Askef if there will be enough passes to go around, general manager Howie Roseman told Birds 24/7 that he's trying to follow Denver's model.
"When you look at how many offensive plays that you have over the course of the season, there’s a lot of opportunities to spread the ball around, get people involved," Roseman said. "I don’t think you have to look further than when you look at the Denver Broncos and how many options they have in their passing game and how big of an advantage that is when you have guys all around the field and you can get different personnel groups and that’s what we’re looking to do. We're looking to be an explosive, dynamic offense and when you talk about the skills that he has, Jeremy, certainly he adds to that group."
Maclin was the latest to sign when he inked a one-year deal Saturday.
Ertz caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles with 4:54 remaining in the game before Shayne Graham drilled the game-winner for the Saints as time expired. He caught three of the four passes thrown his way for 22 yards and a touchdown in a 26-24 defeat.
Each tight end was targeted five times, tied for the team lead with receiver Jason Avant. Celek has scored in consecutive weeks entering Saturday's playoff game vs. New Orleans.
In two of the past three weeks,
So why wouldn't you plug and play a tight end like that? For starters, Ertz continues to split snaps with Brent Celek. Week 15 was the first time Ertz got more time than Celek. Ertz's big games occurred with Nick Foles throwing an average of 41 times. Philly figures to attack Chicago on the ground, meaning fewer targets for Ertz.
Ertz is just as likely to put up a dud. He had zero catches Week 14 and Week 10. In four of his past seven games, Ertz caught two or fewer passes for no more than 31 yards.
A 6-5, 250-pounder who's just 23, Ertz is an intriguing Dynasty prospect. Don't play him in Fantasy's championship week unless you're in a two-tight end league.
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|P2||8/15/14||@ NE||7:30 pm|