C.J. Uzomah
C.J. Uzomah
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Cincinnati Bengals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Uzomah is a shaky starting tight end in both real life and fantasy football, but the Bengals value him for the perceived stability he provides next to Tyler Eifert, whose endless saga of injuries have forced the team to always have an alternative at the ready. Uzomah is seasoned in that role after logging 841 offensive snaps last year, and if nothing else he has good speed for a tight end who's listed at 6-6, 265. The Bengals rewarded him with a three-year, $18.3 million contract in the offseason, but they also brought back Eifert on a one-year, incentive-laden deal, then drafted Drew Sample in the second round. Uzomah didn't do much with his golden opportunity last season, averaging just four targets per game and 27.4 yards per game in an offense that spent significant stretches of the season playing without Eifert and No. 1 receiver A.J. Green. If Eifert somehow does not get hurt, moreover, Uzomah just might not play very much. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Bengals in March of 2019.
Facing competition for snaps
TECincinnati Bengals
June 18, 2019
Uzomah is joined by Tyler Eifert and second-round pick Drew Sample at tight end, ESPN.com's Katherine Terrell reports.
ANALYSIS
Uzomah re-signed with Cincinnati on a three-year, $18.3 million contract, though the team can escape after one season and $6.25 million if he's released before the third day of the 2020 league year, per overthecap.com. The Bengals signed Eifert to a one-year, $5.5 million deal shortly thereafter, then picked up Sample at No. 52 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. The result is a three-way competition for playing time, but there's still a decent chance for Uzomah to draw regular targets at some point this upcoming season, considering the rookie mostly is valued for his blocking -- he had just 46 catches during his college career -- and Eifert hasn't played more than eight games in a season since 2015. Uzomah's career marks of 9.7 yards per catch and 6.5 yards per target hint at limited upside even if he eventually finds his way into a three-down role again.
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How do C.J. Uzomah's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
29.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.55
 
% Team Air Yards
10.9%
 
% Team Targets
12.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
67.2%
 
Drop Rate
6.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.7
 
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How often does C.J. Uzomah run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how C.J. Uzomah and the other tight ends for the Bengals are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
C.J. Uzomah
435 routes   64 targets
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84%
98 routes   19 targets
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10 routes   3 targets
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6 routes   0 targets
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2018 C.J. Uzomah Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do C.J. Uzomah's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
265 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.57 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.22 sec
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
34.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
Uzomah backslid in year three with the Bengals, catching only 10 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets, despite Tyler Eifert missing most of the season. Tyler Kroft took a big step forward and the Bengals wanted to get Ryan Hewitt out there ahead of Uzomah as well. He saw his offensive snaps cut nearly in half. If you're looking for a silver lining, Uzomah caught six of his 10 receptions and his lone touchdown over the last three games. But with Eifert back, Uzomah's role will likely remain diminished.
Uzomah burst on the scene in 2016, recording 234 yards and a touchdown while hauling in 25 passes in 10 games after posting just one catch for four yards as a rookie in 2015. Though he's likely the third tight end on Cincinnati's roster, behind Tyler Eiftert and Tyler Kroft, Uzomah appears to be the No. 2 option in the passing game. He could see a slightly expanded role in 2017, resulting in a modest uptick in his receiving statistics.
Uzomah heads into his second season on the bottom of the Bengals' depth chart, as he only appeared in five games during his rookie campaign. While it's unlikely he develops into a consistent fantasy contributor this season, he could have a greater impact with regular starter Tyler Eifert slated to miss the entirety of training camp recovering from ankle surgery. Nonetheless, at 6-foot-5, 271 pounds, Uzomah possesses the speed and athleticism to make him a valuable asset for the future.
Uzomah was the second of two tight ends drafted by the Bengals, taken in the fifth round out of Auburn. Much like future teammate Tyler Kroft, Uzomah had a disappointing statistical season, catching 11 passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns over seven games. But he played at a school and a conference that de-emphasized the tight end in the passing game, and then impressed the Bengals at the training combine, running a 4.62 40-yard dash. He's raw, but there's an opportunity to be had in Cincinnati with the departure of Jermaine Gresham, behind Tyler Eifert. He'll compete with Kroft to be the second tight end option.
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Signs three-year extension
TECincinnati Bengals
March 11, 2019
Uzomah has signed a three-year deal worth more than $18 million to remain with the Bengals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Limited to one catch
TECincinnati Bengals
December 30, 2018
Uzomah was held to one catch for six yards on his only target in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
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Breaks out against Browns
TECincinnati Bengals
December 23, 2018
Uzomah caught four of five targets, racking up 49 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 26-18 loss to the Browns.
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Gains 27 yards
TECincinnati Bengals
December 16, 2018
Uzomah caught one of five targets for 27 yards during Sunday's 30-14 win over the Raiders.
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Three catches in Week 14 loss
TECincinnati Bengals
December 9, 2018
Uzomah recorded three receptions for 37 yards during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Chargers.
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