Eagles Beat: TE Zach Ertz could lead team in touchdown catches

Philly Mag - [Full Article]

Eagles beat writer Sheil Kapadia...

TE Zach Ertz had a strong day. It would not surprise me one bit if he led the Eagles in touchdown receptions this season. He's going to be a tough matchup in the red zone.

On one play, Foles slings a bullet high to Ertz in the middle of the end zone. He stretches his arms up high and makes a beautiful hands catch above his head. Among all the Eagles pass-catchers, Ertz is the best at making contested grabs.

Fantasy Impact: 

Ertz averaged 2.8-32-.56 over the final nine games of the season (including the Eagles' sole playoff game) and that included two goose eggs in Week 10 and Week 14. That equates to 6.6 fantasy points per game, which is what Martellus Bennett averaged as the #10 TE in fantasy football. With Jason Avant and DeSean Jackson gone, Ertz could play a lot in the slot, though the arrival of WR Jordan Matthews may limit Ertz’s snaps there. It sounds as if the team plans to use him heavily in the red zone, however.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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