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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 DET 2 8 7 51 7.3 1 11.1 5.6
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 Michael Roberts
TE3TE3 Darren Fells
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Lions TE Eric Ebron remains out
Caldwell says he has not suffered a setback
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 23, 12:35 pm

Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions tight end was expected to return to practice last week. Then he didn't. And he didn't practice at all this week either. Yet coach Jim Caldwell says Ebron hasn't suffered a setback. But Caldwell doesn't seem overly concerned by the tight end's continued issues staying healthy. "You always miss a little bit in terms of refinement," Caldwell said. "You always end up starting just a little bit later in terms of where you are from a sharpness stand point when you do miss chunks of time during the preseason Ebron has denied all interview requests since suffering the injury. (mlive.com)

FFToday's Take: Coming off his best season as a pro, Eric Ebron (hamstring) was a popular breakout candidate at the outset of the preseason. The team has installed more two-TE sets and will look to the tight end position to offset the loss of Anquan Boldin. Ebron has yet to make it through a full season healthy and has now missed significant portions of the preseason in back to back seasons. Ebron has clearly fallen outside of the top ten and represents a boom or bust TE2 option as the regular season approaches.


Injury Ebron trying to shake hamstring injury
Has yet to particpate in a full practice
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 18, 7:30 am

Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions tight end is trying to shake a hamstring injury that has held him out since the opening minutes of camp. Coach Jim Caldwell insisted he has not suffered a setback, despite expectations he was ready to return to the field more fully this week. "No, he's just got a couple issues that he's dealing with, you know?" Caldwell said after practice Wednesday. "He's got a couple things and not quite ready yet, so hopefully he'll continue to heal and we'll get him back out there soon." (Mlive.com)

FFToday's Take: It's concerning Eric Ebron hasn't been able to practice this deep into camp. He hasn't played more than 13 games in any season and will need to stay healthy if he's going to finish 2017 as a TE1.


Lions direct two-TE sets, could benefit Eric Ebron
Daniel Fells handling blocking duties in scheme
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 1, 8:50 am

Detroit Lions
Even with Eric Ebron out with a hamstring injury, the Lions have spent significant time with two tight ends on the field thus far in training camp. Darren Fells and Cole Wick joined Golden Tate and Marvin Jones in the first play of full-team drills each of the last two days, and Fells had a standout practice today, making several tough catches in traffic. (Detroit Free Press)

FFToday's Take: Fells was signed as a free agent in the spring largely for his blocking ability to beef up the run game, and Anquan Boldin was let go. A shift to two-tight end personnel could free up more opportunities for Ebron, who remains a back-end TE1 with upside.


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.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 ARI W 35-23 3 2 9 4.5 0 0.9
2 at NYG W 24-10 5 5 42 8.4 1 10.2

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

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