|Date of Birth:||04/10/1993|
|Drafted:||2014 | Round 1 | Pick 10|
|Depth Chart:||2nd string|
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Eric Ebron (groin) is running rotes at full speed during Colts minicamp.
Ebron had groin surgery early in the offseason, and it isn't a concern for his Week 1 status. The biggest concern for Ebron's fantasy value is him attempting to replicate his 13 touchdowns from a year ago, especially with Jack Doyle healthy and back in the mix at tight end for Indy. The Colts are expected to use a lot of two-tight-end sets, though, and Ebron should have a considerable role down in the red zone again in 2019.
Eric Ebron sees nine targets in Divisional Round loss.
Ebron caught five passes for 51 yards, but also struggled with at least a couple drops. The first of the drops would have been a third-down conversion on the game's opening possession, but instead resulted in a punt and quick Kansas City touchdown drive. After that, Indy could never get going. Ebron scored 15 total touchdowns this season, but he is a prime regression candidate in 2019 and will likely be overvalued in fantasy drafts.
Eric Ebron scores in win over the Texans.
Ebron caught a six-yard touchdown on the game's opening drive, and he finished with three receptions for 26 yards. The former first-round pick—15 touchdowns in 17 games this year—will be as good a bet as anyone to find the end zone in the Divisional Playoffs next week when Indianapolis takes on Kansas City.
Eric Ebron scores against the Titans.
Ebron caught four passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 17 victory, with the score coming on an in-breaking route where he made a nice catch in contested coverage. The first regular season for Ebron in Indy ends with 66 receptions, 750 receiving yards, 13 receiving touchdowns, and one rushing touchdown. His 14 touchdowns led all tight ends, and he was obviously one of the best waiver-wire pickup or late-round draft selections in 2018. Ebron will look to find the end zone in the postseason when he faces a Texans team he scored against in both of the first two matchups this season.
Eric Ebron (concussion, knee) is officially active for Week 17.
There was optimism about Ebron's status for tonight's must-win game against the Titans, and he's officially in the lineup. Ebron is in the TE1 mix with fantasy titles on the line if you were waiting and hopping to place him in your lineup.
Eric Ebron (concussion/knee) has been listed as questionable for Week 17.
With the Colts playing on Sunday night, this could be a tricky situation for fantasy owners. A full participation in today's practice indicates Ebron should be good to go against the Titans, but it's risky if there isn't certainty on the situation ahead of games kicking off on Sunday. We do expect he'll play in a de facto playoff game, but be sure to have a backup plan in case he's inactive.
Eric Ebron (concussion) officially returned to Colts practice.
Ebron appears to be making progress through concussion protocol, as he was a limited participant in today's session. The team's big touchdown-maker at tight end still has a few days to get fully cleared ahead of Sunday night's win-or-go-home matchup against the Colts. We'll see how Ebron is listed on the final Week 17 injury report when it's released tomorrow.
Eric Ebron (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.
Ebron was evaluated at the end of the first half and has been ruled out here in the third quarter. Ebron's day ends with three receptions for 28 yards. Mo Alie-Cox and Ryan Hewitt are Indy's two remaining tight ends for today's game.
Eric Ebron struggles in Week 15.
Ebron caught one pass for eight yards, and he struggled with drop issues in what could've been a bigger day. The former first-round pick will look to bounce back and get back into the end zone in the first week of fantasy championships when he faces the Giants.
Eric Ebron scores in Week 14 victory.
Ebron caught four passes for 65 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter. It was the 13th touchdown in as many games this season for the former first-round pick, and he needs just four receptions and 58 yards to set career-highs in receptions (61) and yards (711). The Cowboys might have some success containing Ebron next Sunday after holding Zach Ertz in check, but he obviously needs to be in all lineups for Week 15.
Eric Ebron catches ten passes in Colts' loss.
Ebron gained 81 yards on his ten receptions against the Jaguars, and he also had one carry for -9 yards and a fumble lost. The ten receptions set a season-high for the athletic tight end, and he should remain heavily-involved in Week 14 against a Texans team he scored against earlier this season.
Eric Ebron scores twice in Week 12 win.
Ebron caught five passes for 45 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came in the red zone. The former first-round pick now has a whopping 11 touchdowns on the season, but he's surrounded a couple two-score games this month with a goose egg, and his usage will likely remain either very frustrating or very rewarding for fantasy owners down the stretch. Even with bye weeks concluded, though, the upside leaves Ebron on the TE1 map.
Eric Ebron did not catch a pass in Week 11.
