Fantasy implications for Dallas Goedert, Kyler Murray, and others

The Arizona Cardinals have traded CB Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round decide for longtime Eagles TE Zach Ertz. This commerce might affect a minimum of 10 fantasy gamers. You could be rostering a number of of them. In that case, right here’s what Ertz’s transfer may imply to your fantasy soccer workforce.

Will Zach Ertz’s fantasy worth change?

Sarcastically, one of the vital troublesome worth assessments to make is Ertz’s. In Philadelphia this yr, he averaged a modest 8.2 fantasy factors per recreation — along with his second-biggest output coming whereas fellow TE Dallas Goedert was sidelined. So let’s not go nuts for Ertz fairly but.

The Cardinals are loaded on offense. The veteran tight finish might slot in because the No. 4 or No. 5 receiving possibility. With Chase Edmonds and James Conner additionally getting consideration, Ertz’s manufacturing could be sporadic. For now, he ought to be considered as a TD-dependent, streamable TE throughout bye weeks, with slightly pop if issues break proper.

How will Ertz’s arrival affect Cardinals receivers?

Arizona’s largest winner is Kyler Murray, who simply misplaced ascending TE Maxx Williams to a probably severe knee damage. Ertz will restore stability and provides Murray one other skilled cross catcher to assist anchor a reasonably youthful receiving corps.

The Cardinals’ high 4 wideouts shouldn’t see a major worth shift. A wholesome Williams noticed 15 whole targets in Weeks 2-4 earlier than getting damage final weekend. It’s honest to imagine Ertz will earn comparable consideration, which means DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, A.J. Inexperienced, and Rondale Moore would see roughly the identical quantity they’re accustomed to.

How will Ertz’s departure affect Philly’s receivers?

That is the place issues get extra attention-grabbing. Ertz earned 31 of 147 targets to Philadelphia cross catchers. That’s a wholesome 21% goal share. A wholesome Dallas Goedert ought to be the Eagles’ largest winner. The 26-year-old has not earned greater than 5 targets in any recreation this season. That ought to change when he’s again on the sphere. Goedert’s worth was cratering earlier than this commerce information. It ought to bounce again rapidly.

In the event you don’t have a top-eight TE, I strongly advocate you start negotiations with whoever has him in your leagues. His 9.7 fantasy factors per recreation ought to a minimum of rebound to final yr’s 10.6 mark (and doubtless will creep past 11). It won’t seem to be a lot, however that might bump him from the highest 13-14 TE to the highest 8-9. In the event you’re paying present market worth for him, that’s a small steal.

Elsewhere, DeVonta Smith already was a buy-low candidate after final evening’s disappointment. He’s No. 1 in targets on this workforce — Ertz was No. 2. It stands to cause Smith will soak up a few of these appears to be like going ahead, bettering his standing as a near-future, dependable WR3 with slightly upside. And Quez Watkins or Jalen Reagor will battle for scraps and a possible WR5 designation if both takes one other step ahead.


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