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Zach Ertz

Zach Ertz

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 250 lbsAge: 30College: StanfordDrafted: #35 (2nd Rd. by Philadelphia)

Week 13 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) TE #21
Projection 4.2 pts



It seems likely that Ertz will return this week, removing some of the luster around Goedert as a must-play TE1, though there has been enough room for two tight ends in this offense. Goedert and Richard Rodgers have combined for 34 targets, 25 receptions, 346 yards, and four touchdowns over the last three weeks. How is that possible with Wentz playing the way he has? Good question. All their production is being funneled through the tight ends. Similar to the matchup they had last week, the Packers have seen a tight end targeted on just 15.6 percent of passes this year, which ranks as the third-fewest in the NFL. But this is where the heavy targets of the Eagles come into play, as the Packers have allowed 8.00 yards per target to tight ends when they do get targeted, which is the seventh-most in the league. Is there a reason tight ends haven't been targeted much against the Packers or is it just the competition they've played? The three big-name tight ends they've played have been Rob Gronkowski (5/78/1), T.J. Hockenson (4/62/0), and Hayden Hurst (4/51/0), so it wasn't all that bad. Football Outsiders has them ranked as the 15th-toughest matchup for tight ends, so it's not bad as long as you're targeted. Goedert should remain in lineups as a TE1 unless he gives us a reason not to. Provided Ertz returns, he'll be in the high-end TE2 conversation just because he comes with a bit more risk in his first game back.

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