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Eric Ebron | Tight End | #85

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 253
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (10) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Ebron caught just 1-of-6 targets for nine yards in the Lions' Week 17 win over the Packers.
It was a tough ending to a down-then-up 2017 for Ebron, who emerged as one of the best fantasy tight ends in the latter half of the season. Ebron didn't have a single 100-yard game, but he did set a career best with 10 catches for 94 yards against the Bucs in Week 14 and finished the year with a 53-574-4 line after failing to top 42 yards each of the first six weeks. Owed a non-guaranteed $8.25 million on his fifth-year option, the Lions face a tough decision this offseason, and it is completely up in the air what they will do. Perhaps a potential new coaching staff will have a say in the matter. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 06:18:00 PM

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Eric Ebron (knee) was removed from the Week 17 injury report.

Ebron practiced fully Friday after he was limited early in the week. He's one of the top tight end plays for a matchup with the Packers. Ebron has 80-plus yards or a touchdown in three straight games.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 03:14:00 PM

Eric Ebron (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Fantasy owners know by now that Ebron's next injury is never far away, though he's somehow appeared in all 15 games this season. Ebron has topped 80 yards in two of his last three outings, including Week 16 when he registered 83 yards in a loss to Cincinnati.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Eric Ebron caught 5-of-8 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

Ebron continued his late-season success in the Lions loss. His touchdown was a 33-yard pass where Ebron burned a linebacker in single coverage. Ebron remains a high-upside, athletic tight end that has struggled with consistency. He is a low-end TE1 against the Packers in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Eric Ebron caught 5-of-7 targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s Week 15 win over the Bears.

After setting career highs in receptions and yards a week ago, Ebron led the Lions in opportunity for the second straight week. He converted a third down on the opening drive of the game with a 19-yard reception that set up the first points of the game for the Lions, then reeled in an 8-yard touchdown that put Detroit 20-3 in the third quarter. Ebron has quietly put himself back on the streaming map once again at the tight end position for next week’s game against the Bengals.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 07:36:00 PM

Eric Ebron caught 10-of-11 targets for 94 yards in the Lions' Week 14 win over the Bucs.

Out of nowhere, Ebron posted new career highs in both catches and yards. Ebron was already sitting on 7/73 at halftime. He even lost a soft fumble and Matthew Stafford kept looking his way. There's no real explanation for it after Ebron entered the afternoon with just 32 catches all year. Ebron will remain a mid-range TE2 for the fantasy semifinals against the Bears.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:25:00 PM

Eric Ebron caught 4-of-4 targets for 38 yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Ravens.

After improving statistically in each of his first three seasons, Ebron has taken a major step backwards in 2017. He now has four or fewer receptions in every game this season except for one and has reached 50 yards just once on the year. He is not an option next week at Tampa Bay.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:46:00 PM

Eric Ebron caught 4-of-4 targets for 34 yards in the Lions' Week 12 loss to the Vikings.

Ebron has successfully re-involved himself in the Lions' offense, but continues to lose red zone targets to Darren Fells. Ebron's modest floor has zero ceiling, making him a last-gasp TE2 in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 04:53:00 PM

Eric Ebron corralled four-of-seven targets for 49 yards Sunday in the Lions’ Week 11 win over the Bears.

He drew the ire of Matthew Stafford on a miscommunication early in the second half (Stafford was laying into him on the sideline) but redeemed himself with a 26-yard grab on what ended up being the game-winning drive. Cre’Von LeBlanc fell down on the play, leaving Ebron essentially wide open. This was Ebron’s second-highest receiving total of the season, which speaks volumes about how bad he’s been. If you’re one of the few fantasy owners who hasn’t given up on Ebron yet, we’d suggest fading him Thursday against a stingy Vikings secondary.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 06:12:00 PM

Eric Ebron caught 2-of-3 targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Browns.

Ebron lined up outside and got open for a 29-yard TD to give Detroit a fourth quarter lead. It was one of the best games of the season for Ebron, who has been an afterthought in the offense. Ebron has fewer than three catches in all but one week.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Eric Ebron caught 3-of-4 targets for 35 yards in the Lions' Week 9 win over the Packers.

Ebron has taken steps in the right direction the past couple weeks, but block-first TE Darren Fells continues to out-snap him. Ebron is nothing more than a low-end TE2 but could have some appeal Week 10 against Cleveland. The Browns and Giants have struggled all year to cover tight ends.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 12:09:00 AM

Eric Ebron caught 2-of-6 targets for 58 yards in Week 8 against the Steelers.

Even with Kenny Golladay sidelined and Golden Tate not healthy, Ebron wasn't much of a factor. His only highlight was a 44-yard catch, but this is one of his best games in over a month. Ebron is expected to be shopped ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 12:15:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "teams have been calling" about the availability of Eric Ebron ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline.

Less effective in the passing game than "blocking" option Darren Fells so far this season and seemingly falling more and more out of favor by the week, it makes sense for the Lions to move Ebron if they get any real interest. Still only 24, Ebron does have theoretical upside which perhaps another organization will think they can unlock. Ebron is under contract through 2018 after the Lions picked up his fifth-year option, but next year's salary is guaranteed for injury only.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 08:20:00 AM

Eric Ebron hauled in 1-of-3 targets for 9 yards in the Lions' Week 6 loss to the Saints.

Playing limited snaps, Ebron was never really involved in a game Matthew Stafford threw 52 passes. His one catch came on a pass which was batted way into the air in the second quarter. Heading into the bye, he can be dropped in all redraft formats.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 06:01:00 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Eric Ebron admitted to being "in the dumps" mentally this season, but said he's optimistic about turning it around.

Ebron felt energized by a meeting with Matthew Stafford. "We had a talk after the game ... and just basically tried to help him will me around because I feel like I’ve been in the dumps and haven’t been as mentally engaged as I should be," Ebron said. Ebron also said he felt he's been practicing well this season, but that it hasn't translated to games. Ebron is averaging an abysmal 7.75 yards per catch, and has committed a number of key drops. He's well off the TE1 radar right now, but has the talent for a turnaround.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 05:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Alek Torgersen
RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
3Tion Green
4Zach Zenner
5Dwayne Washington
GLB1Tion Green
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
3Andy Jones
4Dontez Ford
WR21Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
3Jace Billingsley
4Bradley Marquez
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Eric Ebron
2Michael Roberts
3Hakeem Valles
4Brandon Barnes
LT1Taylor Decker
2Brian Mihalik
LG1Joe Dahl
2Zac Kerin
C1Graham Glasgow
2Leo Koloamatangi
RG1T.J. Lang
2Emmett Cleary
RT1Rick Wagner
2Corey Robinson
3Dan Skipper
K1Matt Prater