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Eric Ebron

Indianapolis Colts (IND)

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Player Information

Full Name

Eric Ebron
Jersey #85

Position & Status

TE1, Healthy

Current Team: IND

Colts Profile

Player Details

NFL Experience:

5 Years

Current Height & Weight

6'4", 250 Lbs.

College / University

North Carolina

College Draft Year

2014, Round #1, Pick #10

Current Fantasy Points

203 Points

$5,900 Points: 15.6 Avg / Game
DraftKings Salary & FPPG
FPPG
15.6 / Game DraftKings Points: 203
13 Games Played
$6,500 Points: 13.1 Avg / Game
FanDuel Salary & FPPG
FPPG
13.1 / Game FanDuel Points: 170
13 Games Played

Passing Statistics

Passing Attempts

1

Passing Completions

0

Passing Yards

0 Yards

Passing Completion Percentage

0% Completion

Passing Yards Per Attempt

0 Yards

Passing Yards Per Completion

0 Yards

Passing Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Passing Interceptions

0 Interceptions

Passing Rating

40

Passing Long

0

Passing Sacks

0

Passing Sack Yards

0 Sack Yards

Offensive & Defensive Snaps

Offensive Snaps Played

537 Snaps

Defensive Snaps Played

0 Snaps

Special Team Snaps Played

1 Snaps

Offensive Team Snaps Played

917 Snaps

Defensive Team Snaps Played

864 Snaps

Special Team's Team Snaps

297 Snaps

Rushing Statistics

Rushing Attempts

3 Attempts

Rushing Yards

-8 Yards

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

-3 Yards

Rushing Touchdowns

1 Yards

Rushing Long

2 Yards

Touchdown Statistics

Total Touchdowns

13 Total Touchdowns

Offensive Touchdowns

13 Touchdowns

Defensive Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

TSpecial Team Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Receiving Statistics

Receiving Targets

96

Receptions

58

Receiving Yards

654.00 Yards

Receiving Yards Per Reception

11.30 Yards

Receiving Touchdowns

12 Touchdowns

Receiving Long

53

Fumbles

1

Fumbles Lost

1

Tackle & Hit Statistics

Solo Tackles

1 Tackles

Assisted Tackles

0 Assisted Tackles

Tackles For Losses

0 Tackles for Loss

Total Sacks

0 Sacks

Sack Yards

0.00 Yards

Quarterback Hits

0 QB Hits

Passes Defended

0

Fumbles Forced

0

Fumbles Recovered

0 Fumble Recoveries

Fumble Return Yards

0.00 Yards

Fumble Return Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Interceptions

0 Interceptions

Interception Return Yards

0 Yards

Interception Return Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Blocked Kicks

0 Blocked Kicks

Special Team Solo Tackles

0 Tackles

Special Team Assisted Tackles

0 Assisted Tackles

Misc. Solo Tackles

0 Solo Tackles

Misc. Assisted Tackles

0 Tackles

Recent Player Scoring

Date Opponent Points Snap % Salary $ Per Point
12-09 Texans 16.5 67.2 $5,700 345.5
12-02 Jaguars 16.2 76.3 $4,200 259.3
11-25 Dolphins 21.5 71 $4,000 186
11-18 Titans 0.0 40.3 $4,300 0
11-11 Jaguars 28.1 38.2 $3,500 124.6
10-28 Raiders 12.7 21.8 $4,900 385.8
10-21 Bills 6.1 50 $5,400 885.2
10-14 Jets 17.0 71 $5,400 317.6
10-04 Patriots 34.5 71.1 $4,600 133.3
09-30 Texans 15.0 83.3 $3,600 240
09-23 Eagles 8.3 88.1 $3,400 409.6
09-16 Redskins 11.6 27.9 $3,500 301.7
09-09 Bengals 15.1 45.1 $3,300 218.5

Recent Player News

1 day ago: Slot Eric Ebron in as a TE1 in Week 15
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron has been a star of the team's passing attack in an offense sans Jack Doyle and will look to finish the season strong against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15. Dallas has been a fantasy point factory for tight ends, with the position accounting for nearly 27 percent of the receptions the Cowboy defense allows (the second-most in the league). Ebron will also get an opportunity to match the Colts franchise record for touchdown receptions in a season with the Cowboys giving up the 25 percent of their touchdowns to tight ends. Fantasy owners can't go wrong with Ebron and should slot him in as a TE1.

6 days ago: Eric Ebron Makes 12th Touchdown Catch in Week 14
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught four of his eight targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in a 24-21 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Ebron has clearly thrived after a change of scenery, with his 12th touchdown reception setting the Colts single-season record for most touchdowns by a tight end (a record formerly held by Dallas Clark). Sitting behind only T.Y. Hilton as an option in the passing game, Ebron should be slotted in as a TE1 against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15.

