Eric Ebron, TE, Lions: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Eric Ebron, TE, Lions

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
TE - #20 152.72 DET Active 1 year 22 6'4 255 @Ebron85

2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


The Lions desperately need another playmaker in their passing game to exploit the single coverage opportunities created by Megatron drawing so much attention from the opposing team's secondary. Ebron will give Detroit big-play ability from the TE position, and he should do very well in the red zone. In 2013 at the University of North Carolina, he caught 62 passes for 973 yards and three touchdowns. He is very athletic and has plus speed for his position. Eric runs very good routes, but he struggled to get a handle on the Lions' offense last year. Ebron was on the field for 452 plays compared to 598 for Brandon Pettigrew. In 2014, Ebron caught only 25 of his 47 targets for 248 yards and one TD. He also missed three games with a hamstring injury. But when you see that Pettigrew caught only 10 passes last year despite being on the field for almost 600 plays, you know the path is clear for Eric to have a big 2015 season. The offseason reports have been positive, and the Lions expect him to be the No. 3 option in their passing game, trailing only Johnson and Tate. However, I think he will probably see fewer targets than one of the team's running backs as well. Although Detroit didn't use the tight end much in 2014, there's no doubt Ebron will catch 50 balls for 600-plus yards and about five TDs this season. His ADP slots him as the 23rd TE off the board. He's a TE2 with TE1 upside that will blossom in the near future.

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron

Latest Update

Oct-03-15 Lions RB Joique Bell has been ruled out for Week 4

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has been ruled out for Week 4. This was expected after Bell was unable to practice Saturday due to an ankle injury. Expect Zach Zenner to see more action this week.

Fantasy Analysis:

This is going to lead to all types of Ameer Abdullah hype. Abdullah is still a bad start in Seattle on Monday night. Aside from Calvin Johnson, it will be difficult to start any Lions this week. Perhaps Golden Tate as a WR3 or risky flex option. Eric Ebron has been good this season as well and he could benefit from dump offs as could Theo Riddick. Nonetheless, The Legion of Boom is back together and the winless Lions should be avoided altogether if possible.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

10/3 - Lions RB Joique Bell has been ruled out for Week 4 Injury
10/3 - Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew ruled out with a hamstring injury Injury
9/16 - Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew did not practice Wednesday Injury
9/10 - Lions TE Eric Ebron 'has a better hold of everything that he's doing'

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
14.02 Dr. Roto - I should have taken Knile Davis here, but I like the upside in the Lions' potent offense
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