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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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|2||Sun 09/19||@ CHI||L 17-20||2||4||2.0||3||0|
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|5||Sun 10/10||vs GB||L 22-25||2||16||8.0||9||0|
|6||Sun 10/17||@ DET||W 34-11||3||15||5.0||8||1|
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