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Tyler Eifert

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert could miss camp

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:55:43 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert's (back) status for training camp is unclear at this point, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert is an injury magnet. Over his five-year career he has actually missed more games than he has played. He possesses TE1 value when healthy, but the risk just isn't worth the reward.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Tyler Eifert misses first day of minicamp

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:42:25 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) did not participate in the team's minicamp Tuesday, June 12, despite being at the facility earlier in the day.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert's injury issues are well chronicled so him missing a minicamp wouldn't be particularly newsworthy except that head coach Marvin Lewis seemed surprised that he wasn't there and had no explanation for Eifert's absence. Given his high upside and lengthy injury history, Eifert is someone to monitor throughout the preseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert limited at OTAs last week

Sun, 27 May 2018 12:43:25 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) was reportedly moving at "half speed" last week at OTAs and did not take part in team drills, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Jim Owczarski

Bengals | Tyler Eifert contract details

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:18:25 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert signed a one-year deal with the Bengals worth $5.5 million.

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert stays in Cincinnati

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:07:45 -0700

Free-agent TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals) is re-signing to a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert is one of the best at his position, but he has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. Over the last two seasons he has played in just 10 games, missing all but two in 2017. Ergo, the one-year deal makes sense. He's a touchdown machine when he's on the field, but the risk just isn't worth it at his price tag.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Bengals | Tyler Eifert no longer on the mend

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:34:23 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent TE Tyler Eifert recently told the Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski that "everything is fixed" in regards to the numerous injuries he has suffered over his NFL career - including the back injury that limited him to two games in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert told Owczarski "all options are on the table" regarding his free-agent status, but he is "comfortable" in Cincinnati. The 27-year-old is among the best players at his position, but he will almost certainly have to settle for a short prove-it deal after missing 41 of a possible 80 regular-season games in his five-year career thus far. He is an ultimate high-risk, high-upside selection in fantasy, capable of putting up top-five numbers wherever he lands or leaving his owners upset after yet another injury-shortened season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Jim Owczarski

Bengals | Tyler Eifert cleared

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 05:23:04 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent TE Tyler Eifert (back) has been cleared by doctors and is ready for organized team activities.

Fantasy Tip: He'll need to find a team first since the Bengals will probably move on from him. He has never played a 16-game season, and he'll likely have to take a short-term "prove-it" deal. He could wind up being a bargain in fantasy as a mid-tier TE1.

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert 'unlikely' to remain a Bengal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:44:42 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is "unlikely" to be re-signed by the team, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, who believes someone would be willing to pay up for his services, even if it's on a "prove-it" type deal.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert's situation has been one of the more unfortunate ones in all of pro football over the last several years. When healthy, he's proven to be a legitimate TE1, even making the Pro Bowl during the 2015 campaign. However, health has been his biggest bugaboo, as he's played more than half a season only twice in five years, and was limited to just two games in 2017. He may be worth the risk, though, given his notable talent.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Door open for Tyler Eifert's return

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:01:32 -0800

Contrary to a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals team president Mike Brown wants impending free-agent TE Tyler Eifert to return in 2018, although Brown admits any deal he offers Eifert will take into account the fact "he's literally played less than half the time" due to all of the injuries he has suffered throughout his pro career.

Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Eifert is just below the likes of Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce in terms of the amount of fantasy impact he can provide. Of course, the key words are "when healthy." Eifert has played in only 10 of a possible 32 games over the last two seasons and suited up for eight games or fewer in three of the last four. It's going to be a tricky negotiation, but one the Bengals should try to get done. Given his durability issues, he's going to be a high-risk, low-end TE1 in fantasy next year if he remains in Cincinnati.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Tyler Eifert likely finished in Cincy

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:23:04 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer gives Eifert a 10 percent chance of re-signing with the Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert has been a force in the red zone when healthy, but he hasn't been able to stay on the field. Wherever he plays in 2018, he will be a high-risk, high-reward TE2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski

Bengals | Tyler Eifert undergoes knee procedure

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:11:02 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, knee), who is already out for the season due to back surgery, recently had another procedure to remove a cyst in his knee.

Fantasy Tip: With Tyler Kroft playing well and Eifert seemingly unable to play more than a few games in a row without breaking down, Eifert is a strong candidate to be allowed to test the unrestricted free agency market at the end of the season. Given his lack of durability, he should be considered no more than a TE2 regardless of where he ends up.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Dan Graziano

Bengals | Tyler Eifert to have normal offseason

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:36:40 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) said doctors told him he should be healthy and have a normal offseason after back surgery.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert done in Cincinnati?

