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Tyler Eifert | Tight End

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Notre Dame
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Tyler Eifert (knee) is listed as probable for Week 12 against the Rams.
He was a full participant at practice this week. Eifert leads the NFL with 11 touchdowns this year. He's a top-five option against St. Louis. Nov 27 - 1:55 PM

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Tyler Eifert caught three passes for 22 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.

Eifert scored both of his touchdowns on end-zone fades. He hasn't been a big part of the gameplan the last two weeks, but continues to be one of the league's best red-zone threats. Eifert will take a 43/482/11 line into Week 12.
Nov 23 - 1:15 AM

Tyler Eifert caught 3-of-7 targets for 26 yards in the Bengals' Week 10 loss to the Texans on Monday night.

It was a night to forget for Eifert and the entire Bengals' offense. Eifert entered Monday night with three drops on the season, but matched that number on the evening with three really ugly muffed passes. His first drop was on 3rd-and-4 in the red zone, which led to a field goal in the first quarter. Another drop was on 2nd-and-4 down the seam. Andy Dalton also missed Eifert on a 3rd-and-2 play where hid tight end was running wide-open down the seam after the safety fell down in coverage. It may have gone for a lengthy touchdown had the two connected on the pass. Chalk this one up as a rough night for Eifert. He'll be a top-three tight end Week 11 in Arizona.
Nov 17 - 12:38 AM

Tyler Eifert reeled in five of six targets for 53 yards and three touchdowns in the Bengals' Week 9 win over the Browns.

Eifert only saw six targets but he made the most of them. He got loose across the middle and powered in for a touchdown on a package play in the first quarter and found space in the back of the end zone on a broken play in the second frame. The cherry on top came in the fourth quarter. Tramon Williams bit hard on a double move and Eifert ran right past him for an easy score. Eifert now leads the NFL with nine receiving touchdowns -- all of them from inside the red zone -- which ties Rodney Holman’s team record for the most touchdowns by a tight end. Eifert still has eight games to go. The Bengals play another primetime game next week against the Texans. Eifert will be a top-five tight end for that matchup.
Nov 5 - 11:43 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 4-of-8 targets for 39 yards in Cincinnati's Week 8 win over the Steelers.

One of Eifert's missed connections was a drop. Eifert has gone bust in some great matchups this season, but still boasts monster upside at the eight end position. He'll be a mid-range TE1 on Thursday Night Football against a Browns defense that entered Week 8 allowing the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends.
Nov 1 - 5:34 PM

Tyler Eifert caught all four of his targets for 30 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 6 win over the Bills.

Most had Eifert pegged for a bigger day with the Bills expected to lock down A.J. Green and Marvin Jones on the outside. Green posted just a 4-36 line on seven targets, but Jones went off for 9-95-1 on a dozen targets. Eifert was the third option, but was able to beat S Bacarro Rambo for a four-yard touchdown on a jump ball in the end zone. Eifert is a top-five tight end each week. He'll get a leaky Steelers defense against tight ends in Week 8 after the Week 7 bye.
Oct 18 - 7:24 PM

Tyler Eifert provided two touchdowns while catching eight of 12 targets for 90 yards in the Bengals' Week 5 victory over the Seahawks.

Now that’s more like it. After drawing just seven targets in Weeks 3 and 4, Eifert was the Bengals’ featured receiver on Sunday. He made his living off Seahawks’ mistakes, snagging his first touchdown of the day on a blown assignment by Kam Chancellor. Later he caught Cary Williams napping for a 10-yard score. Eifert saved his best for last though, making an absurd 25-yard grab to put the Bengals in field goal range late in the fourth quarter. Eifert will be a no-brainer TE1 against the Bills in Week 6.
Oct 11 - 5:10 PM

Tyler Eifert managed to secure 3-of-4 targets for 69 yards in the Bengals' Week 4 win over the Chiefs.

Andy Dalton spread the ball around in this one, with Mohamed Sanu as the unlikely receiving yardage leader for the Bengals. Cincinnati has enough passing-game weapons this season that Eifert's fantasy owners need to prepare themselves for some week-to-week ups and downs. Eifert will remain a mid-range TE1 play when the Bengals face the Seahawks in Week 5.
Oct 4 - 4:36 PM

Tyler Eifert couldn't reel in any of his three targets in the Bengals' Week 3 win over the Ravens.

Eifert should have had a touchdown late in the first half but the catch was overturned on review thanks to the league’s laughably obsolete "Dez Bryant rule." Dalton found success throwing the ball deep, rarely looking for Eifert on his check-down routes. It’s hard to blame Dalton for ignoring Eifert with A.J. Green running circles around Jimmy Smith. We’d expect Eifert to be much more involved next week against the Chiefs.
Sep 27 - 5:20 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 4-of-5 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown Week 2 against the Chargers.

Eifert was having a quiet day before Andy Dalton found him in the back of the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Bengals tried to force the ball to Eifert on a couple occasions including on a screen pass, but Dalton only threw the ball 26 times as the running game dominated. Eifert still looks like the second most important passing option in Cincinnati, and he will have big games when the Bengals need to throw.
Sep 20 - 5:22 PM

Tyler Eifert secured 9-of-12 targets for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' Week 1 win over the Raiders.

Utilized as a go-to option by Andy Dalton over the middle and in the short passing game, Eifert was sitting on six receptions by early in the second quarter. His longest play came on a 31-yard connection up the seam midway through the first half, and Eifert scored a 13-yard touchdown on a red-zone slot route late in the second quarter. Eifert was targeted a whopping nine times in the first half alone. He got his second TD again aligned at slot receiver in the fourth quarter, beating Raiders CB D.J. Hayden for the 8-yard score. Eifert should be viewed as an every-week TE1 moving forward. Owners who took him in the mid to late rounds may have struck gold.
Sep 13 - 7:35 PM

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

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, "nobody has been able to cover" Tyler Eifert "since training camp began last week."'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.
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.
Aug 8 - 11:56 AM

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QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Rex Burkhead
4Cedric Peerman
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Brandon Tate
WR21Marvin Jones
2Mohamed Sanu
3Mario Alford
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Jake Fisher
3Cedric Ogbuehi
LG1Clint Boling
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Kevin Zeitler
RT1Andre Smith
2Eric Winston
K1Mike Nugent