Ebron wasn't even targeted against the Titans, with his most notable action coming on a "Philly Special" pass attempt to Andrew Luck that fell incomplete. Ebron will look to bounce back in a good matchup against the Dolphins next week, but Jack Doyle offers the higher floor in fantasy lineups.
Eric Ebron scores three times in Colts' win.
Ebron caught a 53-yard touchdown on a corner route, then he followed it up with a two-yard touchdown run on a jet sweep, then he caught another touchdown on another corner route in the end zone. On both scores, it was simply terrible defense by Jacksonville, as Ebron was just turned loose for easy wide-open catches. Overall, Ebron had three receptions for 69 yards and two touchdowns along with one carry for two yards and a touchdown. Don't expect the Titans to have similar lapses in coverage next week, but Ebron remains in the TE1 mix with ten total touchdowns this season.
Eric Ebron scores in win over the Raiders.
Ebron caught three passes for 37 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. However, the former first-round pick took a clear backseat to Jack Doyle in his return, and Ebron—who is highly unlikely to match his 72/788/14 pace at the season's midway point—will carry a much lower floor when Indy returns from their Week 9 bye.
Eric Ebron catches three passes against the Bills.
Ebron gained 31 yards on his three receptions, and his streak of three consecutive games with a touchdown is now over. With T.Y. Hilton (two short touchdowns) back in the lineup, Ebron is no longer the de facto number one receiver for Andrew Luck. However, Ebron is still a TE1 option against the Raiders next week.
Eric Ebron scores again in Colts' loss.
Ebron was targeted seven times in the Week 6 loss to the Jets, catching four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. The score was a nicely-designed play that got Ebron open down the seam for a relatively-wide-open touchdown of 18 yards. Ebron has six touchdowns in six games including four in the last three weeks. Especially if T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) and Jack Doyle (hip) remain out, Ebron will remain one of Andrew Luck's top options and is a TE1 for Week 7 against the Bills. The scoring pace is likely to slow down at some point, but he's a strong fantasy option until it does.
Eric Ebron (shin/quad/ankle/knee) is active for Week 6.
Ebron was able to get up to a full practice on Friday after missing the first two days of practice during the week, so he was expected to be active today. Ebron is a backend TE1 option against a team that’s defended tight ends well this season.
Eric Ebron (shin/quad/ankle/knee) is officially listed as questionable for Week 6.
Ebron was able to practice fully today after missing the last two days, so he should be ready to go for Sunday. And the Colts play at 1:00 PM ET, so Ebron's status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday. It'd be a surprise if he was inactive against the Jets.
Eric Ebron (shin/quad/ankle/knee) did not practice today.
Paired with missing yesterday’s practice, there’s some concern about Ebron’s Week 6 status. He appears to be trending towards a questionable tag, and hopefully there’s more clarity on the situation when the injury report is released tomorrow. We do expect he will be ready to play, but it’s no lock.
Eric Ebron scores twice against the Patriots.
With T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) and Jack Doyle (hip) both out again, Ebron was basically the clear No. 1 option for Andrew Luck in the passing game. Ebron was targeted 15 times in the Thursday night loss, catching nine passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns. The first score was on a corner route in which he beat Devin McCourty; and the second was on a play from the one-yard line with under two minutes remaining, as he got wide open with the Patriots seemingly selling out to stop the run—it came after teammate Erik Swoope had a touchdown overturned, so Ebron lucked out a bit with another score instead of his fellow tight end there. As long as Doyle remains out, Ebron is a TE1 in fantasy lineups.
Eric Ebron scores in Colts' loss.
Ebron was targeted ten times against the Texans, catching five passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was on a bit of a quick snap where Andrew Luck gave Ebron an opportunity on a jump ball with a couple of defenders in the area. This makes three touchdowns in the first four games of Ebron's Colts career, as Luck has liked targeting him in the red zone. Ebron is currently on pace for a 68/600/12 line through four games this season, and he's a TE1 option in Week 5 with Jack Doyle (hip) likely to miss another game on a short week.
Jack Doyle (hip) is out for Week 4.
Doyle remains week-to-week with his hip injury and did not practice at all this week. Eric Ebron will officially draw another start at tight end and is in the backend TE1 conversation for Week 4.
Eric Ebron (shoulder/knee) was a full participant in practice.
We'll let you know if anything changes tomorrow, but Ebron should be ready to go for Sunday against Houston. With Jack Doyle likely to be out again, Ebron will be a full-time player as Andrew Luck's primary tight end. Luck has liked looking Ebron's way in the end zone so far this salon, so the athletic tight end is a backend TE1 option for Week 4.