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 20:14:11 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back), who is out for the year, will be a free agent after this season, and Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer believes Eifert has played his last game for the franchise.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert has been a monster in the red zone when healthy, but his career has been repeatedly stalled by injuries. He will be worth drafting wherever he plays next year, but don't count on him playing all 16 games.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert placed on IR

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:27:32 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Oct. 12. Eifert will undergo surgery Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Another Tyler will take over as the starting tight end for the Bengals: Tyler Kroft. He is a worthy pickup for those who are in a tight spot at the position, but don't rely on him as an every-week starter as opposed to Eifert.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Bengals | Tyler Eifert will undergo surgery

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:24:59 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) is scheduled to undergo season-ending back surgery Thursday, Oct. 12, and will be sidelined for four to six months, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Tyler Kroft likely will be the starting tight end for the Bengals for the rest of the season and has played well over the last few weeks. He can be a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues and can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end against certain opponents.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Bengals | Tyler Eifert could be out for year

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:51:32 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) is considering undergoing another surgery on his back that would end his season, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Death, taxes and Tyler Eifert not playing a full season. The oft-injured tight end has never played a full 16-game season in his five-year career and has only played 10 games the last two seasons. If he does have the surgery then he can be dropped in traditional leagues. Names like George Kittle, Tyler Kroft or Ed Dickson can be picked up to replace Eifert in such a case.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Bengals | Week 5 inactives for Bengals

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 08:43:14 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared OG Alex Redmond, OG Christian Westerman, S Derron Smith, WR John Ross, WR Joshua Malone, FB Ryan Hewitt, TE Tyler Eifert inactive for Week 5.

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert to miss another game

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:08:22 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been ruled out for Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert was expected to miss several weeks because of his back injury, so owners will need to check on his status next week. Tyler Kroft has played well in his place and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

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Bengals | Cincinnati's Week 5 injury report

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:55:08 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back), TE/FB Ryan Hewitt (knee), WR John Ross (knee) and S Derron Smith (ankle) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 5 versus the Buffalo Bills. LB Jordan Evans (hamstring) got in a limited session for the second straight day Friday, Oct. 6, and is listed as questionable. DT Andrew Billings (shin), OG Trey Hopkins (knee), C T.J. Johnson (neck), CB Adam Jones (hip), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder), TE Tyler Kroft (neck, knee) WR Brandon LaFell (knee), QB AJ McCarron (Achilles') and TE C.J. Uzomah (knee) each logged a full practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert sits again

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:22:47 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert likely will miss this week and could miss more time because of his injury. Tyler Kroft has been playing well over the last few weeks and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues or a bye week replacement.

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Bengals | John Ross, Tyler Eifert out of practice again

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:29:16 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (knee) and TE Tyler Eifert (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Both players are expected to miss Week 5 versus the Buffalo Bills, and it wouldn't make much sense to push them with a bye coming up in Week 6. Ross should have already been dropped in the majority of redraft leagues, while owners should have already been prepared for a long-term replacement plan regarding Eifert given his injury history.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Week 4 inactives for Cincinnati

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 08:47:45 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared TE Tyler Eifert, LB Jordan Evans, OG Trey Hopkins, WR Joshua Malone, WR John Ross, FS Derron Smith, OG Christian Westerman inactive for Week 4.

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Bengals | Week 4 injury report for Cincinnati

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:31:30 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back), LB Jordan Evans (hamstring) and WR John Ross (knee) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out Week 4 versus the Cleveland Browns. S Derron Smith (ankle) has yet to practice this week as well and listed as doubtful. OG Trey Hopkins (knee) was limited in practice for a third straight day and is listed as questionable. RB Giovani Bernard (thigh), WR Cody Core (ribs), DE Carlos Dunlap (neck), S George Iloka (hamstring), WR Brandon LaFell (knee), CB KeiVarae Russell (hamstring), CB Joshua Shaw (hip) and S Shawn Williams (knee) all participated fully in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and have been removed from the injury report.

