Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | TE
Height: 6-4 Weight: 255 | Born: 1/25/1985
2013 Experience: 7th season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: While the Eagles brought in Zach Ertz and James Casey this off-season we should expect Celek to remain as the inline starting tight end. Both Casey and Ertz are better as move or joker ends and aren’t better suited to play inline with a hand down.
Expect the Eagles to run the football early and often but it will depend on the defense to keep the games scripts intact or Philadelphia will throw the football to get back into the game. With the Giants, Redskins and Cowboys in the Eagles division, expect the defense to struggle at times as they switch from being a long time 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 base.
Celek should be a respectable TE2 this season in fantasy leagues, so look to him towards the end of your draft if you start and or carry two at that position.
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2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Brent Celek here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
2012, Summer: Fantasy Projection
Brent Celek can be a dependable starter in deep leagues, if the game scripts call for him to be an active player. I’m a little concerned he may have to stay in and block more often with star right tackle Jason Peters lost for the year.
Only time will tell, but if you land Celek as your TE2 on draft day, that would be a fair value.
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After a breakout season in 2009, Brent Celek’s role in the Eagles offense seemed to change as Michael Vick took over and Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy became bigger parts of the offense. Don’t expect a bounce back season from Celek as he’s bulked up to become a better blocker (running game, protect Vick) and that makes him a top 20 tight end at best.
Brent Celek had a breakout season last year almost 1,000 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. With Donovan McNabb gone, Celek should still have a good fantasy season but his draft value will take a hit.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Brent Celek was a fantasy breakout waiting to happen as we saw him evolve in the Eagles passing game late the year before. Breakout Celek did as he posted almost 1,000 yards receiving and eight touchdowns on the season.
A productive, healthy season made Celek one of the better options at tight end a fantasy owner could have for the 2009 season.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Like all pass catchers for the Eagles, we will have to find out if they can still be productive with Donovan McNabb now gone from the team. Kevin Kolb is slated to take over as the team starter as he’s projected to be a strong quarterback in short to mid range accuracy than McNabb.
At the same time, Kolb doesn’t have the arm to throw the deep ball like McNabb but that shouldn’t hurt Celek. Most of the time a coach isn’t going to ask his tight end to run a deep pattern, especially when they already have DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
For my money, I believe Celek has a better chance to remain productive over Jackson because he is still the biggest target on the field for touchdown opportunities inside the red zone. With an accurate Kolb, the team should move the football in the West Coast offense all year.
Young quarterbacks do tend to struggle converting touchdowns from a close range in their first year or so in the West Coast and that will be something to watch for. Still, when they do convert, Celek’s number should be one that is often called.
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