Tyler Eifert is the Bengals biggest “Boom or Bust” player
There’s no doubt that Tyler Eifert is a stud. In every sense of the word, Eifert is a beast when he’s one the field for Cincinnati. But as we all painfully remember, Eifert has had a string of injuries the past few seasons that has limited his playing time and ability to perform at his true potential. That’s why I’m telling you to avoid taking Eifert in standard leagues.
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The fifth-year tight end from Notre Dame only started two games for the Bengals in 2016, producing career-lows in targets, receptions, yards, and touchdowns in seasons where he played in at least 8 games.
Personally, I am a huge fan of the 6-foot-6-inch behemoth that wears No. 85. But, the realist in me says it’s not worth the risk of disappointment to go all in on Eifert in 2017.
His career-year in 2015–when he hauled in 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns–seems to be more and more like an outlier than anything else at this point. We all know how important he is to the success of the Bengals offense, but don’t be tempted by his over-hyped potential. Stick to the numbers and win your league.
That being said, he still could be a solid option in daily fantasy contests on FanDuel or DraftKings.