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Tyler Eifert | Tight End

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Notre Dame
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Tyler Eifert caught two passes for 30 yards in the Bengals' third preseason game.
He's up to five catches for 67 yards through three games. Eifert has established himself as the No. 2 option behind A.J. Green and should be a factor in the red-zone as long as he stays healthy. In a weak year for tight ends, Eifert is a good bet for low-end TE1 value. Aug 29 - 10:24 PM

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Tyler Eifert caught two passes for 30 yards in the Bengals' preseason opener against the Giants.

Eifert was targeted by both Andy Dalton and on the first possession of the Josh Johnson group, securing a 12-yard gain from Dalton and an 18-yard pickup from Johnson. Eifert has emerged as the favorite to emerge as the Bengals' second leading receiver this season, behind only A.J. Green.
Aug 14 - 8:09 PM

According to Bengals.com, "nobody has been able to cover" Tyler Eifert "since training camp began last week."

Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson notes that Andy Dalton seems to throw to Eifert "whenever he's in a jam or needs a big play," a sign the duo is developing trust and an on-field rapport. Finally healthy, Eifert has a chance to finish second on the Bengals in passing-game targets this season, behind A.J. Green.
Source: bengals.com
Aug 9 - 9:24 AM

Tyler Eifert has appeared 100 percent healthy in Bengals camp.

Eifert has been wearing a brace on his elbow, but otherwise appears over his injury-ruined 2014. "He’s a first-round draft pick. He has ability," OC Hue Jackson said. "He’s going to be a huge part of what we do." Eifert offers mid-range TE1 upside at a low-end TE1/high-end TE2 draft cost.
Source: bengals.com
Aug 8 - 11:56 AM

Tyler Eifert declared himself 100 percent on the first day of Bengals camp.

He indeed avoided active/PUP and should be all systems go after suffering a year-ending elbow injury in Week 1 last season, and undergoing a shoulder surgery while he was on the shelf. The 21st overall pick in the 2013 draft, Eifert conceded he hasn't felt 100 percent since 2014 OTAs. Eifert offers some breakout potential and is priced reasonably in most forms of fantasy.
Jul 30 - 1:34 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. envisions a Tyler Eifert breakout in 2015.

Eifert was pegged for a sophomore breakout last year before his season ended in Week 1 with a dislocated elbow. Now 100 percent healthy, Eifert is flying under the radar a bit, but has as good a chance as any young tight end to make the leap into TE1 territory. The talent is there. He has a chance to finish second on the team in targets behind A.J. Green and be a red-zone factor.
Jul 22 - 11:24 AM

Tyler Eifert has bulked up to 250 pounds.

Eifert dropped down to 235 while injured last year, but is back to his listed weight. With Jermaine Gresham gone, the Bengals are counting on Eifert to stay healthy. Eifert remains on track for the start of training camp.
Source: bengals.com
Jul 11 - 6:21 PM

Tyler Eifert (elbow, shoulder) "caught virtually everything thrown his way" during open practices this spring.

Even though the Bengals held Eifert out of some 11-on-11 work, he's completely over the shoulder surgery and elbow dislocation that torpedoed his 2014 season. He'll be turned loose once training camp opens and will play heavy snaps now that Jermaine Gresham is gone. A talented pass-catcher who went 21st overall in 2013, Eifert has streamer appeal and low-end TE1 upside.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 22 - 10:04 AM

Tyler Eifert (elbow, shoulder) has been a limited participant in OTAs.

Eifert says he's 100 percent, but the Bengals are easing him back in gradually. Expect him to be a full-go for training camp, where he'll play a real role in the Bengals' pass game. Eifert had three catches for 37 yards on eight snaps before dislocating his elbow in the 2014 season opener.
Source: ESPN.com
May 28 - 10:31 AM

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (elbow and shoulder surgeries) confirmed he'll be ready for training camp.

"That's why I'm excited now," Eifert said. "I'm feeling strong, feeling healthy. Not in any pain. It feels good." With Jermaine Gresham out of the picture, Eifert will be the Bengals' unquestioned No. 1 tight end this season, though the team did spend a third-round pick on Tyler Kroft. Kroft was primarily an in-line tight end for Rutgers last season, but has solid pass-catching skills. Nevertheless, Eifert will be in the low-end TE1 conversation.
May 4 - 3:23 PM

The Bengals are banking on Tyler Eifert realizing his first-round potential this season.

Eifert appeared set to make a leap as an NFL sophomore last season, but dislocated his elbow in Week 1 and never returned. The Bengals have since let Jermaine Gresham go and are woefully thin in the tight end room, leaving Eifert with every-down potential. He's a sneaky bet for back-end TE1 production.
Apr 20 - 8:59 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis confirmed at the Combine that Tyler Eifert (shoulder/elbow) is on track for 2015 training camp.

Coming off elbow and shoulder surgeries, Eifert's rehab has been setback free. Although it came in a limited sample size, Eifert appeared to be a big part of OC Hue Jackson's game plan in Cincinnati's Week 1 win over Baltimore last year. Eifert will be a sleeper with low-end TE1 potential in 2015.
Feb 19 - 4:34 PM

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (elbow/shoulder) said Monday that he will be ready for 2015 training camp.

Eifert dislocated his elbow in Week 1 and underwent shoulder surgery during the 2014 season, costing him all but two quarters. His loss was a big one for the Bengals, as OC Hue Jackson had major plans for Eifert as a complementary pass catcher behind A.J. Green. With Jermaine Gresham scheduled for 2015 free agency, Eifert will be a breakout candidate in his third NFL season.
Jan 5 - 2:22 PM

Tyler Eifert recently underwent shoulder surgery.

He's done for the season. Eifert hasn't played since dislocating his elbow in Week 1. He initially hurt the shoulder in training camp. Eifert is simply getting cleaned up in an effort to be fully healthy for the offseason. Jermaine Gresham will continue to handle tight-end duties through the playoffs for the Bengals.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:51:00 PM

Speaking after Friday's practice, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said TE Tyler Eifert (elbow, injured reserve/designated for return) is "progressing" toward returning this season.

Lewis, however, was vague on when exactly Eifert might be back. He doesn't appear particularly likely to suit up in Week 13. Despite the down year at tight end, Eifert is not worth stashing in 12-14 team re-draft leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 02:03:00 PM