Dallas Goedert will again be the No. 2 tight end for the Eagles this season, and he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. Zach Ertz is the top tight end in Philadelphia, and Goedert will get limited targets, especially since the Eagles also have Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor in the receiving corps. However, Goedert might be the best No. 2 tight end in the NFL, and all he needs is additional targets to be successful. As a rookie in 2018, Goedert had three games with at least five targets, and he scored at least 14 PPR points in each outing. Goedert is worth drafting with a late-round pick in deeper leagues this year.
Goedert said spring practices have been much easier in his second pro season, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. "I'm not thinking as much," Goedert said. "Just being able to kind of play free, having a year with the offense made it a lot easier going out there. Now I can just focus on things I want to get better at [rather] than learning the playbook." Goedert made a strong case for a larger role with a 33-334-4 receiving line on 44 targets his rookie season, but it will be tough to find regular snaps for everyone in a pass-catching corps that also includes tight end Zach Ertz and wide receivers Alshon Jeffery (rib), DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor and JJ Arcega-Whiteside. The Eagles already upped their use of two-TE formations to accommodate Goedert last season, and they could be headed for another increase if he looks good throughout the spring and summer. Even if it doesn't lead to steady target volume early in the year, Goedert's efficient production from 2018 suggests he'd be a valuable fantasy commodity if Ertz were to miss time with an injury.
Goedert saw no targets and played just 20 snaps in Sunday's 20-14 playoff loss to the Saints. It was the first time Goedert was held without a catch since Week 13 and his lowest snap count since the last time he faced New Orleans in Week 11. Despite the dud, the 2018 second-round pick finished the regular season with 33 catches on 44 targets for 334 yards and four touchdowns. While he'll look to build on his promising rookie campaign, the 23-year-old's 2019 value will still largely depend on Zach Ertz's health.
Goedert caught all three of his targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 32-30 win over Houston. The rookie has now caught multiple passes in three consecutive games for just the second time this season. With the Eagles' postseason lives on the line Week 17 against the Redskins, Goedert gets a tough draw versus a pass defense that ranks in the top half of the league. Washington previously held Goedert without a reception in the Redskins' meeting with the Eagles back in Week 13.
Goedert caught both of his targets for 12 yards in Sunday night's 30-23 win over the Rams. Goedert caught Nick Foles' first passing attempt of the game for a 10-yard gain and converted a first down with his two-yard catch on the Eagles' final drive of the first half, but he was absent from the box score after that. The rookie played 39 snaps, marking his fourth straight week with at least 31. He remains a touchdown-dependent play for Week 16's home matchup against the Texans.
Goedert corralled four of his five targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-23 overtime loss to the Cowboys. With the Dallas defense successfully keying in on top tight end Zach Ertz (five catches for 38 yards on eight targets), Goedert took on a more meaningful role in the passing attack. Goedert cashed in late in the fourth quarter with a three-yard touchdown reception -- his first since Week 8 -- and nearly added another score to his ledger later in the period. After Dallas answered Goedert's touchdown with a 75-yard catch and run from Amari Cooper, the rookie appeared to tie up the game when he responded with a 75-yard score of his own with around three minutes remaining. Unfortunately, Goedert was called for pass interference on a dubious push off against Dallas safety Jeff Heath, negating the big gain. Though the penalty robbed him of a monstrous outing, Goedert's solid showing has his stock trending up for the final three weeks of the regular season.
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|4||09/27||@Green Bay Packers||8||5.50|
|5||10/06||New York Jets||6||4.88|
|11||11/17||New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|14||12/10||New York Giants||19||7.38|
|17||12/29||@New York Giants||19||7.38|
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|3 Year Avg||44||33||334||4||15||10.12||57|