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Zach Ertz Fantasy Week 6 Streamer in a Smash Spot with Dallas Goedert Out

The tight end position notoriously sucks in fantasy football — and 2021 is no different. This is why when we have a TE1 missing in action in a smash spot, no less, the veteran TE2 pass-catcher becomes a must-stream. With Dallas Goedert in COVID-19 protocol, Zach Ertz will be the Eagles’ TE1 tonight in a juicy matchup against one of the league’s worst pass defenses in the league.

Ertz, who is still available in nearly 50 percent of leagues, is our favorite fantasy football Week 6 tight end streamer.

Tight ends are known as a young quarterbacks’ best friend and Jalen Hurts is peppering his at a 25.5 percent clip. Surprisingly, Ertz has commanded a 14.5 percent target share compared to Goedert, who has seen an 11 percent target share. Only DeVonta Smith has a higher Eagles’ target share than Ertz.

The Bucs’ ferocious front-seven and their unstoppable offense forces opponents to throw the ball at a high clip. Opposing tight ends have averaged 16.8 PPR fantasy points against the Bucs, with Dalton SchultzTyler HigbeeHunter HenryJonnu Smith, and Kyle Pitts each eclipsing 10 fantasy points this season.

Not that anyone involved with the Eagles was hoping for Goedert to miss Week 6, but tonight could be a good showcase for the veteran tight end who’s been mentioned in trade rumors for the last year or so.

“You can’t ever sleep on the Philadelphia Eagles potentially unloading a player or two at the deadline,” wrote ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Sources say tight end Zach Ertz thought he was getting traded at least twice in the offseason before things calmed down”

“Ertz’s name could resurface, though he’s probably not willing to take a pay cut at this point. He is playing well in a contract year, with 14 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown. As for where Ertz could go, league execs have long pegged Buffalo and Indianapolis as potential landing spots.”

Even with the two tight ends, the Eagles aren’t playing much 12-personnel this season. Goedert is playing 68.3 percent of the snaps compared to Ertz’s 56.4 percent of the snaps. Look for Ertz to be the man on Thursday Night against a gross Bucs’ secondary.

Ertz headlines Tier 4 of The Wolf’s Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings. The veteran checks in at TE11, one spot ahead of our second-favorite streamer, Ricky Seals-Jones, and right behind Hunter Henry.

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