TE Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

HT: 6-4, WT: 265, Born: 4-10-1993, College: North Carolina, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 10

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2014 Projections

GRECYDY/RTDFPT
David Dodds16.040.047211.84.071
Bob Henry16.044.054012.34.078
Jason Wood16.035.047513.63.066
Maurile Tremblay16.049.051110.44.075

Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]

Overall: M Wheaton (152), J Boykin (153), Eric Ebron (154),
Position: A Gates (146-TE15), H Miller (148-TE16), Eric Ebron (154 - TE17), D Walker (172-TE18), T Eifert (176-TE19)
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PPR Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]

Overall: A Gates (143), M Wheaton (144), Eric Ebron (145), R Tannehill (146), J Matthews (147)
Position: H Miller (138-TE15), A Gates (143-TE16), Eric Ebron (145 - TE17), D Walker (157-TE18), T Kelce (170-TE19)
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Best Case

The Lions are committed to distributing the ball more this season, and Ebron could be the pass-catching TE that they have been looking for. The tight end by committee approach that the Lions took last season limited most of the upside for any one player, but Ebron could change all that if he proves to be worth the first round pick that the Lions spent on him. He could see 40 or more receptions come his way and he could chip in four or five TDS as well.

Worst Case

The crowded tight end spot in Detroit limits the upside of everyone, including Ebron. Between Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Faurina, Ebron doesnít see enough passes to make him a consistent fantasy player. Ebron has one or two games, sprinkled in between a lot of one or two catch performances and he never establishes himself as a player that you can count on from week to week.

Outlook

The Lions are committed to getting the ball to someone besides Calvin Johnson, and Ebron could be one of the guys that benefits from this approach. The Lions have a lot of options at the TE position, but they didnít spend the 10th overall pick on Ebron to have him stay in and block. Youíll have to see how the pre-season plays out to determine how much value you place on Ebron this season, but heís probably the best of the three options at TE that Detroit has this season.


Latest News

Steelers | Eric Ebron tests positive (Wed Jan 13, 10:00 AM) - Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron (illness) tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, Jan. 11. Ebron was on the Reserve/COVID-19 list previously as a close contact.

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Steelers | Eric Ebron tests positive for COVID (Tue Jan 12, 10:10 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron reportedly tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday, Jan. 12.

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Steelers | Pittsburgh eliminated from the playoffs (Sun Jan 10, 11:38 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 47-of-68 passes for 501 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions in the AFC wild-card game loss against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Jan. 10. RB James Conner rushed 11 times for 37 yards and a touchdown while adding five receptions for 30 yards on his five targets. RB Benny Snell rushed twice for 13 yards with one grab for four yards. WR JuJu Smith-Schuster ended up with game highs of 13 receptions, 157 yards and 19 targets with one touchdown, with WR Diontae Johnson also chiming in with 11 grabs for 117 yards on 16 targets. WR Chase Claypool also finished up with five grabs, 59 yards and two scores on seven targets, with WR James Washington adding five catches and 72 yards on six targets with TE Eric Ebron posting seven receptions, 62 yards and a score on 10 targets.

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Steelers | Pittsburgh duo cleared to return (Thu Jan 7, 06:26 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron and DE Cassius Marsh were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Jan. 7.

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2014 Schedule

WeekOpponent
1at Denver Broncos
2 Philadelphia Eagles
3at Jacksonville Jaguars
4 Tennessee Titans
5 Baltimore Ravens
6at Houston Texans
7 Cincinnati Bengals
8at Pittsburgh Steelers
9at New York Giants
Bye week
11 New England Patriots
12 Jacksonville Jaguars
13 Washington Redskins
14at Cleveland Browns
15 Houston Texans
16at Dallas Cowboys
17at Tennessee Titans
18 Cincinnati Bengals
19at Denver Broncos
20at New England Patriots