TE Tyler Eifert - Cincinnati Bengals
|6-6, 250||Born: 9-8-1990||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2013|
Week 11: at Oakland Raiders
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Tyler Eifert's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 8 vs LAR (9 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)
Eifert's season-high in snaps prior to this game was 38. He played 60 snaps against the Rams. The increased usage led to season highs in targets, catches, and receiving yards. Eifert was able to win consistently against single coverage. He made a season-long 27-yard gab over the middle on a post route. He lowered his shoulder to pick up a few extra yards at the end of the play. It is fair to wonder if the Bengals featured Eifert just to try to pump up his trade value before the deadline. He is rumored to be on the block with the Bengals asking for a 3rd-round pick.
2019 Week 7 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
The Bengals very rarely used two tight end sets, so Eifert played just 47% of the snaps. He wasn't targeted until midway through the fourth quarter. He caught a couple short passes. Unlike past seasons, Eifert's being used almost exclusively on short routes and there aren't any attempts to use his speed to stretch the seam.
2019 Week 6 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Both of Eifert's targets came on key 3rd-and-mediums. He was able to convert both into first downs. It was surprising he didn't get more looks considering how beat up the Bengals are at wide receiver.
2019 Week 5 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Surprisingly, Eifert played a season-low 18 snaps in this game but he was a big part of the game plan in the third quarter, getting five targets. He was open in the end zone for what should have been a 5-yard touchdown but wasn't on the same page with Dalton, who threw the ball behind him. If Dalton would have led him, it would have been an easy score. He made a pair of short catches and drew a pass interference penalty on another short target.
2019 Week 4 vs PIT (5 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Eifert was on the field for 67% of Dalton's drop backs and was clearly one of the guys Cincinnati wanted to get the ball too. He was open on a fade route in the end zone but couldn't quite haul in a well thrown pass from Dalton. It would have been a moderately high level of difficulty but was the type of ball Eifert usually has been able to come down with throughout his career. His biggest gain of the day came on a diving 13-yard grab over the middle.
2019 Week 3 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Coming into Week 3, Eifert had played a total of 57 snaps and been targeted 10 times. When on the field, he has been one of Dalton's go-to options. Against the Bills, he played 29 snaps but was targeted just twice (only once officially). He had a pass thrown short in his direction on a play where the Bengals were flagged for an illegal formation. Eifert's catch came from a two-TE set just inside the red zone. He made a leaping grab in moderate traffic just shy of the goal line for an 18-yard pickup.
2019 Week 2 vs SF (5 / 3 / 9 / 1 rec)
Eifert was targeted on 5 of his 19 snaps. We are seeing that when he is on the field, he is going to be one of Dalton's first reads. Eifert caught a one-yard touchdown, leaking out into the flat after a play action fake and making the easy catch. His other two receptions were both short in the flat and he wasn't able to make anything happen running after the catch. Eifert probably would have played a bit more but there was no reason to risk an injury to him in the fourth quarter with the Bengals trailing by 30+. Most of rookie Drew Sample's 19 snaps came in relief of Eifert in garbage time.
2019 Week 1 vs SEA (5 / 5 / 27 / 0 rec)
As expected, Eifert was far from an every down player, logging just 49% of the snaps. Despite the situational usage, he still managed to finish third on the team in both targets and receptions. When Eifert is on the field, he will be one of Dalton's favorite options and should be able to see at least a handful of targets most weeks even in the part-time role. The majority of Eifert's snaps came on passing downs and he was usually on the field for third downs and in the red zone. Eifert made his cut too shallow and came up a yard short of the sticks on 3rd-and-5. He lined up out wide to grab a 7-yard reception on a key 3rd-and-4, establishing inside position against the safety and holding on through contact. Eifert also made a sweet hands catch for a 5-yard gain on 3rd-and-3 to keep the chains moving. There weren't any big plays but it was a positive debut for Eifert, who looked as healthy as he has been in years.
Latest NewsBengals | Tyler Eifert finds the end zone (Sun Nov 10, 04:37 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert finished with two grabs for 20 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens. link to story Bengals | Tyler Eifert on track to play (Fri Nov 8, 05:51 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10. link to story Bengals | Cincinnati's injury report for Week 10 (Fri Nov 8, 02:51 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) and OG Alex Redmond (knee, ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens. OT Cordy Glenn (concussion) practiced in full all week but is listed as questionable. TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury), CB Darqueze Dennard (hamstring), DE Carl Lawson (hamstring) and OG John Miller (groin) also fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and have been removed from the injury report. link to story Bengals | Tyler Eifert back on the field (Thu Nov 7, 06:00 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 7. link to story Bengals | Tyler Eifert doesn't practice Wednesday (Wed Nov 6, 03:24 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 6. link to story More News
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