Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 253 lbsAge: 24College: North CarolinaDrafted: #10 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
10th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #120
Best / Worst #68 / #186
ADP #143


Eric Ebron was never fully healthy last year

Ebron missed some games due to knee and ankle injuries last year, but he was banged up whenever he was on the field.

Fantasy Impact

Ebron was decent last year, catching 61 passes for 711 yards and a touchdown in 13 games, but he was banged up for most of it. Now that he is fully healthy, he should do much better this year. That along with the Lions picking up his fifth-year option earlier this week means Ebron's stock is only going up.

Eric Wagner7 weeks ago
Eric Ebron retained through 2018

The Detroit Lions have picked up tight end Eric Ebron's fifth-year option.

Fantasy Impact

The Lions exercised Ebron's fifth-year option Tuesday, tieing him to the club through the 2018 season. Although he only played in 13 games last season, the third-year tight end accumulated career highs in receptions (61), yards receiving (711), YPG (54.7) and YPC (11.7), while only scoring one touchdown in the effort. Ebron is a low-end TE1 heading into the upcoming fantasy football campaign who could produce mid-to-high end numbers if he plays a full 16 game slate.

Eric Ebron disappoints against Seattle

Eric Ebron caught just 2 of 6 targets against the Seahawks for 23 receiving yards on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Like fellow pass catchers Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin, Ebron struggled with drops in Seattle and failed to capitalize working against a secondary missing its best cover safety, Earl Thomas. While the once-highly-touted tight end had his most productive receiving season yet, it's unlikely the narrative about Ebron's incredible athleticism and potential will continue given that he's failed to make a significant impact during his three NFL seasons thus far. While a breakout year is still certainly possible, it's looking more like Ebron won't be much more than a complementary piece in Detroit's offensive game plan and is useful as a fantasy starter in deep leagues only.

Aaron Martinuzzi24 weeks ago
Eric Ebron grabs all six targets against Packers

Eric Ebron was targeted six times on Sunday night, catching all of them for 61 receiving yards.

Fantasy Impact

Ebron's production against the Packers mirrored what he did this season; he contributed but didn't blow up the stat sheet. Despite putting together his best year yet, the athletic tight end scored his only touchdown of the season in Week 1 and exceeded 90 receiving yards only twice. While Ebron's potential remains, he's now gone three seasons without finishing in the top 15 at his position and should be regarded as a low-end flier at the position for 2017.

Aaron Martinuzzi25 weeks ago
Eric Ebron has career night in Dallas

Tight end Eric Ebron hauled in 8 of 12 targets against the Cowboys for 93 receiving yards.

Fantasy Impact

Ebron was quarterback Matt Stafford's most targeted player Monday as Dallas's defense smothered the sidelines in favor of allowing the Lions room to work in the middle of the field. This frequently injured tight end has had an up-and-down year, but still holds some potential, as evidenced by the athleticism he's displayed putting together four 70-plus yard games this season. Despite his ceiling, Ebron remains a risky play against the Packers in Week 17.

Aaron Martinuzzi25 weeks ago