Tyler Kroft
Tyler Kroft
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Cincinnati Bengals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Kroft did his best Tyler Eifert impersonation last season after the Bengals lost their starting tight end to yet another major injury. The 2015 third-round pick had seven TDs and 399 yards after Week 2, highlighted by two separate outings with six receptions and a pair of scores (Weeks 4 and 17). There were a lot of empty stat lines mixed in along the way, but Kroft at least proved reliable near the goal line, scoring six times on seven targets inside the 10-yard line. The Bengals hope Kroft will slide back to the No. 2 role, but Eifert's injury history suggests there will eventually be some starts up for grabs. Given his middling athleticism, Kroft probably doesn't have much of a ceiling beyond what we saw last year. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3 million contract with the Bengals in May of 2015.
Small output again
TECincinnati Bengals
September 14, 2018
Kroft had two catches for 11 yards in the Bengals' win over the Ravens on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
On the bright side, Kroft doubled his snap count from 17 to 34. On the increasingly dour side, he was in there to block on many of those snaps, and third-string tight end C.J. Uzomah was more active in the passing game. Kroft is waiver bait unless and until Tyler Eifert gets hurt again.
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Tyler Kroft NFL Stats
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Tyler Kroft NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    51
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    12
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
374
214
2017
829
55
2018
51
12
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other TEs)

Height:   6' 6"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   252 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.75 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.50 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.18 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   33.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   0 in
Not Available
Broad Jump:   120 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   17 reps
POOR
Cincinnati Bengals Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Kroft saw his numbers dip across the board in 2016, as he finished the year with just 10 catches for 92 yards in 14 games. He'll look to bounce back in 2017 and improve on those marks. Though a small improvement should be expected, he's a distant second on the depth chart behind starting tight end Tyler Eifert. Though Kroft is a near lock for the roster, he shouldn't be expected to produce reliable fantasy numbers unless Eifert is forced to miss time.
In his rookie campaign, Kroft hauled in 11 receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown serving as the immediate backup to starting tight end Tyler Eifert. With Eifert slated to miss most, if not all, of the preseason due to ankle surgery, Kroft takes the reigns as the starting tight end for the summer, receiving valuable reps with the first team. If Eifert fails to return on time, Kroft will be the go-to guy for the beginning of the season, which may be enough to put him on the fantasy radar.
Based purely on his stats in his final season at Rutgers, it was a surprise that the Bengals selected Kroft in the third round of the 2015 Draft. He caught just 24 passes for 269 yards and no touchdowns and missed three games with an upper body injury despite entering the year as one of the top tight ends in college football. Still, the Bengals are counting on Kroft to fill the void created by the departure of Jermaine Gresham, though they hedged their bets by also drafting C.J. Uzomah in the fifth round.
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Limited work with Eifert healthy
TECincinnati Bengals
September 10, 2018
Kroft had just one catch for nine yards on his only target in Sunday's win over the Colts.
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Healthy for camp
TECincinnati Bengals
July 27, 2018
Kroft (undisclosed) returned healthy for training camp, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
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Misses minicamp
TECincinnati Bengals
Undisclosed
June 20, 2018
Kroft missed mandatory minicamp due to an undisclosed issue but is expected to return healthy for the start of training camp, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Two TDs in season finale
TECincinnati Bengals
December 31, 2017
Kroft had six receptions for 53 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 31-27 win over the Ravens.
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Meager Week 15 output
TECincinnati Bengals
December 19, 2017
Kroft had two catches for one yard on four targets in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
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