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Tyler Eifert (TE, JAX) - Week 1 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 25% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Eifert has never found a body part he could not injure. Not many top tight ends have been plagued throughout their career by major injuries more than he has. 2019 was the first time in his seven-year career that Eifert suited up for all 16 games. In four of the six seasons leading up to last year he had played in eight games or less.  This is why he is currently available in almost 75 percent of fantasy leagues.

A change of scenery may not make Eifert any less injury-prone, but it could help his fantasy value. His main competition for tight end targets in Jacksonville was youngster Josh Oliver, who was placed on injured reserve with a season-ending injury. Eifert is now Gardner Minshaw’s top tight end as he heads into a home game against an Indianapolis Colts Defense that ranked 23rd against the pass last season.

Do not pick up Eifert thinking you will get 13 touchdowns out of him through the year like fantasy managers did back in 2015, but IF he stays healthy he could muster up 600 receiving yards and six touchdowns this year.

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