Way too early predictions for Cincinnati Bengals’ offense

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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Andy Dalton
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Way too early predictions for Cincinnati Bengals' offense
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Tight ends

The Bengals don’t really have any big changes to the tight end room other than 7th round rookie Mason Schreck. One thing that will be great for the Bengals is the return of Tyler Eifert to the offense. Although Eifert played some games in 2016, he was mainly absent due to injuries. When on the field, Eifert is a red zone monster and one of the best tight ends. The big IF has been the story of Eifert’s professional career. If Eifert wants a big contract extension, he needs to prove that he can stay healthy in a contract year and be able to produce.

The Bengals are definitely willing to pay the Pro Bowl tight end if he can produce like he did in 2015 and not get injured at all. Other than Eifert, the Bengals have two other serviceable tight ends in Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah. Kroft has fallen off due to injuries and was a non-factor last year. Uzomah, although a bit raw, is more intriguing. Uzomah, due to injuries, was given the opportunity to be a starter. He played to the best of his abilities but wasn’t close to the red zone threat the Bengals needed him to be.

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If Eifert can stay healthy for the year, expect a huge season from him. He has shown flashes of his ability to produce in stretches of games. Scoring two or three touchdowns in multiple games is what Eifert is capable of.

Predictions:

Tyler Eifert: 650 Receiving Yards, 11 TDs

Tyler Kroft: 80 Receiving Yards, 0 TDs

C.J. Uzomah: 115 Receiving Yards, 1 TD

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