College: Notre Dame | 7 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 9/8/1990
Depth Chart: TE1.2
2019 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
Eifert broke his ankle last year and missed the last 12 games of the season. He had 15 receptions for 179 yards in the four games he played. So if he plays a full year, Eifert has 60 receptions for 716 yards and four touchdowns. Eifert is yet to play a full season in his six-year NFL career. He has just one big season because of his injury issues. Eifert is back with the Bengals and will serve as their starter once again. Eifert is a tall tight end that is very athletic. He can stretch the field with his speed and has good hands to make the tough catch. He lacks a little bulk, though, and isn't much of a blocker for the tight end spot.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Eifert has all sorts of potential but his injury history hurts his overall fantasy value. Consider him more of a top No. 2 tight end. You can't take him any higher because of his injury concerns. Expect around 50 receptions for 600 yards and six or so touchdowns.
Tyler Eifert had one of the more gruesome injuries in 2018 when he fractured his ankle in Week 4. He obviously missed the rest of the season and took time off to rehab said ankle. Eifert has a history of injuries, most notably his low back and elbow. Last year was the third time in his NFL career that hes had a serious injury in September that caused him to miss the remainder of the season. So, can we trust Eifert this year now that hes participating fully in OTAs? That decision is obviously yours but with his injury history, common sense would tell us to wait and see if you can get him off waivers if he shows promise. On a positive note, the Cincinnati offense will now have HC Zac Taylor, who is the latest brainchild of Sean McVay, at the helm of the offense where he will certainly increase the creativity of the Bengals offense. Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee were each productive in their own right in 2018 and if Eifert can stay healthy, the new head coach will find ways to get him the ball. In the offense we expect Taylor to run, the TE is rarely the focus and the Bengals offense should be a heavy dose of Joe Mixon, A.J. Green, and 2018 breakout Tyler Boyd with John Ross taking the top off defenses. Theres some upside here for Eifert but thats been said before. If he can stay healthy, he should finish as a TE2.
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Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert has posted only 108 yards and one touchdown in six games this season and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (knee), WR A.J. Green (ankle), CB William Jackson III (shoulder), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee), DE Carl Lawson (hamstring), OG John Miller (groin), OT Andre Smith (ankle) and OT Cordy Glenn (non-injury) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 17. S Shawn Williams (thigh) was limited. TE Tyler Eifert (rest), DT Geno Atkins (rest) and DT Ryan Glasgow (thigh) each logged a full practice.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (rest) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert has been a major disappointment this season with just 108 yards and one touchdown through six games. He isn't a safe option in any fantasy format.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert went for just 13 yards on two catches on his two targets in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert is worth using as a low-end TE2 at best in fantasy leagues heading into Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was once a great threat in the red zone when healthy. Injuries haven't been a concern this season, but he is just too inconsistent to rely upon regularly in most leagues.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert caught both of his targets for 13 yards during the loss to the Ravens. With A.J. Green (ankle) and John Ross (shoulder) out of the lineup recently, expectations were high for the injury-plagued veteran who once had 13 touchdowns in a season (2015) to get some additional looks from Andy Dalton. However, he has been a disappointment from a fantasy perspective, to say the least, and has little value, if any, moving forward, especially with Green anticipated to return against the Jaguars in Week 7.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert needs to pick things up against Baltimore in Week 6. After producing his only score of the year in Week 2 against the 49ers, Eifert has been a non-factor despite remaining healthy. With the team down a plethora of options on the offensive end, Andy Dalton could look to the veteran more often against the Ravens; however, he will need to capitalize if he wishes to remain on fantasy rosters moving forward.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert played miserably during the loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, finishing with just two receptions for 14 yards. With A.J. Green (foot) and John Ross (shoulder) out of the lineup, Eifert was expected to pick up the slack while serving behind Tyler Boyd, who had 10 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. While fantasy managers were hoping for a turnaround season in 2019, Eifert has failed to meet expectations. Time is running out for the veteran to start producing, but with the Bengals' dysfunctional offensive play this season, owners may want to look elsewhere for production.