Eric Ebron, TE, Lions
|TE - #14||88.54||DET||Active||2 years||23||6'4||255||@Ebron85|
2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Dec-12-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/12): Ebron only has four catches for 37 yards and a TD on seven targets in his last three games. He's been out-snapped 181 to 146 by Brandon Pettigrew over the last four games. He has four TDs, while averaging only 4.8 targets per game. Real weak play in the daily space.
UPDATE (11/18): Ebron has been this year, what many Fantasy owners hoped he would be last season as a rookie. He has missed time due to injury and has cooled down as of late. Still, he's been much better this season. Through seven games, he has 27 receptions for 320 yards and three touchdowns. He is a TE2 with solid upside. While not ideal, you can certainly live with Ebron at this point of the season.
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
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|14.04||The Fantasy Executive - Here's hoping the Lions Tight End fares better in his 2nd pro season. (Comments Added Sat Aug 8 3:40:15 p.m. ET 2015)|
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