8 days ago: Fire Up Eric Ebron Against Houston
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron received a ridiculous 30.8 percent of the team's targets in a Week 13 loss to Jacksonville and is likely to continue to capitalize on No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle's absence against the Houston Texans. He already managed to put up five receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown against them in their last meeting this season and will be heavily involved in stretching the middle of the field for the Colts offense. Plug and play Ebron as a TE1 in Week 14.

13 days ago: Eric Ebron Featured Heavily in Week 13
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught 10 of his 16 targets for 81 receiving yards in a 0-6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. He also had one carry for negative nine yards and a lost fumble. In his first game as the Colts No. 1 option at tight end, Ebron was a central component of the game plan with a team-leading 16 targets. Fantasy owners in PPR formats should be able to set and forget Ebron as a TE1 without any concerns, as he is clearly one of the top weapons quarterback Andrew Luck relies on. Expect Ebron's usage to continue when the Colts go up against the Houston Texans in Week 14.

16 days ago: Eric Ebron Practicing In Full
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron (back), who missed practice on Wednesday, is practicing in full on Thursday. Ebron has a whopping 11 touchdowns on the year and found the end zone thrice back on Nov. 11 against the Jaguars, who he will face again in Week 13. With Jack Doyle on Injured Reserve, Ebron will once again be the primary pass-catching tight end and is a top-shelf TE1 this Sunday.

19 days ago: Eric Ebron Rebounds From Dud Game with Two Scores
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron hauled in five of his seven targets for 45 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-27 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. After catching zero passes the previous week, Ebron rebounded in a big way by leading the Colts tight end group in targets and catching two of quarterback Andrew Luck's three touchdown passes. So long as the Colts continue to rely on their big-bodied tight ends in the red zone, Ebron will have the chance to produce TE1 numbers in fantasy football. That being said, the possibility of dud games will always exist and a Week 13 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars will be a tough hurdle to surmount.

24 days ago: Eric Ebron is a Boom or Bust Option in Week 12
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron may be heading into a game against a Miami Dolphins defense that is giving up a touchdown to the tight end position on every 12.4 targets, but the return of No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle has put a damper on what was an incredible fantasy season for the former Detroit Lion. Ebron dropped zero fantasy points last week and hasn't been running many pass routes lately, with 10, 12 and 11 over the Colts past three games. With Doyle occupying the safe PPR floor option and Ebron the boom or bust play, fantasy owners will have to live with the possibility of a complete dud from Ebron if they want to start him in Week 12.

27 days ago: Eric Ebron Not Targeted in Blowout Win
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron was not targeted in the team's 38-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The lofty three touchdown effort that Ebron put up in Week 10 might have set expectations too high for his rest of season value, as it is now wholly dependent on red zone production with No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle dominating snaps. Poor performance aside, fantasy owners will have a great opportunity to plug Ebron into their lineups next week when the Colts take on the vulnerable Miami Dolphins defense at home.

30 days ago: Eric Ebron Seeing Snap Count Plummet
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron is having an excellent season in his first year with the Colts, ranking first on the team in catches (39), yards (463) and touchdowns (10). His 10 touchdowns ties him for sixth among all players in the NFL. He caught two touchdowns and ran one in during the Week 10 win over the Jaguars. Ebron has also played 360 snaps, which is 201 fewer than any of the other three players with nine or more touchdowns this year. He led the Colts tight ends in snaps each of the five games that Jack Doyle missed due to injury, averaging 53.8 snaps a game. He's averaged only 22.8 snaps with Doyle available. Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox and Ryan Hewitt are better blockers than Ebron. Im OK with it, because I know that when I am on the field, its a presence, Ebron said. Whether its me getting the ball or not, my presence is felt. In four games with Doyle active, Ebron has caught 13 passes for 183 yards and five touchdowns. Ebron has been incredibly efficient this year, but the fact remains that he'll be very touchdown-dependent moving forward with less snaps. He's still in the TE1 conversation, but some disappointing games for his fantasy owners could be on the horizon if he doesn't find the end zone.

1 month ago: Eric Ebron Dominates Jacksonville in Week 10 Win
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught all three of his targets for 69 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-26 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10. He also added one carry for two yards and a rushing touchdown. Ebron continues to be the go-to red zone target for quarterback Andrew Luck even with No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle back in the lineup. Although his limited volume isn't likely to change going forward, tight ends in the Colts offense have accounted for their last six touchdown receptions and the red zone upside Ebron has makes him a top option at the position. Ebron should be another must-start player in Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans.

1 month ago: Eric Ebron Back to Being Touchdown-Dependent for Week 10
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron is in line for less receiving work with No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle back in action. Doyle has out-snapped him 193-71 and ran 57 more pass routes in the games they have played together, but that doesn't mean Ebron can't carry red zone upside. Ebron has managed to haul in a touchdown in six of his eight regular season matchups including three while Doyle has been on the field, meaning he has become more of a volatile option in fantasy football at the tight end position. For owners in need, Ebron should make for a touchdown-dependent TE2 play against the tough Jacksonville Jaguars secondary.

