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
TE - #23 131.54 DET Active 1 year 22 6' 4 265

2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Jun-25-2015 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

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
7/21/2014
14.03 Mr. Landry - In hindsight this was probably a poor choice. With Graham on my roster Ebron won't play barring injury. However, with the NO coordinator in Detroit, Ebron will serve in Graham's role and run a bunch out of the slot (where he ran in college). There's an outside chance he becomes FLEX-worthy and he gives me Graham insurance.
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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