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TE C.J. Uzomah - Cincinnati Bengals

6-5, 264Born: 1-14-1993College: AuburnDrafted: Round 5, pick 2015

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 12): Like the rest of the Bengals offense, Uzomah is looking less attractive after seeing how they functioned without AJ Green. He's falling down the streamer list.

Week 11: at Baltimore Ravens

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Recent Stats and Projections

7 at KC 57 2 13 1 0 7.3
8 vs TB 63 0 0 0 0 0
10 vs NO 42 3 23 0 0 2.3
11 at BAL PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * * *
11 at BAL PROJ-Tremblay * 3 * * * *
11 at BAL PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

C.J. Uzomah's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 10 vs NO (4 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)

Uzomah continues to play through a painful shoulder injury and provide a solid, if unexceptional underneath target for Dalton. After a rough week before the bye where the injury really limited him, Uzomah was healthy enough to extend away from his body to make contested catches. He played nearly every snap and should be one of the prime offensive targets moving forward.

2018 Week 8 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

With the Bengals tight end position decimated by injuries, Uzomah soldiered through a painful shoulder injury to play 97% of the snaps. He tried to go up for a high pass on the opening drive and was clearly favoring the shoulder when he came down. Uzomah looked to have some momentum as a key pass catcher for the Bengals but that has slowed considerable over the past two weeks and he was held without a reception against the Buccaneers. His lack of receptions were even more glaring than the box score indicates because he had a pair of targets that didn't count officially due to Tampa Bay jumping offsides.

2018 Week 7 vs KC (2 / 2 / 13 / 1 rec)

Uzomah again played well. He was able to box out a defender in the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown pass. He patiently got to his spot then spun to the outside to give Dalton a window to throw into. Uzomah also drew a holding pearly when matched up in single coverage outside.

2018 Week 6 vs PIT (7 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)

Rivalry games can highlight which players a quarterback can trust and which he can't. In that sense, it was a breakout performance for Uzomah. The stats and yardage totals don't leap off of the page but Uzomah was able to consistently make tough catches against good coverage. Unlike some past weeks where he did most of his damage on screens or play action that got him wide open, Uzomah made all of his catches on normal routes. He even made a couple grabs lined up split out wide on comeback routes, including a key 10-yard grab on third down to help setup the Bengals first touchdown. Uzomah made another pivotal grab on a 3rd down with under three minutes to play to pick up a first down. With Tyler Eifert out for the season and Tyler Kroft sidelined, Uzomah was on the field for nearly every snap and the clear third option in the passing offense. He should be on the fantasy radar going forward, especially if John Ross and Tyler Kroft miss more time.

2018 Week 5 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 43 / 0 rec)

Uzomah is the Bengals top tight end now that Tyler Eifert is out for the season. However, he has a different skillset to Eifert and will see fewer targets as a result. His biggest strength is his ability to pick up yards after the catch and is less of a threat down the field. Both of his receptions came on short passes designed to get him in the open field as a runner. He picked up a 25-yard gain on a screen pass on the opening drive. He got the ball with some space and a blocker in front of him and he was able to make the most of his opportunity. Unfortunately, after the long catch to get the Bengals into the red zone, he picked up a holding penalty on the next play to set the team back. His second catch went for 18 yards. He leaked out to the backside after a play fake to the strong side, caught it short and did some nice running to turn it into a solid gain.

2018 Week 2 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)

Uzomah had the same number of targets (four) as Tyler Eifert and was the Bengals third-leading receiver in this contest. He had a long gainer on a misdirection play where everything flowed left and he cut back across the grain to come wide open for a 29-yard gain. He also had a nice catch-and-run on a screen pass. Uzomah is a freaky size/speed athlete and has shown excellent run after the catch ability this season. With Eifert on a pitch count, expect Uzomah to remain a fixture of the offense going forward. He played 49% of the snaps against the Ravens.


Latest News

Bengals | C.J. Uzomah records three grabs (Sun Nov 11, 05:00 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah registered 23 yards on three receptions on four targets in the Week 10 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Bengals | C.J. Uzomah practices in full (Fri Nov 9, 05:06 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah (clavicle) was able to practice in full Friday, Nov. 9 and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 10 game against the New Orleans Saints.

Our View: Uzomah is a solid pick as a streamer this week with more targets available in the wake of AJ Green's toe injury.
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Bengals | Week 10 injury report for Cincinnati (Fri Nov 9, 04:55 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (hip), CB Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), WR A.J. Green (toe), TE Tyler Kroft (foot), OG Alex Redmond (hamstring) and LB Nick Vigil (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 9. Redmond is listed as doubtful for Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints while the others are ruled out. RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was listed in practice and is considered questionable. OG Clint Boling (back), C Billy Price (foot), WR John Ross (groin) and TE C.J. Uzomah (clavicle) practiced in full and were each removed from the report.

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Bengals | Limited practice for C.J. Uzomah (Thu Nov 8, 02:53 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah (clavicle) logged a limited practice Thursday, No.v 8.

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Bengals | Limited work for C.J. Uzomah (Wed Nov 7, 05:19 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah (clavicle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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