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Zach Ertz misses practice, back injury added to report

Zach Ertz misses another practice before must-win game vs. Giants.

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz attempts to catch a pass in front of Washington Redskins strong safety Landon Collins in the third quarter at FedExField.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Ertz has cracked ribs but was able to get taped up and tough it out last week against the Cowboys. This week he’s missed both practices with the last practice report adding a back injury to his already hurt ribs.

The new injury is cause for concern, as Ertz woud probably end up playing if his ribs were the only trouble but adding in a new injury could be the proverbial straw when it comes to his status against the Giants in a must-win game.

Last week Dallas Goedert became the go-to target for Carson Wentz with Ertz out or playing hurt for part of the game. Even if Ertz does end up toughing it out and playing this week, Goedert is the healthy player and should be considered the better fantasy and DFS target.