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 not on injury report (Fri Oct 30, 05:49 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron (elbow) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

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Steelers | Eric Ebron takes part in practice (Thu Oct 29, 04:48 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron (elbow) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 29.

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Steelers | No practice for Eric Ebron (Wed Oct 28, 04:37 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Steelers | Six receptions for Eric Ebron (Sun Oct 25, 08:47 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron ended up with six receptions for 50 yards on eight targets in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans.

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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