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Monday, July 9, 2018, 10:29am
The tight end of the future in Cincinnati may indeed be named Tyler. But maybe not the Tyler it was supposed to be.
Tyler Kroft could be the guy more likely to remain over the long haul. And he’s hoping that’s the case.
“There’s definitely momentum off of ,” Kroft told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I think I’ve done a good job learning and understanding the offense as much as I can. Just the confidence level is up there and I think there is confidence between me and Andy Dalton and the coaching staff because Bill [Lazor] is still here and he saw it. It’s exciting.”
Related players: Tyler Eifert
Eifert‘s short- and long-term health is still an unknown, the story said. With Eifert limited to two games in 2017, Kroft caught 42 passes for 404 yards and seven touchdowns. As tight ends go, that should be good enough to give him security.
Posted by Chris Kucharski
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 11:00pm
The Bengals still consider Andy Dalton their starting quarterback, meaning he will have every opportunity to bounce back and produce the numbers he did two seasons ago. A.J. McCarron, who some thought should get Dalton's job, is gone. The Bengals will live or die with Dalton in 2018. In Dalton's favor of a bounce-back season is an improved offensive line and adequate offensive weapons around him, unless you think A.J. Green is still not an elite receiver. A healthy Tyler Eifert would also be a big boost.
Dalton threw only 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season. Not exactly a good ratio. He also only threw for over 300 yards in a game once and threw for more than two touchdowns in only three games. He was pretty much a fantasy dud last season.
2018 Bottom Line
Right now, Dalton is nothing but depth and a low-end QB2 option. There is a chance for him to bounce back, but it's also a good bet he might be headed towards the downward portion of his career at the age of 30. You are probably better off drafting someone a little more risky with a higher ceiling than Dalton for your backup. He should go undrafted in most standard leagues. His ADP of 180 is about right.
2018 Strength of Schedule - CIN
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||18.56||31.00||207.50||1.56||0.75||6.69||11.18||2.38||6.19||0||0.25||2.61||13.17||58.81/60.44||97.07% |