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert managed just two grabs for 14 yards on four targets in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert was disappointing, as the Cardinals have been poor against the tight ends, but he was completely shut down. In fact, even C.J. Uzomah outperformed him statistically (2-16-0) slightly. Eifert cannot be trusted regularly outside of deeper fantasy leagues heading into Week 6 in Baltimore.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert could see more looks on Sunday against the Cardinals. With A.J. Green (ankle) and John Ross III (shoulder) not in the lineup, the veteran could serve as the No. 2 option behind wide receiver Tyler Boyd. Eifert was targeted five times in Week 4, and after narrowly missing a touchdown reception, he finished with just two receptions for 27 yards against the Steelers. With so many inconsistencies at the tight end position this season, the 29-year-old still has value as he is a threat whenever he is on the field. If you need a streamer in Week 5, Eifert could be your man against a weak Cardinals Defense.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert had two grabs for 27 yards on five targets in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had a rare drop in the first quarter, his first since Nov. 6, 2015.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert has registered 11 catches for just 81 yards on 16 targets with one touchdown through four games. He is barely a blip on the radar even in the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point. The Bengals host the Cardinals in Week 5.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was targeted five times in Week 4 against the Steelers, hauling in just two of them for 27 yards. Eifert was targeted in the end zone once, but he failed to catch the pass. The Bengals tight end remains a touchdown-dependent streaming option at the tight end position in deeper leagues.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has only been targeted by Andy Dalton on 11 passes through the first three games of the season. Eifert has been able to haul in nine of those passes for an unimpressive 6.0 yards per catch. The Steelers have been stingy against tight ends so far this season, giving up just 41 yards receiving per game to the position, but they did surrender two touchdowns to Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly in Week 2. Eifert remains a touchdown-dependent streaming option at tight end in deeper leagues.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report for Week 4.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert caught only one pass in the last game and has only posted nine receptions and 54 yards this season. He can be avoided in all fantasy leagues this week.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert likely will receive some targets in the passing game this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers but can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert caught his only target for 18 yards in a 21-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.
Fantasy Spin: The good news is that Eifert has remained healthy through three games, but he has yet to finish with more than 27 yards in a game. He is no more than a touchdown-dependent TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert has not had a big role in the passing game at this point and should not be a starting option for fantasy players this week.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is still a sufficient option for those in need. Eifert pulled in just three passes during the Week 2 loss to the 49ers, but still managed to come up with a touchdown. The veteran was once one of the most productive tight ends in the league before a couple of injury-plagued seasons derailed his productivity. Nonetheless, he remains capable scorer as he has established a proven rapport with quarterback Andy Dalton throughout the years. Keep him rolling on Sunday, even against a tough Bills Defense in Buffalo.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert has been targeted 10 times in the first two games but has only posted 36 yards and one touchdown during that span. He could be a No. 2 tight end in some deeper fantasy leagues but is not a starting option.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was targeted five times on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, hauling in three of them for just nine yards and one touchdown. At this point in his career, Eifert looks like he has lost some explosiveness, but quarterback Andy Dalton definitely looks his way when the Bengals are in the red zone. The Notre Dame product is extremely touchdown-dependent and should not be in starting lineups unless you're in a 16-team league or are dealing with a bye week. Through the first two weeks of the season, Eifert is averaging just 5.4 yards per catch.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was able to make it through Week 1 without injury while registering a modest five-catch, 27-yard performance. Although fellow tight end CJ Uzomah played more snaps (70.67%) than Eifert (49.33%) in Week 1, Eifert participated in a greater percentage of the Bengals passing routes, meaning Uzomah is being asked to block more than Eifert on passing plays. That being said, Eifert has a four-inch height advantage over San Francisco 49ers safety Tarvarius Moore, which bodes well for his chances of catching a touchdown when the Bengals have the ball in the red zone. Eifert should be considered an extremely touchdown-dependent TE2 in 12-team leagues.