Tyler Eifert, TE Cincinnati Bengals

General Info

  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 251 lbs
  • DOB: 09-08-1990

Rankings

CIN Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert cleared to practice

Monday, July 30, 2018, 6:55pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Tight end Tyler Eifert was cleared to practice on Monday after working out on a side field the first four days of camp.

Eifert mostly worked out with the backups on Monday. He made a couple of diving plays late in practice, drawing applause from fans.

”I could understand how it would be frustrating as fans, hearing, `Oh, he’s on (injury) list again or whatever,”’ Eifert said. ”But trust me, it’s 100 times more frustrating for me because all I want to do is be out there, and I’m doing literally everything I can, spending all my time trying to get back out there and stay out there with the guys.”

Fantasy Impact:

After a monster season a few years ago, Eifert was limited to two games last season before more back problems required another surgical procedure. He signed a one-year contract loaded with incentives.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

In 2015, Tyler Eifert scored 15 touchdowns. When he is healthy, he has shown to be a formidable offensive weapon, especially in the red zone. The potential for success for Eifert is high and there is no doubt the Bengals want to use him as a key component of the offense.

Fantasy Downside

Eifert has missed 22 of the last 32 games and has never played a full season in the NFL. The injuries have consumed his career and except for one season, he has been a fantasy dud. The Bengals offense is on shaky ground as well because we are not sure where QB Andy Dalton is at this point—he had a sub-par 2017.

2018 Bottom Line

Eifert is not worth drafting as a TE1. The injuries are too much. If you can get him as your second tight end, the risk factor is a lot lower and he could end up being a steal. His ADP is 132 overall which is a little high. Don't be afraid to take him a little earlier.

2018 Strength of Schedule - CIN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
25
@IND
29
BAL
8
@CAR
14
@ATL
31
MIA
2
PIT
6
@KC
10
TB
BYE5
NO
29
@BAL
32
CLE
27
DEN
1
@LAC
18
OAK
32
@CLE
2
@PIT

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1BAL14014.000000-0.41.454/6188.5%
2HOU3420414.000000-4.27.250/6478.1%
3@GB--------------
4@CLE--------------
5BUF--------------
6BYE--------------
7@PIT--------------
8IND--------------
9@JAX--------------
10@TEN--------------
11@DEN--------------
12CLE--------------
13PIT--------------
14CHI--------------
15@MIN--------------
16DET--------------
17@BAL--------------
Per game2.0023.0002.5011.5000000.002.304.3052.00/62.5083.33%
Totals4460511.5000000.004.68.6104/12583.33%