2 months ago: Eric Ebron Hauls in Touchdown on Limited Targets
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught all three of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in the team's 42-28 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. What would have been a forgettable game for the former Detroit Lion was largely salvaged by a 20-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter. Fantasy owners should be concerned that the return of No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle took away significant receiving work from Ebron, with Doyle catching six passes of his own and also finding the end zone. It seems likely that Ebron will return to his touchdown-dependent boom or bust projection for the rest of 2018 if Doyle remains healthy, where Ebron should carry more value in standard formats and Doyle in PPR. The Colts have a Week 9 bye week coming up before facing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10.

2 months ago: Eric Ebron Ready to Get Back on Track Against Raiders
While Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron put up a disappointing three receptions for 31 yards against the Buffalo Bills last week, his share of the receiving targets remained at a lofty and team-leading 30.4 percent. Fantasy owners may be hesitant to start Ebron given wide receiver T.Y. Hilton's improving health and No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle seemingly returning from a hip injury, but the lack of weapons in the Colts receiver core is certain to allow Ebron plenty of opportunities when split out wide. Given how the Oakland Raiders have yet to face a top-12 tight end this season outside of David Njoku, Ebron carries with him high-touchdown upside heading into Week 8.

2 months ago: Eric Ebron Quiet Against Bills
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught three passes for 31 yards in a 37-5 blowout win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. With quarterback Andrew Luck throwing for under 160 passing yards, the hopes of any fantasy success for Ebron hinged on finding the end zone. Unfortunately, fellow tight end Erik Swoope was the beneficiary of a red zone target along with wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and running back Marlon Mack. Ebron's dud game could be an outlier and he will get a great opportunity to bounce back against the Oakland Raiders in Week 8.

2 months ago: Eric Ebron Ready To Keep Producing in Week 7
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron has finally emerged as the fantasy tight end many had hoped he would become when he was drafted by the Detroit Lions, with 43 targets, 23 catches, 249 receiving yards and the most receiving touchdowns at the tight end position over the past four weeks. With No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle's status still in doubt, Ebron should be in line to continue to prosper given how he has been targeted on 25.2-percent of his routes (the second-most in the league). Fire up Ebron as a TE1 again when the Colts take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 7.

2 months ago: Eric Ebron Leads Colts in Receiving Yards in Loss
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in the team's 34-42 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. Ebron now has four touchdowns across his last three games and should have a solidified role in the offense even when No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle returns to the lineup. It will be important for fantasy owners to monitor Doyle's status ahead of Week 7 when the Colts take on the Buffalo Bills, as Ebron should be a solid bet to find the end zone once again if he gets the snaps.

2 months ago: Eric Ebron, Darius Leonard Active Against Jets
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron (ankle, knee, quadriceps, shin) and rookie linebacker Darius Leonard (ankle) are both active in Week 6 against the Jets. Ebron is dealing with an assortment of injuries, but he should remain heavily involved with receiver T.Y. Hilton and tight end Jack Doyle still out. Ebron is a high-end TE1. Leonard was active last week but didn't play at all. He should be back on the field for this one and has become an IDP beast in his rookie season. Return him to your lineups.

2 months ago: Eric Ebron, Darius Leonard Questionable Against Jets
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron (ankle, knee, quadriceps, shin) and rookie linebacker Darius Leonard (ankle) both practiced in full on Friday but are questionable for Week 6 against the Jets. We expect both to play this Sunday, but Ebron could be limited with the various injuries he's dealing with. Even with the threat of Ebron's snaps being limited, he's still a TE1 given the lack of decent options at the position. Erik Swoope could see a little more action as a result. Leonard should return after sitting out last Thursday. He has firmly planted himself on the IDP map after compiling 54 tackles and four sacks in just four games so far.

2 months ago: Eric Ebron Has A Shot To Play
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron (ankle, knee, quadriceps, shin) returned to practice on Friday after sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday. It's a good sign that he'll be able to play in Week 6 against the Jets, although he still might be listed as questionable. We ultimately believe he'll be able to play, and with the Colts likely to be without T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle again, Ebron should remain in play as a high-end TE1.

2 months ago: No Eric Ebron On Thursday At Practice
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron (ankle, knee, quadriceps, shin) missed practice for the second straight day. It's never a good sign when a player misses the first two practices of the week, so Ebron might be questionable, at best, for Week 6 against the Jets. That could really be a problem with Jack Doyle and receiver T.Y. Hilton looking doubtful to return this week. If Ebron sits out, Chester Rogers and Ryan Grant would be the team's top two receiving targets. Erik Swoope, who caught a touchdown last Thursday and narrowly missed another, would be on the low-end TE1 radar if both Doyle and Ebron are out this Sunday.