Eric Ebron (shoulder/knee) misses practice.
Ebron didn’t appear to be limited during Indy’s Week 3 loss to the Eagles, but we’ll monitor his status throughout the week.
Eric Ebron catches five passes in Week 3.
Ebron drew a team-high 11 targets with Jack Doyle (hip) out of the lineup, but he had just 33 yards on five receptions. The athletic tight end had another opportunity on a throw to the end zone, but he couldn't quite come up with it. If Doyle remains out, Ebron will be a TE1 option against a Texans team that has struggled against tight ends this season.
Eric Ebron scores in Week 2 win.
Ebron is off to a great start to his Colts career, catching touchdowns in back-to-back weeks to open the season. This score against the Redskins was on a back-shoulder fade in the end zone, and overall he had three receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown. The former first-round pick has quickly gained the trust of Luck one throws to the end zone, but his fantasy value is dependent on touchdowns right now. Ebron faces the Eagles in Week 3.
Eric Ebron scores in team debut.
Ebron caught four passes for 51 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown in the second quarter. We wanted to see how Frank Reich utilized the former first-round pick behind Jack Doyle before being comfortable with him in fantasy lineups, but Sunday was obviously a great start. Ebron might be a volatile option, though, so don't overreact to one game when setting your lineup for Week 2 and beyond. The Colts take on the Redskins next week.
Eric Ebron says he's lighter this year.
Ebron declined to tell NFL Network's Tom Pelissero exactly how much weight he dropped, but he says he dropped weight last season and felt good, so he stuck with it. The former top-ten pick of the Lions has a game that focuses on athleticism, so being lighter and quicker is probably best. In his first year with the Colts, Ebron could have some backend TE1 value with Frank Reich expected to utilize a lot of multiple-tight-end sets.
Frank Reich is "really excited" about the Colts tight ends.
The Colts have a talented group of tight ends on the roster, with Jack Doyle and free-agent signing Eric Ebron leading the way. Doyle had 80 receptions without Andrew Luck last season and figures to have a steady role in 2018. But Reich really talked up Ebron after offseason training: "Ebron is an explosive player. He's really explosive. He's really smart...he's a really intelligent football player and that's really good because when you want to use a guy with the versatility that he has and you can move him around and call all kinds of different things with him." Andrew Walker of Colts.com says Reich "wasn't shy about blowing up [Ebron's] phone" when free agency began, so he clearly has big plans in mind for the tenth overall pick in the 2014 draft. The presence of Doyle, who might end up being the top fantasy option at tight end for the Colts, limits Ebron's upside a bit, but he still has TE1 potential with Andrew Luck throwing him passes in a tight-end friendly offense.
Eric Ebron has signed a two-year deal with the Colts.
Ebron was released by the Lions last week, and he’s decided to join Indianapolis. The former first-round pick will operate alongside Jack Doyle in two-tight-end sets for an offense that will hopefully have Andrew Luck back and healthy, but it probably won’t be enough to provide consistent fantasy value. Perhaps Ebron could rebuild his stock with the Colts. He turns 25 next month.
The Lions have released former first-round pick Eric Ebron.
Detroit reportedly attempted to find a trade partner for Ebron, but they apparently couldn't, so releasing him was a relatively easy decision with the soon-to-be 25-year-old set to make over $8 million in 2018. The former top-ten pick showed flashes over the past four years, but he never really came close to living up to his draft billing. He is still young, but if Ebron wants to turn into a good starter in the NFL, he needs to be more focused and more consistent. His fantasy value will be dependent on his landing spot, while the Lions could look to draft a tight end next month.
The Lions tight end Eric Ebron is "a name to watch" for a potential trade, according to Adam Schefter.
Schefter says Ebron's name came up in trade discussions during the NFL Combine and that the "Lions were listening." Ebron gets a lot of flack from many fans, partly because he was drafted a couple picks before Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014, but he's an athletic tight end that has had over 500 yards in each of the last three seasons. While he clearly hasn't shown the consistency to live up to his draft slot yet, Ebron will turn only 25 next month, and teams are probably inquiring about him because they know his upside. It's worth noting this Lions regime led by GM Bob Quinn and new head coach Matt Patricia did not draft Ebron.
Eric Ebron held to one reception in Week 17 win.
