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 - #27 121.71 CIN Probable 2 years 24 6'6 251 @EiferTy85

2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Jun-07-2015 by Shawn Childs

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

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Jul-29-15 Bengals OC Hue Jackson 'not concerned' about QB Andy Dalton

Many and probably even the majority of fantasy football owners are very concerned with Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. However, his offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is not and is even planning on letting Dalton open things up in the passing game this season. "I'm not concerned with Andy as much as everybody else is," Jackson said. "I understand that we haven't won a playoff game and that falls at his feet, and mine, too, and the rest of the offensive staff and players, as well. But he's done everything -- and I mean this -- he's invested everything that he can into preparing himself to be the best he can be for this season. And I'm totally behind him 100 percent, and I think he's going to have a great year -- not a good year, a great year … We're going to open Pandora's box more. We tickled it a little bit last year. We're going to open it up a little bit more this year and be who I think we can be…But I tell you what, the defenses are so good, the defensive players are so good and they disguise all the time, why can't we? It's a chess match, and whoever is not afraid to pull the trigger, pull the trigger. And I'm not afraid, so let's go."

Fantasy Analysis:

While the Andy Dalton hate is understandable, you can also make a strong case that it wasn't really his fault for the struggles that plagued Bengals' passing attack last season. It was his first year in a new system, which is usually a tough transition for quarterbacks, especially since Jackson's offense isn't known for being overly QB friendly. The Bengals also lost starting tight end Tyler Eifert for the season, starting receiver Marvin Jones for the season, A.J. Green was banged up all year and was out or injured during the first drive of five games and Giovani Bernard missed time as well. Not trying to make excuses for Dalton, just playing devil's advocate. It wouldn't be at all shocking if he outplays his APD, which has him being drafted as the QB25. If his weapons stay healthy, he could be a QB2.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/29 - Bengals OC Hue Jackson 'not concerned' about QB Andy Dalton
7/11 - Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is healthy and back up to 250 pounds

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
10.06 RotoExperts 
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