TE Eric Ebron - Indianapolis Colts

6-4, 265Born: 4-10-1993College: North CarolinaDrafted: Round 1, pick 2014

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Oct 18): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

General News (Thu Oct 17): did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

Week 7: vs Houston Texans

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FBG says: Good matchup. Jacoby Brissett has done a fine job of managing this Colts passing offense to start the season. While his last game against the Chiefs was far from spectacular on the stat line, Brissett didn't need to do much as his team leaned heavily on the run. With the Colts tendency to lean on their ground game, this passing offense will not be expected to generate flashy stat lines. However, Brissett did have multiple passing touchdowns in his first four games leading into Week 5--so he has shown he can generate some fantasy value. T.Y. Hilton returned from injury in Week 5 and led the team with five targets, converting four of them for 37 yards. It was not a great game for Hilton, but the bye week should have afforded him time to heal up from the quad injury that has limited him since Week 4. Nyhiem Hines has been next in line for targets behind Hilton on the season. He has hauled in 10 receptions for 85 yards in the past two games despite having yet to play more than 50 percent of the snaps. Reliance on the game script will limit the predictability of his contributions. Tight ends Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle also remain involved in the passing game, with Doyle seeing about two-thirds of the snaps compared to a third of snaps to Ebron in the past few games. The Texans pass defense has given up over 270 yards and three touchdowns in back-to-back weeks and have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game (PPR scoring) to both opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers on the season. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph was inactive last week after popping up on the injury report Friday with a hamstring injury. Cornerback Bradley Roby also injured his hamstring last week and will miss at least the next four weeks. These injuries make an already thin secondary even slimmer as they will be relying on the likes of Phillip Gaines and Keion Crossen to step up in addition to the already struggling Lonnie Johnson Jr. If Joseph does indeed miss another week, this should be one of the most exploitable trios of cornerbacks in the NFL for Week 7. On top of their issues on the outside, these linebackers have also struggled in coverage as they are allowing the league's most receptions and receiving yards per game to opposing running backs--highlighted by big receiving games from the Panthers, Saints, and Falcons running backs. While the Colts do operate a run-first offense, this Texans defense is setting up to be a pass-funneling unit that should present some big upside for Colts pass-catchers this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 vs ATL 36 3.0 47 0 0 4.7
4 vs OAK 27 1.0 48 1 0 10.8
5 at KC 27 1.0 8 0 0 0.8
7 vs HOU PROJ-Dodds * 2.4 * * * *
7 vs HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 2.8 * * * *
7 vs HOU PROJ-Bloom * 2.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Eric Ebron's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 5 vs KC (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Eric Ebron's first target was intercepted as Brissett failed to see a defender underneath Ebron. Ebron had his second target in his hands for a potential 10 yard gain but had it knocked away as he went to the ground. Ebron made his first catch running a curl for 8 yards.

2019 Week 4 vs OAK (5 / 1 / 48 / 1 rec)

Eric Ebron dropped his first 3 targets in the first half and wasn't targeted again until the Colts final play. Ebron had a potential big play hit him in the hands and fall incomplete. Ebron had a defender closing in on him at full speed as he tried to secure the catch. Ebron's second target again hit him in the hands and fell incomplete. Ebron dropped his 3rd target running a slant over the middle. Ebron made his first and only catch on the Colts final offensive play of the game. Ebron crossed the middle of the field and secured a contested catch before racing to the end zone for a 48 yard touchdown.

2019 Week 3 vs ATL (4 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)

Eric Ebron ran an in breaking route lined up as a wide receiver and converted a 3rd and 5 with a 9 yard gain. Ebron beat his man running a deep crossing route and caught a bullet from Brissett along the sideline for a 30 yard gain. Ebron drew a 13 yard pass interference penalty on 3rd and 9. Ebron made a catch in the flat and picked up 8 yards. Eric Ebron had one catchable downfield target go through his hands with a defender in tight coverage.

2019 Week 2 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 25 / 1 rec)

Eric Ebron was more involved against the Titans but still only saw 3 targets. Ebron will continue to be a red zone threat but the lack of efficiency from Brissett makes it hard to trust Ebron for fantasy from week to week. Ebron caught a pass in the flat and made a nice run after the catch to gain 13 yards on 3rd and 12. Ebron motioned across the formation post snap and caught a shovel pass from Brissett for a 3 yard touchdown. Ebron made a 9 yard catch running a curl over the middle.

2019 Week 1 vs LAC (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Eric Ebron dropped what should have been an 11 yard touchdown. Ebron initially caught the pass but bobbled it as he went to the ground in the back of the end zone.


Latest News

Colts | Eric Ebron back on the field (Fri Oct 18, 06:29 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Eric Ebron (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

Our View: Ebron is not quite at full strength, so perhaps Colts QB Jacoby Brissett will go after TE Jack Doyle a bit more. We see Ebron as a TE2 in Week 7 against the Texans.
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Colts | Week 7 injury report for Indianapolis (Fri Oct 18, 05:02 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell (abdominal), DL Tyquan Lewis (ankle) and CB Kenny Moore II (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Houston Texans. S Malik Hooker (knee) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Oct. 18, but is listed as doubtful. CB Pierre Desir (hamstring) and DE Justin Houston (calf) remained out of practice and are listed as questionable. OG Quenton Nelson (hip) was added to the injury report Friday and is also listed as questionable. S Clayton Geathers (rest), DL Denico Autry (rest), OT Anthony Castonzo (rest), WR T.Y. Hilton (rest) and DE Jabaal Sheard (rest) did not practice Friday but have been removed from the injury report. LB Zaire Franklin (hamstring) and TE Eric Ebron (illness) logged a full practice Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.

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Colts | No practice for Eric Ebron (Thu Oct 17, 06:35 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Eric Ebron (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

Our View: Check back to see if Ebron can get healthy before Sunday. The Colts can turn to more of Jack Doyle if Ebron isn't quite himself.
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Colts | Indianapolis' practice report for Thursday (Thu Oct 17, 03:46 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell (abdominal), CB Pierre Desir (hamstring), DL Tyquan Lewis (ankle), CB Kenny Moore (ankle), TE Eric Ebron (illness) and DE Justin Houston (calf) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 17. S Malik Hooker (knee) was able to practice on a limited basis. LB Zaire Franklin (hamstring) and S Clayton Geathers (rest) were full participants.

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Colts | Eric Ebron held to one catch (Mon Oct 7, 02:59 AM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Eric Ebron hauled in one of his two targets for eight yards in Week 5 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

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