It went for nine yards, and was probably a fitting end to another inconsistent season for the former first-round pick. Ebron finishes the year with 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns as he likely heads into free agency. It's unlikely he ever lives up to his draft billing, but perhaps a change of scenery (or possibly coaching staff) will unlock his potential. Ebron probably won't be a TE1 option in fantasy drafts next summer.
Eric Ebron scores 33-yard touchdown in loss to the Bengals.
Even excluding the touchdown, Ebron continued his second-half surge with five receptions and 83 yards, both of which led the team. The former first-round pick will look to close out the 2017 campaign on a high note next Sunday against the Packers, and he should be a low-end TE1 based off his recent play.
Eric Ebron scores in 20-10 win over the Bears.
Ebron caught five passes for 33 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown in the third quarter. It was a high-point reception over the linebacker on a nice throw by Matthew Stafford for the tight end's third touchdown of the year. Despite the score and a 10-catch game two weeks ago, Ebron won't be a recommended TE1 on Christmas Eve against Cincinnati.
Eric Ebron leads team in receptions and yards and Detroit holds of Tampa Bay.
Ebron caught 10 passes for 94 yards in the 24-21 win. He also lost a fumble, but easily bested his season-highs in catches and yards. The former first-round pick has been better recently, but he's still not someone you want to rely on in Week 15 against Chicago with fantasy playoffs on the line.
Eric Ebron caught four passes for 38 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Ebron has four receptions in each of the past three games, but he's been held out of the end zone and under 50 yards in each contest. The former first-round pick isn't a reliable option for the fantasy playoffs, including in Week 14 against the Bucs.
Eric Ebron catches four passes in Week 12.
Ebron gained 34 yards on his four receptions (four targets) in the Thanksgiving loss to the Vikings. The former first-rounder doesn't have a big enough role to be a reliable fantasy option at the moment.
Eric Ebron caught four passes for 49 yards in Sunday's win over Chicago.
The yards were Ebron's second-highest of the year, but he has just 24 receptions for 283 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Keep him on the waiver wire heading into a matchup with the Vikings, a team that held him to two receptions for 27 yards in Week 4.
Eric Ebron scores in Week 10 win.
Ebron caught two passes for 39 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown to put the Lions up 31-24 in an eventual 38-24 win. The former first-round pick has struggled this season, but Cleveland is a great spot for any tight end to produce. Ebron can probably go back to the waiver wire if you were streaming him. Detroit takes on Chicago next Sunday.
Eric Ebron catches three passes against the Packers.
Ebron didn't start the game, but he was the primary receiving tight end for Matthew Stafford. He gained 35 yards on his three receptions (four targets) in the game. The former first-round pick is on pace for 36 receptions, 390 yards, and two touchdowns this season, and he's not a reliable fantasy option at the moment.
Eric Ebron catches two passes in Week 8.
With trade rumors flying and amid some jeers from the home crowd, this could've been Ebron's last game as a Lion. He was targeted six times, catching two passes for 58 yards including a long of 44 yards on a catch-and-run late in the game. As for Ebron's fantasy value, he might be better off traded to another team, but we'll see if anything happens by Tuesday's trade deadline.
Eric Ebron catches one pass for nine yards against New Orleans.
The former first-round pick doesn't appear to be a big part of the offense, as he hasn't had more than two catches in a game except for Week 2 against the Giants. Ebron does not need to be on fantasy rosters anymore.
Eric Ebron held to one catch in loss.
It went for six yards. Ebron has been held in check every game expect for Week 2, and he looks like he can be dropped in most leagues. The former first-round pick just hasn't put it together in the NFL.
Eric Ebron catches two passes in Week 4.
Ebron had two receptions (on four targets) for 27 yards in the win over Minnesota. Through four games, the fourth-year tight end is on pace for 44 receptions for 348 yards and four touchdowns in what has been an even more conservative offense so far this season. He gets the Panthers next week.
Eric Ebron has quiet Week 3 as Lions fall to Falcons, 30-26.
Ebron caught two passes for just nine yards. It's still early, and he did score a week ago, but it doesn't look like the former first-round pick will have a breakout season in 2017. He isn't a recommended fantasy option against the Vikings next Sunday.
Eric Ebron plays well in Week 2.
The Lions got off to a fast start against the Giants, catching five early passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. Ebron didn't do anything in the second half receiving-wise, but it was definitely a good game for him overall. He's on the TE1 radar this Sunday against Atlanta.
Eric Ebron has quiet season opener.
Ebron caught two passes for nine yards, but it was a game he was projected to struggle in with the Cardinals being stingy against opposing tight ends. He'll have an easier time next week against the Giants, but Ebron looks like the fifth option in the passing game behind Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay, and Theo Riddick.
