Falcons Fantasy News
Michael Vick thinks Zach Ertz is destined for greatness
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 11:52am
“There are three players that I told that they would be great players in this league: I always told Alge Crumpler that he was going to be great, I always told Shady McCoy that he was going to be a great player in this league, and I always told Roddy White. And now I’m saying Zach Ertz. And I think in time, he will be one of the best tight ends in this game.”
Ertz had all of five NFL catches at that point. Still working through a learning curve — steepened by his inability to participate in the offseason program because of graduation rules — the Stanford product played a limited role initially. He was featured more as the year went on and ended with 36 catches for 469 yards with four touchdowns. While we still have a ways to go before determining whether Vick’s intuition is correct, it’s fair to say that there are encouraging signs.
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. Brent Celek is signed through 2016 and he's a far better run blocker than Ertz. James Casey is signed through 2015, and he ate into Ertz's snaps when the Eagles tried to run more. Ertz has top 5 fantasy TE potential, but his run blocking is holding him back.
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Tony Gonzalez won't be talked out of retirement
Monday, January 27, 2014, 10:36am
Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:21am
Jones's foot fracture is worrisome since it happened at the same spot of his previous fracture that happened during the draft process.
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Steve Smith, Jonathan Stewart ruled out
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:56pm
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Jones-Drew has played 61 percent of the Jaguars’ snaps, which is tied for 10th among NFL running backs.
The easy comparison is the contract Steven Jackson signed with Atlanta last off-season — a three-year, $12 million deal ($4 million guaranteed).
MJD's situation will be one to monitor. If he doesn't return, it will open up a starting job for a free agent or a draft pick, or perhaps someone already on the team.