C.J. Uzomah
C.J. Uzomah
28-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Cincinnati Bengals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Uzomah looked to be on the cusp of a breakout in 2020, catching eight passes for 87 yards and a touchdown in the first two weeks of the season. Alas, he tore his Achilles' tendon late in a Week 2 loss to the Browns in a Thursday night game and missed the rest of the season. While reports over the summer suggest that he's fully healed and will be back to compete with Drew Sample for his starting job, it's possible that his snaps are limited early in the season. He could be a sleeper, however, if quarterback Joe Burrow continues to target his tight ends as much as he did early on last season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Bengals in March of 2019.
Cleared from Achilles tear
TECincinnati Bengals
April 14, 2021
Uzomah (Achilles) said during a recent appearance on the "London Is Blue Podcast" that he's been medically cleared, Adi Joseph of CBS Sports reports.
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Uzomah apparently made a quick recovery from the Achilles tear he suffered Week 2, declaring himself healthy just seven months later. The Bengals may still opt to ease him into practices this spring and summer, but the tight end should be ready to challenge Drew Sample for playing time. Of course, the Bengals could add a rookie to their tight end mix during the 2021 NFL Draft, potentially giving Sample and Uzomah some tougher competition.
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How do C.J. Uzomah's 2020 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
48.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.00
 
% Team Air Yards
2.1%
 
% Team Targets
1.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
72.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.6
 
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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
62 routes   11 targets
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93%
10 routes   1 target
91%
405 routes   53 targets
79%
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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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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.
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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Resumes running
TECincinnati Bengals
Achilles
January 6, 2021
Uzomah (Achilles) posted a video Wednesday on his personal Twitter account featuring him running on a treadmill.
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Undergoes surgery
TECincinnati Bengals
Achilles
September 23, 2020
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday that Uzomah underwent surgery to address his season-ending Achilles injury, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Lands on IR
TECincinnati Bengals
Achilles
September 18, 2020
Uzomah (Achilles) has been placed on IR by the Bengals.
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Out with torn Achilles
TECincinnati Bengals
Achilles
September 18, 2020
Coach Zac Taylor said Uzomah suffered a torn Achilles and is out of the season, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Suffers Achilles injury Thursday
TECincinnati Bengals
Achilles
September 17, 2020
Uzomah has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Browns due to a right Achilles injury, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
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