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Posted: 10/21/2016 2:42pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the inactive list to see if Eifert is active for the game. He will be a risky option if he plays against the Cleveland Browns but could be a starting candidate because of his matchup.
Posted: 10/21/2016 11:39am ET
Huddle Up: It sounds like Lewis plans on making the call Saturday, and the fact the Pro Bowl tight end has yet to be ruled out yet is a good sign. With Eifert still limited in practices this week, it would be unwise for owners to expect him to rediscover his 2015 form right away despite a very favorable matchup, however. In all likelihood, Eifert will share snaps this week with C.J. Uzomah and possibly even Tyler Kroft if he goes, making his a dicey fantasy start.
Posted: 10/20/2016 11:54am ET
Huddle Up: It appears that Eifert has a solid chance to play this week, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He could receive limited snaps if he is active since he has not played this season. Eifert is a risky option for owners this week, but he could be an attractive No. 1 tight end because of the matchup.
Posted: 10/20/2016 8:15am ET
Huddle Up: Eifert may have considerable rust to kick off, but he'd be a mid-to-low TE1 against the hapless Cleveland Browns this week.
Posted: 10/19/2016 8:09pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert has been slow to return from an ankle injury, and then back issue. He was a red zone threat last season, and the Cincinnati offense has really struggled with Eifert on the sidelines. If he is available off the waiver wire, snatch him up now even if he is out again in Week 7. He will be a must-start TE1 when healthy.
Posted: 10/19/2016 3:16pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert appears to have a chance to make his season debut in Week 7, but owners will see if he suffers any setbacks during the week. He would have a role in the passing game if he is active against the Cleveland Browns and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end.
Posted: 10/19/2016 9:19am ET
Huddle Up: If Eifert is able to suit up this week, he'd face the winless Cleveland Browns. Eifert has been out all season due to ankle and back injuries, but he'd be worth consideration as a low-end TE1 or bye-week replacement.
Posted: 10/14/2016 12:21pm ET
Huddle Up: It's a very unfortunate development for his owners, as Eifert was drafted with the idea that he'd be back around this point from offseason ankle surgery, but then a back injury came into the picture as well. In his absence, expect C.J. Uzomah to pick up another start at tight end, but he's not a very inspiring option for most leagues, with just 16 catches and zero scores through the season's first five ballgames.
Posted: 10/13/2016 8:48am ET
Huddle Up: Eifert is really iffy against the New England Patriots in Week 6. Lean on the side of not playing him this weekend.
Posted: 10/12/2016 11:20am ET
Huddle Up: Eifert has missed the first five games because of various injury and is not off to a good start for his Week 6 availability. Owners should keep an eye out on the situation but probably should continue to avoid him for now.
Posted: 10/9/2016 6:36am ET
Huddle Up: C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft will continue to split time at tight end for Cincinnati while Eifert remains sidelined. Uzomah should be viewed as nothing more than a replacement option for bye weeks, while Kroft has no fantasy relevance.
Posted: 10/7/2016 10:33am ET
Huddle Up: C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft will once again fill the void for Cincinnati, which ranks last in the league converting red-zone trips into touchdowns this season (30.8 percent) without Eifert finishing sixth a season ago. Only Uzomah is worthy of streaming consideration, and he's a low-end option at that.
Posted: 10/6/2016 10:49am ET
Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation over the next few days to see if Eifert is on track to play this week. Owners should probably look for other options to use because Eifert could be limited if he does play.
Posted: 10/6/2016 9:19am ET
Huddle Up: Eifert was on track to return to the lineup soon but is now dealing with a back injury in addition to his ankle injury. Owners should not expect Eifert to play in Week 5, but they can keep an eye on the situation to see if anything changes.
Posted: 10/5/2016 4:24pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert recently suffered the back injury, so it is not known how long he will miss because of the injury. Owners should have other options ready to use because it appears Eifert may miss another game.
Posted: 10/5/2016 11:52am ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see how long Eifert may be sidelined because of the new injury. He has not been able to play at all this season and should be avoided in fantasy leagues until he is able to return to the field.
Posted: 9/28/2016 2:39pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert likely will miss one more game but should be able to play in Week 5 if he does not suffer any setbacks. C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft will continue to share time at tight end, but neither player is a strong fantasy option.
