Although Alshon Jeffery supplanted him as Carson Wentz's favorite target on the night, Ertz wasn't too far behind. The talented tight end logged the second-highest number of looks on the Eagles, and he managed to cross the goal line for the second consecutive week. Thursday marked Ertz's first game with single-digit targets -- albeit by one -- and he clearly remains a must-play each week regardless of format. He'll look to continue building on his average of eight receptions per contest when he faces the Panthers in Week 7.
Ertz caught 10 of 11 pass attempts for 110 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Vikings.
With Xavier Rhodes making life tough for Alshon Jeffery on the day, Ertz led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards. He did much of his damage late in the game as his team looked to climb back in it, including a seven-yard touchdown reception to bring the deficit to two with just over a minute left. While Ertz looked good to begin the season, he has been a new man since Carson Wentz returned to form, recording 20 catches for 222 yards and a touchdown over the last two weeks. He'll look to continue his recent success Thursday against the Giants.
Ertz snagged five of 10 targets for 73 yards during Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts.
Who did Carson Wentz miss most of all while recovering from ACL surgery? If his attention during the Eagles' first drive was of any indication, it was Ertz. Wentz hit him up the seam for a 17-yard gain for his first completion and went on to connect with the tight end on all three of his targets during the Eagles' opening touchdown drive for a total of 32 yards. With all of the concerns about Philly's depth at receiver, Ertz is the man to key on, considering he's seen double-digit targets every game thus far. With Wentz now back in action, Ertz should see an uptick in downfield production from those looks.
As expected, Ertz saw no shortage of volume in the Eagles' second straight game to open the season without Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Mike Wallace exiting early with an ankle injury The prolific tight end led the Eagles in receptions, receiving yards and targets, and he's now logged a whopping 23 looks through two games. Ertz will potentially have a chance to reestablish his strong connection with Carson Wentz (knee) in a Week 3 battle against the Colts, if the latter is reportedly ready to return to action in that contest as expected.
Ertz paced the Eagles in receiving yards on a night when Nick Foles struggled to complete better than 50 percent of his throws. The athletic tight end did record a team-long 18-yard reception as part of his tally, and although rookie backup Dallas Goedert was targeted on three occasions as well, Ertz drew even with Nelson Agholor for the team lead in passing-game looks. Ertz should see an increase in his already robust workload as long as Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) is sidelined, although he's projected to be near the team lead in targets even when the pass-catching corps is back at full health.
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|15||12/16/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
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