Fantasy football owners have received mixed updates from Eagles coach Doug Pederson on Zach Ertz this week, which is undoubtedly causing some start ’em, sit ’em confusion as they prepare to finalize their Week 12 lineups. The tight end position is the weakest it’s been in recent memory, so Ertz would have immediate value as soon as he’s activated. Likewise, Dallas Goedert will continue to hold value as long as Ertz is out with an ankle injury, so knowing whether Ertz is playing on Monday Night Football against the Seahawks is imperative for many owners trying to make a push for the fantasy playoffs.
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Is Zach Ertz playing on Monday night?
Ertz (ankle) has been out since Week 6, and despite some positive reports earlier this week, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said on Saturday morning that he didn’t expect Ertz to play on Monday night against the Seahawks.
That means Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers will hold down the TE position for at least one more week for Philadelphia. Goedert has seen six targets in each of the past two weeks compared to seven total for Rodgers, and while each caught a touchdown last week, it’s clear Goedert is the one you want to trust in fantasy leagues.
If Ertz is a surprise active, he’d be worth using as a low-end TE1, but it seems very likely that he’s at least a week away.