Celek caught seven passes for 79 yards in Sunday's 45-17 loss to the Buccaneers. Celek caught 79 yards' worth of passes for the second straight week, and has turned into the Eagles' most productive pass-catching weapon in the past three games. He has
Celek caught seven of 10 targets for 79 yards in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. The catch and target tallies were far and away Celek's largest of the season and, coming off of a very solid performance against Miami, the veteran tight end has now racked up 213 receiving yards in his past two games after totaling just 71 in the first eight contests of the season. Celek's larger role in Philadelphia's offense on Sunday had a lot to do with Zach Ertz leaving the game with a concussion. With Philadelphia having to turn around and play Detroit on Thanksgiving, it is hard to imagine Ertz being cleared in time. If it turns out that Ertz can't go, expect Celek to take a big chunk of Ertz's targets, which rank second on the team at over six per game.
Celek set new season-highs with four catches (on four targets) for 134 yards in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. Despite finishing tied for fifth on the team in targets, the veteran was far and away Philadelphia's most productive pass catcher, thanks to a 60 yard snag in the first half. Celek had caught just seven balls heading into Sunday's contest, and he should not be counted on to replicate this type of production on a weekly basis. The Eagles will host the Buccaneers in Week 11, but Celek is nothing more than a shot in the dark for those in need of a bye week fill-in.
Celek wasn't targeted in Sunday's 33-27 win over the Cowboys. As expected, the rise of fellow Zach Ertz has spelled the end for Celek's productivity in head coach Chip Kelly's offense. Quarterback Sam Bradford has so many weapons at his disposal, and Ertz is a far more dynamic option when he's throwing to a tight end. Celek could still see a few red zone targets, but Ertz has solidified himself as the team's primary pass-catching option at tight end.
Celek caught two passes for 11 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. With fellow tight end Zach Ertz steadily forcing his way into the Eagles' passing game, Celek's role has dropped off in the last two weeks after a pair of early-season touchdowns. The veteran tight end Celek was never going to be a big piece of head coach Chip Kelly's offense, but the offense is built around equal distribution of touches, which meant Celek could still get a few scoring chances. But with Ertz looking fully healthy after his preseason injury, Celek will likely be pushed to the fringe of Kelly's offense.
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