Kroft has been one of the bigger surprises of the spring. He has seen a lot of time with the starting unit and tight end is a position battle to watch in training camp. Kroft could beat out Chris Herndon for the job if Herndon does not shake out of the funk he was in last year.
Right now both Tyler Kroft and Chris Herndon are free in both best ball and redraft leagues. Neither is recommended for redraft but at their current ADPs (Kroft: 216.0, Herndon: 211.6), whoever emerges at the end of training camp is worth a dart throw.
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.