Eric Ebron returned to Lions practice yesterday.
Ebron has been dealing with a hamstring injury for the entire preseason and was seemingly not 100% until now. Ideally, he would've been fully participating in practice and preseason games over the last few weeks, but Ebron still does have good potential as someone that's improved each year in the NFL. The Lions expect him to improve on his production again in his fourth season.
Eric Ebron left the first Lions practice with an injury.
Head coach Jim Caldwell said he thinks it was a tweaked hamstring, according to ESPN. Ebron has dealt with injuries throughout his first three seasons in the league, and staying healthy will obviously be a big factor in whether he can ascend as a top tight end in the league.
Lions tight end Eric Ebron says he is "overly excited" about the way he will be used this season.
Ebron was on SiriusXM NFL Radio said it's going to be "fun" for him to play in his expected role in 2017. The 24-year-old said earlier this offseason that he's happy with the additions the team made at tight end to help free things up for him, and he seems genuinely excited for the year. He's a former top ten pick with a lot of talent, and it sounds like he thinks he'll have his biggest role yet this season. Ebron is a borderline TE1 with good upside late in fantasy drafts.
Eric Ebron thinks the tight end additions will help him this season.
The Lions added former Cardinals tight end Darren Fells in free agency and Toledo tight end Michael Roberts in the fourth round of the draft. With the addition of Fells in particular, the Lions are expected to use more two-tight end sets, taking pressure of Ebron as a blocker. Of the additions and possibility of him being more of a receiver in two-tight end sets, Ebron said, "I think it's going to play a significant role for me to allow me to do the things that I'm best at," via the Detroit Free Press. Ebron has progressed each season in terms of receptions and yardage, but he had only one touchdown last season. He'll look to improve on those numbers again this season while bumping up his touchdown total and is worth a pick as a late-round TE.
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said yesterday that tight end Eric Ebron "just keeps getting better."
Caldwell said Ebron has improved each year and if he keeps progressing he'll have "a pretty outstanding season." Ebron had 61 receptions for 711 yards, but only one touchdown last season. Ebron offers good upside late in fantasy drafts as a backend TE1.
The Lions have exercised Eric Ebron's fifth-year option.
The option is guaranteed for injury only, but Detroit seems committed to Ebron after not drafting a tight end until the fourth round--and a blocking tight end in Michael Roberts. The former first-round pick has improved in each of his first three seasons, and he should see another jump in production if he stays healthy. The Lions not eventually bringing Anquan Boldin back would be a boost to Ebron's fantasy stock.
Eric Ebron catches two passes for 24 yards in playoff loss to Seahawks.
Ebron will return to the Lions next season as an integral part of the Lions' offense. He has some upside as a late round tight end pick in fantasy drafts next season.
Eric Ebron caught six passes for 61 yards in the season finale.
Ebron finishes the season with two straight nice games, and he will look to keep it up in the playoffs, starting this weekend in Seattle. The former first round pick caught 61 passes for 711 yards and one touchdown this season, with his only score coming in the season opener.
Eric Ebron had eight catches for 93 yards in Monday night's loss to Dallas.
Ebron led the team in catches, yards, and targets (12) in the 42-21 loss. The former first round pick looked really good after being quiet in recent weeks, and will look to have another good game in Week 17 against the Packers. Ebron is a solid TE1.
Eric Ebron had four catches for 36 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Ebron was second on the team with seven targets, but it didn't lead to a lot of production. Quiet in recent weeks, Ebron will be just a low-end TE1 even in a good matchup with Dallas for Week 16.
Eric Ebron caught four passes for 32 yards in Sunday's win over Chicago.
Ebron has had two straight four-catch games under 40 yards, so he's just a low-end TE1 for the rest of the way. The Lions travel to New York to take on the Giants in Week 15.
Eric Ebron caught four passes for 38 yards in Sunday's win over the Saints.
It was better than his zero-catch performance on Thanksgiving, but it was a disappointing game for fantasy owners gunning for a playoff spot. Ebron remains on the TE1 map next week against the Bears, who will be missing their starting middle linebackers.
Eric Ebron scores rushing touchdown in Week 11 against the Jags.
He had a one yard touchdown on a similar play to what was run against the Lions by Minnesota a couple weeks ago. Ebron had three catches for 70 yards. Ebron is a solid TE1, including on Thanksgiving against the Vikings (he had seven catches for 92 yards in their last matchup).