While Jones has been sidelined by a hamstring injury and "general body soreness" early in camp, Eifert has been a revelation.
Quarterback Andy Dalton has used Eifert as a security blanket whenever he needs a big play, per Geoff Hobson of the team's official website, because the former Notre Dame star has been uncoverable since camp opened.
"We got good looks for him and he got open," Dalton said. "It's nice having him out there. He's a smart player who has a great feel for the game. We've been able to hook up for some big plays.
Eifert showed glimpses of his potential with three catches for 37 yards 12 minutes into the Bengals' 2014 opener, only to go down with a season-ending dislocated elbow before the end of the first quarter. With veteran tight end Jermaine Gresham now in Arizona, Eifert's role will expand as one of Dalton's primary targets in the passing game this season. Eifert is 14th on our list and is another at the position who could at least be a streaming option.