2 months ago: Eric Ebron Will Shoulder Heavy Receiving Workload in Week 6
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron is coming off a career game against the New England Patriots where he eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark and caught two touchdowns, making fantasy owners excited for his role in the offense. When the Colts take on the New York Jets in Week 6, Ebron should continue to build off of his ridiculous average of 12 targets per game over the past three weeks without No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle (who is likely to miss another week) and exploit a brutally susceptible Jets coverage of pass catchers in the slot. Fantasy owners should monitor Ebron's injury status leading up to the game, but confidently plug him into their fantasy lineups if he is ready to go.

2 months ago: The Eric Ebron Breakout Happens in Week 5
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron hauled in nine passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 24-38 loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday. It took quarterback Andrew Luck's two favorite targets in wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and tight end Jack Doyle being out of the lineup for it to happen, but Ebron's breakout stat-line finally came to be with the Colts trailing for most of the contest. Unfortunately, Ebron seemed hobbled by a leg injury at different points in the game and his success is obviously unsustainable given the likelihood of both Hilton and Doyle returning in Week 6. When the Colts take on the New York Jets, Ebron will likely be a touchdown-dependent TE2 unless injuries hold more pass-catchers out of the lineup.

2 months ago: Eric Ebron Should Be Heavily Targeted in Week 5
The Indianapolis Colts will be without several key offensive playmakers when they take on the New England Patriots in Week 5. Assuming fellow tight end Jack Doyle sits this game out, Eric Ebron will once again dominate the snaps at tight end and should gain a significant boost to his targets with wide receiver T.Y. Hilton expected to be out on a short week. While he hasn't been particularly effective at converting his boatload of targets into fantasy points, Ebron has scored in a touchdown in three of his last four games and will undoubtedly dominate red zone work. Start him as a TE1 with confidence.

3 months ago: Eric Ebron Catches Touchdown Pass in Week 4
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught five passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in a 34-37 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 4. Ebron was expected to step up with fellow tight end Jack Doyle sidelined and he definitely made an impact with a contested fourth quarter touchdown catch. That being said, the Colts threw the football a season-high 62 times and it was all but certain that Ebron would have some measure of success with such a high number of throws. Pending Doyle's availability for Thursday Night Football against the New England Patriots in Week 5, Ebron could be in line for more success.

3 months ago: Eric Ebron Back At Practice, Ready To Play Sunday
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron (shoulder, knee) returned to practice on Thursday and appears ready to go for Sunday's tilt with the Houston Texans. Ebron received 11 targets in Week 3 with presumed No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle sidelined, which appears likely to be the case once again. Fantasy owners can plug and play Ebron with confidence that he will have enough volume to break out. The only question will be whether he can convert those targets into high-level production.

3 months ago: Eric Ebron Could Get A Second Chance To Break Out
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron failed to have a breakout performance in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles while No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle was out, catching only five passes for 33 yards. That being said, Ebron played on 88-percent of snaps and saw 11 total targets in that game and could be in line for a similar target share against the Houston Texans with Doyle still hobbled by a hip issue. Assuming Doyle sits, Ebron draws a favorable matchup against a Houston defense that has allowed tight ends to catch 13 of 14 targets for 196 yards and two touchdowns so far this season. Fantasy owners should check up on Doyle's status leading up to Sunday's 1:00 P.M. start time before plugging Ebron in to their starting lineups.

3 months ago: Eric Ebron Misses Practice on Wednesday
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron (knee, shoulder) was absent from the team's practice on Wednesday. With the Colts top two tight ends dealing with injuries, fantasy owners are going to have to be extremely careful to monitor the availability of both players ahead of their Week 4 matchup against the Houston Texans. If Jack Doyle sits another week out and Ebron is ready to go, he could be a high upside TE2 play.

3 months ago: Eric Ebron Quiet Despite Breakout Opportunity
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught five passes for 33 yards in the team's 16-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Many fantasy analysts expected Ebron to have a breakout game with fellow tight end Jack Doyle sidelined by a hip issue, but he failed to convert his team-leading 11 targets (including three in the red zone) into much. Ebron's ability to produce for fantasy owners will take a huge hit if Doyle returns when the Colts take on the Houston Texans in Week 4.

3 months ago: Eric Ebron In TE1 Territory This Weekend
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron has scored a touchdown in each week to start this season. This weekend his tight end partner Jack Doyle (hip) will be inactive, which puts Ebron in for an increase in targets. The Philadelphia Eagles have a strong front that could cause quarterback Andrew Luck to get rid of the ball quickly, which gives Ebron an increase in target opportunities in PPR formats. He is currently hovering between the 10-13 range in most ranking formats, but he could easily be a top-five play this week if he reaches his ceiling.

