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Colts | Eric Ebron to be busy?

Thu, 17 May 2018 19:09:54 -0700

Indianapolis Colts TE Eric Ebron could be the "de facto third receiver" this year, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has teased fantasy owners with his upside since entering the league. There is always a chance Andrew Luck could finally unlock Ebron's potential, but he is no more than a flier as a TE2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Colts | Big plans for Eric Ebron?

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 19:33:27 -0700

Indianapolis Colts TE Eric Ebron is an "elite" player at his position, according to head coach Frank Reich, and Reich expects Ebron to be able to exploit man coverages.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has been teasing fantasy owners with his physical tools since coming into the NFL, but he's yet live up to the hype. Feel free to gamble on him as an upside TE2, but Ebron's move to Indianapolis is likely to hurt Jack Doyle's fantasy value more than it will help his own.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Indianapolis Star - Stephen Holder

Colts | Indianapolis lands Eric Ebron

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:54:02 -0700

Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) signed a two-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts worth a maximum value of $15 million on Monday, March 19, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Tip: This is a curious signing for the Colts, if only because tight end isn't necessarily a need for the team (Jack Doyle) and Ebron isn't a particularly good blocker. Indianapolis was one of the worst places for Ebron from a fantasy perspective, as he seems unlikely to beat out Doyle. Even if the Colts play more two-tight sets than any other team in the league in 2018, Ebron will likely struggle to maintain TE2 value while also hurting Doyle's case for TE1 status.

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Colts | Eric Ebron visiting Colts

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:43:17 -0700

Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) is visiting the Indianapolis Colts Monday, March 19.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has all the physical talent, but he has been oft-injured and a fantasy bust since he entered the league. There is still time to put it together, and he's worth monitoring as a TE2.

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Patriots | NE may talk with Eric Ebron

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:59:33 -0700

Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) may have a meeting with the New England Patriots, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Patriots may be looking for a tight end because Rob Gronkowski's future is uncertain. Ebron probably would have a solid role in the passing game if he joined the Patriots and could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Colts | Indy to meet with Eric Ebron

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:58:51 -0700

Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) is scheduled to meet with the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, March 18, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Colts have Jack Doyle on the roster, but Ebron would bring another target to the team's passing game if he joins the Colts. Ebron should have a solid role for a team next season and could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end.

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Panthers | Eric Ebron to meet with Carolina on Friday

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:56:53 -0700

Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) is scheduled to visit the Carolina Panthers on Friday, March 16.

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Ravens | Eric Ebron a possible option for Ravens

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:01:50 -0700

Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) is receiving some interest from the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has posted decent numbers over the last few seasons and likely would start for the Ravens if he signed with them. Ebron probably will be a No. 2 fantasy tight end no matter where he plays in 2018.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Lions | Eric Ebron released

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:18:03 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron was released Wednesday, March 14.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has underachieved throughout his four-year career. His years were numbered in Detroit, but he could find a rejuvenated career if he is signed into the right situation. As of now, Darren Fells carries more fantasy value in Detroit, but they could add to the position.

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Lions | Detroit, Eric Ebron discuss future Friday

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:40:47 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron met with the team Thursday, March 8, to discuss his future. Per ESPN's Dianna Russini, team officials did not give him any guarantees he will remain with the Lions and let him know they are open to dealing him.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron is not tied to the current administration in Detroit and has only occasionally flashed the talent that made him the No. 10 overall selection in 2014. His $8.25 million team option for 2018 becomes guaranteed on Wednesday, so expect something to happen in the next few days. Turning 25 in April, Ebron could probably use a change of scenery and has some time left to deliver on his talent. However, he should be treated as no more than a high-upside TE2 no matter where he lands.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Dianna Marie Russini

Lions | Eric Ebron on the block?

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:47:23 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron's name reportedly surfaced in trade discussions during last week's NFL Combine, according to a league source.

Fantasy Tip: It's not a surprise, as Ebron has only sporadically delivered on the promise that made him the No. 10 overall pick in 2014. His $8.25 million salary becomes guaranteed on the first day of the new league year (March 14) and he is not tied to the current Bob Quinn-Matt Patricia regime, so it is quite possible he will be available for a third-day pick. He has always had fantasy TE1 upside, but there hasnít been enough to suggest he should be treated as anything more than a TE2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Lions | Eric Ebron not going anywhere

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:37:45 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron will not be released as he enters the 2018 season under his fifth-year option. Ebron will be guaranteed $8.25 million when the new league year begins. The inconsistent tight end's presence will limit playing time for fellow TEs Darren Fells and Michael Roberts.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron came on late in the 2017 season and narrowly missed finishing as a TE1. If he can maintain good health and have a better start to the season then there is a chance Ebron can achieve TE1 status. Don't bet on it, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Detroit's Week 17 injury report

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:43:45 -0800

Detroit Lions CB Nevin Lawson (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 17. DE Anthony Zettel (groin) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. TE Eric Ebron (knee), OG T.J. Lang (foot), OT Ricky Wagner (ankle) and DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Lions | Eric Ebron on track to play

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:37:46 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has been a big part in the passing game recently with 26 targets over the last three games. He has recorded at least 83 yards in two of his last three games and has a touchdown in each of the last two games. Ebron can be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end this week.

