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87 C.J. Uzomah TE

Cincinnati Bengals

Fantasy Stats
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Player Updates

October 20, 2021 07:20 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Hits pay dirt in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah caught all three of his targets for 15 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 34-11 win over the Lions.

With Sunday's score, Uzomah has now found the end zone three times this season. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound tight end has been a boom-or-bust fantasy option through six games, racking up minimal catches and yards each week outside of his big outing against the Jaguars in Week 4, when he recorded five catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Going forward, Uzomah will likely continue to be a touchdown-dependent tight end in an offense flush with talented pass catchers.

October 13, 2021 02:00 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Quiet in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah caught both of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 25-22 overtime loss to the Packers.

Uzomah predictably took a big step back statistically following his 95-yard, two touchdown performance in the Week 4 win over Jacksonville. The veteran still operated as the Bengals' clear top tight end Week 5, playing a season-high 84 percent of the offensive snaps. With so many mouths to feed in Cincinnati's offense, Uzomah isn't a bankable fantasy option, even in a favorable matchup Week 6 in Detroit.

October 1, 2021 12:16 AM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Breaks out in primetime win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah secured five of six targets for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 24-21 win over the Jaguars on Thursday night.

The veteran tight end surprisingly took on a front-line role in the air attack on the night, delivering with 22- and 31-yard touchdown grabs to spearhead the Bengals' big second-half comeback. Uzomah also notched a critical 25-yard grab in Cincinnati's final drive, with his catch taking the ball down to the Jaguars' 21-yard line and laying the groundwork for Evan McPherson's game-winning 35-yard field goal. Uzomah had only four receptions for 39 yards on five targets coming into Thursday, however, so it remains to be seen whether he can come anywhere close to replicating Thursday's production in a Week 5 home showdown against the Packers a week from Sunday.

September 29, 2021 09:12 AM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Catchless in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah failed to record a catch in Sunday's 24-10 win against the Steelers.

Uzomah was targeted just once in the contest. While the veteran tight end played on a healthy 70 percent of Cincinnati's offensive snaps, he continues to be an afterthought on a team flush with talented pass catchers. Uzomah can be safely ignored for fantasy purposes going forward unless his involvement in the Bengals' offense drastically changes. Uzomah will look to turn things around Thursday in a Week 4 matchup against the Jaguars.

September 22, 2021 10:28 AM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Quiet in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah secured both of his targets for four yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bears.

Uzomah played 73 percent of the Bengals' offensive snaps in Week 2, but the tight end has not been a big part of the game plan so far this season. The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder is operating as the team's No. 1 tight end, as his teammate Drew Sample only played 38 percent of Cincinnati's offensive snaps without being targeted, but both have mainly been used as blockers. Uzomah will be hard to trust in fantasy lineups this season given a crowded group of pass catchers on the field for the Bengals including Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Ja'Marr Chase.

September 14, 2021 02:28 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Huge catch in overtime
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah had just two catches for 35 yards in Sunday's win over the Vikings, but one of those was on fourth down in overtime, a grab that put the Bengals in position to kick a game-winning field goal.

Uzomah had just two targets on 51 snaps, but teammate Drew Sample had zero targets on 35 offensive snaps. With three strong wide receivers at Joe Burrow's disposal and Joe Mixon also involved in the passing game, there's little room for the tight ends to get much action.

August 11, 2021 05:16 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Atop Bengals' depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah is listed ahead of Drew Sample at tight end on the Bengals' depth chart.

Uzomah hasn't had any setbacks in camp as he has been recovering from his torn Achilles' tendon. He's more of a pass catcher than Sample, though his target share still won't likely be all that high. Moreover, the Bengals run an "11" formation more often than most teams, meaning there won't be too many chances for both Uzomah and Sample to see the field at the same time.

April 14, 2021 06:36 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Cleared from Achilles tear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah (Achilles) said during a recent appearance on the "London Is Blue Podcast" that he's been medically cleared, Adi Joseph of CBS Sports reports.

Uzomah apparently made a quick recovery from the Achilles tear he suffered Week 2, declaring himself healthy just seven months later. The Bengals may still opt to ease him into practices this spring and summer, but the tight end should be ready to challenge Drew Sample for playing time. Of course, the Bengals could add a rookie to their tight end mix during the 2021 NFL Draft, potentially giving Sample and Uzomah some tougher competition.

January 6, 2021 02:24 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Resumes running
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah (Achilles) posted a video Wednesday on his personal Twitter account featuring him running on a treadmill.

Uzomah wasn't sporting a brace while he ran on the treadmill, an encouraging sign in his recovery from the season-ending Achilles surgery he required in late September. The tight end likely will remain limited or sidelined entirely for OTAs in the spring, but he could have a shot at gaining full clearance for the start of training camp. He'll be entering the final season of a three-year, $18 million deal in 2021, but even if healthy Uzomah may not be assured a starting role. Second-year player Drew Sample showed some promise as a blocker and pass catcher (40 receptions for 349 yards and a touchdown) after Uzomah went down with the injury, and the Bengals still could bring in additional competition at the position through the draft or free agency this offseason.

