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Zach Ertz

27-Year-Old Tight End – Philadelphia Eagles

2017 Receiving Stats

Rec

45

Yds

536

TD

6

Avg

11.9

Tar

69

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ertz has increased his receptions three years running, but he's never been big on touchdowns. Last year's four spikes tied for a career high. The low touchdown count wasn't for a lack of trying; he sa...

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2017 ADP:  42

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (TE): Hidden

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Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 250   DOB: 11/10/1990  College: Stanford  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Zach Ertz Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $42.5 million extension with the Eagles in January of 2016.

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Ertz caught two of five pass attempts for eight yards in Sunday's 37-9 win over the Cowboys.

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Zach Ertz NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 19 CFB 8 16 190 5 0 11.9 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 9 27 346 4 0 12.8 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 14 69 898 6 0 13.0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 PHI 16 36 469 4 56 13.0 8.4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 PHI 16 58 702 3 89 12.1 7.9 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2015 24 PHI 15 75 853 2 112 11.4 7.6 11 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 9 0 0 0 1 1
2016 25 PHI 14 78 816 4 106 10.5 7.7 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
2017 26 PHI 9 45 536 6 69 11.9 7.8 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2017 Proj 26 PHI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Zach Ertz

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Zach Ertz Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 19 CFB 8 6.1 8.1 7.1 2 24 - - - 0 0 - - -
2011 20 CFB 9 6.5 9.5 8.0 3 38 - - - 0 0 - - -
2012 21 CFB 14 9.0 13.9 11.5 5 64 - - - 0 0 - - -
2013 22 PHI 16 4.4 6.7 5.6 2 29 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 PHI 16 5.5 9.1 7.3 4 44 12 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 PHI 15 6.5 11.5 9.0 5 57 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 PHI 14 7.5 13.1 10.3 6 58 17 6 3 0 0 0 0 0
2017 26 PHI 9 10.0 15.0 12.5 5 60 11 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
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Zach Ertz – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Tight End

Snap Count Stats

538

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Zach Ertz was on the field for 538 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

77

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Zach Ertz was on the field for 77 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 788 83
2016 851 137
2017 538 77
Zach Ertz 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Was 60 8 8 93 0 8 11.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @KC 60 11 5 97 0 10 19.4 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 NYG 75 11 8 55 1 10 6.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
4 @LAC 60 10 5 81 0 8 16.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ari 57 8 6 61 1 12 10.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Car 49 10 2 18 2 5 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
7 Was 53 9 5 89 1 5 17.8 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
8 SF 64 8 4 34 1 6 8.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
9 Den
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Dal 60 2 2 8 0 5 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Chi
13 @Sea
14 @LAR
15 @NYG
16 Oak
17 Dal

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Zach Ertz  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   250 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.76 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.47 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.08 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   31.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   31 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   111 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   24 reps
GREAT
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Zach Ertz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ertz (hamstring) doesn't carry an injury designation on the Eagles' final injury report for Sunday's contest in Dallas.

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Ertz (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.

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Ertz (hamstring) said Wednesday that his injured hamstring "felt good" during his practice session Monday and his workout Tuesday, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Ertz (hamstring) said he was a full go at Monday's practice, but he wasn't ready to commit to playing in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports.

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Ertz (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Broncos, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Ertz (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

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Ertz (hamstring) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Broncos, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

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Ertz was limited at Thursday's practice due to a hamstring injury.

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Ertz caught four of six targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-10 win over San Francisco.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

After sharing the tight end job for two years with Brent Celek, the younger, more talented Ertz emerged last season as the top tight end option in the Philadelphia passing game, finishing sixth at the position in targets. He was limited early in the year by a groin injury, but as he got healthier, his output got better, and he finished with two touchdowns and two 100-yard games (narrowly missing a third) in the last five weeks. Unfortunately, those were his only scores and triple-digit games of the season. He was often targeted downfield, but his 20-plus catches (11), YPC and YPT were middling. However, Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense is gone, and in its place is new coach Doug Pederson's version of the West Coast Offense. Pederson oversaw Kansas City's offense the last three seasons, the last two of which saw tight end Travis Kelce excel. Except, in some ways, Kelce excelled in spite of a conservative Chiefs offense that limited his use downfield and in the red zone. Celek is still around, too, and will be used in two TE sets, but shouldn't take too many targets from Ertz. How it all shakes out and what it means for Ertz fantasy value remains to be seen. Kelce finished 8th in tight end fantasy scoring last season; Ertz was 10th. So, the room for growth looks small.

2015

No question Ertz has more upside than 30-year-old Brent Celek, but Ertz still can't get on the field enough to break out. Ertz played just half of the Eagles' snaps last season (up from 40.8 percent as a rookie) while the sure-handed Celek, who is also valued for his blocking, played 69.3 percent of snaps. After splitting targets in 2013, Ertz had nearly 40 more than Celek last season, but that was only enough to barely make him a top-15 fantasy tight end, as he caught just three of 12 red-zone targets for one score. At 6-5, 250, with 4.76 speed, Ertz has the physical tools to be a playmaker, but he might not realize it until he improves as a blocker to keep Celek sidelined. A blocking tight end might be even more needed this year with the additions of workhorse running back DeMarco Murray and injury-prone quarterback Sam Bradford. And even with Jeremy Maclin's departure, targets likely won't be more plentiful. Jordan Matthews will soak up a lot of Maclin's 143 targets from last year, as will rookie Nelson Agholor and a backfield of Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews.

2014

A second-round draft pick last season, Ertz lived up to his billing, garnering slightly more targets than veteran Brent Celek (56-51). Ertz proved too quick for linebackers, and when teams covered him with defensive backs, the physical receiver used his 6-5, 250, frame to outwork them for the ball. A good route runner with nice hands, Ertz was limited to 428 snaps last year (Celek had 791) mostly because of his unrefined blocking. While he likely will improve that skill, he was drafted to catch passes, and this season he should have even more opportunities. Even if Celek has another 50 targets, Ertz could pad his targets with a large share of the 126 DeSean Jackson had last season. Jeremy Maclin is back after missing last season with a knee injury, and the Eagles drafted wideout Jordan Matthews in the second round, but the team hopes Ertz will become a primary receiver in the passing game. He likely will be split wide often this season after being used in tight and in the slot last year, as coach Chip Kelly looks to create mismatches in the passing game. Improved play from quarterback Nick Foles will help, too.

2013

A second-round pick in this year's draft, Ertz finds himself behind Brent Celek and probably James Casey as well. Not known for his blocking, Ertz has enough athleticism to be a threat down the seam. As with most rookie tight ends, he's a long shot to be anything more than an occasional contributor in the offense, however.