Tyler Eifert
Tyler Eifert
30-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Eifert finally did what once seemed impossible, finishing 2019 with 16 games played. The Bengals scaled back his role to help him stay healthy, with Eifert posting career lows for snap share (44.6 percent) and targets per game (3.9). He also had career lows for YPC (10.1) and YPT (6.9), with an 8.1 percent drop rate ranking 31st among 35 TEs. Eifert finally stayed healthy, but only at a point in his career when he was no longer the same guy who scored 13 TDs in 2015. Now 30, he signed with Jacksonville on a two-year, $9.5 million contract. It's essentially the best situation Eifert could've asked for in terms of securing snaps and targets, as the only other TE on the roster with significant NFL experience is James O'Shaughnessy, who is coming back from an ACL tear suffered in October. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the Jaguars in March of 2020.
Free agency likely
TEJacksonville Jaguars
February 22, 2021
The Jaguars are expected to decline the team option for Eifert's contract in 2021, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Eifert was expected to earn slightly below $5 million in 2021, but now it looks like he will be entering free agency. He recorded 349 yards and two touchdowns across 15 games for Jacksonville in 2020. It was the 30-year-old's only season with the Jags after spending his first seven years in Cincinatti.
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How do Tyler Eifert's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
33.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.92
 
% Team Air Yards
10.8%
 
% Team Targets
10.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.1
 
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#% of Team Snaps

54853%
46645%
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How often does Tyler Eifert run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Tyler Eifert and the other tight ends for the Jaguars are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Tyler Eifert
376 routes   60 targets
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93%
21 routes   2 targets
88%
208 routes   38 targets
83%
27 routes   4 targets
71%
23 routes   4 targets
55%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tyler Eifert's measurables compare to other tight ends?
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Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
255 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.68 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.92 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
33.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Eifert missed just one contest during his rookie year of 2013, but since then he's played in a mere 28 of 80 games. Last year it was a broken ankle that ruined his season, though he did catch 15 passes on just 132 snaps in the four games he played, proving to still be dangerous for the brief period he was able to stay on the field. He then signed a one-year, incentive-heavy contract for a second straight offseason, while fellow tight end C.J. Uzomah received a three-year, $18.3 million deal. The Bengals did at least allow Tyler Kroft to leave for Buffalo, showing some degree of confidence in the tight ends left behind...until they drafted Drew Sample in the second round. Eifert returned healthy for training camp and even made a preseason appearance, but when someone's had this long of an injury history, it takes a certain leap of faith to devote draft or auction capital in his direction.
Eifert is basically the AFC's version of Jordan Reed. On the field, Eifert has been a legitimate difference maker, even scoring 13 touchdowns in 13 games back in 2015. But too much of the time, Eifert is found in the medical building. He's dealt with forearm, neck, elbow, knee, ankle and back problems as a pro, missing 41 of a possible 80 games. It was a torn ankle ligament in 2016, then an ongoing back problem last year. Eifert's game centers around good hands and a wide catch radius; he's not a runaway train like Rob Gronkowski or Travis Kelce. Eifert's average touchdown catch is just under 11 yards, and 17 of his 20 career touchdowns have been in the red zone. A healthy Eifert would be a great boost towards getting Andy Dalton back in form, but after looking at Eifert's medical file, how can you draft him with any confidence? Do keep one thing in mind - the tight end in a Dalton offense is usually a touchdown scorer. The ordinarily talented Tyler Kroft scored seven times last year.
No tight end, not even Rob Gronkowski, has been a more dynamic touchdown man than Eifert the last two seasons. He's scored 18 times in 21 starts, and that's come on a modest 81 catches and 121 targets. Andy Dalton knows where to go with the rock when the Bengals close in on the scoring stripe. But like Gronkowski, Eifert brings injury concerns to the table. He's appeared in just 58 percent of games since the Bengals drafted him in 2013. A blown-out ankle cost him four games last year, and then a back problem wiped out four more starts. Eifert eventually had back surgery right before the New Year. Eifert news was fairly quiet in spring, but he ultimately was cleared for the start of training camp. A healthy Eifert could theoretically be ranked as high as No. 2 among tight ends, but we need to be a little more conservative until we have specific details. Cincinnati's offense is loaded for bear (or Steeler, or Raven or Brown) this fall; the Bengals spent their first two draft picks on WR John Ross and RB Joe Mixon. If Eifert and A.J. Green stay healthy -- and we suppose Dalton also needs that tag -- we could be looking at a top-five offense. And we don't think the new pieces would cut into Eifert's production, as he's clearly the team's go-to option when passing around the goal line. It's just a matter of Eifert staying on the field.