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Bengals | Thursday practice report for Bengals

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:25:23 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back), LB Jordan Evans (hamstring), S Derron Smith (ankle) and WR John Ross (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 28. WR Cody Core (ribs), DE Carlos Dunlap (neck), OG Trey Hopkins (knee) and SS Shawn Williams (knee) were limited during practice. FS George Iloka (hamstring), CB KeiVarae Russell (hamstring) and CB Joshua Shaw (hip) fully participated in practice.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Bengals | Wednesday's practice report for Cincinnati

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:14:30 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back), LB Jordan Evans (hamstring), WR John Ross (knee), S Derron Smith (ankle) and S Shawn Williams (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 27. RB Giovani Bernard (thigh), WR Cody Core (ribs), DE Carlos Dunlap (neck), OG Trey Hopkins (knee), S George Iloka (hamstring), WR Brandon LaFell (knee), CB KeiVarae Russell (hamstring) and S Josh Shaw (hip) were listed as limited participants.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert to miss several weeks

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:04:21 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) is expected to miss several weeks because of his back injury but will not need surgery, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Tyler Kroft likely will continue to be the starting tight end with Eifert out but only posted 28 yards in Week 3. Owners should be able to find a better short-term option until Eifert returns and can avoid Kroft.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Bengals | Week 3 Bengals inactives

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:09:10 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared OG Christian Westerman, S Derron Smith, WR John Ross, WR Joshua Malone, CB KeiVarae Russell, OG Trey Hopkins, TE Tyler Eifert inactive for Week 3.

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Bengals | Cincy rules out three, two questionable

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:24:30 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back), OG Trey Hopkins (knee) and WR John Ross (illness) did not practice Friday, Sept. 22, and have been ruled out for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. S Derron Smith (ankle) did not practice and is questionable. DE Michael Johnson (concussion, stinger) is questionable and fully practiced. CB KeiVarae Russell (hamstring) was limited Friday but has been removed from the injury report. DT Geno Atkins (shoulder), OT Jake Fisher (illness) and OT Cedric Ogbuehi (illness) practiced in full and are not listed on the report.

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert ruled out

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:27:04 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, knee) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: It's an expected outcome after missing practice all week, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating for his fantasy owners. Already one of the league's most injury-prone players, Eifert produced only four catches for 46 scoreless yards in his first two games. Owners should not hesitate moving on from him if they need the room on their roster or, at the very least, add a player like Benjamin Watson or Zach Miller to help them through Eifert's absence. Cincinnati will use C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft to replace him.

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert out of Friday practice

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:41:42 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, knee) is out of practice Friday, Sept. 22, and unlikely to play in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Tyler Kroft figures to take over, but the entire offense has been a mess this season. Look elsewhere for a tight end in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert out of practice

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:45:26 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee, back) is out of practice Thursday, Sept. 21, and appears unlikely to play in Week 3, in the opinion of ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Tip: The entire offense has sputtered, and Tyler Kroft looks like he'll be the starter against the Green Bay Packers. He's only a basement option in DFS formats.

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert a no-go Wednesday

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:05:49 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee, back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Perhaps the league's most injury-prone tight end, Eifert has been a victim of the Bengals' woeful offense the first two weeks of the season, as Cincinnati has yet to score a touchdown. Perhaps the change at offensive coordinator to Bill Lazor will spark the offense, but Eifert can be benched in most leagues - assuming he can play in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers - until the offense shows some signs of life.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert iffy for Week 3

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:52:22 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, knee) is battling back and knee injuries, and his status for Week 3 is uncertain.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert has been less than durable for a few seasons now, and he, along with the entire offense, has struggled to open the season. If he suits up, you're still probably better off finding a different option for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Bengals | Tyler Eifert being looked at by trainers

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:42:01 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (undisclosed) exited against the Houston Texans and is being worked on by trainers on the sidelines Thursday, Sept. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert appeared to be having his leg and hip stretched, but stay tuned for updates. He is a TE1 candidate whenever he suits up, but injuries continue to be a problem.

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert nearly invisible in loss

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 18:22:09 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert was targeted just once in Week 1 against the Ravens, posting a four-yard reception.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert has had some difficulty staying on the field in recent seasons, but all indications are he is 100 percent heading into this season. It was a disappointing start for a tight end with TE1 ability, especially as a red zone threat. He'll try to bounce back in Week 2 against Houston on Thursday.

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert ready to play

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:38:38 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert should receive a solid amount of targets in Week 1 and will be a factor in the red zone. He will be a weekly starting option this season as long as can stay healthy.

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Bengals | Full practice for Tyler Eifert

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:33:48 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert's injury history is extensive, but he has an unquestioned nose for the end zone when he is on the field. As Andy Dalton's second favorite target, Eifert is cemented in TE1 territory until the injury bug bites again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert takes part in full practice

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:47:19 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee) was able to participate in a full practice on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert, who has had trouble staying on the field in recent seasons due to a multitude of injuries, has the potential to be a high-end No. 1 fantasy option at his position if he can stay healthy. He figures to be among the team's target leaders and he is always a big threat in the red zone.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert back on the field

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:40:06 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 4. Eifert did not play in the final two preseason games because of the injury.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert recorded 394 yards and five touchdowns in limited playing time last season but should be ready to play in Week 1. He should receive a good amount of targets this season as long as he can stay healthy and will be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski

Bengals | Tyler Eifert fully healthy

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:00:21 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert claims he has been healthy for a "couple months" and is cleared the start of training camp after undergoing back surgery in December.

