2014 Sleeper Targets

With one final weekend of drafting set to get underway following tonight’s preseason finales, it’s a good time to re-examine who some of the better sleepers are to snag in those mid-to-late rounds. Here’s a peek at my favorites, in the order I prioritize them, not the order I feel they need to be drafted. While I like Kelvin Benjamin a lot – particularly in keeper formats...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zach Ertz Caps Off Strong Camp

Eagles tight ends coach Ted Williams told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Zach Ertz is "one of the best route-runners I've ever seen."Fantasy Spin:Fellow tight end Brent Celek remains the starter, but Chip Kelly used two-tight end sets 20 percent more often in the last eight games of 2013 than in the first eight games and should continue to use more this season. Celek...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ertz poised for a breakout season with Eagles

THE GUY WHO is going to make you forget about DeSean Jackson this season isn't Jeremy Maclin or Riley Cooper or even rookie Jordan Matthews. The guy who is going to make you forget about Jackson isn't even a wide receiver. He's a tight end. He's Zach Ertz. He's not Jimmy Graham. Yet. He'a not Jason Witten or Rob Gronkowski. Yet. And while you might think...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Fantasy Football Sleepers from the NFC East

By: Ron Lebya Fantasy Football drafts can be an extremely stressful time for the casual fantasy football player. One night of selecting players can make or break a fantasy year while the season hasn’t even started. With the growing popularity of fantasy sports, players will find themselves in leagues filled with knowledgeable opponents and it can be tough to get an edge on...
Via Philly Sports Muse
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: Philadelphia Eagles spot in the Power Rankings; teams that should call Tim Tebow

Two weeks from today will be heaven on Earth. Until then, here are the best cover32 stories from the past week to help you pass the time: National Columns • Power Rankings: Where each NFL team stands after preseason Week 2 (READ) • Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in preseason Week 2 (READ) • QB Ratings: Ranking every starting quarterback from 1-32 (READ)...
Via cover32 - Eagles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Zach Ertz poised to take off, Nick Foles climbs QB rankings & more

We’re just two short weeks away from the official start of the 2014 NFL regular season and the Philadelphia Eagles are rounding into form. Get caught up on all the latest with our top stories of the week. Eagles Columns - Zach Ertz is poised to take off in 2014 (READ) - Check out longsnapper Jon Dorenbos’ impossibly hot wife (READ) - New Eagles running back Kenjon Barner is...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is poised to take off in 2014

Zach Ertz is poised to be a key contributor for the Philadelphia Eagles offense in 2014. As a rookie in 2013, Ertz started off slowly as he was still learning the ins and outs of the system. According to Pro Football Focus, he played a total of 54 snaps through the first three games, an average of 18 snaps per game.  Over the next 14 games of the season (which includes the playoff...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles’ DeMeco Ryans levels Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell took a vicious hit during Thursday’s preaseon game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Bell went across the middle for a pass and was leveled by Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans. Bell, who was charged for possession of marijuana Wednesday, had eight carries for 18 yards and one catch for three yards Thursday night. [Bleacher Report] The...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Ertz should be on your fantasy football radar

The article below was written by: numberFire. Zach Ertz led all rookie tight ends in receiving touchdowns last season (5), and likely hasn’t even scratched the surface of his potential. The reason? He hasn’t played enough snaps to establish himself quite yet. Of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 1,128 offensive snaps, Ertz was only on the field for 459 of them a season ago, or...
Via Pro Football Zone
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings… or, Tiers, Not Fears

Trying to make some Green backs kid?—-Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall “Tiers, Not Fears” is a series on the (worth discussing) fantasy football positions. Players are in rank order, but are grouped in tiers with players who are very close in value. Whether drafting or doing an auction, having your positions organized in tiers helps you to decide during your draft/auction if you...
Via Sons of Roto
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Secondary A Major Concern

The following is a guest post from an ardent Eagles fan and Eagles Addict supporter.  He’s also trying to get his own Eagles blog up and running (Eagles Eye Focus Sportstalk) and his goal is to gain some exposure to his writing. Eagles Addicts, please welcome Lou DiBi to the site because you may see other guest posts from him in the future. Eagles Secondary A Major Concern By...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Foles compares Zach Ertz to Rob Gronkowski

Jim Rogas/Getty Images North AmericaThe Patriots beat the Eagles last Friday, as we already know. That makes me happy. Very happy. Anyway, in the aftermath of the game last weekend, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles compared his second-year tight end Zach Ertz to Rob Gronkowski. Foles sees Ertz as a carbon copy of Gronkowski. Nick Foles played with Gronk at Arizona. Foles said Ertz is...
Via Patriots Life
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Better things to come together for Eagles defense…

