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Fantasy Football: 5 Cincinnati Bengals to Draft to Your Team

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Jun 16, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) makes a catch during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

5. Tyler Eifert, tight end

ADP: 150.17

NFL Fantasy Positional Ranking: 24th of tight ends

Earliest he should be drafted: 140th overall

Taking a flier on Tyler Eifert might not be too bad of an idea if you’re looking to hold two tight ends on your fantasy roster. If you want to get the best value out of drafting Eifert, take a kicker and a defense in the two penultimate rounds and take Eifert in the final round of the draft (because he’ll be there unless someone else in your fantasy league is a Bengals fan or sees this article). Just be sure to draft another tight end before Eifert; he is too big of a risk to depend on in the first couple weeks of the season.

Tyler Eifert is a former first round pick and is entering his first season as the Bengals’ full-time starting tight end. The fact that he was drafted in the first round of the 2013 draft demonstrates his potential and Cincinnati’s intention of utilizing his talents in its offense. With a good year, Eifert could have 700 receiving yards and six or seven touchdowns, but he obviously poses an injury risk.

Eifert is becoming a more and more popular fantasy sleeper at tight end, so be sure that no one else in your league wants to draft him before waiting until the final round to take him; and if Eifert’s name picks up enough steam, you may have to draft him in the 13th or 14th round to ensure that no one else takes him in front of you. Take a flier on Eifert in one of the final rounds and you could end up with one of the league’s best tight ends if Eifert can stay healthy.

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