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Tight End, Detroit Lions

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Draft: 2014 Round 1 (10)
College: North Carolina
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 250 DOB: 1993-04-10 Age: 21
TE Rank Tier ADP-12
#28 5 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2014 DET 2 - 7 3 38 12.7 0 3.8 1.9
2014 (Projected) DET       46 485 10.5 3 66.5  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Say hello to the NFL's newest version of the “move” tight end. At 6'4'' and 250 pounds, Eric Ebron brings a level of athleticism and field-stretching ability this offense hasn't seen in quite some time. Although he may have been drafted to play the Jimmy Graham role in Joe Lombardi's offense, fantasy owners expecting Ebron to even sniff Jimmy Graham numbers will be gravely mistaken. Rookie tight ends tend to struggle even more than rookie wide receivers, and Ebron can no longer rely solely on his elite athleticism. In the Minnesota Vikings' Harrison Smith, and fellow rookie Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with the Green Bay Packers, Ebron will face off against equally skilled cover safeties and, in some cases, linebackers. This passing offense still flows through Calvin Johnson, so a Jordan Reed line (49-499-3) is a good place to start as far as estimates go. Look for Ebron to be a TE2 early on in the year as he gets used to the NFL game, but because of his unique athletic skills and pass-friendly offense, expect a late-season breakout (ŕ la Zack Ertz from the Eagles) that could make him a lower-tier TE1 option down the stretch.

Comment: Rookie tight ends typically struggle to produce fantasy points no matter how talented they are.

Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Brandon Pettigrew
TE2TE2 Eric Ebron
TE3TE3 Joseph Fauria
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury TE Eric Ebron misses practice
First rounder watching practice in shorts
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 6, 7:40 pm

Detroit Lions
ALLEN PARK -- It appears first-round draft pick Eric Ebron will not be available for Wednesday night's practice at Ford Field. Ebron took the field in a hat and shorts, while teammates were in full pads and helmets. It's unclear why Ebron missed the workout, but the best bet is he's dealing with some kind of injury. (mlive.com)

FFToday's Take: No word yet on why Detroit's talented first rounder is not practicing. However, it is a night practice so an update may be coming once the team finishes up on the practice field.


Ebron having issues catching the ball
Lions TE has a lot on his plate right now according to coach
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jul 30, 10:45 am

Detroit Lions
The biggest knock on Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron through off-season workouts and the first two days of training camp has been an inordinate number of dropped passes that have negated his big-play ability. (Detroit Free Press)

FFToday's Take: Head coach Jim Caldwell explained away Ebron's drops as simply a rookie with too much on his plate on that he's "got a lot of things going through his mind right now". The problem is, a case of the dropsies was a red flag for Ebron coming out of college. As Doug Orth pointed out in Ebron's draft profile, Ebron had an 11 percent drop percentage in 2013, highest of all the top prospects at his position. His more of a dynasty prospect that redraft prospect at this point in his career.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 NYG W 35-14 2 0 0 - 0 0.0
2 at CAR L 7-24 5 3 38 12.7 0 3.8

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