Posted: 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
By Dan Ciarrocchi
Eifert proved to be an effective mismatch while lined up in bunch formations, often breaking free over the middle. The highlight of Eifert's night came on a 61-yard catch and run that he nearly took to the house for a touchdown. Despite the big play and his ability to get open, Eifert saw just five of Andy Dalton's 45 pass attempts.
Fantasy Spin: Eifert will never be the primary receiving target on an offense with A.J. Green on it, but the Bengals coaches have shown they are committed to keeping their first-round pick involved in the mix. For a rookie still getting his feet wet, that bodes well, even if he isn't posting monster numbers out of the gate. Eifert is not start-worthy in most leagues due to such a depth at the position as a whole, though it wouldn't be surprising if he had a big game next week versus the Packers. But for now, other options should be plugged in at TE1 while Eifert proves himself.