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Lions | Eric Ebron limited Thursday

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:04:40 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has been more involved in the passing game lately and has caught a touchdown in each of the last two games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end against the Green Bay Packers this week.

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Lions | Eric Ebron limited in practice

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 22:05:29 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Taken by itself, Ebron's limited work on a Wednesday might not be cause for concern, but remember the Lions just signed TE Hakeem Valles to the active roster as well. With nothing on the line the team won't push Ebron to play, but if he's a go he's in a tasty matchup against a Packers defense that is both vulnerable and playing out the string. Keep an eye on the situation.

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Lions | Detroit's Wednesday practice report

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 22:02:11 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Dwight Freeney (not injury related) and CB Nevin Lawson did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 27. TE Eric Ebron (knee), OG T.J. Lang (foot) and OT Ricky Wagner (ankle) were limited. C Travis Swanson (concussion) was a full participant.

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Lions | Eric Ebron posts 83 yards, TD

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 16:27:59 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron finished with five receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has posted 20 receptions for 210 yards and two touchdowns over the past three games, as he finishes up strong. He has been a lightning rod for angry fans in Motown over his career, but he has really started to come on lately.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Eric Ebron finds the end zone

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:01:08 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron caught five passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in a 20-10 win over the Chicago Bears Saturday, Dec. 16.

Fantasy Tip: After reaching five catches just once in the first 12 games, Ebron has reached that total in back-to-back weeks, tallying 15 catches on 18 targets. He could be a viable streaming option if you need tight end help over the final two weeks.

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Lions | Eric Ebron hauls in 10 receptions

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:09:33 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron racked up 10 receptions for 94 yards on 11 targets in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has been a disappointment for most of his career but he has really started to come on lately. He has four or more receptions in each of the past four outings, totaling 22 receptions. This was his biggest production, though, by far. He is still more of a TE2 in most fantasy leagues until this becomes the norm.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Eric Ebron finishes with four catches

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:15:54 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron caught four passes for 34 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has been fairly consistent for the past month in terms of his stats but does have one touchdown during that span. Owners probably should consider Ebron as a No. 2 fantasy tight end.

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Lions | Eric Ebron finishes with 49 yards

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:36:49 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron managed four receptions for 49 yards on seven targets in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has emerged as a low-end TE1 in deeper fantasy leagues with two or more grabs in four straight outings while posting at least 35 yards in each of the contests. The Lions host the Vikings on Thanksgiving in Week 12. He had two grabs for 27 yards in Week 4 in the first meeting with Minnesota.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Eric Ebron reels in touchdown

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:57:42 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron posted two receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has been a serviceable low-end TE1 in PPR leagues over the past three games, posting seven catches with 132 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets. He remains a TE2 in standard play.

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Lions | Eric Ebron doesn't start

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:23:35 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron didn't start Monday, Nov. 6, for the first time this season.

Fantasy Tip: He ended up catching three balls for 35 yards while starter Darren Fells caught just one pass for 10 yards. Neither are producing enough to be worth starting in fantasy, and maybe Ebron figures it out eventually. If you need the space, he can be cut loose.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Eric Ebron still has support

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 21:15:26 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron's chances of being traded before the deadline were exaggerated, according to head coach Jim Caldwell, and Caldwell said he expects Ebron's production to improve as the season goes on.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has been a non-factor in the offense for much of the year, and he will need a few weeks of improved production before he can be considered anything more than a low-end TE2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Justin Rogers

Lions | Eric Ebron posts 58 yards

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:53:52 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron had a pair of receptions for 58 yards in the second half of the Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron, the subject of trade rumors heading into Tuesday's deadline, might have boosted his stock a little bit, especially with his second grab which covered 44 yards. Regardless of where he finishes this season, he is nothing more than a low-end TE2 in most fantasy leagues until he shows more consistency.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Eric Ebron likely will be moved

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 07:04:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron is actively being shopped to other teams and likely will be moved before the trade deadline, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has posted only 13 catches and 102 yards so far this season, so the Lions probably would only receive a late-round pick if they decide to trade him. He has had success in the past but should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end no matter where he plays.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Lions | Eric Ebron could be traded

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 05:24:26 -0700

Multiple teams have reportedly contacted the Detroit Lions to discuss trading for TE Eric Ebron.

