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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 11 - 41 23 210 9.1 1 27.0 2.5
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
TE1TE2 Eric Ebron
TE2TE1 Brandon Pettigrew
TE3TE3 Joseph Fauria
TE4TE4 Jordan Thompson
TE5TE5 Kellen Davis
Lions Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush inactive
Lions without two key components
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 26, 8:45 am

Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions receiver, Calvin Johnson, has been scratched for Sunday's game in London against the Atlanta Falcons, after testing out the ankle early at Wembley Stadium. He ran the perimeter of the field and a couple routes before shutting it down. Detroit will be missing offensive firepower outside of Johnson as well. RB Reggie Bush (ankle), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot), TE Eric Ebron (hamstring), TE Joseph Fauria (sprained ankle), RT LaAdrian Waddle (brain) and QB Kellen Moore are the other inactives. (MLive)

FFToday's Take: With Johnson and Bush inactive Golden Tate and Joique Bell should be the leaders on offense today. Theo Riddick will play a complementary role to Bell.

Injury Calvin Johnson not likely to play in Week 7
TE Eric Ebron also not expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 17, 1:30 pm

Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell indicated today that Johnson likely will miss his second straight game because of the right ankle injury he suffered in a loss to the Buffalo Bills earlier this month. Asked whether he expected Johnson to play Sunday, Caldwell said, "I've been surprised before because he's an unusual guy and, just talking to him at practice, he's feeling good and coming along. Miracles have happened." (Detroit Free Press)

FFToday's Take: In addition to Johnson, tight end Eric Ebron (hamstring) is expected to sit as well. Golden Tate will once again be Matthew Stafford's top target in the passing game. RB Reggie Bush is expected to return this week.

Injury Lions' Eric Ebron, Reggie Bush limited in practice
Theo Riddick re-aggravates hamstring strain
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Oct 15, 4:39 pm

Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions had six skill position players sidelined or limited for Wednesday's practice, including rookie tight end Eric Ebron. Ebron is a new addition to the practice report, missing a portion of the session with a hamstring injury. Also limited was running back Reggie Bush, who was returning to the practice field after missing all of last week with a twisted ankle. All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) and tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle) remained sidelined and were joined by wide receiver Jeremy Ross (ankle) and running back Theo Riddick, who re-aggravated a hamstring strain against the Vikings. (

FFToday's Take: The injuries to Detroit's offense have sapped the fantasy value of Matthew Stafford and the passing game. If Reggie Bush is feeling good after a week of practice he and Joique Bell will be counted on to shoulder the load against a Saints team that ranks 16th in the NFL against the run with 112 rushing yards allowed per game.

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
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

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