News: 6 days agoErtz gathered in both of his targets for six yards during Sunday's 28-16 win against the Cowboys.
Spin: Through two contests, Ertz was pacing the Cardinals in targets with 18 on his way to 12 catches for 77 yards and no touchdowns. In Week 3 though, quarterback Joshua Dobbs' focus was on his top two wide receivers, with Marquise Brown and Rondale Moore combining for 13 targets. There figures to be some ebb and flow among the team's skill-position players in terms of usage, and Ertz still led Arizona tight ends in snap share (59 percent) ahead of Geoff Swaim (52 percent) and Trey McBride (49 percent). Ertz may have a tough time getting back on track this coming Sunday on the road against the 49ers.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Ertz tore his ACL in Week 10 of the 2022 season, but he returned to practice in August and could play as early as Week 1. Prior to the injury, Ertz was his usual productive self, averaging 12.6 fantasy PPG (fifth highest) and trailing only Travis Kelce in receptions at the tight end position. Ertz is averaging a generous 20% target sure in 20 games since joining Arizona and he's finished top 10 in fantasy PPG six of the past seven seasons. QB Kyler Murray (also rehabbing an ACL) will be out for a while, but 32-year-old Ertz's impressive recovery and big-time usage suggest he'll remain on the TE1 radar in 2023. Consider him with a late pick.