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Tyler Eifert | Tight End | #85

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 255
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (21) / CIN
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Bengals placed TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) on injured reserve.
Vontaze Burfict, who is back from a four-game suspension, was activated in the corresponding move. Eifert broke his ankle in devastating fashion last week against the Falcons. It's been a frustrating few years for Eifert, who has logged just 14 appearances since his breakout 2015 campaign. C.J. Uzoma will likely serve as the lead tight end in his absence, though Tyler Kroft will also see snaps. Oct 5 - 2:07 PM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tyler Eifert suffered a broken ankle Week 4 against the Falcons.

That is exactly what it looked like on the field. It is terrible luck for a player who had just rounded back into form after losing two seasons to back issues. He should be placed on injured reserve this week. Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah will handle the majority of the tight end snaps moving forward.
Sep 30 - 6:50 PM

Tyler Eifert exited Week 4 against the Falcons with a lower leg injury.

The injury appeared to be a gruesome leg break, and trainers quickly put an air cast on Eifert's right leg. It would be shocking if the news is anything but a broken right leg or ankle. It is terrible luck for a player who had just fully returned to form following a series of back injuries. Eifert had four catches for 38 yards and a touchdown before exiting. Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah will look to replace him.
Sep 30 - 2:49 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 6-of-8 targets for 74 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to Carolina.

After drawing only three and four targets in the first two games, Eifert was a much bigger factor in this one, making his trademark tough catches in traffic and helping Andy Dalton move the sticks on third down. A.J. Green (groin) went down at the start of the third quarter and never returned. If Green can't play in Week 4 at Atlanta, Eifert's passing-game role will further expand.
Sep 23 - 5:08 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 2-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Ravens.

Eifert had an uneventful game on a night where Andy Dalton tossed four first half scores. Eifert got out-gained 45-23 by reserve TE C.J. Uzomah, though he did draw an end zone DPI, setting the Bengals up at the one-yard line. Eifert now has just five catches for 67 scoreless yards through two games as the Bengals stick to their pledge of rationing his snaps. There's still massive touchdown upside here, but Eifert is appearing best treated as a touchdown-or-bust, low-end TE1.
Sep 14 - 12:04 AM

Tyler Eifert caught 3-of-3 targets for 44 yards in the Bengals' Week 1 win over the Colts.

He was used as a part-time player, but it was nice to see him out there nonetheless considering his injury history. Eifert's playing time figures to rise as he shows the coaching staff he can be trusted from a durability standpoint. Eifert will be a touchdown-or-bust streamer in Week 2 versus Baltimore.
Sep 9 - 4:28 PM

Tyler Eifert (back) is practicing in full for Week 1 against the Colts.

He hasn't been injured since passing his physical at the start of training camp, and Eifert remains on track to suit up Sunday. Eifert played in just one preseason game, managing a catch for 11 yards on three targets. However, Eifert remains one of the premier touchdown scorers and has back-end TE1 value.
Sep 5 - 3:41 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 1-of-3 targets for 11 yards in the Bengals' third preseason game Sunday.

It was Eifert's preseason debut. He dropped a pass, but the main point is Eifert has stayed healthy this summer after missing 14 games last year. Eifert is an elite touchdown scorer with a career 15.7% touchdown rate, but Eifert’s sustained back problems have made him very difficult to draft.
Aug 26 - 5:25 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he never wants Tyler Eifert to play 50 snaps in a game this season.

"Well I hope he never gets 50," was Lewis' response when asked about a theoretical 50-snap performance. Although injuries have prevented him from being an every-down player since 2015, Eifert did reach 50 snaps in both of his 2017 appearances. Eifert is shaping up as a boom/bust TE2.
Aug 14 - 5:29 PM

Tyler Eifert (back surgery) has passed his physical and been cleared to practice.

Eifert ended up spending just four days on the PUP list. The Bengals have been cagey about Eifert's overall status, but the sixth-year pro has insisted he feels great and will be ready to rock for the opener. As anyone who has played fantasy football for more than a year or two knows, Eifert offers immense touchdown-scoring upside, but it's outweighed by his injury downside. Eifert is a late-round TE2 flier.
Jul 30 - 2:42 PM

Speaking Thursday, Tyler Eifert (back) said he is "100 percent" certain he will be ready for Week 1.

"There is no setback," Eifert insisted of his back injury. "I’m feeling good. This is just the route we chose to take." That "route" is the active/PUP list, from which Eifert can be activated at any time. The Bengals are wisely option for bubble wrap with a player who has averaged eight games over the past four seasons. "Injury prone" is an overused label, but Eifert's injury history limits him to risk/reward TE2 status in fantasy leagues.
Jul 26 - 6:23 PM

Bengals placed Tyler Eifert (back) on the active/PUP list.

Eifert tweaked his back during the spring. He tweeted he was "feeling great" earlier this week, but his health remains completely up in the air. If healthy, Eifert has as much touchdown upside as any tight end, but there is no way to trust his ability to both get and stay healthy. He is just a flier in the double-digit rounds.
Jul 26 - 8:44 AM

Bengals.com does not expect Tyler Eifert (back) to be ready for the beginning of training camp on Thursday.

The website considers Eifert's status "as up in the air as it was six weeks ago." "Hopefully Tyler Eifert can come back and be a factor for us," executive Duke Tobin said. "I can’t predict the future on that one." Eifert's back limited him to two games in 2017. He's made just 10 appearances over the past two years and only 24 over the past four. Eifert should be considered questionable for Week 1 and beyond.
Source: bengals.com
Jul 24 - 6:22 PM

Coach Marvin Lewis hinted Tyler Eifert (back) may not be ready for training camp.

When asked, Lewis said he simply does not know if the oft-injured Eifert will be ready. He was limited at OTAs last month but has sat out all of minicamp this week and may have suffered a setback. Anything the Bengals get from Eifert this year will have to be considered a bonus. Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah are his backups.
Jun 13 - 4:39 PM

Marvin Lewis was vague on Tyler Eifert's health after he missed Tuesday's minicamp session.

Per reporter Jim Owczarski, Lewis was "surprised" at Eifert's absence. "As time goes on when we start to play football then we will have an idea of where he is," Lewis said afterward. Eifert claimed he was back to full health in March, but he was limited in last month's OTAs sessions. One of the league's least-durable players, Eifert has appeared in 24-of-64 possible games over the past four years.
Jun 12 - 4:56 PM

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3Christian Hackenberg
RB1Joe Mixon
2Giovani Bernard
3Mark Walton
GLB1Joe Mixon
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Joe Mixon
WR11A.J. Green
2Josh Malone
3Cody Core
4Auden Tate
WR21John Ross
2Tyler Boyd
3Alex Erickson
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
4Matt Lengel
5Mason Schreck
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cedric Ogbuehi
LG1Clint Boling
2Christian Westerman
C1Billy Price
2Alex Redmond
RG1Trey Hopkins
RT1Jake Fisher
2Bobby Hart
K1Randy Bullock