Despite sitting behind Zach Ertz on the TE depth chart, Goedert managed to finish as TE20 in PPR points last season, which is impressive for a rookie in the NFL. He was fifth in Philadelphia's offense in targets in 2018, just two balls behind WR Golden Tate. While the rookie may not be set up for a TE1 season as long as Ertz is healthy, Goedert makes for a great later-round grab in best-ball leagues and could prove to be a solid streamer if his positive development continues throughout the preseason.
Five targets. Five receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Indianapolis, more proof that tight end Trey Burton is going to have a featured role in the Eagles' offense this season.
Once an undrafted rookie trying to make the transition from a Do-Everything player at the University of Florida, Burton has accepted coaching from Justin Peelle, has learned from the veterans around him and has become a tight end - whom the Eagles plan to do a lot with - with a lot of upside in the NFL.
"He does so many things well," offensive coordinator Frank Reich said. "I remember early in the spring I was watching tape of a practice and I saw Trey line up at wide receiver and run a route and he looked so smooth and precise. He was very natural. I couldn't tell at first if it was a wide receiver or a tight end running the route. That's how impressive he was. You can do a lot of things with a player like that."
We had a news story on Burton earlier this summer that stated he would have a role, and based on Saturday night's game against the Colts it appears to be true. Burton, who along with Brent Celek and Zach Ertz give the Eagles the kind of versatile, move-them-anywhere tight ends to use liberally. There will be many times when the Eagles have two tights on the field together this season and there will even be times when all three are in at the same time, forcing defenses to make decisions.
WR Brian Finneran (knee/ribs)
LB Curtis Lofton (knee)
RB Jason Snelling (knee)
WR Roddy White (knee)
LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee)
C Todd McClure
CB Brian Williams (hamstring)
TE Justin Peelle (groin)
S Tim Zbikowski (foot)
Roddy White returned to limited practice Wednesday and while he is questionable for Thursday night, HC Mike Smith said he looked good rehabbing the knee this week and that all indications are that White will play Thursday.