Tyler Eifert posts 66 yards versus Steelers, but fantasy value remains minimal for now

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The Bengals' first-round pick made a big splash with a 61-yard grab versus the Steelers on Monday night. We break down the fantasy implications.

Tyler Eifert caught three passes for 66 yards in the Bengals' 20-10 win versus the Steelers on Monday night.

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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.

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