• Zach Ertz

  • TE
  • , Arizona Cardinals
  • 32
  • 249 lbs
  • 6' 5"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

ARI TE Zach Ertz - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Dallas Cowboys

Zach Ertz had a quality outing for a tight end last week, catching eight balls for 54 yards in a losing effort against the Colts. Ertz has double-digit targets in two straight games now with DeAndre Hopkins shelved for the remainder of the season.

This week, Ertz faces a Cowboys defense that ranks 15th in aFPA to opposing tight ends. Ertz should be heavily targeted again in what could end up being a negative game script for the Cardinals, which should land him in fantasy starter territory at the position. Start him.

by Brandon Niles

ARI TE Zach Ertz - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Indianapolis Colts

Zach Ertz had a nice game against the Lions last week, catching six of his 11 targets for 74 yards. In the barren wasteland that is the tight end position in fantasy, Ertz is getting consistent work and has been a viable starter. He has at least five targets in all but two of his games with the Cardinals and has 18 over his past two.

This week, Ertz faces a Colts defense that ranks 29th in aFPA to opposing tight ends. In what should be a nice matchup, start Ertz as a quality fantasy tight end. Expect quality targets with a decent shot at the end zone. We have him inside our top 10 this week at the position.

by Brandon Niles

ARI TE Zach Ertz - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 at Detroit Lions

Zach Ertz caught five of seven targets last week for 42 yards against the Rams. It was a quiet day for the veteran, but still viable fantasy numbers for the position. Ertz has been held out of the end zone for two straight games since his two-touchdown performance against the Seahawks on 11/21.

This week, Ertz faces a Lions defense that ranks 22nd in aFPA to opposing tight ends. It’s a great matchup for him, and he could see more targets headed his way with DeAndre Hopkins expected to miss the remainder of the regular season. We have Ertz ranked as a TE1 option and he should be considered right in that tier after the elite guys. Start him.

by Brandon Niles

ARI TE Zach Ertz - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Los Angeles Rams

Zach Ertz was held to just one catch for 10 yards last week against the Bears. It was his worst game as a Cardinal, but it may be an anomaly. The Cardinals attempted just 15 passes in a lopsided victory and relied on their defense to give them a much-needed boost of production.

This week, Ertz faces a Rams defense that ranks 23rd in aFPA to opposing tight ends. Expect a bounce-back game from Ertz in a nice matchup in a game that should feature plenty of scoring. We have him ranked as a low-end TE1. Start him.

by Brandon Niles

ARI TE Zach Ertz - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 at Chicago Bears

Zach Ertz caught eight balls for 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Seahawks before the bye last week. Ertz now has five touchdowns on the season and is second among tight ends in fantasy points since arriving in Arizona. It’s nice to see a career resurgence for the veteran, and that production should only improve with Kyler Murray back under center.

This week, Ertz faces a Bears defense that ranks seventh in aFPA to opposing tight ends. Despite the tough matchup, Ertz’s targets since arriving in Arizona have been steady enough to warrant starting him in most leagues. There aren’t a lot of great tight end options available, so even though the return of DeAndre Hopkins muddies the targets for everyone in Arizona, Ertz is still at least a fringe starter in most leagues.

by Brandon Niles

ARI TE Zach Ertz - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 at Seattle Seahawks

Zach Ertz caught four of six targets last week for 46 yards against the Panthers. Ertz isn’t lighting the world on fire as a Cardinal, but he’s had 20 targets over his four games with Arizona and is clearly a big part of the offense. That might be enough to make him an every-week fantasy option at the barren wasteland that is the tight end position.

This week, Ertz faces a Seahawks defense that ranks 22nd in aFPA to opposing tight ends. In a nice matchup, Ertz should be considered a solid starting option in all fantasy leagues that separate the tight end position. Start him.

by Brandon Niles

ARI TE Zach Ertz - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 vs. Carolina Panthers

Zach Ertz had a quiet game against the 49ers last week, catching three of his five targets for 27 yards. The Cardinals only threw the ball 27 times in a lopsided victory, so it was good to see Ertz with an 18.5% target share, despite a change at quarterback.

This week, Ertz faces a Panthers defense that ranks 12th in aFPA to opposing tight ends. In the barren wasteland that is the tight end position, he’s worth considering as a fringe starting option, despite question marks at quarterback and not the best matchup. We have him ranked just outside our top 10 tight ends this week.

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