College: Notre Dame | 6 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 9/8/1990
2018 Bye Week: 9
On IR - broken right ankle
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
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Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent tight end Tyler Eifert (ankle) is jogging 20 minutes at a time and is convinced he will be fully healthy and get back to the player that scored 13 touchdowns in 2015. Ill be back to where I was. No question, said Eifert Tuesday, who admitted he didnt know where he would be doing it. Eifert has great size at 6-foot-6, but he's played in just 12 of the 48 games since he tore ligaments in his ankle in the 2015 Pro Bowl. He's an elite tight end when healthy, but he's had neck, back, ankle and elbow injuries that have slowed him. It'll be interesting to see where Eifert goes in free agency, but his long injury history makes him a TE2 gamble.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) has resumed running and is reportedly 'up to jogging 20 minutes at a time,' according to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson.
Fantasy Spin: The impending free agent told Hobson he has no question he'll "be back to where (he) was" but acknowledged he does not know if it will be with Cincinnati or some other team. The 28-year-old Eifert is perhaps the most injury-prone tight end in the league, missing 52 games over the last five years and playing only 14 times over the last three. His lack of durability makes him a fantasy TE2 option at best regardless of where he lands this spring.
The Cincinnati Bengals worked out free-agent tight end Clive Walford on Tuesday, according to a source. The Bengals lost Tyler Eifert (ankle) for the year in Week 4 and Tyler Kroft (foot) was banged up in Week 5, so the Bengals want some more depth behind C.J. Uzomah moving forward. It's unclear how much time Kroft might be forced to miss, but Walford is unlikely to make any fantasy noise even if he signs.
The Cincinnati Bengals placed oft-injured tight end Tyler Eifert (ankle) on the Injured Reserve on Friday and activated linebacker Vontaze Burfict to the 53-man roster in a corresponding move. Eifert just cannot escape the injury bug, as he has played in just 14 games the last three years and has never played a full season in his six seasons in the league. He can safely be dumped in all leagues. In his absence, C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft should split snaps, but Uzomah may be the one to target in fantasy if you're desperate at the position. The hard-hitting Burfict is returning from a four-game suspension and will be an immediate boost to Cincy's interior defense.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Oct. 5.
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (groin), TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) and C Billy Price (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 4. DE Michael Johnson (knee) and DE Carl Lawson (ankle) were limited during practice. OG Alex Redmond (shoulder) and LB Preston Brown (shoulder) fully participated in practice.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) and C Billy Price (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 3. LB Preston Brown (shoulder), DE Michael Johnson (knee), OG Alex Redmond (shoulder) and WR John Ross (groin) were limited.
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) will miss the rest of the season after surgery to repair a broken ankle.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert just can't catch a break. No pun intended. Tyler Kroft could have some touchdown luster after scoring seven times last season. He's worth keeping on the watch list as a bye-week filler.
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) suffered a broken ankle in the Week 4 game against the Atlanta Falcons and he is expected to undergo surgery, a source said Sunday, Sept. 30.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert, who has had a difficult time staying healthy during his career, just suffered an unlucky injury in this one and now his season is over. At least he scored a touchdown as a parting gift to his fantasy owners. Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah are the next two tight ends on the depth chart in the Queen City.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (leg) was carted off the field in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons. Eifert suffered a gruesome injury when his ankle was rolled up on and he was immediately placed in an air cast. This looks like a long-term injury for Eifert who has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. He had four grabs for 38 yards and a touchdown prior to exiting. Tyler Kroft will likely be the primary tight end for the remainder of the matchup.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (leg) had his lower leg placed in an air cast and was taken off the field on a stretcher Sunday, Sept. 30, after being injured on a third-quarter reception in Week 4.
Fantasy Spin: It looks like more brutal injury news for Eifert, who had four receptions for 38 yards and a TD prior to the gruesome-looking injury. CJ Uzomah and Tyler Kroft are next up at tight end.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (back) practiced in full every day this week and he was removed from the injury report prior to the Week 4 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He's ready to roll, and he is searching for his first touchdown of the 2018 season. Eifert has been solid, especially last week, posting a total of 11 receptions for 141 yards on 15 targets. That includes season highs with six grabs, eight targets and 74 yards in Carolina last week. Atlanta has been banged up in the secondary, so there is opportunity for the Cincinnati pass game to do some damage, with Eifert one of the beneficiaries. He is a fringe TE1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams and a sharp mid-tier play in DFS.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert received his biggest workload last week and has been targeted 15 times over the first three games. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some deeper leagues this week.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 27.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert has been targeted 15 times over the last three games and appears to be a solid contributor in the team's passing game. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some deeper leagues this week against the Atlanta Falcons.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) was able to go through a full practice session Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert has made it through the first three games relatively unscathed and that's a big deal for a guy who has been rather brittle over his career. He has re-emerged as a low-end TE1 in all fantasy leagues.
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) and C Brian Price (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. RB Giovani Bernard (thigh), LB Preston Brown (ankle), CB Darqueze Dennard (calf), OT Cordy Glenn (knee), WR A.J. Green (pelvis), DE Michael Johnson (knee) and CB Dre Kirkpatrick (groin) were listed as limited participants. TE Tyler Eifert (back) also practiced in full.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was more involved in Week 3. Eifert caught Six receptions for 74 yards in the loss to the Panthers and was targeted eight times on the day, one more target than in the previous two weeks combined. Though he has yet to find the end zone this season, this performance was an encouraging sign for the injury-plagued veteran. It is unknown whether he will continue to see an increase in both snaps and in the passing game, but his stock could rise if wide receiver A.J. Green (groin) and running back Joe Mixon (knee) are unable to go next Sunday in Atlanta.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert posted six receptions for 74 yards on eight targets in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert has been able to stay healthy for three full games. While that's not necessarily newsworthy for most, it's important for the brittle tight end. He has been a fantasy beast in the past when he can stay healthy. Unfortunately, those times have been few and far between. He is a TE1, especially for his work in the red zone, when he can avoid the injury bug. The Bengals travel to meet the Falcons in Week 4.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (back) was able to participate in a full practice session for the third consecutive day Friday. As such, he has been lifted from the Week 3 injury report leading up to Sunday's road game with the Carolina Panthers. Eifert has been rather quiet in the passing game so far, absorbing just five receptions on seven targets for a paltry 67 yards with no scores. His best attribute is his work in the red zone, but it's rather disappointing to fantasy owners that the Bengals are averaging 34.0 points per game and he has been blanked so far. Treat him more as a low-end TE2 in most fantasy formats. Even the biggest contrarians in DFS should avoid him, too.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert is an up-and-down tight end and Tyler Boyd has taken some of his luster of late. That being said, as long as Eifert is healthy he is capable of producing TE1 numbers.