Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron

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) #149
Best / Worst #88 / #218
ADP #197


Eric Ebron returns to practice on Friday

Eric Ebron (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Fantasy Impact

Ebron has been out the past couple of days with an ankle injury. It wasn't serious and it looks like the 25-year-old tight end will be available to play in the Colts second preseason game on Monday against the Ravens. But the team may decide to be cautious and sit him out. Keep an eye on updates.

John Aubin14 hours ago
Eric Ebron held without a catch in first preseason game

Eric Ebron did not have a reception and was not targeted in Thursday's preseason win at Seattle. However, he did work with the first-team offense as the No. 2 tight end. And he's been heavily targeted in training camp according to Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star.

Fantasy Impact

Ebron signed a two-year, $13 million contract in the offseason so the Colts will make every opportunity ensure Ebron is a part of the offense. Fantasy owners should not look too much into the quiet first game of the preseason for Ebron.

John Aubin1 week ago
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 Harris22 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 Tagliere22 weeks ago