Ertz has agreed to a restructured payment of his 2017 base salary, ESPN's Field Yates reports. Ertz's restructure creates over $2.5 million in cap space for the Eagles this offseason and guarantees him more money in the immediate future. In 14 games last season, Ertz totaled a career-high 78 catches for 816 yards and four touchdowns.
Ertz caught 13 of 16 targets for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Cowboys. Ertz enjoyed his best game of the season and equaled his career high in receptions while producing the second best yardage total of his first four NFL seasons. After an inauspicious start to the season with Carson Wentz at the helm, Ertz enjoyed an excellent finish by posting an average of 74 yards per game over his final nine contests and scoring all four of his touchdowns in that span. After notching career highs in every major offensive category, he will look to continue his evolution into a top fantasy asset at his position.
Ertz secured both of his targets for 33 yards in Thursday's 24-19 win over the Giants. Coming off a three-week stretch where he totaled 25 receptions on 36 targets for 271 yards and a touchdown, Ertz came back down to earth against a tough Giants defense. Despite the one-game downturn, the fourth-year pro has followed up a career-best 2015 campaign with solid numbers of 63 receptions for 644 yards and two touchdowns over just 12 games this season. He'll look to finish things off on a high note when Philadelphia faces off with the Cowboys in their New Year's Day season finale.
Ertz caught six of eight targets for 80 yards in Sunday's loss to Baltimore. Though the Eagles continue to slide, few tight ends can match Ertz's production in recent weeks. The Stanford product has caught at least six passes in six of his last seven games. There is no reason for that not to continue given the dearth of viable targets on the Eagles at the moment. If there is a complaint to be had with Ertz is season is that he's scored just twice, both touchdowns coming in the last five weeks. It is possible that more scores can be forthcoming as Ertz has been targeted in the red zone 10 times in the last five weeks, including thrice on Sunday.
Ertz caught 10 passes for 112 yards Sunday against Washington. Ertz led the Eagles with 13 targets in a game in which the team use their short-passing attack to consistently move the chains, albeit in a losing effort. Although he's been inconsistent, he's recorded at least 79 yards in four of his last seven games, and he'll continue to be a volatile fantasy option, though he has a higher ceiling than all but the elite tight ends.
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