• Zach Ertz (TE) #86

    Zach Ertz
    ADP:Round: 5, Pick: 6
    Ht / Wt:6'5" / 249 lb.
    Born:October 10, 1990
    Drafted:2013 / Rd. 2 (35)
    Draft Team:PHI

    Injury Status - Week 17

    Not on injury report



    Zach Ertz a Decent Option Despite a Tough Matchup

    Wednesday, January 17, 11:55 AM

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is a decent fantasy option in the NFC Championship Game. Despite a tough matchup against an elite Minnesota Vikings defense, Ertz is likely to be involved enough in the offense to put up a decent-at-worst fantasy day. Ertz is a true difference maker on the field, and should be the focal point of the Eagles passing game, even though the passing game as a whole is going to be used sparingly. The Eagles will focus on keeping the ball on the ground, but Ertz will make himself available for short passes and chain-moving plays. Based on projected volume, Ertz should have a decent floor with a chance at a nice ceiling.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    January 22, 2018

    Zach Ertz's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Ertz's current ADP is 5.06, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 6th pick of the 5th round, and 54th selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.


    2016 Season Stats

    Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Ru Att Ru Yds Ru TD
    78 816 4 0 0 0

    Recent drafts with Zach Ertz:

    Draft #DateFormatErtz's Draft Pick
    4614855 1/22/2018 Standard 61st
    4614823 1/22/2018 Standard 62nd
    4614817 1/22/2018 Standard 49th
    4614783 1/22/2018 Standard 61st
    4614757 1/22/2018 Standard 58th
    4614752 1/22/2018 Standard 64th
    4614751 1/22/2018 Standard 59th
    4614692 1/22/2018 Standard 60th

    Players drafted after Zach Ertz:

    Michael Crabtree WR OAK 5.07
    Paul Perkins RB NYG 5.10
    Alex Collins RB BAL 5.12
    Mike Gillislee RB NE 5.12
    Demaryius Thomas WR DEN 6.01
    Sammy Watkins WR LAR 6.01
    Drew Brees QB NO 6.02
    Jameis Winston QB TB 6.02
    Martavis Bryant WR PIT 6.03
    Deshaun Watson QB HOU 6.04
    Tevin Coleman RB ATL 6.05
    Jared Goff QB LAR 6.06
    Doug Martin RB TB 6.07
    Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN 6.07
    DeVante Parker WR MIA 6.07

    Zach Ertz Biography

    Personal life

    Zach Ertz (full name Zachary Adam Ertz) was born on 10th November, 1990.  His hometown is Orange County, California where he grew up with his family and attended high school. Ertz is the oldest out of his family with three younger siblings. Growing up Ertz had an early start on learning the ins and outs about football. Between 1981-1984, Ertz father played for the Lehigh University football team with a decent collegiate career.

    Currently Ertz is engaged to Julie Johnston, an American soccer player and defender for the US women’s national soccer team. ertz and Johnston met at a Stanford home baseball game, which is also where they became engaged as well. The two have been in a relationship since 2012, and engaged since February 2016. 

    College career

    Between 2009-2012, Ertz attended Standford University in addition for being a member of their football team. During his freshman year, Ertz decided to redshirt the 2009 season and began actual play in 2010.

    In 2010, Ertz played 13 games and recorded 16 receptions for 190 yards, and 5 touchdowns. As time progressed, Ertz gameplay became immensely better and it showed in his stats. During the 2011 season, Ertz recorded 27 receptions for 346 yards , and 4 touchdowns. Ertz last year at Stanford (2012), he left on a high note before entering the NFL Draft. After playing 14 games in the regular season, Ertz recorded 69 receptions for 898 yards, and 6 touchdowns.

    NFL Draft

    Before being drafted by the Eagles, Ertz made his case pretty clear during the 2013 combine. His 40 time was 4.76 seconds, his vertical jump was 30.5 inches, and his 3 cone drill results were 7.08 seconds. With his football IQ, speed, and ability to adjust quickly to situations put in front of him, his draft pick prospect became pretty decent.

    The Philadelphia Eagles selected Ertz in the 2nd round (overall pick number 35). With the pick, Ertz signed a rookie contract with undisclosed terms (meaning that his salary information is not available to the public).

    NFL career history

    Ertz is a tight-end for the Eagles and is currently in his 4th season with the team. Out of his entire professional career, he has only missed 3 games. During his rookie year, Ertz recorded 469 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 36 receptions. He also started in 3 games this year.

    Between 2014-2016, Ertz started in majority of the regular season games. In 2015, Ertz recorded a personal season high of 853 reception yards. His personal season highs from 2016 includes receptions (78), and touchdowns (4). 

    Feel free to take a look at Ertz’s 2015-2016 remarkable highlights.

    Social media

    Ertz is not a shy persona by any means on the football field or off the field. If you would like to keep up with him on social media, feel free to follow his official accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and his main website. While Ertz typically posts about football related things, you can also see him outside of the Eagles jersey and with his family. 


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