Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz should be considered a bench stash this week against the San Francisco 49ers. As the season has gone along, Ertz's fantasy production has sharply declined. Prior to Week 3, Ertz was heavily involved in the Arizona passing game but was an afterthought in the team's upset win over Dallas. In addition, the 49ers have so far allowed the ninth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends. Since it remains to be seen how heavily the Cardinals will utilize him, Ertz is currently a risky option. Unless fantasy managers have no other choice, he's best left on the bench for Week 4.
Sep 30, 2023 2:00 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz will be looking to build off of last Sunday's performance in Week 2 against the New York Giants. In the Week 1 loss to the Commanders, Ertz led the NFL in targets at the tight end position with 10, becoming a solid check-down option for quarterback Joshua Dobbs. Arizona's offensive line is currently a mess, and the Giants are looking to bounce back from their Week 1 thrashing at the hands of the Cowboys. Dobbs may look Ertz's way early and often. If that happens, the odds are good Ertz could approach the 10 target threshold once again and be a solid fantasy option. Either way, fantasy managers should roll with him in Week 2.
Sep 16, 2023 3:27 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown (hamstring) and Zach Ertz (knee) are both officially active for Week 1 versus the Washington Commanders. Brown is a talented player and Arizona's No. 1 receiver, but he's a low-end WR3 in fantasy football with Joshua Dobbs starting at quarterback. As for Ertz, the 32-year-old is set to play in his first game since Week 10 last season when he tore his ACL. Ertz isn't quite on the fantasy radar thanks to Dobbs' level of play and the presence of Trey McBride.
Sep 10, 2023 11:38 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz (knee) had been listed as questionable but is expected to play in Week 1 against the Washington Commanders, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 32-year-old is looking to play in his first game since Week 10 last season when he tore his left ACL. Ertz isn't quite on the fantasy radar, especially with Trey McBride in the fold, but he could earn some targets if Joshua Dobbs needs a security blanket to whom he can check down.
Sep 10, 2023 8:13 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown (hamstring) and tight end Zach Ertz (knee) are listed as questionable for Week 1 versus the Washington Commanders. The two playmakers both practiced in a limited capacity all week long, offering very little insight into whether they'll be available for Sunday's game. Between the uncertainty of their statuses and the anticipated subpar quarterback play of Joshua Dobbs, it might be safest to just stay away from Brown, Ertz, and all Cardinals players not named James Conner in fantasy football this week.
Sep 8, 2023 3:34 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz (knee) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. The veteran tight end tore his ACL in Week 10 of last season and has spent all offseason and camp recovering and working his way back into game shape. He never ruled out playing in Week 1, however, and the fact he got in a limited session on Wednesday would suggest that he's got a real shot to suit up. If he does play on Sunday against the Commanders, he would likely split reps with second-year tight end Trey McBride, which would only complicate things for fantasy managers. Neither player is a top-12 option at the position, though, as the Cardinals project to be one of the worst offenses in the entire NFL this year.
Sep 6, 2023 6:42 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz (knee) is uncertain whether or not he'll be able to he'll be able to play Week 1 against the Washington Commanders. Ertz has been cleared to practice since mid-August but he told reporters on Wednesday that he needs to see how he recovers after stringing together multiple practices, among other things. He suffered a knee injury back in Week 10 of last season but it sounds like he has an outside chance of suiting up in Week 1 this year. His presence on the field would affect second-year tight end Trey McBride's fantasy value but neither player has much appeal given the fact that the Cardinals should be a bottom-five offense this season.
Aug 30, 2023 6:21 PM EST
Ertz (knee) is on the active/PUP list to start training camp.
Jul 26, 2023 11:06 AM EST
Coach Jonathan Gannon recently declined to elaborate on when Ertz (knee) might return, only saying that the tight end is "chomping at the bit" and will play once he's "physically and mentally" ready, Yahoo's Jess Root reports.
Jun 12, 2023 11:17 AM EST
Ertz disclosed Thursday that the season-ending surgery he underwent in late November addressed ACL and MCL damage in his left knee, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Dec 8, 2022 12:02 PM EST
The Cardinals placed Ertz (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Nov 26, 2022 2:01 PM EST
Ertz (knee) is scheduled for surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2022 season, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Nov 16, 2022 11:34 AM EST
Ertz plans to get a second opinion on the knee injury that he suffered Sunday against the Rams, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN reports.
Nov 14, 2022 2:39 PM EST
Ertz (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2022 campaign, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Nov 14, 2022 1:14 PM EST
Ertz (knee) is expected to miss multiple weeks but his ACL appears to be intact, though an MRI on Monday will determine the extent of his injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Nov 13, 2022 5:46 PM EST
Coach Kliff Kingsbury didn't have an update on Ertz's (knee) status after Sunday's 27-17 win over the Rams, and the tight end was seen wearing a knee brace in the locker room, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Nov 13, 2022 5:28 PM EST
Ertz sustained a knee injury during Sunday's game at the Rams, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Nov 13, 2022 1:57 PM EST
Ertz caught five of eight targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Seahawks.
Nov 6, 2022 6:06 PM EST
Ertz brought in four of five targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' 34-26 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.
Oct 30, 2022 3:32 PM EST
Ertz brought in two of four targets for 21 yards and recorded a two-point conversion catch in the Cardinals' 42-34 win over the Saints on Thursday night.
Oct 20, 2022 9:48 PM EST