September 23, 2020 10:56 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Undergoes surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday that Uzomah underwent surgery to address his season-ending Achilles injury, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Uzomah tore his right Achilles' tendon in the Week 2 loss to the Browns, spoiling what had been a solid outing up to that point (four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown). With Uzomah now turning his focus to rehabbing his leg and getting healthy for 2020, the Bengals will rely on Drew Sample to step in as their new starting tight end. Cethan Carter and Mason Schreck will handle depth roles behind Sample.

September 18, 2020 09:24 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah (Achilles) has been placed on IR by the Bengals.

Uzomah tore his right Achilles in Thursday's loss to the Browns and is out for the season. As a result, Drew Sample figures to step into the starting role at tight end for the Bengals, with Cethan Carter and Mason Schreck in reserve.

September 18, 2020 11:28 AM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Out with torn Achilles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Zac Taylor said Uzomah suffered a torn Achilles and is out of the season, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

The 27-year-old was carted off the field after suffering the injury during Thursday's loss to the Browns, and his season will come to an end after only two games. Uzomah was off to a strong start this season with eight catches for 87 yards and one touchdown. Drew Sample figures to step into the starting role at tight end for the Bengals, with Cethan Carter the only other tight end on the roster.

September 18, 2020 07:00 AM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Suffers Achilles injury Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Browns due to a right Achilles injury, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Uzomah was carted off the field in the fourth quarter and never appeared to have a real chance to return, so Cincinnati's decision to rule him out isn't necessarily an indication of the severity of his injury. However, Achilles' injuries are always worrying by nature. Uzomah logged four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown before leaving the field Thursday. If Uzomah is forced to miss time beyond Week 2, Drew Sample figures to take over starting tight end duties in his stead.

September 18, 2020 06:56 AM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Leaves field on cart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah exited Thursday's divisional match against the Browns due to an apparent knee injury, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Uzomah was injured while making a grab in the fourth quarter, and he quickly clutched his right knee and removed his helmet. The 27-year-old then had to be carted off the field. In Uzomah's stead, Drew Sample will see added opportunities at tight end.

September 15, 2020 01:04 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Garners five targets in Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah caught four of five targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Chargers.

Uzomah recorded more than 45 yards in a game just twice last season, as he mostly played second fiddle to the Tyler Eifert. With Eifert in Jacksonville now, Uzomah is the clear No. 1 TE and played 72 percent of the offensive snaps Sunday -- a percentage he surpassed only in Week 17 last year. Still, Uzomah is the fourth target at best for rookie QB Joe Burrow behind A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon, so he's not a very dependable fantasy asset.

January 20, 2020 10:52 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Back-to-back touchdown weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah finished the season with a second consecutive strong performance, catching five passes for 25 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the Browns. He was on the field for 53 offensive snaps, good for a 77 percent snap share.

Uzomah was asked to handle more of the blocking duties between the Bengals' top two tight ends, and with them protecting a lead against the Browns for most of their season finale, he was on the field far more often than Tyler Eifert. Eifert is a free agent this offseason, so it's possible that Uzomah will be free to improve upon his 2019 production, which saw him at 27 catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns.

December 24, 2019 01:16 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: First 2019 touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah scored for the first time this season and caught all four of his targets for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to Miami.

Uzomah still can't be relied upon to get a steady stream of targets, but the Bengals have gotten better work from their offensive line lately, freeing him up to run more routes.

December 17, 2019 02:24 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Held to one catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah had just one catch for eight yards on two targets in Sunday's loss to the Pats.

Third-string tight end Cethan Carter scored his first career TD while Uzomah was barely used, highlighting how far from fantasy value the veteran has become.

December 10, 2019 01:12 PM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Minimal offensive action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah had only one catch for four yards on two targets in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

After a rare outburst in the passing game last week, Uzomah retreated back to blocking duties this week, despite being on the field for 45 offensive snaps.

December 2, 2019 12:16 AM
Bengals' C.J. Uzomah: Drops sure TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uzomah caught five of six targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 22-6 win over the Jets.

Uzomah's lone missed connection with Andy Dalton was more memorable than any of his catches, as the tight end dropped what would have been a sure touchdown on a third down in close. Despite that drop, Uzomah still set a season high in catches and recorded his highest yardage total since Week 1. Uzomah still hasn't found the end zone this season.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSAVGLGTD
1Sun 09/12vs MINW 27-2423517.5320
2Sun 09/19@ CHIL 17-20242.030
3Sun 09/26@ PITW 24-1000-00
4Thu 09/30vs JACW 24-2159519.0312
5Sun 10/10vs GBL 22-252168.090
6Sun 10/17@ DETW 34-113155.081
Career Receiving Stats
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2021CIN661416511.8323407
2020CIN2288710.9231106
2019CIN1616272429.03622012
2018CIN16154343910.22936021
2017CIN14410929.2211206
2016CIN108252349.45412114
2015CIN50144.040001
Total695112812639.9541117167
Career Rushing Stats
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2021CIN66000.00000
2020CIN22000.00000
2019CIN1616000.00000
2018CIN1615000.00000
2017CIN144000.00000
2016CIN108000.00000
2015CIN50000.00000
Total6951000.0-000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/260
Birthdate:
01/14/1993
Age:
28
Hometown:
Washington, DC
School:
Auburn
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: