14

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:11:33 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hip) practiced fully Friday, Dec. 11, and he's probable for Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is a low-end option worth consideration on FantasyScore against the Buffalo Bills.

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Eagles | Sam Bradford, Zach Ertz fully practice

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:10:50 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (shoulder) and TE Zach Ertz (hip) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Both players should be just fine against the Buffalo Bills. Bradford ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) actually has some sleeper appeal this weekend against a Buffalo team that hasn't pressured quarterbacks like they were expected to. Ertz ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) scored a touchdown last week but had just two catches for nine yards. He's still competing for catches with Brent Celek, and he's a low-end tight end play this weekend.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz practices Wednesday

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:27:02 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hip) practiced fully Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) only caught two passes for nine yards last week, but one of them was for a touchdown. He's a risky TE selection on FantasyScore against the Buffalo Bills, but he's at a cheap price.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz probable

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 09:09:07 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) practiced fully Friday, Dec. 4, and is probable for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) could be a basement grab on FantasyScore against the New England Patriots this week.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor practice

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:23:50 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) and WR Nelson Agholor (hip) both practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Ertz ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) to immediately reconnect with Sam Bradford in a tough matchup against the New England Patriots. Ertz is a low-end tight end target. The rookie Agholor ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has been a big disappointment this year and doesn't have over three catches in any game. Stay away.

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Eagles | Sam Bradford, Zach Ertz full go

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 12:30:39 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (shoulder) and TE Zach Ertz (concussion) both participated fully in practice Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Fantasy Tip: The Eagles have been one of the most disappointing offenses in football this year, largely due to Bradford ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) and Ertz ($3,300, 6.6%). Plus, the New England Patriots' defense has been extremely unkind to opposing quarterbacks and tight ends this season. Bradford and Ertz are both avoidable.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz cleared

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:07:56 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) was cleared to practice Tuesday, Dec. 1, for the first time since suffering a concussion Nov. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) could present a value at the position against the New England Patriots in Week 13.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Delaware County Times - Martin Frank

Eagles | Zach Ertz to meet with doctor

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:49:30 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) will have to meet with an independent neurologist before he is cleared to play again.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz missed the team's Week 12 game because of a concussion, so owners will need to monitor his practice participation this week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 13.

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Eagles | Ryan Mathews among Eagles' inactives

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:10:40 -0800

The Philadelphia Eagles have declared DL Brandon Bair, CB Denzel Rice, WR Jonathan Krause, RB Ryan Mathews, QB Sam Bradford, OT Tanner Hawkinson, TE Zach Ertz inactive for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: DeMarco Murray ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) will face a Detroit Lions defense that is in the median against the position the last five weeks. He could see more red zone opportunities with Mathews out. Murray is a high-end RB2 on FantasyScore.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz out for Week 12

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:43:04 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) is officially out for Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Brent Celek ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) had a good game last week and will be a midrange option against the Detroit Lions on FantasyScore if you're pinching pennies at the position.

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Eagles | Tuesday practice report for Week 12

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:49:34 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 24, and will not play in Week 12. C Jason Kelce (knee) also did not practice. LB Kiko Alonso (ankle), LB Connor Barwin (quadriceps), OT Jason Peters (back), LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring), DE Cedric Thornton (ankle) and S Walter Thurmond (hamstring) participated fully.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz will not play

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:55:21 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) will not play Thursday, Nov. 26, against the Detroit Lions as he will still be in the concussion protocol.

Fantasy Tip: Brent Celek ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) will be the Eagle's primary tight end with Ertz sidelined. He had his best game of the season last week and is worth a look on FantasyScore whether it be Mark Sanchez or Sam Bradford starting.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz will be questionable

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:09:04 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) is questionable to play against the Detroit Lions in Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 26.

Fantasy Tip: The chances aren't in Ertz's favor to pass the concussion protocol and play on a short week, so he'll be extremely risky in daily leagues. Brent Celek could be a valuable sleeper pick at the position, though, especially since the Lions struggle to cover tight ends this year.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz not practicing

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:41:42 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) was not practicing Monday, Nov. 23.

Fantasy Tip: On a short week, the chances of Ertz playing against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving probably aren't great. He'll be a risky commodity on FantasyScore. If he's out, Brent Celek could be a sneaky sleeper, considering the Lions are a top-10 PPR fantasy matchup for tight ends.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz has short week

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:15:52 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) is in the concussion protocol, and his status is uncertain for Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 26. He has been cleared for meetings.

