Bengals Beat: 'Don't be surprised' if Tyler Eifert has a 60-catch season

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Bengals beat writer Coley Harvey:

After appearing in just eight plays because of a couple of injuries last season (he had three catches for 37 yards), a healthy Tyler Eifert is poised to play a large role in the Bengals’ offense this season. The tight end was targeted 59 times as a rookie in 2013. Useful in red zone, two-minute and goal-line situations, don’t be surprised if Eifert has a 60-catch season in 2015. He’s definitely a Bengal on the rise in fantasy.

Fantasy Impact: 

We currently project Eifert for 49-611-3, which makes him our #14 TE in standard formats and #12 in PPR. With Jermaine Gresham out of the way, Eifert should be a nice late-round pick provided he can stay healthy. He has good size and speed, and showed pretty good hands as a rookie. He only played about 60 percent of the snaps in 2013, and averaged 0.14 FP (PPR) per snap. Extrapolate the same production to 90 percent of the snaps (which is typical for a starting tight end), and Eifert shouldn't have any problem posting top 15 numbers. With solid improvement, he could very well be this year's Jordan Cameron (2013) or Travis Kelce (2014).

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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