After missing all but one game in 2014 with an elbow injury, Eifert came back strong last season, tying for fourth in the NFL with a position-leading 13 TDs and finishing third in fantasy PPG among TE. Eifert was uncoverable in the red zone, where he scored 11 TDs on 15 targets. Inside the 10, he was 6 of 7 with six scores, as defensive backs had a hard time matching up with this size (6-6, 250) and leaping ability (36-inch vertical). Eifert's yardage was inconsistent, non-existent when he was shut out Week 3. His only 100-yard game came Week 1, and he had at least 70 yards only one other time. It's a little surprising he didn't do more after the catch (3.9 YAC, 23rd), considering his 4.68 speed and 6.2 YAC (2nd) in 2013, but his YPC ranked ninth while his YPT tied for seventh. Eifert also missed three games with a neck stinger and concussion, and has yet to play a full season. He looks poised to miss time this season, too, after ankle surgery in May, which could cost him the first few games of the 2016 campaign. When he returns, he could be in store for more looks due to the departures of Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, who leave behind 152 targets. The Bengals added Brandon LaFell, who had 74 targets with the Patriots last season, and drafted WR Tyler Boyd in the second round. An uptick in yards might help replace a regression in touchdowns.
After a promising rookie season, Eifert's second season ended in the first quarter of Week 1 last year when he suffered a dislocated elbow. In 2013, he teamed with Jermaine Gresham for 85 receptions, 903 yards and six touchdowns. But that was before new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson and his run-based attack. Under Jackson last year, the Bengals passed on 52.4 percent of plays (28th in NFL) after throwing 57.1 percent under former OC Jay Gruden from 2011-2013. Gresham's numbers were nearly the same as the year before, even though he had the targets to himself with Eifert out. Gresham's gone, leaving Eifert with the workload this season. Even if Eifert only matches Gresham's 79 targets from last year, he should do more with them because he has the physical tools to be a difference-maker in the passing game. And Eifert should at least duplicate Gresham's red-zone work — five touchdowns on 15 targets. At 6-6, 250, with 4.68 speed, Eifert has the size to overpower defensive backs and the quickness to get by linebackers up the seam. With A.J. Green commanding double-teams and safety help, and the return of downfield threat Marvin Jones, who missed all last season with an injury after scoring 10 touchdowns in 2013, Eifert should be open with room to make plays — as a rookie he was second among tight ends in yards after the catch (6.26). Eifert, who also had offseason shoulder surgery, is expected to be healthy for training camp.
Eifert turned in a solid rookie season, acclimating to the NFL game alongside tight-end mate Jermaine Gresham. They produced similar numbers, though Eifert got more work in the red zone and averaged more yards per catch and per target. With A.J. Green drawing double teams and safety help downfield, both had free reign in the middle of the field and down the seam. Eifert averaged 6.26 yards after the catch (second among qualified TE) while Gresham averaged 6.13 (fifth). At 6-6 with good speed, Eifert has the size to exploit defensive backs and the quickness to outmaneuver linebackers. He could distance himself from Gresham this season, as the four-year veteran is in the last year of contract. If so, Eifert will be in a good position to produce.
Taken with the 21st overall pick, Eifert was the clear-cut top tight end in this year's draft. His career at Notre Dame included several acrobatic catches as Eifert has excellent body control and consistently wins the ball in traffic. Eifert's value will be limited in 2013 with the presence of Jermaine Gresham, but look for the Bengals to use more two tight-end sets to get him involved in the offense.
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One reception in finale
TEJacksonville Jaguars
January 4, 2021
Eifert caught one of two targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 28-14 loss to Indianapolis.
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Two catches Sunday
TEJacksonville Jaguars
December 28, 2020
Eifert caught two of five targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Bears.
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Sets season high in yards
TEJacksonville Jaguars
December 20, 2020
Eifert caught three of four targets for 51 yards during Sunday's 40-14 loss to the Ravens.
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Avoids injury designation
TEJacksonville Jaguars
December 18, 2020
Eifert (quadriceps/knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Baltimore.
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Practices in limited fashion
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Quadriceps
December 17, 2020
Eifert (quadriceps/knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
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