EAGLES ZACH ERTZ A FANTASY BUST IN 2020: GREAT UPSIDE IN 2021!

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By Max Harper

So, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is not only still in town after the conventional wisdom had him packing his bags.

But now it appears he is going to be utilized a lot with Dallas Goedert in the Eagles offensive scheme.

So, he can be bought low in fantasy, with a terrific upside.

And the Action Network agrees:

Chris Raybon: Zach Ertz TE23 (Eagles)

Carson Wentz was terrible last season, and Wentz’ poor play combined with an injury conspired to cause Ertz to bust in a major way from his top-five TE status.

But Ertz still ran a route on 74% of dropbacks per game last season and is likely to operate in a similar capacity this year for as long as he’s on the Eagles (Dallas Goedert is the better blocking TE, but the Eagles will use more two-TE looks as long as Ertz remains on the team).

If Ertz gets traded, it will likely be to a team where he is the starter, so I don’t see much downside in betting on a bounce-back season for a TE who was going as a top-five option just a year ago.

Samantha Previte: Zach Ertz TE23 (Eagles)

Ertz burned a bunch of fantasy managers last year after being drafted super high going into the year.

He appeared in 10 games and finished as the 33rd-best TE and is now consensus ranked as TE23 in half PPR.

There’s still an off chance he’s traded to somewhere like Buffalo — which would skyrocket his value — but even if he stays on the Eagles, I can still see him having a role in this offense. That is bad news for Dallas Goedert truthers.

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