Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek scored a TD in their Week 17 game vs the Giants. The problem is that it was his only catch of the game and went for one yard.
Fantasy Impact: Celek seems to be past his prime in the Eagles passing game with Chip Kelly deciding to use Zach Ertz as the primary TE in their aerial attack. Sunday's TD catch was his first of the year and he had his lowest season yardage total since his second season in the NFL.
Brent Celek was targeted an equal team-high six times on Sunday, catching four of those for 52 yards in the loss.
Fantasy Impact: Celek really helped the Eagles get going early with some crucial first downs after a poor start Sunday. His yardage total was actually his second highest on the year so far. However he did cough up a fumble late in the game which erased a good gain on the play. In Celek's defense, he would have been down before the ball came loose had he not landed on a Cowboy defender and been unable to get a knee or elbow on the ground. It was good to see Celek get involved as a target in this one, but as he is a key blocker on numerous plays he should be left on the waiver wire.
The Seahawks dominated the Eagles and only allowed ten receptions and 89 passing yards in the game. Celek was limited to blocking, trying to help set up a running game that only managed 57 yards rushing.
Fantasy Impact: The only ball that came Celek's way was broken up and that ended his day as a receiving option. This was Celek's fourth game this season without a catch. On the season he has only 272 receiving yards (116 in one game) and zero touchdowns.
Celek had 14 catches for a meager 90 yards on the season, but that changed in Week 10, as the Eagles' TE had 5 receptions for 116 yards against the Panthers. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Easily Celek's best game of the year, interestingly it comes in QB Mark Sanchez's first start of the year. Celek is still no more than a TE3 at this point, but Sanchez's ability to find the big target is something to look at going forward. Sanchez is going to start for the remainder of the season and if he continues to link with Celek then Celek's value will continue to grow. Keep an eye on the injury report this week, as Celek seemed to come up limping after his final catch of the game.
Brent Celek was an invaluable tool last week in the Eagles Week 6 trouncing of the New York Giants. His best statistical game of the season (4 catches for 45 yards) also came with intangibles not seen on the box score - good run blocking and pass protecting. He played 78% of snaps on Sunday. (Source: Philly.com)
Fantasy Impact: Although Celek has been a great blocker and asset to the Philadelphia Eagles, there are simply too many weapons on the team for him to be relied upon for fantasy purposes.
Celek caught 3 catches from QB Nick Foles for a total of 15 yards against the Rams on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Celek continues to show very little after the catch and is seeing the field as more of a blocker these days with Zach Ertz breaking out in a big play catching role. At this point Ertz can do a lot more after the catch than what Celek can provide.
Brent Celek did not record a catch in the Week 2 win against the Colts. He couldn't reel in an off-target end zone pass from QB Nick Foles in the third quarter. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Celek only has 3 catches for 15 yards on the season. The torch has been passed - Zach Ertz is the tight end to own on this team. Celek is well off the fantasy radar and isn't worth owning.
Celek is often a forgotten man in the Eagles offense that has TE Zach Ertz entering his sophomore season. Celek had 2 catches against the Steelers in Philadelphia's third preseason game and punished the defense after the catch running over defenders.
Fantasy Impact: The Eagles passing offense is never going to lock into only one receiving option as QB Nick Foles is going to find the open man and spread the ball all over the field. Celek had a 32/502/6 stat line last year and can still be a trusted option in 2014