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Celek caught 5-of-7 targets for 48 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Celek outproduced fellow TE Zach Ertz, who caught 4-of-5 passes for 30 yards. Ertz was forced to leave the game for a brief time with an oblique injury, but was able to return. The Eagles have a short week (they face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day), so if Ertz is unable to go, Celek would presumably see a minor boost in his usual number of targets.

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Celek (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Celek was Mark Sanchez's top tight end target last week, and he's been getting more snaps than Zach Ertz over the Eagles' last few games. The presence of Ertz limit's Celek's value right now, but of the two tight ends, Celek is probably the better fantasy option Sunday.

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Celek (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Celek seemed to be Mark Sanchez's go-to tight end on Monday night, far outstripping Zach Ertz's numbers. Whether that was a one-game blip or a sign of things to come remains uncertain, but Celek is certainly trending up and could make for a decent bye-week fill-in Sunday if you're looking for someone.

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Celek was listed on Wednesday's injury report with an ankle injury, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports. However, according to Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia, the tight end practiced in full.

Celek more than doubled his receiving yards on the season Monday, when he reeled in five passes (on six targets) for 116 yards. The outing also marked Mark Sanchez's first start for the injured Nick Foles (collarbone), meaning owners should watch the breakdown of looks in the coming weeks to learn if Celek is approaching fellow TE Zach Ertz (one catch for 17 yards on three targets Monday) in terms of relevance in the Eagles' passing attack.

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Celek, who caught five passes for 116 yards in Monday's 45-21 win over the Panthers, suffered an ankle injury during the fourth quarter, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Celek's stat line seemingly came out of nowhere, as he previously hadn't topped 45 yards in a single game this season. He was deemed questionable to return from the injury, but with the Eagles in full control, there was never any chance the tight end would re-enter the game. Celek looked fine while walking around the sidelines following his removal from the contest.

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Celek has 14 catches for 90 yards and zero touchdowns through eight games.

Celek caught both of his targets against Houston on Sunday, but for just seven yards. He's averaging a remarkably bad 3.6 yards per target this year, and he's on pace for less than half of his 502 yards from last year. He's well off the radar in the vast majority of fantasy formats.

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Celek (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Celek will be close to full strength against Houston's 28th-ranked pass defense. The Texans have surrendered touchdowns to opposing tight ends in two of their past three games.

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Celek (back) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Celek was limited Thursday after not being listed on the injury report at all the day before, but it appears whatever is ailing him will not prevent him from taking the field in Week 9.

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Celek (back) was limited in practice Thursday.

Celek has been targeted in all seven of the Eagles' games this season, but on three occasions, he failed to reel in a pass. The past three contests have been more productive, though, with nine catches (on 12 targets) for 68 yards. In essence, the torch has been passed to second-year tight end Zach Ertz, bringing an end to Celek's relevance in the vast majority of leagues.

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Celek caught three passes for 15 yards against Jacksonville in Week 1.

Celek reeled in those three passes on four targets. While his value as a blocker and quiet adeptness as an all-around tight end might keep Celek technically atop the depth chart at tight end, Zach Ertz predictably played the lead role as the pass-catching tight end Sunday, totaling 77 yards and a touchdown on three receptions. Ertz's target count of five seems low for a player of his talent level, so it's possible that his target rate will increase going forward, and that would be at least partially at the expense of Celek's target count. Celek might struggle to match last year's totals of 502 yards and six touchdowns.