- Height / Weight
- 6'5" / 246 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 15, 1992 (25)
- 4th Season
- 2015 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 85 (CIN)
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Kroft could be extended before the start of the season. Kroft set career highs in 2017 and is entering the final year of his rookie deal. With Tyler Eifert returning, the Bengals only want to pay him No. 2 tight end money. Kroft may be targeting the $3.6 million annually Ed Dickson got from Seattle.
The Cincinnati Bengals may look to upgrade at tight end this offseason, according to Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter. Tight end Tyler Eifert, who missed all of last season with an injury, is a free agent and is unlikely to return. Backup Tyler Kroft filled in admirably in Eifert's absence last season, hauling in 42 catches for 404 yards and seven touchdowns. However, the Bengals may look to upgrade with one of the many free-agent tight end options. They could use the draft as well. This significantly impacts Kroft's fantasy value, and he becomes irrelevant if he is not the starting tight end next season.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Kroft hauled in six catches for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-27 win over the Ravens. Kroft had his second two-touchdown game of the season and finished with seven on the year. He filled in admirably in Tyler Eifert's absence this season. It is unclear if Kroft will have a role next year, but if he is tops on the depth chart, he is a late-round flyer at the tight end position in 2018 fantasy drafts. Eifert is expected to depart via free agency, so Kroft has a decent chance of returning as the top pass-catching option at tight end for Cincy.