Zach Ertz is "as good as advertised" in training camp

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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz could lead Eagles tight ends in catches and yards, according to beat reporter Sheil Kapada. We break down the fantasy implications.

Eagles beat reporter Sheil Kapada reports that rookie tight end Zach Ertz has been "as good as advertised" and predicts that Ertz will lead all Eagles tight ends in both catches and yards in 2013.

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Just exactly what will go on in Chip Kelly's NFL offense remains to be seen, but Kapada reports that Ertz has been lining up wide and proving his versatility in the passing game. With pass-catching tight ends Brent Celek and James Casey also on the Eagles roster, to say that Ertz will eclipse their individual catch totals is certainly high praise for the rookie.

Fantasy Spin: The tight end position is the most uncertain of all this season, so sleepers tight ends are getting more attention now than ever. Ertz was one of the higher-touted tight end prospects in the 2013 NFL draft, so a good upside wouldn't be shocking to see, and at the right value he could be a fantasy football difference maker. Ertz is being drafted in the 13th round in Yahoo! leagues, and would be a gamble well worth taking at that price

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