Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham had a very disappointing Sunday Night Football game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, as there was both injury and insult for the 25-year-old Oklahoma product. Not only did Gresham catch just three passes for 23 yards, but he also fumbled the ball at a crucial juncture in the third quarter. It was definitely a disappointing game for Gresham, but it was made worse by an injury.
According to Bengals official site beat writer Geoff Hobson, Gresham went down with a hip injury in the third quarter and was unable to return, and the Bengals haven’t disclosed the severity of his injury yet. It will be interesting to see how serious it is, and the first thing to do is to keep an eye out for word of a possible MRI or comments from Marvin Lewis.
As we saw yesterday, rookie tight end Tyler Eifert becomes an attractive fantasy option and receives a big uptick in targets whenever Gresham goes down, so that’s something to keep an eye on. Gresham has 43 receptions and three touchdowns this season as Andy Dalton’s safety valve, but he has just two games with at least five receptions. Of course, most of that is because Eifert and Gresham essentially split targets in the Bengals offense.