Fantasy Tip: Consider Ertz extremely questionable for the Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions. Brent Celek had seven catches for 79 yards and could be a low-end FantasyScore grab worth making.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz will not return

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:53:54 -0800

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not return to the team's Week 11 game.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz will need to pass all of the concussion tests before he is cleared to play again. He probably will be at least questionable for the Week 12 game since the team plays Thursday, Nov. 26, so owners should monitor his progress. Brent Celek likely will see more playing time but probably should be passed on by owners.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz suffers injury

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:11:18 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (head) left the team's Week 11 game early and is being evaluated for a possible concussion.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz tried to leap over a defender and fell awkwardly on his back and neck. Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if he is diagnosed with a concussion. Brent Celek should would receive a better role if Ertz misses time but is not a great fantasy option.

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

Eagles | Philly using more two-TE sets

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:33:58 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has been using more two-tight ends sets with TEs Zach Ertz and Brent Celek to better suit the skill set of his tight ends and RB DeMarco Murray, which has come at the expense of the wide receivers. The Eagles has emphasized "12" personnel two-tight end sets for two straight weeks and have been rewarded with 202 combined receiving yards from Ertz and Celek.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has been the much more targeted and consistent tight end for Philly over Celek ($3,000, 6.0% of cap). Both won't be bad sleeper tight end picks at all on FantasyScore if this trend continues, and that's entirely possible with Mark Sanchez expected to start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz tops receivers in Week 7

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:45:08 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz posted five receptions for a team-high 63 yards in the Week 7 game against the Carolina Panthers. He was targeted eight times.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is only worth using in FantasyScore if you need to save salary, as he has been targeted seven or more times in five of his seven games, but he has yet to find the end zone.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz sees heavy playing time

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 06:47:54 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz played 67 snaps (86% of the offense) Monday, Oct. 19, in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) had four catches for 43 yards in Week 6 and has a tough draw against the Carolina Panthers Sunday night. He's a midrange option on FantasyScore.

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

Eagles | Three grabs for Zach Ertz

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 22:19:41 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz had three receptions for 24 yards in the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Sept. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) didn't have the most impressive stat line, but FantasyScore players need to know he was targeted eight times. They tried to get him the ball, as he was third-most in targets on the team. It just didn't work out. He is a nice FantasyScore option going forward, and many will be off of Ertz because they'll only look at the yardage total or catches and not his targets. Be smarter than that.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz will play

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:46:57 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) is active Monday, Sept. 14, against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) can be a TE1 when he's healthy enough and playing at the top of his game. It remains to be seen how involved he'll be tonight after being questionable, though. It might be better to wait it out this week with him incase he's limited.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz listed questionable

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 09:47:07 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Zach Ertz (groin) fully participated in practice Saturday, Sept. 12, and is listed as questionable for Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has been able to practice but likely will be a game-time decision for the game, so owners will need to check the inactive list. Ertz is a risky option since the team plays Monday, so owners may want to select a healthier option for their lineup.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz limited again

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:31:05 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) is expected to be a game-time decision for the team's Week 1 game, so owners should continue to monitor his situation. Ertz will be playing Monday, Sept. 14, so owners on FantasyScore may want to consider a healthier option instead of waiting on Ertz.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz limited Thursday

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:57:30 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) will have his peaks and valleys as a midrange TE1 on FantasyScore. He presents a larger risk this week.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz says he's a game-time call

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:43:36 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) said he's a game-time decision for Week 1 because he's at the end of the third week of a four-to-six week injury.

Fantasy Tip: Ertz ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) is a midrange option on FantasyScore, but it might be best to wait a week in case he's limited.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz's blocking praised

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 08:50:33 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz's blocking has improved from a technical standpoint, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Fantasy Tip: This is a big deal because Ertz's blocking has been a limitation that kept him off the field some last year. Ertz ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) is a midrange option on FantasyScore.

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Eagles | Zach Ertz cleared for practice

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:21:05 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) has been cleared to return to practice, according to a source. Ertz is not guaranteed to practice, but if he does, he will not be restricted. His Week 1 status is still uncertain.

Fantasy Tip: There is still some risk involved with Ertz as he is a month recovered from surgery. Brent Celek and Trey Burton may see more playing time earlier on in the season, but Ertz does have more value from a season-long perspective. That being said, it might be better to stay away from Ertz ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) on FantasyScore this week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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