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What to do with Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert in fantasy football Week 16

Can both Eagles tight ends provide fantasy value in a key divisional match-up in Week 16?

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert leaps over Washington Redskins cornerback Jimmy Moreland while running with the ball in the second quarter at FedExField Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Everything is on the line for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16, as they face the Dallas Cowboys in a match-up that will decide the champion of the NFC East. Unfortunately for Carson Wentz and the rest of the offense, their receiving corps continues to dwindle each and every week. The Eagles currently have a grand total of two healthy wide receivers on their roster, both of whom spent most of the season on the practice squad. The only good news here, is that the Eagles happen to possess two very capable pass catching tight ends in Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. We break down the fantasy implications below.

Fantasy Football Analysis, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz

Zach Ertz is a long time favorite target of Carson Wentz. Ertz was once a target of preference, but has now become a target of necessity, as the Eagles continue to be plagued by injury. Ertz has averaged 10.8 targets per game over the past 6 games. He has failed to top 17 fantasy points only once during that stretch, during a game vs. Miami in which he had several uncharacteristic drops, including one in the endzone. Ertz has been rock solid most of the year and you can expect more of the same as the number one target in the offense.

Fantasy Football Analysis, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert

Dallas Goedert has taken a backseat to Zach Ertz, but he has provided a decent floor, averaging 9.8 points per game over the past six games. At the volatile position of tight end, this isn’t at all terrible. The Eagles only pass catchers who have had any significant contribution this season are limited to Ertz, Goedert, Miles Sanders, and Greg Ward this weekend. With reliable hands and decent run after catch ability, Goedert may be asked to take on a larger role. He provides a decent floor for anyone in a bind at the position.

Start/Sit Recommendation:

Start Ertz as a high end TE1

Start Goeddert in deeper leagues as a TE2