Ertz was the #13 TE in both standard and PPR formats despite only playing half of the Eagles’ snaps in his second year. Most (73%) of his snaps came on passing downs, so if his playing time is going to increase, a majority of the additional snaps are likely to come in run formations. Still, there’s upside with Ertz if he begins to see starter’s snaps. The Eagles lost their leading receiver -- first DeSean Jackson and then Jeremy Maclin -- in back-to-back seasons, so there will be opportunity from a targets standpoint. At this point, we wouldn't be surprised if he's held out Week 1, but it's a good sign that he's still optimistic about his potential availability.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (groin) 'not sure' of Week 1 availability
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