On most teams, Dallas Goedert would be the No. 1 tight end and likely a standout Fantasy option in all leagues. But not with the Eagles. Goedert is, unfortunately, behind Zach Ertz, although both have the ability to play well. Goedert was the No. 10 PPR tight last year, while Ertz was No. 4. It was a solid sophomore season for Goedert, who should continue to improve this year. His ceiling is capped as long as Ertz is healthy, and part of the reason Goedert saw more production was Philadelphia's receiving corps was decimated by injuries. The receiving corps should be better, and we'll see how that impacts Goedert. He's not worth drafting as a No. 1 Fantasy option, but he should be drafted in all leagues as a high-end No. 2 tight end with the ability to start at some point during the year.
Goedert is uninjured after being sucker punched at a restaurant in South Dakota on Friday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. The 25-year-old was apparently out to eat with his family when he was punched unprovoked. Goedert made a precautionary trip to the hospital, but he checked out fine and was granted his release. The 2018 second-round pick had 607 receiving yards and five touchdowns last year, and he's poised to work behind Zach Ertz as Philadelphia's secondary tight end again in 2020.
Goedert secured seven of eight targets for 73 yards in the Eagles' 17-9 wild-card loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. Goedert unsurprisingly served as the leader of the pass-catching corps in receptions, receiving yards and targets, even with Zach Ertz (ribs/kidney) active for the contest. Goedert made an exponential leap in his second pro season, finishing with a 58-607-5 line across 15 games during the regular season in addition to Sunday's production. The 25-year-old managed to avoid peaks and valleys for the most part as well, notching at least three grabs in each of the last 11 games of the campaign. He'll now enter the offseason with an eye on making an even bigger impact in 2020, although that could prove challenging as long as Ertz is around and healthy.
Goedert caught four of 10 targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Giants. As expected with Zach Ertz (ribs) sidelined, Goedert was Carson Wentz's favorite option in the passing game, but the second-year tight end wasn't able to turn that volume into a particularly impressive performance. He's still seen double-digit targets in back-to-back games, and if Ertz remains out -- or even just less than 100 percent -- for next weekend's wild-card game against the Seahawks, Goedert figures to see a heavy workload once again.
Goedert will operate as the Eagles' top tight end Sunday against the Giants with Zach Ertz (ribs) ruled out for the game, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports. Goedert has already been handling a three-down role, with injuries at receiver forcing the Eagles to rely on multi-tight end formations nearly every week. The second-year player is working on a six-game streak with six or more targets, culminating in a 9-91-1 receiving line in last week's 17-9 win over the Cowboys. Goedert is locked in as a central figure in the Eagles' passing game and could push for double-digit targets again with Ertz temporarily out of the picture.
Goedert caught nine of 12 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Cowboys. Zach Ertz missed most of the first half due to injured ribs, but the Eagles' passing game didn't miss a beat with Goedert taking his place as Carson Wentz's most trusted option. The second-year tight end is having a solid finish to the campaign, catching 33 of 45 targets for 321 yards and two TDs over the last six games, and he could see another elevated workload in Week 17 if Ertz is less than 100 percent.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@Washington Football Team||27||8.38|
|2||09/20||Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|4||10/05||@San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||25||8.00|
|10||11/15||@New York Giants||25||8.00|
|13||12/06||@Green Bay Packers||14||6.78|
|14||12/13||New Orleans Saints||8||6.12|
|17||01/03||Washington Football Team||27||8.38|
|3 Year Avg||66||46||470||4||24||10.22||69|