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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: 24
TE Rank Tier ADP-12
#13 4 12.08

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 DET 13 49 25 248 9.9 1 30.8 2.4
2015 DET 14 70 47 537 11.4 5 83.7 6.0
2016 DET 13 85 61 711 11.7 1 83.2 6.4
2017 (Projected) DET     59 684 11.6 4 92.4  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
I think it's fair to assume, that entering his 4th year as a pro, Eric Ebron will not return the value or impact the Lions expected when they made him the 10th overall selection in the 2014 draft. Despite a measured rise in stats since his rookie year, Ebron failed to be a consistent playmaker in 2016. Regardless of being 6'4'' he was a non-factor in the red zone, an area Detroit desperately needed playmakers. He's fast, but Ebron lacks route running finesse, and doesn't use his body to make plays on the ball. He's similar in stature to Antonio Gates, but Gates is an absolute wizard at using body position and leverage to get open at the goal line. Ebron will always be a tantalizing tease for fantasy owners. The team lost 67 targets when Anquan Boldin left in the off-season, and Ebron is sure to soak up some of those, but until he improves his game inside the 20-yard line, and works on his hands, he will continue to be in the bottom tier of TE1s. This Lions offense has enough guys that produce between the 20s, but until Ebron and the rest of the offense score more touchdowns, the entire team has depressed fantasy value. That said, if there was a tight end I'd take a flyer on, he would be it. If his catch and yardage totals hold steady, it would only take a few more touchdowns to get him into mid to upper range TE1 territory. I'm just not ready to gamble a high draft pick to do it.

Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Eric Ebron
TE2TE2 Cole Wick
TE3TE3 Michael Roberts
TE4TE4 Darren Fells
TE5TE5 Brandon Pettigrew
TE6TE6 Khari Lee
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Ebron digging his fit in 2017 offense
TE "overly excited" about how he will be used
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 10, 5:45 pm

Detroit Lions
Eric Ebron: The way they are going to go about using me this year has me "overly excited." It's going to be fun for me. (Sirius XM NFL Radio)

FFToday's Take: This isn't the first time he has spoken out about how much "fun" he is going to have, and he isn't unreasonable to think that. Ebron seems to be the most likely candidate to replace the bulk of the 95 targets - including an eye-popping 22 in the red zone - Anquan Boldin is leaving behind. After disappointing owners in each of his first three seasons, he is a very good candidate to break into the mid-TE1 ranks this season.


Eric Ebron signs off on Lions' TE depth
Believes new additions will help him reach his potential
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jun 22, 4:00 pm

Detroit Lions
While the Lions operated primarily out of a three-receiver set last fall, they don’t currently have a proven No. 3 receiver on their roster. Eric Ebron said having other options at tight end should help him. Last year, heset career highs with 61 catches for 711 yards, but he also missed three games with injuries and couldn't play to his strengths at times because he often was the only tight end on the field. “I think it’s going to play a significant role for me to allow me to do the things that I’m best at,” Ebron said. (Detroit Free Press)

FFToday's Take: Anquan Boldin played 80 percent of the snaps for Detroit last year, serving as a bit of a de facto tight end with his work in the short passing game and red zone. While third-round pick Kenny Golladay is reportedly having a good offseason, it is probably unrealistic to expect the rookie to fill those shoes. Between the targets Boldin is leaving behind and Ebron's continued improvement, he should be able to crack the 70-catch mark this season if he can stay healthy.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at IND W 39-35 5 5 46 9.2 1 10.6
2 TEN L 15-16 7 4 53 13.3 0 5.3
3 at GB L 27-34 8 5 69 13.8 0 6.9
4 at CHI L 14-17 5 4 42 10.5 0 4.2
8 at HOU L 13-20 10 7 79 11.3 0 7.9
9 at MIN W 22-16 8 7 92 13.1 0 9.2
11 JAC W 26-19 5 3 70 23.3 0 13.1
12 MIN W 16-13 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
13 at NO W 28-13 6 4 38 9.5 0 3.8
14 CHI W 20-17 5 4 32 8.0 0 3.2
15 at NYG L 6-17 7 4 36 9.0 0 3.6
16 at DAL L 21-42 12 8 93 11.6 0 9.3
17 GB L 24-31 6 6 61 10.2 0 6.1
WC at SEA L 6-26 6 2 23 11.5 0 2.3
WC = Wild-Card

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SD L 28-33 5 4 53 13.3 1 11.3
2 at MIN L 16-26 10 5 43 8.6 1 10.3
3 DEN L 12-24 5 4 61 15.3 0 6.1
4 at SEA L 10-13 3 2 22 11.0 0 2.2
7 MIN L 19-28 5 5 89 17.8 1 14.9
8 at KC L 10-45 5 3 24 8.0 0 2.4
10 at GB W 18-16 8 4 28 7.0 0 2.8
11 OAK W 18-13 2 0 0 - 0 0.0
12 PHI W 45-14 3 2 28 14.0 0 2.8
13 GB L 23-27 2 2 9 4.5 1 6.9
14 at STL L 14-21 5 3 27 9.0 0 2.7
15 at NO W 35-27 5 4 79 19.8 0 7.9
16 SF W 32-17 5 4 49 12.3 0 4.9
17 at CHI W 24-20 7 5 25 5.0 1 8.5

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
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
3 GB W 19-7 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
4 at NYJ W 24-17 4 3 34 11.3 1 9.4
5 BUF L 14-17 4 2 8 4.0 0 0.8
6 at MIN W 17-3 4 2 23 11.5 0 2.3
11 at ARI L 6-14 4 4 22 5.5 0 2.2
12 at NE L 9-34 7 2 23 11.5 0 2.3
13 CHI W 34-17 4 3 23 7.7 0 2.3
14 TB W 34-17 4 3 28 9.3 0 2.8
15 MIN W 16-14 2 1 11 11.0 0 1.1
16 at CHI W 20-14 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
17 at GB L 20-30 7 2 38 19.0 0 3.8
WC at DAL L 20-24 3 3 21 7.0 0 2.1
WC = Wild-Card

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