Week 16 Fantasy Football Dark Horse Sleeper: TE Tyler Eifert

By Adam McGill
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If there is one team for fantasy football owners to lean on heavily this week, it is the Cincinnati Bengals. The team plays a Minnesota Vikings secondary that has been getting torched all year and is honestly one of the worst pass defenses in all of football. They are allowing a staggering 26.2 fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts and 9.4 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. The matchup just screams fantasy potential.

Anyone looking for a tight end to plug in for the finals that has a favorable matchup shouldn’t be afraid to roll with Tyler Eifert in Week 16.

The tight end obviously has an extremely favorable matchup this Sunday and should see at least six targets in the final game of the fantasy season. Even better, Eifert is coming off his best performance in months. He hauled in three balls for 33 yards last weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 2013 first round pick caught his first touchdown in seven weeks of action.

Eifert may not be a top-five option this Sunday, but he is worth taking a shot on for anyone that needs a high-upside player for the fantasy finals. I fully expect the rookie to finish the game with around 60 receiving yards and get at least one chance to haul in a touchdown.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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