Julius Thomas, TE Jacksonville Jaguars

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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.

Scouting Report

Week 17 at Houston
Thomas had been rolling along of late until last week's outing in which he got just two targets, turning them into two receptions for 15 yards. Thomas had one of his better outings of the season against Houston earlier this year, hauling in seven passes for 78 yards and a score. That was one of just five tight end scores the Texans have given up this season, but he remains a solid option if you don't have one of the TE studs.

2015 Strength of Schedule - JAX
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
6
CAR
11
MIA
14
@NE
25
@IND
8
@TB
2
HOU
16
BUF
BYE1
@NYJ
12
@BAL
26
TEN
21
SD
26
@TEN
25
IND
19
ATL
32
@NO
2
@HOU

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2015 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1CAR------------
2MIA------------
3NE------------
4IND------------
5TB2200210.000000-30/5951%
6HOU77811311.140000-59/8173%
7BUF14054.000000-36/6754%
8BYE------------
9NYJ314084.670000-50/6676%
10BAL2230511.500000-51/7469%
11TEN528185.600000-44/6073%
12SD911611012.890000-50/7170%
13TEN215157.500000-43/6072%
14IND5541710.800000-51/6578%
15ATL6790913.170000-52/6284%
16NO212026.000000-40/5770%
17HOU212066.000000-35/5761%
Totals464555809.8900000.00541/77969%

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