by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (12/15/13) The Eagles backup pass catchers did little Week 15 against the Vikings.
Jason Avant actually had a solid game, catching three passes for 40 yards and a score. He was also flagged for offensive pass interference on a deep pass. Brent Celek caught just one pass for 25 yards, and Brad Smith caught one pass for 14 yards. They'll take on the Bears Week 16.
Several Eagles make minor plays in win over Lions
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/8/13) Running back Bryce Brown contributed the most among the minor players for the Eagles in their defeat of Detroit on Sunday. He managed 19 yards on six carries and added a catch for 13 yards.
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/1/13) Eagles tight end Brent Celek caught four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Cardinals. Celek was targeted six times (which was tied for the team lead).
This was the third touchdown of the season for Celek, who now has two in his last four games. Fellow tight end Zach Ertz caught five passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns. Coming into the game, the Cardinals had allowed 11 touchdowns to opposing tight ends, the most in the NFL.
The Eagles face the Lions in Week 14.
Zach Ertz and Brent Celek limit each others' Fantasy value
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (11/27/13) Eagles tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek have spent most of the season cannibalizing each others' value. Ertz has one touchdown and one game of 50 or more receiving yards. Celek has three touchdowns and two games of 50 or more yards.
Coming out of the bye, there's always a chance that the Eagles may have tweaked their tight end strategy, but we won't know what the tweaks were until after the game. This deep into the season, though, it's pretty safe to assume that neither tight end will have much value while the other is around.
Ertz and Celek can be left on the bench in most formats.
Brent Celek nearly scores a touchdown
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (11/17/13) Eagles tight end Brent Celek, who had averaged just 14.0 receiving yards in his previous five games, had his longest play of the season Week 11 against the Redskins, catching a 42-yard pass from quarterback Nick Foles in the second quarter. It nearly resulted in a touchdown, too. In fact, the officials initially called it a touchdown before ruling Celek down on the 1-yard line after reviewing the play.
It was Celek's only catch and only target on the day. He hasn't caught more than three passes in any game this season.
The Eagles have a bye in Week 12. They host the Cardinals in Week 13.
12/17/2013 13:10 Playing the Waiver Wire for Week 16
Still looking for a useful piece for your run at a Fantasy title? Our Jamey Eisenberg provides a few options off your waiver wire, depending on your needs.
12/12/2013 13:35 Week 15 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Montee Ball has slowly but surely picked it up over the second half of his rookie season. Jamey Eisenberg likes his outlook tonight against the Chargers and explains why in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
12/10/2013 12:55 Playing the Waiver Wire for Week 15
A handful of major injuries have left owners potentially in a pinch in their quest for a Fantasy title. Our Jamey Eisenberg helps you find the right piece for critical Week 15.
Brent Celek will be an interesting Fantasy tight end to keep an eye on this year. He’s coming off a down year in 2012 with 57 catches for 684 yards and one touchdown, and the Eagles brought in two new tight ends with James Casey signing as a free agent and rookie Zach Ertz. There’s a chance Celek could get cut as a salary cap move, or he could remain the starter. Even if he does start Celek’s Fantasy value is now limited. Keep an eye on his role coming into the season, but Celek is a No. 2 Fantasy tight end at best. He’s not worth drafting in the majority of leagues. (Updated 5/15/13)