Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron

TE - IND
Height: 6' 4"Weight: 253 lbsAge: 25College: North CarolinaDrafted: #10 (1st Rd. by Detroit)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
2nd easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #146
Best / Worst #108 / #220
ADP #179

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Eric Ebron to have 'instant impact' in Indianapolis

After four somewhat disappointing seasons in Detroit, tight end Eric Ebron was targeted as a versatile player who could have an immediate role with the Colts. During OTAs and minicamp, the Colts lined Ebron up all over the field and head coach Frank Reich complimented Ebron's intelligence, saying "he’s like really a highly intelligent football player. And that’s really good because you want to use a guy with the versatility that he has and move him around and call all kinds of things with him."

Fantasy Impact

Last year, the Colts used '12' personnel 28-percent of the time, which was the second highest rate in the league. While this is a new offense, Indy's unproven receiving corps and backfield make it highly likely that the team will use both Ebron and Jack Doyle extensively. The health of QB Andrew Luck is paramount to the fantasy prospects of any Indianapolis player. Assuming Luck is good to go, Ebron is a middle-of-the-pack tight end who has a solid chance of ending the season as a top-10 player but will also have some frustrating performances. Consider him a risk/reward TE2.

Eric Ebron to sign two-year deal with the Colts

Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth a maximum value of $15 million with the Colts, according to Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Impact

The signing is a little surprising given than the Colts already had the underrated Jack Doyle. But given the current lack of depth at receiver for Indianapolis, both Doyle and Ebron should see plenty of work in two-tight end sets. Either way, Ebron wasn't signed to be a backup, obviously, and with a healthy Andrew Luck, he should find his way into being a borderline startable option in most leagues.

Dan Harris13 weeks ago
Eric Ebron released by Lions

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Lions have released former first-round pick Eric Ebron.

Fantasy Impact

This is somewhat shocking, as Ebron is likely better than anyone available in free agency at this point. The Lions lost Darren Fells on a three-year deal earlier today, so that can't be the solution. The former No. 10 overall pick Ebron should have a few options in free agency, as he's just 24 years old. The Lions did use him a lot more down the stretch, tossing him 32 targets over the final four games. Something tells us that Ebron will bounce back onto the fantasy scene somewhere soon. It wouldn't shock us if the Saints were the first team to reach out.

Mike Tagliere14 weeks ago
Eric Ebron expected to be retained in 2018

CBS Sports is reporting that the Detroit Lions are expected to retain TE Eric Ebron in 2018.

Fantasy Impact

At the conclusion of the 2017 regular season, Lions GM Bob Quinn told the press that Ebron would be retained for 2018, the final year of his rookie deal. However, per reports, the Lions could release Ebron with minimum ramifications if they elect to move on from him prior to the March 14 start of the league new year. Recording yet another disappointing stat line last season in 16 games --53-574-4 -- which was a regression from 2016, Ebron is on a short leash in Detroit. Despite being slated to play 2018 -- if the Lions do, in fact, retain him -- on a fully guaranteed $8.25 million fifth-year club option, he should face competition for the starting job in the preseason.

Eric Ebron with just one catch against the Packers

Eric Ebron caught just one of six targets for nine yards against the Packers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Ebron had been fantastic for several weeks in a row, so Sunday's effort was surprising, though the Packers are excellent against opposing tight ends. The Lions picked up Ebron's fifth-year option already and should be back with the team. If he can build on his late season success, he should be considered a TE1 in 2018 drafts.

Dan Harris24 weeks ago