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What to do with Tyler Eifert in Week 7 fantasy football

It’s hard to trust anyone on the Bengals offense right now, let alone a TE who barely gets any looks. We break down your fantasy football options.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Eifert cannot catch a pass in the end zone as Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Mark Barron applies coverage during the first quarter at Heinz Field.  Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals are a dumpster fire — I’ve actually heard dumpster fires are somewhat majestic, per Paul Sheer via Twitter (he was Andre in The League). But anyway, because the 0-6 Bengals have been absolutely miserable this season, it’s hard to trust any of their skill position players in fantasy football. Cincinnati is in the bottom five in points per game, just above 16, and the bottom third of the NFL in yards per game at 307.7. Luckily most of that is through the air, but no thanks to Tyler Eifert, who hasn’t seen double-digit fantasy points in a game all season.

Fantasy Football Analysis, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert

Like I said, it’s hard to trust anyone on the Cincy offense, especially Eifert, who hasn’t had more than two receptions in a game since Week 2 vs. the 49ers. He hasn’t seen more than five targets in a game as well, and really isn’t much of a red zone threat given the presence of RB Joe Mixon and WRs Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate. It also doesn’t help that Eifert is basically splitting snaps with TE C.J. Ozomah. To make matters even worse — Yes, it can get worse — the Bengals will have to go up against the Jaguars’ pass rush. We’ve seen what Jacksonville can do to a terrible offensive line (like the Bengals have). SO maybe with QB Andy Dalton running for his life, he’ll have to look Eifert’s way a few extra times, but that doesn’t mean he becomes any more appealing in fantasy football.

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