Brent Celek
TE FA
Wed 11/12/14 1:57 PM

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.

Brent Celek
TE FA
Mon 11/10/14 11:45 PM6 Comments

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.

Brent Celek
TE FA
Mon 11/3/14 5:17 PM

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.

Brent Celek
TE FA
Sun 11/2/14 11:27 AM

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.

Brent Celek
TE FA
Fri 10/31/14 12:20 PM

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.

Brent Celek
TE FA
Thu 10/30/14 3:07 PM

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.

Brent Celek
TE FA
Thu 9/11/14 4:35 PM

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.

Brent Celek
TE FA
Thu 8/21/14 11:02 PM

Celek caught two passes for 41 yards on three targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers. While Zach Ertz has the much higher ceiling in fantasy terms, Celek has shown this preseason that he's still a viable threat in the passing game, in addition to being an excellent blocker. After going without a reception during his brief appearance in the preseason opener, Celek has hauled in four-of-six targets for 86 yards over the last two exhibition games. Both he and Ertz have been major parts of the offense.

Brent Celek
TE FA
Sat 8/9/14 2:30 AM

Celek was targeted once in Friday's preseason opener against the Bears. Zach Ertz caught four passes for 60 yards, but nearly all of that damage came with the second-team offense. Celek, who strictly played with the first-team and is locked in as a starter, is unlikely to match Ertz's production in the passing game this season. Look for the Eagles to use more "two-tight end" sets, although Ertz will often be lined up in the slot or out wide, rather than tight to the formation. Celek's fantasy value and targets may be headed in the wrong direction, but he's still a strong blocker and capable receiver, a skill set that makes him highly valuable to the Eagles.

Brent Celek
TE FA
Mon 1/6/14 9:37 AM

Brent Celek may have to accept a contract restructure to stay with the Eagles. Celek was a valuable blocker in the Chip Kelly offense this season, consistently excelling in his prescribed role and operating as a true team leader. But he's owed $4 million in 2014, a high number for a guy that caught just 32 passes and set a six-year low in targets with 50. Blocking tight ends don't get that kind of coin. Trent Cole and Jason Avant are also candidates for restructure.