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Eagles TE Dallas Goedert clears concussion protocol, will play Week 11 vs. Saints

We break down the news that Dallas Goedert is expected to play in Week 11.

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (88) catches a ball during training camp at NovaCare Complex. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: The Eagles have removed Goedert from the injury report, meaning the tight end has cleared concussion protocol and will play in Week 11 against the Saints.

Friday update: Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni expects Dallas Goedert to play in Week 11, per Eliot Shorr-Parks. Start him in fantasy.

Thursday pre-practice update: Goedert was involved in the start of Thursday’s practice and beat writer Josh Tolentino tweeted that he would “expect him to be ready to play Sunday vs. Saints. He seems to be in great spirits. Very vocal with teammates and now he’s participating with them in ball security drills and routes.”

Update: Goedert missed Wednesday’s practice and is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol. His status for Week 11 remains unclear but the tight end has until Sunday to be cleared for the game.

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert was forced from their Week 10 game with a head injury and is now in concussion protocol, per Martin Frank. Goedert was mostly replaced by Jack Stoll instead of Tyree Jackson. Stoll is likely the better blocker of the two, but there’s no doubt the team is high on Jackson as an offensive weapon.

If Goedert can’t go this week, it will be a blow to the offense, as he’s been one of Jalen Hurts’ favorite targets. Stoll did have three targets after Goedert went down, catching two for just six yards. Wide receiver Quez Watkins saw his targets see an uptick to six, his highest since he saw seven in Week 4.

Fantasy football implications

If Goedert can’t play against the Saints this week, it doesn’t look like one player is due a big uptick in work other than Stoll, who we can’t really count on for fantasy goodness.