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Philadelphia Eagles tight end and fantasy stud, Zach Ertz, posted some of the best numbers at his position in the NFL this season without playing with a chip on his shoulder. 


So, just imagine how he must feel heading into Sunday's NFC Wild Card game against the Chicago Bears after being snubbed for any All-Pro recognition? 


Well, it's safe to say his many NFL Playoff fantasy owners are hoping that this lights an even greater fire in Ertz to torch a tough Bears defense. 

Ertz wrapped up the 2018 season with 116 receptions for 1,163 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. His 1,100-plus receiving yards were the third-most of any TE and the 16th-most of all receivers in the NFL this season. George Kittle and Travis Kelce has more than him, but still, Ertz was outstanding. 

Regardless of extra motivation, Ertz will still have his hands full against the Bears' No. 1 scoring defense in the league. They allowed just 17.7 points per game on the year and 12 PPG over the last three games prior to Sunday's matchup. 


However, the Bears passing defense isn't quite as stout as their scoring defense, allowing nearly 220 passing yards to opponents per game. Despite these numbers, the Bears actually allowed the eighth-most FanDuel fantasy points to tight ends on the season. 


That's a good matchup for Ertz and plenty of motivation heading into the playoffs. 


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