The “Other” Tyler in Cincinnati – Who is Tyler Kroft?
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At the start of the season, many fantasy writers and players were excited about the Bengals Tyler Eifert. Coming into the season at 100 percent, he was a potential beneficiary if Andy Dalton bounced back from a disappointing 2016. Unfortunately, the Bengals started so slowly that offensive coordinator Ken Zampese was let go and replaced by Bill Lazor. I wrote that Eifert could be one of the big winners after this appointment, given his past use of TEs with the Dolphins. There has just been one small fly in the ointment…Eifert hasn’t played a snap since Week 2. Eagle-eyed observers may have noticed, however, that there has still been a Tyler at TE for the Bengals in their last two games. This would be third-year player Tyler Kroft, the 85th player selected in the 2015 NFL draft. With the date of Eifert’s return unknown, even to the player himself, it appears Kroft could be the guy for some time. But who is Kroft, and should fantasy owners even care?