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) #108
Best / Worst #73 / #144
ADP #132


Eric Ebron misses practice all week

Eric Ebron did not practice at all last week while nursing a hamstring injury he suffered three weeks ago.

Fantasy Impact

The narrative has always been that Ebron was poised to be a breakout tight end in the league at any time, but poor performance and injuries have plagued that hope. While Ebron continues to miss time, his fantasy stock trends downward and Darren Fells becomes the most likely candidate to see increased playing time.

Eric Ebron injures hamstring

Pro Football Talk is reporting Detriot Lions tight end Eric Ebron (hamstring) "tweaked" his hamstring Sunday at the team's first training camp practice session.

Fantasy Impact

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell told the media Ebron "got a little bit of a tweak but we’ll see, see how bad it is." However, he "gave no indication" on when the ailing tight end will be able to return to the field. With Anquan Boldon no longer in the picture, Ebron is expected to become heavily involved in the red zone in 2017. If healthy, he is a prime fantasy breakout candidate at TE.

Eric Ebron 'overly excited' about 2017 role

Detriot Lions tight end Eric Ebron told SiriusXM NFL Radio Monday that he's "overly excited" about his role in the offense in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

Ebron, who is tied with the Lions through 2019 -- Detriot picked up his fifth-year option this offseason -- is expected to garner an increased role in 2017. With Anquan Boldin unlikely to be re-signed -- he was the team's red-zone target leader (22) -- Ebron is the presumed favorite to see an uptick in his red zone opportunities as a result. Although he set career bests in 2016 with 61 receptions for 711 yards, Ebron only scored once. He'll need more action inside the 20 to fully be viewed a TE1 and to produce as one as well. Ebron will likely open the 2017 campaign as a high-end TE2 bordering the back-end TE1 tier.

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 Wagner16 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.