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Eric Ebron Week 1 Outlook - Steelers at Giants

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Fri, Sep 11th 2020, 1:22pm EDT

It's going to be very interesting to see how the Steelers get Ebron on the field a lot this year, as they are a team that run 3WR sets 70 percent of the time. That means they'll either have one tight end on the field, or they'd have to go without a running back to have two tight ends on the field. So, why can't that be Ebron as the one tight end? Well, he's a horrendous blocker, and that's an issue for a lot of teams, as it makes them predictable when he's on the field. The Giants weren't bad against tight ends last year, as they allowed just 63.2 percent of passes to them be completed, which ranked as the second-best mark in football. That doesn't bode well for Ebron, who's caught just 62.9 percent of passes in his career. The silver lining for Ebron is that the Giants lost their starting safety Xavier McKinney to IR just two weeks before the season, which can expose their lack of depth. Again, my concern is how and when they get Ebron on the field. Hey, they could surprise me and have him out there as a full-time player, but they decided to pay McDonald $5.1 million to be on the team this year. I'm going to see how the snaps play out before trusting them in season-long leagues, though Ebron is clearly my favorite option.

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