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Eric Ebron | Tight End

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: North Carolina
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Eric Ebron secured 3-of-3 targets for 21 yards in the Lions' Wild Card Round loss to the Cowboys.
Ebron saw his first target late in the third quarter, picking up eight yards. He added gains of six and seven on two fourth-quarter checkdowns. Ebron is incredibly young -- he won't turn 22 until next April -- so his 25-248-1 rookie-season line shouldn't be taken as an indication he'll disappoint in the NFL. Ebron does need to become a more consistent pass catcher and learn to play to his athleticism. He too often "played slow" as a rookie. The Lions will certainly look to Ebron for a second-year leap in 2015. He wouldn't be a bad "buy-low" target in Dynasty and keeper leagues. Jan 4 - 8:31 PM

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Eric Ebron caught 2-of-7 targets for 38 yards in the Lions' Week 17 loss to the Packers.

It was another brutally inefficient day for the No. 10 overall pick of May's draft, who closes the book on his first regular season the owner of a disappointing 25/248/1 line. Ebron was never expected to come out gangbusters, but his dynasty light has dimmed a bit. Good things rarely happened when he was targeted by Matthew Stafford this season.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:31:00 PM

Eric Ebron secured 1-of-2 targets for 11 yards in the Lions' Week 15 win over the Vikings.

Ebron handled the bulk of Detroit's tight end work with Joseph Fauria on I.R. and Brandon Pettigrew operating as a sixth lineman. A disappointment as a rookie, Ebron won't be a TE1 streamer when the Lions head to Solder Field next.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Eric Ebron caught 3-of-4 targets for 23 yards in Detroit's Week 13 win over the Bears.

Ebron had the matchup of a lifetime in a Bears defense bleeding fantasy points to tight ends, but couldn't manage his second four-catch day of the season. Ebron has posted either 22 or 23 yards in each of his past four games, a difficult feat. The first tight end off the board in May's draft is currently on pace for just 27/247/1.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Eric Ebron secured 2-of-7 targets for 23 yards in the Lions' Week 12 loss to New England.

To say Ebron's rookie year has been underwhelming would be an understatement. That said, this is probably a good time to put in a trade offer for Ebron in Dynasty leagues. He's only 21 years old, and will only get better.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Eric Ebron caught 4-of-4 targets for 22 yards in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.

The four catches were the most of Ebron's young career, but it's his struggles as a blocker that will stand out on film. Ebron won't be a viable TE2 against the Patriots in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Eric Ebron (hamstring) is probable for Week 11.

Ebron will return after missing the last three games. He has a favorable matchup against a Cardinals defense that struggles to cover tight ends, but figures to have a limited role. Joseph Fauria (ankle) is also expected to return this week.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Eric Ebron (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 11.

Ebron has missed the last three games and will likely be returning to a limited role. All of the Lions' tight ends are practicing the week, with Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria also listed as full participants.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 06:02:00 PM

Lions TEs Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are active for Week 10 against the Dolphins.

Brandon Pettigrew will be the Lions' starting tight end, and isn't worth consideration in daily leagues. Also inactive for the Lions are WR Ryan Broyles, DT Nick Fairley, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster and OG Garrett Reynolds.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Eric Ebron (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 10.

Ebron practiced on a limited basis on Thursday and Friday, but remains week to week. Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are questionable. The Lions play the Dolphins, who are 20th in fantasy points allowed to tight ends.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 04:01:00 PM

Eric Ebron (hamstring) returned to Lions practice Thursday.

As did Brandon Pettigrew (foot). Both were "limited." With Joseph Fauria (ankle) also finally back on the practice field, the Lions could be at full strength at tight end for the first time since September. That's good for Matthew Stafford, but bad for fantasy owners, as it muddles the situation. Ebron will be a bottom-barrel TE2 if he suits up against the Dolphins.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Eric Ebron (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Falcons.

Ebron remains week-to-week after hurting his hamstring in practice last week. Joseph Fauria (ankle) has also been ruled out. Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is doubtful.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Eric Ebron (hamstring) remained sidelined at practice Friday.

Coach Jim Caldwell said there's a "very slim chance" Ebron or Joseph Fauria (ankle) plays against the Falcons. And Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is a "big question mark." Kellen Davis and Jordan Thompson are next up on the depth chart.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Eric Ebron (hamstring) is not practicing Thursday.

Joe Fauria (ankle) and Brandon Pettigrew (foot) also remain sidelined. The Lions are going to have to use Kellen Davis and Jordan Thompson in Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Ebron missed Week 7 with the pulled hamstring. He isn't shaping up as a "go" this week, either. Brandon Pettigrew (undisclosed) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) also sat out Wednesday's practice, so the Lions may have to turn to Kellen Davis and Jordan Thompson at tight end against the Falcons in London.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 09:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
2Emil Igwenagu
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Jeremy Ross
3Skye Dawson
4Andrew Peacock
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Ryan Broyles
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Eric Ebron
2Brandon Pettigrew
3Kellen Davis
4Jordan Thompson