Posted: 9/28/2016 12:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert scored 13 touchdowns in 13 games last season, but fantasy owners will have to wait at least another week before sliding him into their starting lineups. C.J. Uzomah has been targeted 17 times through the first three games, but he has turned the hefty target share into just seven receptions and 99 yards. He's a desperation fantasy option.
Posted: 9/27/2016 3:33pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert is already considered unlikely to play this week, especially since the Bengals are playing Thursday night. C.J. Uzomah has been a decent replacement, but he hasn't produced enough to warrant starter consideration. Wait at least another week before starting Eifert.
Posted: 9/27/2016 9:16am ET
Huddle Up: Eifert has stated publicly he 'feels good' and would leave it up to the coaches whether or not he would see the field versus the Dolphins, but he's shaping up to be a game-time decision at best. Considering he'd have so little practice time under him and be on a snap count, he'd be very difficult to trust in fantasy. With athletic freak Byron Jones usually responsible for tight end coverage for the Cowboys in Week 5, Eifert may not be relevant in fantasy until Week 6 at the earliest.
Posted: 9/27/2016 7:31am ET
Huddle Up: The Bengals face off against the Miami Dolphins this week, but Eifert is a sketchy play in fantasy if he suits up. It's probably best to give him another week even if he makes his debut.
Posted: 9/26/2016 3:52pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert is believed to be close to returning, but it is not known if he will have a chance to play in Week 4. Owners will need to keep an eye on his practice participation during the week to have a better idea of his status. Owners may want to see him play in a game before considering him for their starting lineups.
Posted: 9/26/2016 12:42pm ET
Huddle Up: A.J. Green has been the make beneficiary of Eifert's misfortunes, but C.J. Uzomah has filled in well. Unfortunately, Uzomah doesn't produce enough to warrant a place in starting lineups. It may be best to keep Eifert on the bench when he returns, too, as he may be eased in.
Posted: 9/23/2016 3:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert likely will miss at least one more game but should return in the near future. Owners may want to see him play in a game or two before using him in their starting lineups.
Posted: 9/23/2016 11:37am ET
Huddle Up: The Bengals play the Thursday night game at home versus the Miami Dolphins in Week 4, so it is conceivable Eifert will get his partial game in on a short week, giving him a true full week of practice and recovery in hopes he can play a normal complement of snaps against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. Given the difficulty of that matchup, owners may want to wait until Week 6 to start him in fantasy.
Posted: 9/22/2016 5:56am ET
Huddle Up: Tyler Kroft has just three catches for 35 yards as the tight end spot has been invisible from the passing attack. That'll change when Eifert returns, and he should remain stashed.
Posted: 9/21/2016 4:35pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert is working his way back from ankle surgery and may not be ready for Week 3, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Owners probably should avoid Eifert until they see him play in a game.
Posted: 9/21/2016 8:46am ET
Huddle Up: If Eifert returns this week, he'd have some rust to kick off, and there are better options to roll with in fantasy.
Posted: 9/16/2016 9:28am ET
Huddle Up: C.J. Uzomah started in place of Eifert last week, and Uzomah caught two of five targets for 59 yards. Tyler Kroft and Ryan Hewitt are also in the mix, but neither were targeted in Week 1 and both played just seven offensive snaps. Uzomah is the only viable starting option for desperate fantasy owners. Additionally, Eifert's absence likely just means A.J. Green and the receiving corps are going to be leaned on heavily again in Week 2. Eifert is worth stashing in all settings.
Posted: 9/15/2016 5:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert is expected to miss a few more weeks, but he should be stashed in all formats. Tyler Kroft should start in the meantime, but he is nothing more than a shot-in-the-dark DFS option.
Posted: 9/15/2016 6:10am ET
Huddle Up: Tyler Kroft didn't catch a pass in Week 1, and he's not a suitable replacement. If you own Eifert, keep him stashed because he could wind up being a midrange TE1 before the end of the season.
Posted: 9/14/2016 2:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert probably will not be ready to play this week and could miss a few more weeks because of his ankle. Tyler Kroft should continue to start at tight end but can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/9/2016 12:12pm ET
Huddle Up: No surprise here ... make sure Eifert is deactivated in all formats. TE Tyler Kroft (knee) was a full go in practice and could see a bigger role in conjunction with TE C.J. Uzomah. Neither player should be used in typical leagues.