3 months ago: Eric Ebron Will Be Touchdown-Dependent in Week 3
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron has clearly benefited from a change of scenery, catching a touchdown pass in each of his first two games as a Colt. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he isn't involved in the offense nearly as much as he would need to be a weekly start. At the moment, Ebron has played in just 38-percent of the Colts offensive snaps to Jack Doyle's 95-percent and shouldn't have an easy day against a stout Philadelphia Eagles defense in Week 3. Fantasy owners can chase the touchdown potential despite how reduced it is for this week, but there is no guarantee that Ebron avoids his abysmally low floor.

3 months ago: Eric Ebron Could Be Streamed In Week 3
Through two weeks, Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron is the sixth leading scorer in PPR formats at the position. His value has been a little tied to his two touchdowns, but he can still be a valuable option this week. In 10-team leagues, he's still not widely owned, but he should be. Fellow Colts tight end Jack Doyle has had more targets, but he has not been nearly as productive. The Philadelphia Eagles just gave up a touchdown and 96 yards to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the tight end position, so Ebron is an intriguing option for this week.

3 months ago: Eric Ebron Continues Touchdown Streak Against Washington
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught three passes for 26 yards and a touchdown in a 21-9 win over the Washington Redskins. Ebron was heavily involved in the Colts opening drive and managed to haul in his second touchdown pass in as many games before being shut out in the second half. The versatility that Ebron provides the Colts offense with is invaluable and he will continue to be a TE2 with touchdown upside so long as quarterback Andrew Luck is leading the offense. Ebron will look to continue his touchdown streak against a dominant Philadelphia Eagles defense in Week 3.

3 months ago: Eric Ebron Shows Athleticism on Touchdown Catch
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught four passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in the team's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Ebron made the Bengals defense look silly on a 26-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and contributed despite being out-snapped by fellow tight end Jack Doyle. At this point, Ebron should be valued as a useful tight end streamer with touchdown potential for fantasy owners in need. Ebron will look to find score again against the Washington Redskins in Week 2.

4 months ago: Eric Ebron Returns to Practice
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron returned to practice on Friday, according to Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. This was expected, as Ebron's absence on Thursday didn't appear to be injury related or caused by anything that would keep him out for an extended period. For fantasy purposes, Ebron remains a TE-2 and should remain a late-round flier in drafts.

4 months ago: Eric Ebron Sits Out Of Practice
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron sat out Thursday's practice, according to Zak Keefer of the Indy Star. It is unclear whether Ebron's absence is due to an injury or some other reason, but Keefer believes it is "not expected to be serious." The Colts will be participating in joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens on Friday and Saturday, so giving Ebron a day off might be to prepare for the more intense workouts ahead. Ebron remains a TE-2 fantasy option barring an injury to incumbent starter Jack Doyle.

4 months ago: Eric Ebron "Living His Best Life" With Colts
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron has reportedly turned a mental corner after signing with the team this last offseason, according to Stephen Holder of the Indy Star. Ebron was certainly no stranger to hefty criticism from Detroit Lions fans, who booed whenever he made the slightest mistake and eventually got at odds with the tight end over Twitter. Now that Indianapolis is his new home, Ebron has felt much more at welcome: "this is a whole new start for me," he said, "it's all been positive... I just want it to continue." While Ebron may not have top-10 upside so long as No. 1 tight end Jack Doyle continues to be a reliable target, his usage should increase given the fact that the Colts lack a big-bodied red zone threat on the perimeter.

6 months ago: Eric Ebron Has Been "Impressive" in Offseason Program
According to Indy Star's Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron "has been among the more impressive Colts" during the team's offseason program. His athletic skill set has led to head coach Frank Reich using Ebron all over the formation. "He's really smart," Reich said, "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." If the team returns to heavily using two-tight end sets, Ebron could be a late-round flier that could return significant value for fantasy owners.

9 months ago: Eric Ebron Touted as Red-Zone Threat by Colts Head Coach
In describing the value of the Indianapolis Colts signing tight end Eric Ebron this offseason, head coach Frank Reich made it clear that the former Detroit Lion brings a sizeable red-zone mismatch to the offense. "You put an elite tight end on the backside, it's like clearing it out for LeBron (James)", Reich stated, "you feel like it's still a winning matchup, because of his size and catch radius." Of course, Reich is coming from an offense which utilized Zach Ertz heavily across multiple formations while taking advantage of his ability to box out defenders in the end zone. Even with Jack Doyle being the predominant No. 1 guy in Indianapolis, Ebron's athletic ability should lead the Colts coaching staff to give him his fair share of red-zone looks.

9 months ago: Lions Release Eric Ebron
The Detroit Lions are releasing tight end Eric Ebron after failing to find a trade partner. The former first-round pick was a bust in the Motor City. He totaled 53 catches for 574 yards and four touchdowns last season and had a major issue with drops. Ebron will now look to catch on with another team in need of a tight end. Unless he is stepping into a starting role with an elite quarterback, which he had in Detroit, he should not be trusted in any fantasy formats. The Lions will be on the hunt for another tight end to pair with Darren Fells.

