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Eric Ebron | Tight End

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 255
College: North Carolina
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Eric Ebron caught 2-of-3 targets for 28 yards in Detroit's Week 12 shellacking of the Eagles.
Coming off a miserable effort against the Raiders, Ebron was an afterthought on a day where Matthew Stafford did whatever he wanted. Ebron has shown glimpses of his monstrous upside, but has been too mistake-prone for the Lions to feature. He'll be a low-end TE2 for the season's stretch run. Nov 26 - 4:12 PM

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Eric Ebron (quad, hand) is listed as probable for Week 12.

Ebron was limited Monday, but practiced in full the last two days. He's just a TE2 against the Eagles on Thanksgiving.
Nov 25 - 4:20 PM

Eric Ebron said he's just "going through a minor phase" and promised his struggles will end this week.

Ebron admitted he's had a little trouble adjusting to Jim Bob Cooter's offense. "He wants things different ways," said Ebron. "So now I just got to adjust to it, and just pick up where I left off." Ebron got off to a good start this year but has averaged just 17.3 receiving yards over his last three games. He'll be a TE2 against the Eagles on Thanksgiving.
Nov 24 - 7:43 PM

Eric Ebron (quad, hand) was upgraded to "full" on Tuesday.

He'll be ready to go on Thanksgiving against the Eagles. Coming off a miserable day against the Raiders, Ebron is a low-end TE2 for Week 12.
Nov 24 - 4:06 PM

Eric Ebron (quad, hand) was listed as a limited participant in Lions practice Monday.

The Lions didn't actually practice, but NFL rules dictate they release an estimated injury report. Ebron seems likely to be a go for Thanksgiving against the Eagles, but his poor play has rendered Ebron a poor fantasy option.
Nov 23 - 4:05 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the team needs "to find a way" to help Eric Ebron improve.

The sophomore tight end started the season strong with two touchdowns in the first two weeks, but the drop issues which plagued him as a rookie have persisted this season. Ebron has dropped a couple potential touchdowns in the last month including an egregious drop in the end zone against the Raiders. Ebron is simply too inconsistent at this point in his career to trust in fantasy lineups.
Nov 23 - 12:58 PM

Eric Ebron was held without a catch on two targets in Detroit's Week 11 win over the Raiders.

One of Ebron's missed connections was a ludicrously bad drop in the end zone. Matthew Stafford appeared to quit looking his way thereafter. With Ebron's total bungling of a gorgeous matchup, he'll be hard to trust as a TE2 for Detroit's short-week hosting of Philadelphia on Thanksgiving.
Nov 22 - 5:40 PM

Eric Ebron caught 4-of-8 targets for 28 yards Week 10 against the Packers.

Ebron dropped at least two passes and failed to make any impact plays against a defense which has struggled to stop tight ends recently. Ebron is inconsistent, but he has at least five targets in every game he has finished this year. He will be worth streaming again in another great matchup against the Raiders next week.
Nov 15 - 6:33 PM

Eric Ebron caught 3-of-5 targets Week 8 against the Chiefs.

Ebron snaps were slightly limited by Brandon Pettigrew’s presence, but he saw enough snaps to be a factor on a functioning offense. Unfortunately, he does not play for one. Ebron’s lone catch of the first half was a third-down conversion on the first drive, and he should have had another catch early in the game but struggled with a low pass. Ebron was completely uninvolved in the third quarter, but he added two catches deep in garbage time. With Pettigrew healthy and the offense sputtering, Ebron will struggle to return TE1 value most weeks.
Nov 1 - 1:04 PM

Eric Ebron secured 5-of-5 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 7 loss to the Vikings.

Ebron's big-play ability flashed on an early-game 55-yard reception, and he later hit pay dirt on a red-zone pass by Matthew Stafford. Ebron struggled as a rookie, but that is typical for first-year tight ends. He's taking a step forward in year two and warrants low-end TE1 treatment in Week 8 against the Chiefs.
Oct 25 - 5:29 PM

Eric Ebron is active for Week 7 against the Vikings.

He's back after a two-game absence. The Lions' Week 7 inactives are CB Josh Wilson, LB DeAndre Levy, TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Robinson, OL Michael Ola, DT Gabe Wright, and DT Khyri Thornton.
Oct 25 - 11:36 AM

Eric Ebron (knee) is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Vikings.

Ebron is ready to play after missing the last two weeks with a bruised knee. His return couldn't have come at a better time with Brandon Pettigrew also dealing with a knee injury.
Oct 23 - 4:11 PM

Eric Ebron (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

He was limited on Wednesday. Ebron has an excellent chance to return Sunday against Minnesota. With Brandon Pettigrew nursing his own knee injury, Ebron should be close to an every-down player this week.
Oct 22 - 4:32 PM's Tim Twentyman expects Eric Ebron (knee) to play this week.

Ebron was limited in practice Wednesday. With Brandon Pettigrew (knee) likely out, Detroit needs Ebron to suit up. Ebron was almost an every-down player with Pettigrew out of the lineup early in the season, and he would return to a similar role if he plays this week.
Oct 22 - 10:32 AM

Eric Ebron (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Ebron returned to practice last week, but was held out for the second straight game. He's on track to return Sunday against the Vikings. With Brandon Pettigrew sidelined, Ebron will have an every-down role if he plays.
Oct 21 - 4:12 PM

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QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
RB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Lance Moore
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
WR31Lance Moore
TE1Eric Ebron
2Tim Wright
3Brandon Pettigrew
LT1Riley Reiff
2Corey Robinson
LG1Laken Tomlinson
C1Travis Swanson
RG1Manuel Ramirez
2Larry Warford
RT1Cornelius Lucas
2LaAdrian Waddle
K1Matt Prater