Nov 16, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) is tackled by Houston Texans inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) in a NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Tyler Eifert: Eifert has been a top-three tight end option all season long, even with last week’s horrendous game against Houston, in which his three drops (he had three drops on the season prior to Monday night) cost the Bengals big time. Eifert will need to forget about last week’s debacle and move on and hopefully increase his NFL touchdown reception lead. Look for offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to give Eifert plenty of opportunities to bounce back. Eifert will be Dalton’s number one option in the red zone, so don’t be surprised to see a two-touchdown game from Eifert, even against an Arizona defense that gives the fifth-fewest fantasy point to tight ends.
Mike Nugent: Nugent has had a decent year with his leg, hitting a total of 13 field goals in nine games. Don’t look at Nugent going crazy, but have a decent game against the Cardinals. While he’s not anywhere near a must-start, he looks like a good option, as the Bengals’ offense could stall in the red zone against a stout Cardinals defense.
Chandler Catanzaro: Catanzaro has a total of 16 field goals in nine games played for Arizona. Look for another average game against Cincinnati.
While both teams in this matchup boast fantasy defenses that have performed well, Sunday night’s game could be a shootout. While both teams’ defenses have been stout, their offenses have been even better. It’s difficult to project how either defense will bode under the lights, but there are better defenses on the waiver wire. Don’t take any chances with either of these defenses this week.