Celek made two catches (on four targets) for 10 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's blowout loss in Detroit. Celek was relatively quiet this season until Sam Bradford suffered a concussion and AC joint sprain in Week 10, which forced Mark Sanchez into action. Including Thursday's outing, Celek resumed his connection with Sanchez, racking up 13 catches (on 18 targets) for 223 yards and one touchdown over the past three games. With Bradford expected to return in Week 13 and Zach Ertz embroiled in the concussion protocol, the duo could be active in the Eagles' next contest on Dec. 6 at New England. If that comes to pass, Celek would almost assuredly revert to the periphery of the passing attack.
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.
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