Posted: 8/26/2016 11:32am ET
Huddle Up: Eifert only just started jogging, so that estimate sounds about right pertaining to when the former Notre Dame product will be back on the field. With Eifert still out and Tyler Kroft sidelined for about a month, second-year tight end C.J. Uzomah will get a brief opportunity to step up and could be a decent placeholder.
Posted: 8/22/2016 9:34am ET
Huddle Up: Eifert is one of the top tight ends in fantasy despite his potential to miss a game or two. He could come at a discount in drafts because of the injury.
Posted: 8/6/2016 12:41am ET
Huddle Up: It's good news for Eifert who had ankle surgery this offseason. Still, most reports have Eifert missing the start of the regular season. If Eifert misses time, A.J. Green should be targeted heavily early in the year.
Posted: 7/26/2016 10:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Certainly no shocker here as Eifert is in real danger of missing early-season games as well. Stay tuned ...
Posted: 7/25/2016 1:54am ET
Huddle Up: Probably about as good as can be hoped for at this point, although that still likely means the tight end will miss some games early in the season. We'll know more as Cincy's camp and preseason progress.
Posted: 7/10/2016 11:52pm ET
Huddle Up: A ding to the stock to be sure of fantasy's fifth-ranked tight end a year ago. It's far from a total surprise, though, as Eifert already has missed a combined 19 regular-season games over his first three seasons and fantasy GMs will have to adjust their rankings accordingly.
Posted: 5/29/2016 9:35pm ET
Huddle Up: Definitely a rough offseason break for Eifert, who ranked sixth among fantasy tight ends, and about the best hope right now is that the surgery recovery doesn't cut more than a game or two off his 2016 season. Stay tuned ...
Posted: 5/25/2016 10:18am ET
Huddle Up: Horrible news for the Bengals, who already lost their No. 2 and No. 2 receivers to free agency this offseason. And horrible news for the oft-injured Eifert, who blossomed as a top target last season. The situation provides an opportunity for rookie wideout Tyler Boyd and backup tight end Tyler Kroft. If only the Bengals had more guys named Tyler to fill the void.
Posted: 5/24/2016 2:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Yikes: Three months will put the start of his regular season in jeopardy -- obviously not good news for the 2015 breakout player's early 2016 stock or Andy Dalton and the Cincy passing game which is already having to replace its No. 2 and 3 WRs. This is one of the first big fantasy injury issues of the offseason and will need to be monitored closely.
Posted: 4/14/2016 11:21pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert exceeded his cumulative totals from his first two seasons (16 games total) in 13 contests last year when he caught 52 passes for 615 yards and a tight end-most 13 TDs. If Eifert can avoid serious injury and come close to those figures in 2016, a long-term extension offer will come his way sooner rather than later.
Posted: 4/14/2016 9:45am ET
Huddle Up: A no-brainer for the Bengals to tack on another year for their oft-injured yet wildly productive when healthy tight end. So long as he stays on the field, he's a top-three fantasy tight end as well.
Posted: 2/2/2016 5:52pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert will be good to go following his career year (52-615-13), but the Pro Bowl injury is a subtle reminder of his overall health concerns which have caused him to miss 19 games in three seasons.
Posted: 2/2/2016 10:00am ET
Huddle Up: Plenty of time for Eifert to get right before offseason workouts begin--but it also underscores how injury-prone the Bengals' elite tight end is. When healthy he's a top fantasy tight end, but staying on the field has proven difficult thus far in Eifert's NFL career.
Posted: 1/3/2016 9:09pm ET
Huddle Up: Eifert's return was too little too late for most fantasy owners. Still, it was a breakout season for Eifert, who was leading the NFL in touchdowns receptions before missing two games with a concussion. He's be a Top 3 tight end heading into next season.
Posted: 12/30/2015 4:31pm ET
Huddle Up: It looks like Eifert will return following a two-game absence and will try to build on his career-best season numbers Sunday against the Ravens.
Posted: 12/28/2015 7:47pm ET
Huddle Up: In case you missed it last week, Eifert will miss his second straight game, leaving third-round rookie Tyler Kroft as the Cincy starter.
Posted: 12/26/2015 5:57pm ET
Huddle Up: The Bengals are hoping to have Eifert back for the playoffs. It was a tough blow for fantasy owners to lose the leader in touchdown receptions just before fantasy playoffs. Tyler Kroft will start in Eifert's place.
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