Patriots Fantasy News

Eagles ink TE Zach Ertz to a five-year deal

Monday, January 25, 2016, 11:31am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Philadelphia Eagles locked down Zach Ertz.

The team announced the tight end inked a five-year contract extension on Monday, keeping him in Philadelphia through 2021.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the extension is worth $42.5 million, with $20 million in guarantees, which makes Ertz the fourth-highest paid tight end in average and guaranteed money, per a source. Jimmy Graham ($10 million), Julius Thomas ($9.2 million) and Rob Gronkowski ($9 million) are the top three in average per year.

Fantasy Impact:

Ertz finished as the #10 TE in standard scoring, but was #6 after his Week 8 bye, averaging 6.4 catches for 73 yards and 0.25 TD (on 8.8 targets per game) in his final eight games. On the season, he racked up 75 catches for 853 yards and two scores. Given his size and relative catch radius, his touchdown rate should increase eventually. Playing time was the issue in his first two NFL seasons, but he played 72% of the snaps in 2015 and 79% in his last five games.

Gronk, Edelman & Amendola all ACTIVE vs. Denver

Sunday, January 24, 2016, 1:38pm

Patriots Inactives

G Tre Jackson
OL LaAdrian Waddle
DL Ishmaa’ily Kitchen
DB Tavon Wilson
LB Jon Bostic
DB Tavon Wilson
WR Chris Harper
DL Geneo Grissom

Fantasy Impact:

Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are all active, as expected.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 20. Brady is not in any danger of missing Sunday’s game.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20. This is probably the Patriots playing games with the injury report. Amendola is expected to play.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20. Edelman played a significant role last week in his first game back, and should be a featured part of the New England passing game this week.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 20. LaFell should be fine to play this week, but his role isn’t firm now that Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are back in the lineup.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots WR Matt Slater (shin, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 20.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20. Gronk caught two TDs last week and his availability for Sunday isn’t a concern.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Brady is not in any danger of missing Sunday’s game.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Amendola should be out there against the Broncos.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Edelman played a significant role last week in his first game back, and should be a featured part of the New England passing game this week.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (foot) took full practice reps again Thursday. LaFell should be fine to play this week, but his role isn’t firm now that Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are back in the lineup.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Patriots WR Matt Slater (shin) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Get Started & Make Money Playing Daily Fantasy Football

  • Download The Daily Fantasy Playbook (2015 Edition) FREE from the most accurate fantasy football website since 2010 (a $4.99 value).
  • Receive breaking news alerts.
  • We are your friend's secret weapon.