Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
TE - #10 105.21 CIN Active 3 years 26 6'6 255 @EiferTy85

2016 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)

Last updated on Aug-26-2016 by Shawn Childs


Update (8/26): Eifert is targeting a Week 4 return. Only missing three weeks isn't too bad and the Bengals will certainly need him considering he was their best red zone threat a year ago.

Update (8/24): The fourth-year TE isn't quite ready to run on his still-recovering ankle. He jogged on it for the first time earlier this week since his surgery in May.

Update (7/22): Eifert suffered an ankle injury in late May which required surgery. The injury reports suggest Tyler could miss a couple of weeks of the regular season. I downgraded him by about four games just to be safe. His status will be updated in August when we have more information on his recovery progress.

The player with the most value to gain in the Bengals' offense in 2016 should be Eifert. He ranked 7th in TE scoring in PPR leagues despite only playing in 13 games. Cinci only threw to him 74 times (5.7 targets per game), which seems like crime based on his success. Tyler had the most tight end TDs (13) while finishing with 52 catches for 615 yards. Eifert has enough talent to beat some CBs in one-on-one at the goal line. Last year the Bengals threw 100 passes to the TE leading to 73 catches for 878 yards and 14 TDs. Tyler will be an attractive TE in 2016, but a Fantasy owner has to be careful and not overpay. His next step should be a 70 catches season for 900+ yards and double digits TDs with more upside if his targets improve by 20 percent.

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2016 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
5.11 Jerry Colvin - With the decision to 'not Gronk' already decided for me by Brandon Marianne Lee, and Jordan Reed gone, I simply felt Eifert provided the most upside at an uncertain position.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
8.12 Scout Fantasy - Mark Morales-Smith - This was another auto-pick, my draft froze. I don’t hate Eifert and he’s great value this late, especially paired with another viable starter. Still, I wouldn’t have drafted another TE this soon.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #3
August 10th, 2016
7.12 Dynasty Trade Calculator - J.P. Hurley - Again, very high upside here. If this were real life, I'd make it a point to grab Kroft near the end of the draft, though.
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