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What to do with Gerald Everett, Tyler Eifert in Week 8 fantasy football

With the Rams heavy favorites vs. the Bengals, which TE has the edge? We break down the fantasy football implications for both Gerald Everett and Tyler Eifert.

Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s start off by saying this should be another lopsided victory in favor of the Rams. Last week vs. the Falcons, Los Angeles poured on 37 points in a blowout win. The Bengals are coming off their seventh straight loss to start the season and have very little to play for on the road in foggy London town.

Right now on DraftKings Sportsbook, the O/U is set at 48.5 for this game with the Rams favored by 13 points. This actually bodes well for both Gerald Everett and Tyler Eifert, so let’s break things down, shall we?

Fantasy Football Analysis, Gerald Everett and Tyler Eifert

Let’s start with Everett since he’s in a better spot matchup-wise. If we can gather anything from last week it’s that when the Rams are in position to blow the other team out, almost all their receivers are in position to succeed in fantasy. Everett was targeted 10 times, hauling in just four catches for 50 yards and a TD. The catch rate isn’t what we’d like, but the volume is there. If this game hits the over and the Rams win big, Everett is set up for at the very least a solid 8-10-FPT outing. His ceiling? Well, have you watched Cincinnati’s defense at all this season? My issue is the Rams build up a big lead and coast by running the ball, plus Cincy hasn’t done a bad job giving up points to TEs but that’s mostly because they’re busy giving up points to every other position.

As for Eifert, the script plays in his favor, right? QB Andy Dalton will undoubtedly be forced to throw the ball a ton after the Bengals go down big and RB Joe Mixon has widely been a shell of his former self. Eifert isn’t getting many targets — two in each of the past two games — but his snap count is still around 30-ish per game. Dalton has had at least 36 passing attempts in each game this season, topping out at 51 in Week 1. Eifert should see around 4-5 targets, but would be very TD-dependent.

Start/Sit Recommendation

Everett: Start in PPR.

Eifert: Sit (desperation play in deep leagues).

“All views expressed are my own. I am an employee of DraftKings and am ineligible to play in public DFS contests.”