Eifert had two catches on two targets for 34 yards in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Browns. He was on the field for only 27 offensive snaps. With the Bengals playing with a rare lead, they were able to run the ball more often, which meant less time for Eifert. He enters his walk year having made it through a full season without injury, catching 43 passes for 436 yards and three touchdowns.
Eifert brought in four of eight targets for 57 yards and a game-tying touchdown in the Bengals' 38-35 overtime loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. He also caught a two-point conversion pass. Long known for his nose for the end zone, Eifert came down with one of the bigger touchdown receptions of his career when he hauled in a desperation Andy Dalton heave into the end zone as time expired in regulation to bring Cincinnati within two points. Prior to that, Eifert had secured an important two-point conversion catch following a Tyler Boyd three-yard touchdown grab, bringing the Bengals to within one possession. Another improbable feat Eifert has managed this season has been good health, as he's now tied a career high with 15 games played. Eifert will look to put together a positive finish to a strong season in Week 17 against the Browns.
Eifert caught three of five targets for 44 yards during Sunday's 34-13 loss to New England. Eifert made a pair of leaping catches during Sunday's blowout loss for gains of 19 and 24 yards. The veteran tight end has topped 40 yards in back-to-back games with Andy Dalton back under center, which doesn't sound like much until you realize that he had just one such performance during the season's first 12 games. Sunday brings a matchup against a struggling Miami defense in a game that will have major draft-day implications. Even with an uptick in production and a poor opponent, Eifert is a risky fantasy start in a lost season for the Bengals.
Eifert caught all four of his targets for 49 yards in Sunday's loss to the Browns. Eifert was on the field for 35 snaps, frequently together with C.J. Uzomah, after playing in the mid-20's each of the previous four weeks. Neither tight end has been able to find consistent fantasy value in a shaky Bengals offense this season.
Eifert caught one of two targets for 12 yards during Sunday's win against the Jets. Andy Dalton returning under center appeared to provide a glimmer of hope for Eifert's fantasy prospects, but he was instead barely involved in the offense (25 snaps). C.J. Uzomah, however, saw 47 plays on offense while catching five of six targets for 51 yards. Uzomah has played 163 snaps to Eifert's 93 over the last four games, but Sunday was the first display of worthwhile production for either player since Eifert caught a touchdown Week 10.
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