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Tyler Eifert | Tight End | #85

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 255
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (21) / CIN
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Tyler Eifert caught 2-of-2 targets for 25 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Eagles.
Eifert didn't see much target action, but he made the one in the end zone count with a 13-yard touchdown on a lofted ball from Andy Dalton. Eifert will be a rock-solid, elite TE1 play next week at the Browns. Dec 4 - 4:58 PM

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Tyler Eifert caught 5-of-11 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

As it should be, Eifert led the Bengals in targets in their first game post-A.J. Green and scored Cincinnati's lone offensive touchdown from three yards out. It was an especially promising box-score performance because the Ravens have shut down tight ends all year. Someone named Seth DeValve is the only other tight end to score a touchdown against Baltimore this season. The same is true of the Bengals' Week 13 opponent, Philadelphia. Eifert will still be an upside TE1 play in that game.
Nov 27 - 5:24 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 3-of-6 targets for 37 yards in the Bengals' Week 11 loss to the Bills.

The good news is Eifert played a season-high 89 percent of Cincinnati's offensive snaps. The bad news is he failed to step up after A.J. Green tore his hamstring less than two minutes into the game, missing an end-zone target and failing to contribute big plays beyond a 21-yard second-quarter catch. The Bengals are going to desperately need more from Eifert going forward. He has a tough matchup against the Ravens' shutdown tight end defense next.
Nov 20 - 5:13 PM

Tyler Eifert (knee) has been removed from the Week 11 injury report.

He's all systems go after being limited on Wednesday before getting in two full sessions. Fire Eifert up a high-upside TE1 play against the Bills.
Nov 18 - 1:45 PM

Tyler Eifert (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

Eifert was limited on Wednesday but the Bengals were probably just giving him a break after playing 47 snaps against the Giants on Monday night. He's averaged 99 yards over his last two outings while cementing himself as a weekly TE1 in fantasy.
Nov 17 - 2:42 PM

Tyler Eifert (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's a new "injury" for Eifert, but not one that should keep him from playing Week 11 against the Bills. Eifert played his normal snap count Monday night against the Giants and will be locked in as a premier TE1 this week.
Nov 16 - 3:00 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 3-of-5 targets for 96 yards in the Bengals' Week 10 loss to the Giants.

Eifert looked to be on his way to a monster night after catching Andy Dalton's first pass and taking off for a 71-yard gain, setting the offense up in the red zone to see A.J. Green score a 13-yard touchdown a couple plays later. But the Bengals didn't go to their big tight end too much after that. He was targeted once at the goal line again, but the ball whistled past him incomplete. Eifert now has 12 catches for 198 yards in his two healthy games this season and will again be a surefire TE1 play next week at home against the Bills.
Nov 15 - 12:21 AM

Tyler Eifert caught 9-of-12 targets for 102 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 8 tie with the Redskins.

After being limited last week, Eifert was anything but against Washington. He made big play after big play, converting third downs and causing havoc down the seams all game. The Redskins left him wide open as he ran straight down the middle for a 15-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Eifert is clearly back to full strength, and he will be a must-start against the Giants following the bye.
Oct 30 - 1:45 PM

The Bengals made C.J. Uzomah a healthy scratch for Week 8.

It suggests Tyler Eifert's role will expand significantly against the Redskins. Uzomah had been filling the Bengals' primary pass-catching tight end role, with Tyler Kroft playing in line. Eifert now takes over as the pass catcher.
Oct 30 - 9:19 AM

ESPN Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell expects Tyler Eifert to play a "much closer to full" role against the Redskins in Week 8.

After being limited to just 15 snaps in his season debut last week, Eifert has been removed from the injury report altogether and is expected to be much more involved in London, especially with the Bengals' bye week to follow. He's a solid TE1 play and needs to be picked up if available in any leagues.
Oct 28 - 11:49 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis expects Tyler Eifert's (ankle) role to expand for Week 8.

Eifert was limited to 15 snaps in his 2016 debut, but avoided setbacks. With his snaps coming on money plays on third down and in the red zone, Eifert is already back on the TE1 radar.
Oct 24 - 3:30 PM

Tyler Eifert caught 1-of-2 targets for nine yards in the Bengals' Week 7 win over the Browns.

Making his season debut after a long, injury-filled offseason and first six weeks, Eifert was eased into action. He played just 15 snaps. Eifert's playing time should get a boost in Week 8 against the Redskins, but it might take a couple weeks for Eifert to get back to TE1 status as a red-zone dominator.
Oct 23 - 5:49 PM

Tyler Eifert (back) is active for Week 7 against the Browns.

Beat writers expect Eifert to be seriously limited in his season debut. He's probably only going to make the nominal start and then play around 15-20 snaps in red-zone and third-down packages. Eifert could always find the end zone, but he probably isn't worth TE1 consideration until next week. Inactive for the Bengals are QB Jeff Driskel, WR Cody Core, CB KeiVarae Russell, CB Chykie Brown, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, OL Christian Westerman, and DL DeShawn Williams.
Oct 23 - 11:37 AM

Ian Rapoport of reports that Tyler Eifert (back) will make his season debut today on a limited snap count.

After practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, Eifert will play against the Browns. He may be able to contribute this week, although with his role up in the air coming off multiple setbacks, Eifert should be treated as a touchdown-dependent TE2.
Oct 23 - 4:59 AM

Tyler Eifert (questionable, back) is expected to play limited snaps if active for Sunday's game.

Coach Marvin Lewis was non-committal when asked about Eifert's Week 7 availability. The Bengals are expected to make a decision on his status Saturday. With his role up in the air coming off multiple setbacks, Eifert is going to be a touchdown-dependent TE2 if he plays. Daily Slant: If Eifert plays, he’s worth a shot in tournaments. Even if he’s limited, his red zone usage makes him a multi-touchdown threat as the Bengals should make several trips inside the 20 against the Browns. Andy Dalton would become an even better option at quarterback. When Eifert is in the lineup, Dalton's average line goes from 233.7 yards, 1.21 touchdowns, and 0.96 interceptions to 262.25 yards, 1.96 touchdowns, and 0.82 interceptions. If Dalton has both Green and Eifert to throw to, he should feast. The primary concern is game flow as Cincinnati is favored by ten points.
Oct 21 - 6:38 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Jeff Driskel
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Rex Burkhead
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Rex Burkhead
3RB1Jeremy Hill
2Rex Burkhead
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Alex Erickson
3Cody Core
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Tyler Boyd
3James Wright
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Jake Fisher
LG1Clint Boling
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Kevin Zeitler
2Christian Westerman
RT1Cedric Ogbuehi
2Eric Winston
K1Mike Nugent