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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 (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.
Ebron has been playing through the bum ankle and matched a career-high with five catches Sunday against the Packers. He'll be a low-end TE1 at Chicago. Sep 28 - 2:44 PM

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Eric Ebron caught 5-of-8 targets for 69 yards Week 3 against the Packers.

Shockingly, the five catches matched Ebron's career-high, and he likely would have had more if not hobbled by an apparent ankle injury in the second half. Ebron played through the injury, but he had to come off the field after a catch in the third quarter and did not appear to be 100 percent. Ebron looked great before the issue, but his biggest play of the game was one he would like to forget. With the Lions driving, Ebron had the ball ripped out of his hands on what should have been a catch. Despite that mistake, Ebron will be a must-play option if healthy next week against the Bears.
Sep 25 - 4:10 PM

Eric Ebron (back, questionable) returned to a full practice on Friday.

Despite the Q tag, Ebron will be out there against the Packers this week.
Sep 23 - 4:04 PM

Eric Ebron (back) returned to practice on Thursday.

He was officially "limited." Ebron missed Wednesday's session but it was probably just a maintenance day. He'll be a firm TE1 against Green Bay in Week 3.
Sep 22 - 2:41 PM

Eric Ebron (back) didn't practice Wednesday.

The missed practice isn't a good sign, but Ebron played 71-of-74 snaps last week. It's possible the Lions are getting him some rest. Ebron is a TE1 for Sunday's matchup with the Packers.
Sep 21 - 4:49 PM

Eric Ebron caught 4-of-7 targets for 53 yards in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Titans.

He now has 12 targets through two games. Ebron made a scintillating play Sunday for a 29-yard gain on a third-and-19. He also lost a touchdown on a bogus offensive pass interference penalty. Earning Matthew Stafford's trust and a huge share of the Lions' offensive snaps, Ebron is developing into a legitimate fantasy TE1. He will be worth firing up everywhere in Week 3 at Lambeau Field.
Sep 18 - 6:08 PM

The Detroit Free Press doesn’t expect a huge year for Eric Ebron.

Ebron looked good in Week 1 against the Colts, but has competition for targets in Detroit’s balanced offense. He’s also never made it through a full season healthy. Beat reporter Dave Birkett projects Ebron to finish somewhere in the range of 65 catches and 700 yards.
Sep 17 - 6:17 PM

Eric Ebron caught 5-of-5 targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 1 win over the Colts.

Ebron was perfect in the passing game and put a cherry atop his fantasy game with a six-yard score in the second quarter. Inconsistency remains likely for Ebron, however, in an offense that is intent on spreading the ball around. He is fighting Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Theo Riddick, Anquan Boldin, and Ameer Abdullah for targets. The Lions host the Titans in Week 2.
Sep 11 - 8:30 PM

Eric Ebron (ankle) is active for Week 1.

Ebron practiced fully all week and should start at Indianapolis.
Sep 11 - 3:05 PM

Eric Ebron (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 1.

Ebron practiced fully all week and will play against the Colts, though his role is unclear coming off an extended absence from training camp and the preseason. Anquan Boldin's presence is also a concern for Ebron's usage.
Sep 9 - 4:09 PM

Eric Ebron (ankle) is practicing in full this week.

Ebron has been on the practice field all week and appears to be on track for Week 1 against the Colts. If he plays, he will be worth streaming consideration in a game with one of the highest Vegas totals of the week.
Sep 7 - 2:45 PM

Eric Ebron (ankle) returned to Lions practice on Monday.

It's Ebron's first practice since he went down on August 6, and gives him a chance to play Week 1. Ebron's conditioning will be a concern after he spent so much time on the shelf, so a slow opener should probably be expected. With that said, the matchup with Indianapolis makes Ebron worthy of streamer consideration.
Sep 5 - 4:09 PM

Lions only kept four receivers on their initial 53-man roster.

Andre Roberts is the only backup to starters -- Detroit is a base three-wide team -- Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, and Anquan Boldin. The Lions could certainly decide to add T.J. Jones off the practice squad later in the week, but it is a surprising move for a team which projects to be pass-heavy. If Eric Ebron (ankle) is able to play Week 1, he should have a big receiving role.
Sep 5 - 10:11 AM

The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett believes Eric Ebron (ankle) is "50-50" to play in Week 1.

Birkett did acknowledge his optimism grew when Ebron spoke to reporters recently. Many times, players who are in danger of missing significant time will be kept under wraps by teams and are discouraged from talking to the media. After missing so much of training camp, a slow start should be expected for Ebron.
Aug 31 - 10:07 AM

Eric Ebron (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

Ebron was in uniform for Tuesday's session but ultimately did not do much work. He was held out completely both Wednesday and Thursday. He is not going to play this week, but he still appears to be on track for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Aug 25 - 12:16 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Dwayne Washington
4Zach Zenner
GLB1Dwayne Washington
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Golden Tate
2Anquan Boldin
3Corey Fuller
WR21Marvin Jones
2Andre Roberts
3Aaron Dobson
WR31Anquan Boldin
TE1Eric Ebron
2Cole Wick
3Orson Charles
4Khari Lee
LT1Taylor Decker
2Cornelius Lucas
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Joe Dahl
C1Travis Swanson
2Graham Glasgow
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Riley Reiff
2Corey Robinson
K1Matt Prater