Uzomah recorded three receptions for 37 yards during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Chargers.
The fourth-year man out of Auburn has been steady but unexplosive all year -- seven times finishing between 30 and 55 receiving yards and never finishing with more than six receptions in a single week. Uzomah has provided a reliable floor for participants in PPR scoring (at least three receptions in five straight games), but with no more than 55 yards in a game and just two touchdowns all season, his upside is severely limited in standard formats. Week 15's matchup make him a start-worthy entity, however, facing an Oakland defense that's allowed an NFL-high nine touchdown catches to tight ends in 2018.
Uzomah hasn't scored since Week 7 against the Chiefs and has been targeted twice in the red zone since that TD. Even with Tyler Eifert and A.J. Green out, he hasn't been much of a fantasy force.
Uzomah turned 13 targets into six catches for 39 yards in Sunday's 35-20 loss to the Browns.
Uzomah was heavily involved in the offensive game plan, but the tight end was only able to muster an average of three yards per target. Quarterback Andy Dalton exited this one with a thumb injury, but backup Jeff Driskel was able to command the offense effectively, so Uzomah's outlook against the Broncos in Week 13 should remain stable regardless of who starts under center.
Even with Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft both on IR, Uzomah hasn't had a big target game in recent memory. In fact, it was unheralded backup Matthew Lengel who caught a touchdown pass in the game rather than Uzomah.
Uzomah caught three of four targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 51-14 loss to New Orleans.
Uzomah was unable to break away for any big plays as Cincinnati fell behind early and then by a lot on Sunday. The fourth-year tight end finds himself in a Bengals offense that is not only without starting tight ends Tyler Eifert (ankle) and Tyler Kroft (foot), but also -- at least for the time being -- star receiver A.J. Green (foot). That means a bigger role for Uzomah, who has been targeted at least four times in three of his past four games, but does bring to question how good that Bengals offense will be as they've been held under 15 points twice in the past three games. If the Bengals are struggling after three straight games against bottom-five pass defenses, next Sunday's matchup against Baltimore's top-five unit could get ugly.
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