Eagles star Dallas Goedert should be Fantasy football gold for owners

Dallas Goedert #88, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Dallas Goedert #88, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

There are fewer days left in July than we’ve already seen. The 4th feels like it was two months ago. The 15th is in our rearview mirror, and that can only mean two things. Philadelphia Eagles training camp is less than ten days away, and the regular season will be here before you know it. This is also a massive camp for the players on the team, and Dallas Goedert is no exception to that rule.

Heading into the 2022-2023 NFL season, his fifth, this marks the first time that Goedert enters Eagles camp as TE1 on the depth chart. The legend, Zach Ertz, plays for the Arizona Cardinals now, and Dallas, though still a young man himself, is now the elder statesman, so to speak, for the other tight ends who will be at camp and competing for roster spots. He’ll also be one of Jalen Hurts’ security blankets in the passing game.

Here’s some advice. Add Dallas Goedert to your Fantasy football team as soon as your drafts begin!

Expect Jalen to target Goedert often, especially in the red zone and on third down. That means this should be a monster year for Number 88. That also means he should contribute mightily to your fantasy team.

The Athletic’s staff named him as a potential Fantasy breakout candidate for the coming regular-season campaign. As you know, their content is of the premium variety, so we won’t share any quotes here. Here’s what we can tell you though. You’ve probably already seen this for yourselves.

After watching Dallas haul in 56 of his 76 targets in 2021, we’d have to agree. On the season, he tallied 830 yards receiving, a 14.8 yards-per-reception average, and four trips to the end zone. Some say he didn’t get the ball enough!

42 of his 56 receptions resulted in 1st downs. That means, when that happens, that drives are continuing and Dallas and his teammates get more opportunities on offense. That means more production, more receiving yards, and yes, more touchdowns.

Having A.J. Bown and DeVonta Smith as teammates means defenses can’t key in on Number 88. You can see where this is headed right? 2021 was supposed to be Dallas Goedert’s breakout, but it appears those dreams will be realized, just one year later than we previously thought.

We mentioned the seven tight ends that the Eagles are inviting to camp earlier. There are seven men whose names are on that list: Goedert, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Noah Togiai, Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra, Tyree Jackson, and Richard Rodgers.

Obviously, Goedert is the most notable name on that list and a lock to make the team. We’ve seen Philly carry two tight ends on the 53-man roster recently. Sure, they only needed two and they were among the top ten players at the position at the time (Goedert and the aforementioned Zach Ertz), but might we see the Eagles employ that type of thinking again?

The most common theory is this. Philadelphia will carry three tight ends on the 53-man roster. That means six men are, in essence, competing for two roster spots. Make no mistake about it though. Goedert is the guy.

He’s one of the best in the NFL at his position. If you’re like us, you’re expecting major strides for him during the regular season. You’re right to do so. You’d also be correct if you’re expecting huge production for your Fantasy team. It will be wise to make sure he’s on your roster.