Eagles use more two-TE sets in Week 5

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Coming into Sunday afternoon’s game against the Saints, the Eagles thought they would be able to get their tight ends involved in the passing game.

They were right.

Brent Celek and Zach Ertz each had their best offensive outputs of the season in the Eagles’ 39-17 win over the Saints at the Linc.

The two combined for eight catches for 104 yards and a touchdown.

It was the first time since last Dec. 14 (against the Cowboys) the Eagles had two tight ends with three catches apiece.

“We kind of knew coming into the game that Brent and I were going to have some more opportunities this week based on the game plan,” Ertz said. “I thought we did a good job and were successful when both of us were in the game. And hopefully it’s something that continues.”

So what was different against the Saints?

“It depends on what the defense gives us,” Celek said. “Chip (Kelly) does a good job of scheming against defenses. It just comes down to whatever a team is giving us, we’re going to have to try to take advantage of it and exploit them.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Coming into the game, Ertz had 10 catches for 104 yards on the year. On Sunday, he had five for 60. Celek, meanwhile, had just two receptions on the season coming into Sunday. Against the Saints, he had three catches for 44 yards, which included a 13-yard touchdown. The two claimed it was nothing more than a game plan call, but the Eagles have been expected to use a lot two-TE sets since Kelly took over, something that hadn't really happened. The Eagles used a two-TE set for much of the game, which helped them compile 519 yards of total offense, their highest total of 2015. This may be something we start to see more often considering now much the offense has struggled to this point in the season.

Filed Under: 2015, W6

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