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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT FALLOUT: TYLER EIFERT NOT GUARANTEED WEEK 1 DUE TO ANKLE SURGERY

NFL training camps have not even opened yet and we have our first sizable injury to discuss in terms of possibly impacting Week 1.  The unlucky first victim was Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert who was forced to undergo surgery on his ankle which ESPN's Adam Schefter says could threaten his Week 1 availability.  The real annoying part about this is that Eifert suffered the injury to his ankle during last year's Pro Bowl and nothing was done to it until things got worse recently.  He will likely be on the PUP list for all or most of training camp and through the preseason games and as Schefter is reporting, Week 1 is not guaranteed.  With fantasy football drafts now just getting going, Eifert's loss of one game and who knows how many more is the first talking point of the season.  This is not a small matter as Eifert comes off a 2015 season that was Rob Gronkowski good as he caught 52 balls for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns.  Eifert quickly proved himself a massive red zone threat and of course scoring touchdowns is fantasy football gold.  Of course Eifert is also no stranger to injury as he missed all but three games in 2014 with more health woes.  If Eifert just misses the one game, this is not a major deal and right now we wouldn't downgrade him much at all due to this news.  As camp gets underway though, we should have a better idea where he is heading with the injury.  We always advise holding your draft as late as possible so that these issues work themselves out one way or another. 


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