Tyler Eifert injury update: Rookie receiver ready to make fantasy debut

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Tyler Eifert will make his debut against the Bears. We break down the fantasy implications.

Tyler Eifert (forearm) is listed as probable to face the Bears on Sunday. He practiced all week and will play in his NFL regular-season debut.

He was taken in the first round by the Bengals after a stellar year at Notre Dame. The Bengals do already have Jermaine Gresham at tight end, so the Bengals are likely to use two-TE sets much like the Patriots used last season. The rookie has looked "spectacular", according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, so he'll be in the mix off the bat.

Fantasy impact: It's never easy to start rookies in fantasy football. Receivers and tight ends have to adjust to a learning curve and that should be no different for Eifert. The team is going use him in the slot and he should run a lot of routes. He's more of a TE2 in fantasy leagues and his matchup against the Bears is not a favorable one.

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