Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron

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

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
Draft Rank (ECR) #127
Best / Worst #87 / #208


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 Harris5 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 Tagliere6 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 Harris16 weeks ago
Eric Ebron with a huge day against the Bengals

Eric Ebron caught five of eight targets for 83 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact

Ebron was put on waivers by a lot of fantasy teams early in the season, but he became a reliable fantasy starter at some point before delivering big-time in these last two weeks. Assuming the Lions don't rest their starters in a meaningless Week 17 game against the Packers, Ebron will be a fine start.

Dan Harris17 weeks ago