Fantasy Tip: Good news for the oft-injured tight end, who has missed 26 of 48 games over the last three seasons. When healthy, Eifert is on par with Rob Gronkowski in terms of his ability to find the end zone. Consider him a high-risk, high-reward TE1 in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert expected for camp

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:52:05 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Despite a 13-touchdown performance in 2015, Eifert has struggled with the injury bug. He has played in just 22 games over the last three years. With the depth of the position on the come up, there is ample risk taking him in the midrange TE1 portion of fantasy. Monitor him throughout camp.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Jim Owczarski

Bengals | Mason Schreck a threat in passing game

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:29:11 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Mason Schreck said his game is similar to that of TE Tyler Eifert, and head coach Marvin Lewis said Schreck is a big, physical receiver and "just a good all-around prospect."

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert unsure of readiness for camp

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:04:14 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) said that while his back "feels great" after offseason surgery, he doesn't know if he'll be ready in time for training camp. "I don't know," Eifert stated. "I'll have to see how I'm feeling and go from there. I've still lost a lot of strength with the nerve issues and all of that stuff. Just working through some of that. Once I get my strength back I'll be fine."

Fantasy Tip: Only about a week ago, it seemed Eifert would indeed be healthy enough by the time training camp rolls around, but now his status looks to be up in the air. It's definitely concerning, considering the 26-year-old missed eight games last season, but hopefully it doesn't affect his status going into Week 1. He's still worth the investment in drafts as a TE1 for his mega potential to lead all players at his position.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Katherine Terrell

Bengals | Tyler Eifert says back feels 'great'

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:46:58 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) said that he continues to get better and his back feels great. "I'll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it's go time," Eifert stated. "I'm close." The 26-year-old added that he doesn't know when he'll be cleared to resume regular workouts, but he did mention he'll be ready for training camp.

Fantasy Tip: It's good to see Eifert is progressing well, as it appears he'll be healthy for the start of the upcoming season, which wasn't the case a year ago, when he missed the first four games of the 2016 campaign. If the four-year veteran can just stay healthy, he has the potential to be arguably the most impactful TE1 in the league. For that type of upside, he's always worth the risk in drafting him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Tyler Eifert has knack for scoring

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:05:13 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert had five touchdowns in eight games in 2016, and he has 18 touchdowns in 21 games over the last two seasons combined.

Fantasy Tip: Injuries keep derailing Eifert, but when he is on the field, he is a monster in the red zone. Even with the injury risk, he is worth the gamble as a midrange TE1.

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Bengals | Tyler Eifert back by camp

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 08:33:04 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) said the prognosis on his back is good, and he'll definitely be back for training camp. He has a meeting with a doctor in a couple of days.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert was productive when he was on the field after ankle surgery kept him out for the start of the season. He's an injury risk, but no doubt he'll be among the midrange TE1 area in next year's drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert undergoes surgery

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 06:10:04 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) underwent back surgery Tuesday, Dec. 28, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert was productive in his injury-shortened season. The back surgery isn't expected to cut into the 2017 season, but his inability to stay healthy gives him some questions as a high-end TE1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sirius XM NFL Radio - Alex Marvez

Bengals | Tyler Eifert may need surgery

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:05:11 -0800

Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) had surgery recommended to correct a disc problem in his back, which has become more uncomfortable in recent weeks, according to multiple sources. The 2017 season isn't in jeopardy.

Fantasy Tip: Eifert performed well in spurts, but it was mostly a lost season plagued by injuries. He'll be a high-end tight end to target next season with another caution label.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Jim Owczarski

Bengals | Tyler Eifert placed on IR

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 11:55:42 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 26.

Fantasy Tip: It's not a big surprise when players go to the IR this late in the season with one game left to play. Cody Core played a huge role in the Bengals' offense last week with Eifert out. He should be a factor again in Week 17 for those still in contention and want to replace Eifert.

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Bengals | Cincinnati inactives for Week 16

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 16:02:52 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals OG Clint Boling (shoulder), LB Vontaze Burfict (knee, concussion), QB Jeff Driskel, TE Tyler Eifert (back), WR A.J. Green (hamstring), TE Tyler Kroft (ankle, knee) and CB KeiVarae Russell are inactive for Week 16 against the Houston Texans.

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