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What to do with Zach Ertz in Week 5 fantasy football

The Eagles need production from their veteran tight end if they’re going to have a chance to beat the Steeler.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t getting much out of veteran tight end Zach Ertz these days. The worst part is that they could really, really use just a fraction of the kind of production Ertz used to give the team. But that’s just not happening, and he’s best left as an afterthought in fantasy football.

Fantasy Football analysis: Eagles TE Zach Ertz

Ertz had just nine yards on four catches last week against the 49ers. He’s got 139 yards on the season, half of which came in a 70-yard outing against the Bengals two weeks ago. Even with Dallas Goedert on injured reserve, Ertz hasn’t been able to fill the part of the void. He’s not helped by the rest of the team’s struggles, especially quarterback Carson Wentz.

That is unlikely to change this week with the Eagles on the road to play the Steelers. Tight ends are averaging barely more than 40 yards a game against Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit Zach Ertz.