9 months ago: Lions Met with Eric Ebron
The Detroit Lions met with tight end Eric Ebron on Thursday to discuss his future. The team is open to dealing him and let him know that, while not supplying any guarantees that he will be on the team next year. The 2014 first-round draft pick has failed to live up to expectations in the Motor City and is owed $8.25 million beginning on March 14. The Lions would likely deal him before then, as a trade would be little more than salary cap relief for the team. Unless he catches on as a team's primary TE option, he has limited fantasy value.

9 months ago: Eric Ebron May Be Traded
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron may not be in Detroit for much longer, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Lions were "listening" to trade offers for Ebron at last week's Combine. A $8.25 million salary becomes guaranteed on the first day of the new league year, next Wednesday, and the team do not see him as that valuable. Schefter says Ebron is "a name to watch in the coming days" on the trade market, even though the Lions have maintained the stance that they're keeping Ebron for his contract year in 2018. The No. 10 overall pick in 2014, Ebron has not at all lived up to his draft status and trading him would be little more than salary relief.

10 months ago: Lions Expected to Retain Eric Ebron
The Detroit Lions are expected to bring back tight end Eric Ebron next season. Ebron's $8.25 million salary is guaranteed on the first day of the new season. The tight end had a disappointing season last year, catching 53 passes for 574 yards and four touchdowns. He is expected to go into the season as the Lions No. 1 tight end but should not be counted on as anything more than a late-round flier in deeper leagues next season.

12 months ago: Eric Ebron Good To Go In Week 17
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (knee) practiced in full Friday and has been taken off the final injury report for Week 17 against the Packers. Ebron will play in a meaningless game and is one of the more attractive fantasy options at the position after having at least 80 yards or a touchdown in the last three weeks. Ebron has become a much more consistent option for quarterback Matthew Stafford to close out the season, and Ebron has scored in back-to-back games. Even though Green Bay has been stingy against opposing tight ends this year, Ebron should be safely deployed as a TE1 to close out the regular season.

12 months ago: Eric Ebron Limited On Thursday
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice. Fantasy owners know by now that Ebron's next injury is never far away, though he has somehow appeared in all 15 games this season. Ebron has topped 80 yards in two of his last three outings including Week 16 when he registered 83 yards in a loss to Cincinnati.

12 months ago: Eric Ebron Has Another Great Game
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron had a phenomenal game for the Lions, catching five passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. He's now scored touchdowns in two consecutive weeks and has 20 receptions in his last three contests. After a rough start to the season, Ebron has come on as of late. He is playing as well as any tight end in the league and will be a rock solid TE1 against Green Bay next week.

