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Monday, July 30, 2018, 6:55pm
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.”
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.
Posted by Chris Kucharski
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 12:40pm
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.
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
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||2.00||23.00||0||2.50||11.50||0||0||0||0||0.00||2.30||4.30||52.00/62.50||83.33% |