The Eagles on Saturday got a major boost for their wild-card round playoff game Sunday against visiting Seattle.
Tight end Zach Ertz, the team’s leading receiver with 88 catches for 916 yards, got medical clearance to dress after tests on his injured kidney, a source close to the situation said. The clearance was first reported by NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Ertz should return to a near full-time role, though it's possible that he'll be limited if the Eagles remain cautious about his kidney injury.
PHI TE Zach Ertz - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at New York Giants
Zach Ertz is banged up and has been missing practice but will probably play on Sunday as the playoffs are on the line. Last week, Ertz was limited and had four receptions for only 28 yards.
The matchup is very good as the Giants are 28th in aFPA to tight ends. Ertz had nine receptions for 91 yards in the meeting with New York three weeks ago and also scored two touchdowns. Start Ertz as a solid TE1 for Week 17 and expect the Eagles to hold nothing back on offense on Sunday.