12 months ago: Eric Ebron A Tight End Streamer Week 16
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron had his first touchdown since Week 10 last week against the Bears. He now has 15 receptions in his last two weeks combined, which is just under one-third of his season total. Combine that with a matchup against the Bengals, who are surrendering 57 yards per game to opposing tight ends (23rd in the league), and you have a nice matchup for a tight end who has been cast aside the majority of the season. Ebron should jump up into the low-end TE1 category this week and is a great play for those struggling at tight end in their fantasy playoffs.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Has Best Game of Season
Lions tight end Eric Ebron had far and away his most productive game of the season, hauling in 10 catches for 94 yards. His one blemish was a lost fumble earlier in the game, something Ebron has struggled with throughout his career. Still, the 10 catches was double his season high and a huge boost for fantasy owners who rolled him out there in the first round of the play-offs. Ebron has been inconsistent to say the least this season, and playing him even against a weak defense like the Bears in Week 15 is a risk. He is a low-end TE1.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Hauls in Four Catches
Lions tight end Eric Ebron hauled in four catches for 49 yards on Sunday. The four catches and 49 yards were each his second most this season. It has been a rough go this year for the former first round pick, but performances like this will keep him around the low range of TE1's on the year. The Lions love the passing game, so Ebron should continue to get a few targets per game going forward.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Finds End Zone
Lions tight end Eric Ebron had his second touchdown reception of the season, a 29-yard strike late in the game to help the Lions secure a 38-24 victory over the Browns. Ebron only had one other reception for 10 yards, but it has been a while since fantasy owners have seen Ebron put the ball in the end zone. It has been a disappointing season for the third year TE, and he still lines up as a very low-end TE1/TE2 in fantasy formats.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Continues to Struggle
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron hauled in three catches for 35 yards in the Lions Monday night victory over the Packers. Ebron was expected to be traded last week after some frustration about his performance with the Lions thus far, but he was retained and had another subpar performance. Ebron was only targeted four times in a game where Matthew Stafford threw 33 passes and appears to have fallen considerably out of favor in the Lions offense. Drop him if you still have him except in very deep formats, as his performance seems unlikely to improve this season.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Remains in Detroit
Despite rumours flying about that the Lions were going to trade TE Eric Ebron, the 2014 first round pick is staying put, at least through the rest of the season. Ebron's struggles have been well-documented this season, as the third year man has not lived up to his preseason proclamation that he would make the Pro Bowl. So far Ebron has caught 15 passes on 32 targets for 160 yards and a touchdown, a far cry from the expectations that were laid upon him preseason. Ebron periodically flashes his potential, but his extremely low floor and the plethora of receiving options in Detroit make him a very risky TE play going forward.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Hauls in Two Catches
Eric Ebron hauled in two catches for 58 yards on Sunday, including a nice 44 yard gain. However, he was targeted six times in the game and has now only caught 15 of 32 passes on the year. Ebron's struggles to catch the ball have drawn the ire of many in Detroit, and his name has come up frequently in trade rumors. At this point he is a safe drop in most fantasy formats, as his sporadic success comes with too low of a floor to trust him except in very deep leagues. Perhaps a trade will bring him into a better situation, but that seems unlikely.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Listed as Potential Trade Candidate
Eric Ebron is one of the most popular names being floated around in trade rumors as the midseason trade deadline nears. Midseason trades are rare in the NFL, so the odds of him getting dealt may be pretty slim. However, Ebron's name coming up is a sign that the Lions may be ready to part ways with their former first round pick. Ebron has had a disappointing season, catching 13 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown and ceding red zone touches to fellow tight end Darren Fells. Perhaps a change of scenery would be good for Ebron, but for now he is a low-end TE2 in most fantasy formats.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Absent Monday
Eric Ebron was not at practice for the Lions on Monday due to the birth of his child. His absence does not figure to impact his availability for the Lions' Week 8 matchup against the Steelers. Ebron has had a rough go of things so far this season, having only hauled in 13 catches (on 26 targets) for 113 yards and a touchdown. Darren Fells, originally signed as a blocking tight end, has scored three touchdowns over the last two weeks and appears to have surpassed Ebron as a red-zone target. Those who still own Ebron should be scouring the waiver wire for a replacement, as his recent performance is only worth starting in deeper formats.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron "Down in the Dumps" Following Sunday's Performance
Eric Ebron said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday to try and rekindle their connection from last season, when Ebron had a career-high 61 receptions. Ebron is off to a very slow start this year, only hauling in 12 catches for 93 yards so far. He also had two very prominent drops on Sunday against the Panthers, one in the end zone that would have been the difference maker. Ebron's performance this season and the emergence of Darren Fells has fantasy owners scrambling for a replacement. While there is still a chance Ebron will turn it around, it may be wise to look for someone else to man the tight end spot, at least for the time being.

1 year ago: Disappointing Game for Eric Ebron in Week 3
Eric Ebron was targeted seven times on Sunday, but only hauled in two catches for nine total yards against the Falcons. Ebron has now sandwiched a very good week 2 performance (42 yards and a touchdown) between two games with two catches and nine yards. Ebron's inconsistency makes him a frustrating fantasy asset, especially with the Lions opting to use their running backs, Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, in the passing game. Ebron is a low-end TE1 at the moment, thanks mostly to all the injuries to other tight ends. He is uninspiring going forward, to say the least.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Heealthy For Week 1
Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter mentioned that tight end Eric Ebron will be used a little different this year, and that his role will "show itself as the season goes". The speculation is that Ebron will be used more in the red zone, a role held by the recently retired Anquan Boldin last season. An increase in red zone targets would be a big boost for Ebron's value. He is healthy heading into week 1 and represents a nice sleeper with the potential to be a rock solid TE1 by the end of the season. Health is always a concern for Ebron, however.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Full Participant on Wednesday
Tight end Eric Ebron was not listed on the Lions injury report, a great sign that the third year tight end will be ready to go for week 1. Ebron missed a big chunk of training camp nursing a knee injury, but his full participation indicates he should be at 100 percent on Sunday. Ebron has battled injuries throughout his young career, but has increased his scoring output each season in the NFL and is expected to be a bigger part of the Lions red zone attack this season. He should be treated as a low end TE1 for now.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron A Full Participant on Wednesday
Tight end Eric Ebron was not listed on the Lions injury report, a great sign that the third year tight end will be ready to go for week 1. Ebron missed a big chunk of training camp nursing a knee injury, but his full participation indicates he should be at 100 percent on Sunday. Ebron has battled injuries throughout his young career, but has increased his scoring output each season in the NFL and is expected to be a bigger part of the Lions red zone attack this season. He should be treated as a low end TE1 for now.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Will be Ready For Week 1
Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn indicated that tight end Eric Ebron, who has missed the majority of training camp with a hamstring injury, will be ready to go for Week 1. While this was always the expectation, it is nice to hear some confirmation after the injury lingered further into training camp. Ebron, barring any setbacks, should be ready to go week one. The young tight end has increased his output each season he has been in the NFL and is looking to be an even bigger part of the offense, particularly in the red-zone, this season.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Finally Healthy
Eric Ebron returned to practice on Monday for the Lions. Ebron has been out since the first day of training camp, having only practiced sparingly since then. It is encouraging to see Ebron get a chance to practice on Monday, especially since he got to work in with many of the starters (minus Matthew Stafford, who rested). Ebron has improved his output every year he has been in the league, but injuries have consistently cost him time and make him a TE2 in most formats. He has the potential to put up top-five numbers, but carries a substantial injury risk heading into his third NFL season.

