Week 9 - Brent Celek should have a nice day in week 9 against the Saints, and while he won’t always be a recommended TE1, he does find himself in the top 10 for this matchup.
Week 6 - Celek saved his fantasy owners with a TD in week 5 against the Steelers, but he went for just 9 yards on 3 receptions. Overall, Brent remains a borderline TE1 heading into week 6.
Week 5 - Celek was average in week 4 as he caught 4 passes for 57 yards and no TD’s, he remains a low TE1 heading into a week 5 showdown with the Steelers.
Week 4 - The Eagles, and Brent Celek, were all shut down by the Arizona Cardinals in week 3, so don’t read too much into Celek’s less than impressive stats. Michael Vick will start completing some passes, and with Jeremy Maclin sidelined, Celek should see a few more looks per game. He is a low TE1 for his matchup with the NY Giants in week 4.
Week 2 - The second week of the NFL season won’t be any kinder to Celek as he and the Eagles have to take on the Ravens defense. Leave Celek on the bench for this matchup as a TE2 in most formats.
Week 1 – Celek will be taking on the Cleveland Browns in week 1 of the 2012 NFL Season. The Browns actually have a pretty decent pass offense, and they were ranked 14th in 2011 in passing D on TE. We will need to see Michael Vick at full health before Celek starts climbing back up our tight end rankings, and for week 1 we have him as a recommended sit.
Brent Celek is one of the most sure-handed tight ends in the game, as evidenced by the fact that he has not yet fumbled, even though he has been in the league since 2007. His best year was 2009, pre-Vick in Philly, when Celek totaled 971 yards and 8 TD’s. In 2011 with Vick and Co., Celek hauled in 62 receptions for 811 yards. With the stars at WR and RB on the Eagles, Brent will be second-fiddle once again in 2012, and while he is a decent option, he is not a top-tier TE for 2012. Celek suffered a knee injury in training camp, and while he is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, he now carries the injury risk label
2009 stats – 16 games – 76 Receptions, 971 Yards(12.8 Average), 8 TD’s, 0 Fum
2010 stats – 16 games – 42 Receptions, 511 Yards(12.2 Average), 4 TD’s, 0 Fum
2011 stats – 16 games – 62 Receptions, 811 Yards(13.1 Average), 5 TD’s, 0 Fum