Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals
|TE - #4||45.25||CIN||Active||3 years||25||6'6||250||@EiferTy85|
2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Eifert was upgraded to probable this week after missing last week's game with a neck issue. He has six TDs in his last four games played (12 on the year), but he only has nine catches for 141 yards on 20 targets over this stretch. On the year Eifert has four catches or less in nine games, while averaging 6.2 targets per game. He has two impact games (9/104/2 and 8/90/2). In Week 8 he had four catches for 39 yards on eight targets against the Steelers. Pittsburgh is 22th in the league in TE Fantasy defense, with two disaster games (NE - 6/95/4 and SD - 14/142/2). Impact type player with high scoring ability, but he needs more targets.
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Eifert suffered a neck issue last week, which put this week's game at risk. He missed practice on Thursday. He has six TDs in his last four games (12 on the year), but he only has nine catches for 141 yards on 20 targets over the this stretch. On the year Eifert has four catches or less in nine games, while averaging 6.2 targets per game. He has had two impact games (9/104/2 and 8/90/2). In Week 9 vs. the Browns, he has five catches for 53 yards and three TDs. Cleveland ranks 11th in TE defense, with seven teams scoring fewer than 10 Fantasy points and four teams delivering between 19 and 29 Fantasy points. Possible upside if he plays, but I'm sensing he will have the week off.
As a rookie in 2013, Eifert failed to make much of an impact. He had more than five targets in only two games. He struggled as a blocker, had a far lesser snap count than Jermaine Gresham and dropped five passes. Overall, he gained 445 yards on 39 catches and scored twice. His 2014 season lasted only one game due to a dislocated right elbow that required surgery. He then underwent shoulder surgery in December. All signs point to him being ready for training camp this summer. Eifert was expected to be the Bengals' tight end of the future when he was drafted in the first round of 2013, but he has a lot to prove now that more TE talent has been added to the roster. Dalton completed 80 passes to his tight ends in 2014 for 612 yards and six TDs, so Eifert could become a top-10 fantasy tight end if he emerges as the team's main receiving option there. His value for 2015 will be determined by how he fares in training camp
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|10.04||The Fantasy Executive - Eifert should be a top target after AJ Green, Tight End is a waste land if you don't grab a top guy. Eifert has a chance to emerge. (Comments Added Sat Aug 8 3:32:59 p.m. ET 2015)|
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