Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron

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

Week 3 Outlook

ATL @ DET
Sun 1:00pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) TE #9
Projection 6 pts

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Ebron showed up Monday night and will likely have more chances this week against the Falcons, who will be able to score points and push the Lions to do the same.

Atlanta is just 16th against fantasy tight ends, Ebron will have some TE2 appeal this week on a team that is suddenly more run-oriented this year.

Ebron's ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin's 22 RZ targets leaving town. He also has a very safe floor so there's no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later. "Ebron left the first practice of training camp Sunday with what Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said appeared to be a hamstring injury. In three NFL seasons, Ebron has missed eight games with various knee and ankle ailments."

The former top 10 NFL pick had 55 yards per game last season which was neck and neck with Jordan Reed who is being selected 70 spots higher despite significant health concerns. The difference between the two is that Ebron only got in the end zone once. That should change this season with Boldin gone. Add that with the fact that Ebron is as consistent as they come and he should be considered one of the top half-dozen tight ends to own.