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Zach Ertz

27-Year-Old Tight End – Philadelphia Eagles

2017 Receiving Stats

Rec

74

Yds

824

TD

8

Avg

11.1

Tar

110

2018 Receiving Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ertz's catch and yardage stats have been stable and similar for three consecutive seasons, but last year was the first time the Eagles unlocked Ertz near the goal line as he was one of five tight ends...

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2018 ADP:  34.75

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Bye Week:  9

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 has restructured his contract with the Eagles, an agreement that will create $5.047 million in salary cap space for the team, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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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 14 74 824 8 110 11.1 7.5 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2018 Proj 27 PHI Subscribe now to see our 2018 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 14 9.3 14.6 12.0 5 59 17 7 5 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Zach Ertz – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

778

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Zach Ertz was on the field for 778 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

83

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Zach Ertz was on the field for 83 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 788 83
2016 851 137
2017 778 83
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
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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 65 5 10 103 1 12 10.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Sea 45 1 2 24 0 4 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @LAR
15 @NYG 60 0 6 56 1 9 9.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
16 Oak 56 0 9 81 0 14 9.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
17 Dal 14 0 2 24 0 2 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Playoffs Atl 59 1 3 32 0 5 10.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
Playoffs Min 53 0 8 93 0 8 11.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
21 PRO BOWL Pro Bowl
Playoffs @NE 0 0 7 67 1 9 9.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Zach Ertz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ertz brought in seven of nine targets for 67 yards and a touchdown during the Eagles' 41-33 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday.

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Ertz caught all eight of his targets for 93 yards in Sunday's 38-7 NFC championship win over the Vikings.

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Ertz caught three of five targets for 32 yards during Saturday's 15-10 win over the Falcons.

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Ertz's head coach, Doug Pederson, said some of the Eagles' key players won't play all of Sunday's game against the Cowboys, ESPN.com's Tim McManus reports.

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Ertz caught nine of 14 targets for 81 yards in Monday night's 19-10 win over the Raiders.

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Ertz snagged six of nine targets for 56 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-29 win over the Giants.

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Ertz (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday.

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Ertz was cleared from the league's concussion protocol Wednesday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Ertz (concussion) is listed as inactive for Sunday's road matchup with the Rams, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

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Ertz (concussion) has been medically cleared, but the Eagles are still uncertain whether he will be able to play Sunday against the Rams, Jay Glazer reported on Fox's pregame show.

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Ertz (concussion), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, will be evaluated prior to the contest but is consider unlikely to play, a source informed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 saw 17 red-zone targets but only caught six and turned three into scores. He also had the lowest YPC of his career, and now there's a bit more competition for the ball, as the additions of veteran wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith was offset by the August trade of Jordan Matthews to the Bills. Pass-catching back Darren Sproles is still around to fight with Ertz for short targets, but development from Carson Wentz could provide more overall production to go around. Ertz gets the check mark for durability; he's only missed three games in his four-year pro career. And he's always been seen as an intuitive and intelligent player, dating to his days at Stanford. We're comfortable projecting Ertz for another 70-plus catches and a yardage total around 800, but if he were going to become a big touchdown scorer, it probably would have happened by now. There's no shame in this being as good as it gets for Ertz -- he's the type of player you can draft with a good sense of what's likely to come, and that's a reassuring thing. Just don't start dreaming of a new level to climb.

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.