Bengals TE Tyler Kroft (foot) is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. That strengthens the case for TE C.J. Uzomah as a Week 6 spot starter. He played 92% of the offensive snaps last week and ran a route on 28 of QB Andy Dalton’s 32 dropbacks. Pittsburgh has allowed the most receptions, 2nd most yards and 3rd most TDs to TEs.
Bengals TE Tyler Kroft missed Wednesday's practice with the foot injury he suffered last weekend. His absence this Sunday would make TE C.J. Uzomah a safer spot-start play against the Steelers' 31st-ranked TE defense.
Bengals TE Tyler Kroft injured his right foot in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Dolphins and is officially questionable to return. Cincinnati, of course, is already without TE Tyler Eifert. It leaves TE C.J. Uzomah as the clear lead dog.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert fractured his right ankle in Sunday's win over the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Eifert is expected to have surgery and will miss the rest of the season. C.J. Uzomah already leads Cincinnati TEs in snaps. He and Tyler Kroft will both enter the fantasy radar going forward.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert apparently doesn't think we need to worry about the troublesome back that has landed him on the camp-opening PUP list. "There is no setback," he told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I'm feeling good. This is just the route we chose to take." Eifert added that he's "100 percent" certain he'll play in the regular-season opener. This sounds good, but we'll put his chance of starting on time somewhere short of 100%. Still, Eifert's going late enough in fantasy football drafts to be a fine shot worth taking at this point. He'll carry big weekly upside for however many weeks he's available.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee, back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers. He didn't practice all week and has no timetable for return. It's possible he's looking at a multi-game absence -- something he's no stranger to. TE Tyler Kroft figures to operate as Cincinnati's lead pass-catching TE in Green Bay but isn't a fantasy option.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee, back) remained sidelined on Thursday. At this point, we'd be surprised if he played against the Packers this weekend. That'd leave Tyler Kroft as Cincinnati's lead TE -- a significant downgrade for the struggling Andy Dalton.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Broncos. He returned to practice this week and could make his 2016 debut in Week 4. TEs C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft split snaps in Eifert’s absence last week.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is out for Sunday’s opener against the Jets. He didn’t practice all week and doesn’t look particularly close to returning. TE Tyler Kroft (knee) put in a full week of practice and figures to serve as Cincinnati’s lead pass-catching TE. You should be able to do better for your fantasy lineup, though.
Bengals TE Tyler Kroft is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with the sprained knee he suffered in Tuesday's practice, according to insider Jim Owczarski. No word on which ligament Kroft injured. HC Marvin Lewis expects Kroft to be available for the season opener, although the longer end of the timetable would keep him out through Week 1. We'll keep an eye on his progress, but Kroft isn't worth rostering in redraft leagues. If both he and Tyler Eifert (ankle) are out, Cincinnati would be down to TE C.J. Uzomah.
Bengals TE Tyler Kroft suffered a hyperextended knee in Tuesday's training camp practice, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's scheduled for an MRI tomorrow to determine the extent of the damage and how long he'll be sidelined. Kroft was slated to serve as Cincinnati's primary pass-catching TE for however long Tyler Eifert (ankle) is out. C.J. Uzomah is next up on the depth chart.
In a recent Q&A with the team website, Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin intimated that the team expects to miss TE Tyler Eifert for some part of the regular season. In answering a question pertaining to the WR corps, Tobin said, "It’s a position group that’s going to have to step up – particularly with Eifert out early in the year." The article includes no further question or comment on Eifert's status, so we'll probably have to wait until at least training camp to get a more specific timeline for Eifert's return. For now, approach your fantasy football draft as though Eifert will not be ready for Week 1. If he's out, Tyler Kroft would figure to step in at TE. Gio Bernard and the WRs might find a few more targets available as well. This will be a key situation to watch through the summer.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert has been cleared to practice, "but whether he'll play Sunday is another matter," according to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson. We'll track Eifert's progress and participation this week. He would certainly be in play for fantasy football lineups if active wth QB A.J. McCarron likely to start against the Ravens. Getting Eifert back would also make McCarron more interesting as a Week 17 DFS flier.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Broncos. He didn’t practice all week and might be sidelined until the playoffs. Rookie TE Tyler Kroft gets another start but isn’t a fantasy option.
NFL Network's Rand Getlin hears that Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) will not play against the Broncos on Monday night. Cincinnati is reportedly considering holding Eifert out until the playoffs. TE Tyler Kroft will get another start this week but isn't a fantasy option. The rookie has just 4 catches on 4 targets in the 2 games Eifert has missed this year.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. He didn’t practice all week and certainly isn’t a lock to be cleared in time for Week 16. Rookie TE Tyler Kroft will start in Eifert’s place but isn’t a fantasy option. WR Marvin Jones could see a few extra targets with Eifert out, but we’re expecting a run-heavy attack from Cincinnati.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) missed practice again on Thursday. He's now extremely unlikely to be cleared in time for this weekend's game against the 49ers. TE Tyler Kroft will start in Eifert's place but isn't a fantasy option. Look for a run-heavy attack from Cincinnati.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (stinger) is inactive for today’s game against the Browns. His absence should mean a bigger role for TE Tyler Kroft, but the rookie isn’t a reliable fantasy play.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (stinger) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Rookie Tyler Kroft will step in as Cincinnati’s pass-catching TE but isn’t a fantasy option. Eifert’s 6.2 targets per game figure to be spread mostly between WRs A.J. Green and Marvin Jones.
The Bengals made Rutgers' Tyler Kroft the 3rd TE off the board by taking him with the 85th overall pick. The 6'5, 246-pounder is an above-average athlete who can contribute as both a pass-catcher and blocker. It's unclear exactly how he fits in Cincinnati alongside TE Tyler Eifert, though. Kroft is a poor bet to make a 2015 fantasy football impact and is only a deep stash in dynasty leagues.
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