1 year ago: Where in the World is Eric Ebron?
The magical vanishing act of Eric Ebron continues. He was supposed to return to practice last week, but didn't. Then he was supposed to practice this week, and he hasn't. Coach Jim Caldwell says he has not suffered a setback, but with only 18 days until the season opener, Ebron has yet to complete a full practice. Coach Caldwell does not seem overly concerned, but Ebron is missing a lot of time that he could be spending fine tuning and getting prepared for the season. He seems likely to need a little time to get back into game shape, making him a risk to trot out in week one. Still, Ebron has improved dramatically every season he has been in the NFL and is hoping to make yet another jump in 2017. He is a low-end TE1 right now, and each day he does not practice makes his fantasy stock drop just a tiny bit.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Remains Limited at Practice
Eric Ebron did not practice for the Lions yet again on Monday. He has remained either limited or not practicing at all since the first day of training camp. It was expected that he would be participating more this week, but coach Jim Caldwell insists he has not suffered a setback, just that the Lions are being extra careful with their third year tight end. Ebron is expected to be at full health for week 1 and should be a bigger contributor in the red zone, which will increase his fantasy value heading into the year.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Still Limited at Practice
Eric Ebron is still a limited participant in practice for the Lions, but coach Jim Caldwell insists he has not suffered a setback. Expectations were that he would be participating more by this point, but the Lions appear to be extra cautious with their tight end. With Cole Wick, Tim Wright and Khari Lee all sidelined, the Lions only had Darren Fells, Michael Roberts and Robert Tonyan in practice last week. They added some depth by signing Andrew Price. Ebron should be healthy for the regular season and is expected to be a bigger contributor in the red-zone, which should increase his fantasy value heading into his third NFL season.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Expected to be Back Full Time Next Week
After practicing for the first time since pulling his hamstring in the first practice of the year, it sounds like Eric Ebron will be back to full-speed next week. Coach Jim Caldwell expects Ebron to do "a little bit more damage" this year as well, saying he has improved every season and he expects him to continue to do so. The news that Ebron is healthy and that he is getting more looks in red-zone all point to him being a significant fantasy contributor out of the TE spot, and he should be drafted with TE1 potential in mind.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Returns To Practice Friday
Lions tight end Eric Ebron (hamstring) practiced briefly with the team today, wearing full pads for the first half before going inside to work out on his own during team drills. The fact that Ebron suited up at all is a good sign for the third-year tight end, who has been hampered by injuries in his young career. Assuming all goes well, Ebron should be primed to be the week 1 starting TE for the Lions, and has proven he can be a dynamic fantasy contributor if he is healthy.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Leaves Training Camp with Hamstring Injury
Lions' tight end Eric Ebron left the first practice of training camp on Sunday with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Ebron did not take part in any team drills. Ebron is hoping to play a full 16-game season for the first time in his career, but this setback puts him off on a rough start. He has missed eight games with knee and ankle injuries over his first three NFL seasons. When healthy Ebron has proven he can be a dynamic fantasy tight end, putting up 711 yards last season. It was announced that he would be a bigger factor in the red zone this season, so provided he is healthy going into the start of the year he could be a nice pickup at the TE spot in 2017.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Expected to be More of a Red-Zone Factor This Season
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron is expected to be more of a factor in the red zone this season. With the departure of Anquan Boldin, Matthew Stafford will be looking elsewhere for an end zone safety net, and all signs point to that being Ebron. He scored only one touchdown last season, so it certainly won't be difficult for him to be "more of a factor," but still, Ebron himself seems excited about his expanded role. He's battled injury and inconsistency issues, but there's a lot of upside there if he can stay on the field.

1 year ago: Eric Ebron Expecting Big Year
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron believes more consistent options around him at the position will help him excel in 2017. The Lions signed Darren Fells in free agency and drafted Michael Roberts, and they should use more two-tight end sets this year. Fells is a reliable blocking option and red-zone threat, which should make Ebron more productive all around. In 2016, Ebron set career highs in catches (61) and yards (711) but also missed three games with injuries and struggled with drops. Now that Detroit doesn't have a standout No. 3 receiver with Anquan Boldin gone, Ebron could see more targets and have a breakout season. He should be targeted as a low-end TE1/high-end TE2 for fantasy.