Zach Ertz Injury Update Improves Fantasy Value Against Seahawks in NFC Wild Card Round

Zach Brunner
Zach Ertz had four receptions for 28 yards in Week 16.
Zach Ertz had four receptions for 28 yards in Week 16. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

With the AFC Wild Card matchups in the books, attention now shifts to the NFC. In the final game of the first round, the Seattle Seahawks travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles.

Injuries dominate the narrative for this game, but there has been some good news for Philly fans, with tight end Zach Ertz now expected to be active, barring any setbacks. 

Ertz missed last week’s game against the New York Giants, after injuring his ribs and kidney the week prior. He had been sidelined the majority of the week, having not been medically cleared for contact.

However, it appears he should be active against a Seattle defense that he caught 12 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown against earlier in the season.

With the list of injuries for the Eagles, Ertz has led the team in receiving this season, totaling 916 yards and six touchdowns. The Seahawks, meanwhile, have surrendered the second-most PPR points to opposing tight ends this season, and Seattle ranks No. 15 in pass defense DVOA.

Ertz wasn't ranked in our Wild Card Round fantasy rankings, as it looked like he was in danger of missing this one, but assuming he's back up to full strength this does look like a good spot for him.

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