The talk around Philly is how bad the Eagles defense looked against New England in a Week 2 preseason game… 250 yards allowed on the ground and 226 yards given up by air. Now is the time to remind ourselves that (a) in a short turnaround week with the Steelers coming to town Thursday night, the defensive game plan was restricted, and (b) with the first round of cuts coming up after...
Via Eagles Eye
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Foles compares Eagles TE Zach Ertz to Rob Gronkowski

In college, Nick Foles had the pleasure of throwing to Rob Gronkowski. In the NFL, he's enjoyed hooking up with Zach Ertz. The two tight ends, Foles says, are nearly indistinguishable. Gronkowski, of course, is a proven commodity, already established among the elite at his position -- when he's on the field...
Via Helmet2Helmet
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Position Rankings: Top 32 Tight Ends

This is one man's ranking of the top 32 tight ends in the NFL. I would hope that not every fan and analyst out there would share my exact views on this subject, as that would result in an extremely boring discussion on one of the game's quickly evolving positions. I'd love to hear your thoughts on these rankings in the comment section below or by contacting me @jledgePFS...
Via Pro Football Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez posted a video of Lane Johnson & Zach Ertz taking a tubby together

Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez posted an Instagram video featuring Lane Johnson and Zach Ertz...taking a whirlpool together. .embed-container {position: relative; padding-bottom: 110%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;} .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }"Had to get these...
Via Bob's Blitz
14 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Mark Sanchez catches two Eagles in tub together

NFL locker rooms are all about camaraderie, and good-natured ribbing. Sometimes it’s less than good-natured, but usually it’s all in good fun. This next story is going to go down as legend in Philly sports history. Yesterday Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez shot this video of two of his teammates sharing a tub together. He shared it on Instagram and named it two...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rub-A-Dub-Dub: Mark Sanchez films Lane Johnson and Zach Ertz sharing a bath (video)

Mark Sanchez understands that under no uncertain terms that as far as his role on the Philadelphia Eagles are concerned, he is nothing more than a clipboard holder as Nick Foles orchestrates the offense as the unquestioned No. 1 Guy in Philly. Sure, Sanchez could see some action in mop-up duty or if the horrible […] The post Rub-A-Dub-Dub: Mark Sanchez films Lane Johnson and Zach...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's a pair of Eagles players taking a bath together while playing with smartphones

Much to the displeasure and Eagles tackle Lane Johnson and tight end Zach Ertz, quarterback Mark Sanchez posted video of the pair spending some quality time together in an Epsom salt bath.  Sanchez captioned the video: "Had to get these boys on camera snuggling up in the Epsom salt bath... Smh...trying to hide their faces too! "2 Guys 1 Tub" starring: LANE JOHNSON...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles’ Zach Ertz, Lane Johnson took a bath together (Video)

Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez took a video of tight end Zach Ertz and left tackle Lane Johnson bathing together. You have to love training camp bonding. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Eagles’ Zach Ertz, Lane Johnson took a bath together (Video) appeared first on...
Via Pro Football Zone
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez Posts Instagram Photo of Two Teammates Sharing a Nice Bath Together

Mark Sanchez is apparently already playing the role of class clown in Philly, and his latest Instagram post probably isn’t going to make two of his Eagles teammates happy. Lane Johnson and Zach Ertz were busted taking a bath together (with the proper attire on), and just typing away on their smart phones. Sanchez saw the interesting situation and posted it to his Instagram for...
Via Next Impulse Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Boys Making Noise in the Preseason

Every year, players dominate the preseason, but rarely do they make an impact in fantasy land. However, with so many teams running with a committee in the backfield and holding on to those extra receivers to spread the field, some of these guys might actually be able to help during the regular season.Click to see NFL Preseason HighlightsQuarterbacksBlake Bortles - The #3 overall...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Ertz: I’m so much more confident this year than last

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has a lot of confidence heading into the Eagles preseason opener against the Chicago Bears on Friday. “I’m so much more confident this year than I was last year,” Ertz said, via “Last year, I was kind of feeling my way through the first preseason game, where this year is going to be attacking from the get-go. That’s the...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Will Heavily Target Ertz In Redzone

Sheil Kapadia of Philadelphia Magazine says that Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is going to be the team's most utilized receiver in the red zone this season.Fantasy Spin:The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder had five TDs in the last nine games (including playoffs) as a rookie. The Eagles have plenty of options for Nick Foles to throw the ball to and a run-heavy offense, so Ertz' fantasy...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: 3 Eagles to Avoid

1. WR Riley CooperThe big Philly receiver had a career year last season with 837 yards and eight touchdowns as the Eagles #2 option at the receiver position. With the departure of DeSean Jackson came the return from injury of Jeremy Maclin and the drafting of Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff. The Eagles receiving corps is much improved, and Zach Ertz and Darren Sproles will demand a...
Via Pro Football Spot
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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