Rapoport: Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) targeting Week 4 for return

Cincinnati.com - [Full Article]

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert, who just started jogging, is targeting Weeks 4-6 for his return from ankle surgery, per source. His hope is Week 4.

Fantasy Impact: 

This report comes on the heels of Paul Dehner's suggestion that Eifert might be ready for Week 1, so the news is obviously mixed. We're going with Rapoport's timeline when projecting Eifert. He was pretty TD-dependent for his fantasy scoring finishing 12th in receiving yards per game and 13th in receptions per game. If his TD rate (an excellent 1.0 per game) regresses, he may struggle to post TE1 numbers when healthy. That said, the Bengals need pass-catchers and he's an excellent red zone threat.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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