C.J. Uzomah
C.J. Uzomah
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Cincinnati Bengals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Uzomah lost both snaps and targets last season with Tyler Eifert making it through the season healthy, but now that Eifert is plying his wares in Jacksonville, he has a new opportunity as the lead tight end. He'll take the lead as the Bengals bring along second-year second-round pick Drew Sample, though both might be employed more as blockers than as pass-catchers. Uzomah's upside probably resembles what he provided in 2018, when he caught 43 passes for 439 yards and three touchdowns. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Bengals in March of 2019.
Back-to-back touchdown weeks
TECincinnati Bengals
January 20, 2020
Uzomah finished the season with a second consecutive strong performance, catching five passes for 25 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the Browns. He was on the field for 53 offensive snaps, good for a 77 percent snap share.
ANALYSIS
Uzomah was asked to handle more of the blocking duties between the Bengals' top two tight ends, and with them protecting a lead against the Browns for most of their season finale, he was on the field far more often than Tyler Eifert. Eifert is a free agent this offseason, so it's possible that Uzomah will be free to improve upon his 2019 production, which saw him at 27 catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns.
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How do C.J. Uzomah's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
9.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.23
 
% Team Air Yards
3.2%
 
% Team Targets
6.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
67.5%
 
Drop Rate
7.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does C.J. Uzomah run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how C.J. Uzomah and the other tight ends for the Bengals are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
C.J. Uzomah
231 routes   40 targets
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71%
23 routes   3 targets
70%
31 routes   6 targets
54%
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2019 C.J. Uzomah Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do C.J. Uzomah's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
260 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.57 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.22 sec
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
34.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
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Uzomah is a shaky starting TE in both real life and fantasy football, but the Bengals value him for the perceived stability he provides next to Tyler Eifert, whose endless saga of injuries have forced the team to always have an alternative at the ready. Uzomah is seasoned in that role after logging 841 snaps last year, and if nothing else he has good speed for a tight end who's listed at 6-6, 265. The Bengals rewarded him with a three-year, $18.3 million contract in the offseason, but they also brought back Eifert on a one-year, incentive-laden deal, then drafted Drew Sample in the second round. Uzomah didn't do much with his golden opportunity last season, averaging just four targets and 27.4 yards per game in an offense that spent significant stretches of the season playing without Eifert and No. 1 receiver A.J. Green. If Eifert somehow does not get hurt, moreover, Uzomah just might not play very much.
Uzomah backslid in year three with the Bengals, catching only 10 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets, despite Tyler Eifert missing most of the season. Tyler Kroft took a big step forward and the Bengals wanted to get Ryan Hewitt out there ahead of Uzomah as well. He saw his offensive snaps cut nearly in half. If you're looking for a silver lining, Uzomah caught six of his 10 receptions and his lone touchdown over the last three games. But with Eifert back, Uzomah's role will likely remain diminished.
Uzomah burst on the scene in 2016, recording 234 yards and a touchdown while hauling in 25 passes in 10 games after posting just one catch for four yards as a rookie in 2015. Though he's likely the third tight end on Cincinnati's roster, behind Tyler Eiftert and Tyler Kroft, Uzomah appears to be the No. 2 option in the passing game. He could see a slightly expanded role in 2017, resulting in a modest uptick in his receiving statistics.
Uzomah heads into his second season on the bottom of the Bengals' depth chart, as he only appeared in five games during his rookie campaign. While it's unlikely he develops into a consistent fantasy contributor this season, he could have a greater impact with regular starter Tyler Eifert slated to miss the entirety of training camp recovering from ankle surgery. Nonetheless, at 6-foot-5, 271 pounds, Uzomah possesses the speed and athleticism to make him a valuable asset for the future.
Uzomah was the second of two tight ends drafted by the Bengals, taken in the fifth round out of Auburn. Much like future teammate Tyler Kroft, Uzomah had a disappointing statistical season, catching 11 passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns over seven games. But he played at a school and a conference that de-emphasized the tight end in the passing game, and then impressed the Bengals at the training combine, running a 4.62 40-yard dash. He's raw, but there's an opportunity to be had in Cincinnati with the departure of Jermaine Gresham, behind Tyler Eifert. He'll compete with Kroft to be the second tight end option.
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First 2019 touchdown
TECincinnati Bengals
December 24, 2019
Uzomah scored for the first time this season and caught all four of his targets for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to Miami.
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Held to one catch
TECincinnati Bengals
December 17, 2019
Uzomah had just one catch for eight yards on two targets in Sunday's loss to the Pats.
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Minimal offensive action
TECincinnati Bengals
December 10, 2019
Uzomah had only one catch for four yards on two targets in Sunday's loss to the Browns.
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Drops sure TD
TECincinnati Bengals
December 1, 2019
Uzomah caught five of six targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 22-6 win over the Jets.
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Shut out again
TECincinnati Bengals
November 25, 2019
Uzomah was held without a catch and had just one target in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
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