Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters that starting TE Tyler Kroft suffered a broken foot during yesterday’s OTAs and will need surgery.
Tyler Kroft’s timeframe for recovery is 3-4 months, source said. That puts him right up against the start of the season and raises the possibility of beginning the season on the PUP list.
Kroft was the designated starter at TE on his new team in Buffalo but was only in streaming consideration heading into the fantasy season. If he misses significant time, Jason Croom will take over as the TE target for sophomore QB Josh Allen.
CIN TE Tyler Kroft - 2018 Fantasy Football Outlook
Because of injuries, Tyler Kroft started all 16 games and caught 42 passes and 7 touchdowns in 2017. The touchdowns made him a surprise fantasy stud. With Tyler Eifert's injury history, there is a good chance Kroft will get more opportunities.
Eifert is the starter which means Kroft will enter the season in a backup role. There are also questions about the Bengals offense and their effectiveness.
2018 Bottom Line
Kroft should not be drafted unless you have a deep roster and want to use him as a collar for Eifert, but that isn't really recommended for the tight end position. Kroft has little value unless Eifert misses time due to injury.