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|The good news for Zach Ertz is that the Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman reported the Eagles plan for the tight ends to play "a major role in the offense." That seems logical based on the Chiefs passing attack that featured Travis Kelce, who saw nearly a quarter of all the team’s targets last season. Ertz is not as athletic as Kelce, but the 6’5” 250-pound target is athletic enough to be a difficult cover for linebackers and is expected to be heavily used in the red zone. Ertz only has 9 touchdowns in his three seasons so he must show better ability around the goal line before we can expect an uptick in TD production. The tight end position is one of the more difficult transitions from college to professional ranks, so you can’t just look at the production from his first three years in the league and write the book on Ertz. If Bradford takes command of the offense, and uses the tight end position like the coaching staff wants, a breakout season for Ertz could be in the cards. He has as much upside as anyone after Gronk and Jordan Reed at the tight end position. In his last four games of 2015 he put up a 35-450-1 line, and while those reception and yardage totals are not sustainable over the course of a season he could easily better his 2015 season stat line of 75-853-2 in 2016.
| Eagles hurting at wide receiver|
DGB could sit, Matthews expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 9, 12:10 pm
|The Eagles could possibly be down to three wide receivers when they host the Washington Redskins, Sunday.
And head coach Doug Pederson doesn't anticipate making a roster move.
Dorial Green-Beckham (ribs) and Jordan Matthews (ankle) are both listed as questionable for Sunday's game, leaving just second-year man Nelson Agholor and rookies Paul Turner and Bryce Treggs as healthy receivers on the roster. (NJ.com)|
FFToday's Take: Jordan Matthews is expected to play but Dorial Green-Beckham is a candidate for the inactive list after not practicing on Friday. The Eagles will likely use Darren Sproles and tight ends Zach Ertz and Trey Burton more than usual in the passing game.
| Zach Ertz misses practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 17, 12:30 pm
|Zach Ertz (hamstring) just left after the walkthrough. #Eagles TE was limited on Wednesday. Likely suffered injury at practice. (Jeff McLane onTwitter)|
FFToday's Take: This doesn't sound good for Ertz. He should be considered questionable at best for Week 11. Brent Celek and Trey Burton would see increased snaps if Ertz isn't able to suit up against the Seahawks.
| Zach Ertz planning to play Week 5|
MRI came back clear on rib "displacement"
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 3, 5:20 pm
|Zach Ertz said MRI was clear and he is practicing today and plans to play Sunday in Detroit. (Reuben Frank on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Ertz's likely return coincides with the Eagles visiting Detroit, which has been dreadful against tight ends this season. Ertz has visited the end zone only nine times in three-plus seasons with Philly, but he'll have a good chance to change that for one week against the Lions. He's sure to be a popular pick in DFS as well.
| Eagles could be without Zach Ertz in Week 2|
Displaced rib under his collarbone
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 12, 12:19 pm
|Tight end Zach Ertz and cornerback Leodis McKelvin both suffered injuries in the Eagles' 20-10 win over the Cleveland Browns that could keep them out of the team's Monday night game against the Chicago Bears.
Ertz suffered what head coach Doug Pederson called "a displaced rib under his collarbone". McKelvin has a strained hamstring. Pederson said both players were "week to week." (NJ.com)|
FFToday's Take: Ertz owners need to be making other plans at tight end for Week 2. Brent Celek and Trey Burton are next up on the depth chart.