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What to do with Dallas Goedert, Zach Ertz in Week 11 fantasy football

Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert face the talented Patriots defense in Philadelphia on Sunday. Will they be able to muster enough fantasy points to warrant a start on your fantasy teams?

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) reacts after a reception against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.  Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert are both excellent tight ends, but Ertz has seen 74 targets to Goedert’s 32 on the season. That number has narrowed of late, though. Over their last four games, Ertz has caught 17-of-29 targets for 215 yards and a touchdown while Goedert has brought in 16-of-22 targets for 178 yards and two touchdowns.

Last week Ertz had his best game in a month, as hr caught 9-of-11 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown while Goedert caught 4-of-5 targets for 39 yards. Lately, the two have been trading touchdown games, but Ertz remains the preferred target by a small margin.

Fantasy football analysis: Philadelphia Eagles TEs Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert

Week 11 brings the New England Patriots to town. We’ve seen how the Patriots defense has ground mediocre offenses into a pulp, and the Eagles haven’t exactly been tearing up the NFL offensively. Philadelphia doesn’t have their field stretcher in DeSean Jackson, and it looks like they might be without Alshon Jeffery this week as well.

Jeffery’s absence would be a good boost to Goedert, who is already seeing 70 percent of the snaps, and 5-6 targets a game of late. If this game were against a weak defense, both Goedert and Ertz would be in smash spots. But the Patriots have given up eight offensive touchdowns in nine games and have shown little weakness.

Baltimore was able to complete 9-of-10 passes for 63 yards and a touchdown, and they haven’t faced any sharp tight ends this season other than Mark Andrews. If Jeffery is out, Bill Belichick will try to take Ertz out of the game, maybe even by Stephon Gilmore. That would leave Goedert as the go-to receiver.

I don’t think you can sit Ertz, even if it looks likely that Gilmore will spend time covering him. And Goedert could be set up as a top target. Both have target upside at the very least.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Ertz.

Start Goedert.