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Eric Ebron | Tight End | #85

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 253
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (10) / DET
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Eric Ebron was held without a catch on one target in the Lions' Thanksgiving win over the Vikings.
Ay, caramba. The doughnut came essentially out of nowhere, as Ebron had yet to see fewer than five targets in a game this season. It's a brutal break for fantasy owners, but Ebron should bounce back against the Saints in Week 13. Nov 24 - 4:00 PM

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Eric Ebron caught 3-of-5 targets for 70 yards and rushed once for a one-yard touchdown Week 11 against the Jaguars.

Ebron was on his way to a quiet game before the Jaguars left him wide open down the left sideline on a third down in the fourth quarter. He gained 61 yards on that catch-and-run, and he capped the drive with a one-yard rushing touchdown on a jet sweep at the goal line. Ebron now has three solid fantasy days in a row, and he will be a locked-in TE1 against the Vikings on Thanksgiving Day. He went for 92 yards on seven catches against Minnesota Week 9.
Nov 20 - 4:46 PM

Eric Ebron caught 7-of-8 targets for 92 yards in the Lions' Week 9 win over the Vikings.

Since returning from foot and ankle injuries two games ago, Ebron has been a legitimate difference maker in the Lions' offense. He dropped 79 and 92 yards on the Texans and Vikings, respectively, efficiently securing 14-of-18 targets during that stretch. Still only 23 years old, Ebron has immense upside if he can keep his focus and stay consistent in a pass-heavy Lions offense. Detroit has a bye in Week 10 before facing Jacksonville in Week 11.
Nov 6 - 4:26 PM

Eric Ebron caught 7-of-10 targets for 79 yards in the Lions' Week 8 loss to the Texans.

After missing the previous three games with ankle and knee issues, Ebron returned to lead the Lions in receiving and setting a new single-game career-high with the seven grabs. He was constantly running free over the middle with the Texans keying in on the Lions' receivers and Theo Riddick. Ebron also drew a defensive pass interference penalty in the end zone to set up Riddick's one-yard touchdown. Ebron will be a mid-range TE2 next week at the Vikings.
Oct 30 - 5:00 PM

Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) is active for Week 8 against the Texans.

He's back after missing the previous three games. Unfortunately for Ebron, he's returning to face a Texans defense that has smothered tight ends.
Oct 30 - 11:42 AM

Eric Ebron (knee, ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 8.

The Lions list anyone dealing with any sort of nick as questionable. Ebron was a full practice participant on Thursday and Friday. He will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's date with the Texans.
Oct 28 - 4:03 PM

Eric Ebron (knee, ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

If there was any doubt, Ebron is now fully on track to return after missing the past three games. Returning to an offense that's gotten Golden Tate much more involved, Ebron will be a mid-range TE2 for his first game back.
Oct 27 - 4:08 PM

Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

ESPN's Adam Caplan reported earlier Wednesday that Ebron is expected to return for Week 8 against the Texans after missing the previous three games. It'll be a ding to both Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin in fantasy.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 26 - 2:45 PM

Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) is out for Week 7 against the Redskins.

This will be his third straight absence. Ebron hasn't resumed practicing and remains week to week. Khari Lee and Clay Harbor have been splitting time at tight end with Ebron sidelined. They're merely blockers.
Oct 21 - 4:13 PM

Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) didn't practice Thursday.

Ebron isn't going to return for Sunday's game against Washington. He remains week to week.
Oct 20 - 4:10 PM

Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Ebron remains week to week after going down in Week 4 against the Bears.
Oct 19 - 2:48 PM

Eric Ebron (knee, ankle) is out for Week 6 against the Rams.

It will be his second straight absence. Clay Harbor and Khari Lee will share tight end duties in Week 6. Ebron remains week to week.
Oct 14 - 4:15 PM

Eric Ebron (knee, ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Ebron isn't going to play against the Rams. He's week to week.
Oct 13 - 1:10 PM

Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

Ebron is expected to miss at least one more week. The Lions will go with a committee of Cole Wick and Khari Lee in his absence.
Oct 12 - 4:44 PM

A source told ESPN's Adam Caplan that Eric Ebron's ankle and knee injuries are expected to sideline him for "a couple of weeks."

This makes Ebron a drop candidate in 12- and 14-team leagues at a stream-able position. Ebron's absence should lead to more work for Marvin Jones, Anquan Boldin, and perhaps Golden Tate. The Lions have next to nothing left at tight end with "Cole Wick" and "Khari Lee" sharing replacement duties.
Oct 9 - 11:35 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
RB1Justin Forsett
2Dwayne Washington
3Zach Zenner
4Ameer Abdullah
GLB1Dwayne Washington
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Justin Forsett
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Marvin Jones
2Anquan Boldin
WR21Golden Tate
2Andre Roberts
WR31Anquan Boldin
TE1Eric Ebron
2Clay Harbor
3Matthew Mulligan
LT1Taylor Decker
2Cornelius Lucas
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Joe Dahl
C1Travis Swanson
2Graham Glasgow
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Riley Reiff
K1Matt Prater