Fantasy Tip: The 24-year-old Ebron has just 13 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown through six games this season and has been overshadowed by teammate Darren Fells, who has three touchdowns in his last two games. Ebron is not worth starting in any fantasy format at this point due to inconsistency.

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Lions | Eric Ebron takes backseat again

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:55:21 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron managed just one catch for nine yards in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints on a total of three targets.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron appears to be behind Darren Fells on the depth chart right now. That's rather unofficial, but Matthew Stafford has found Fells for three touchdowns over the past two games while not trusting Ebron. The Lions are off in Week 7.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Lions | Eric Ebron meets with Matthew Stafford

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:25:29 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron met with QB Matthew Stafford Monday, Oct. 9, in an effort to correct the slump he's been in this season. Ebron said he is "in the dumps" mentally and needs to get his act together. Through five games this year, Ebron has managed just 12 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron seems to disappoint season after season, but the fact that he is meeting with Stafford and trying to get out of his funk is encouraging. Until he starts performing consistently well, though, Ebron belongs on fantasy benches.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Eric Ebron limited to one grab

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:27:58 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron posted just one catch for six yards on four targets in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron was overshadowed by Darren Fells, as Matthew Stafford hit that veteran tight end for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, much to the dismay of Ebron's fantasy owners. He came into the league with so much potential, but injuries and inconsistent play have really limited his usefulness.

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Lions | Eric Ebron held to two receptions

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 15:03:36 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron managed just two catches for 27 yards on four targets in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has a ton of potential to be a TE1 in all fantasy formats, but for some reason he just falls short. He has 27 or fewer receiving yards in three of his four outings. At this point he is a risky fantasy play heading into Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers until he starts to show more consistency.

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Lions | Eric Ebron finds end zone on MNF

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:48:55 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron hauled in five balls for 42 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the New York Giants on Monday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron, whose hometown is nearby Jersey City, N.J., seemed to play with a little more purpose. He has always had the potential to be a star in this league but health has been major hurdle. If he can stay healthy he might be on track for a special season in 2017.

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Lions | Eric Ebron nearly invisible

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:38:03 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron posted just two receptions for nine yards on three targets in Week 1 against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron was hampered by a hamstring injury for a good chunk of the preseason, but he was off the injury report on Friday and was expected to be 100 percent. He wasn't. Ebron has the potential to be a decent low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues but he is so inconsistent. He'll be back at it in Week 2 on the road against the Giants.

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Lions | Eric Ebron not on injury report

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:33:09 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is not listed on the Lions' injury report Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron's injury history is well documented, but he's good to go for now. He has a great opportunity to improve on last season with the departure of Anquan Boldin, particularly in situations near the end zone as he only caught one touchdown in 2017. Ebron can easily attain TE1 numbers if he plays a full season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Eric Ebron practicing again

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:21:06 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has a good chance to break out this year if he can stay on the field. With the loss of Anquan Boldin, Ebron's usage near the end zone will ideally increase after scoring just one touchdown last season. Draft him as a low-end TE1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Robert Tonyan seeing some first-team reps

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:55:51 -0700

Detroit Lions undrafted free-agent TE Robert Tonyan has started to see "occasional first-team looks" in Eric Ebron's "F" (move) tight end role as Ebron continues to miss practice time with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Tip: Tonyan moved to wide receiver at Indiana State after quarterback didn't work out, and the Lions are giving the 6-5 project some quality reps at yet another new position. He's obviously well off the fantasy radar and may be a candidate for the practice squad if/when Ebron returns, but as long as Ebron is out, Tonyan's name is one to keep in the back of your mind.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Nate Atkins

Lions | Eric Ebron still sitting out

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:36:34 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has been dealing with the injury for several weeks, so owners will need to monitor the situation to see when he will be able to return to the field. Ebron has the potential to be a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues, but his injury history may make him drop in drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Eric Ebron remains sidelined

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:40:01 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron has spent most of training camp on the sidelines because of his hamstring injury, so owners will need to continue to monitor the situation. He can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end when healthy, but owners probably should take another strong tight end option if they draft Ebron.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Eric Ebron misses practice

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:32:46 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Ebron suffered a setback or if the team is being cautious with him, but he probably will not play in the second preseason game. Ebron will have a role in the passing game if he is able to recover before the start of the season and has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Eric Ebron returns

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:41:19 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 11.

Fantasy Tip: For all the headaches he has caused fantasy owners with his propensity for injury, Ebron still has a lot of upside. He's a low-end TE1, which still presents quite a bit of room for draft day profit.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Coach has catch total in mind for Eric Ebron

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:51:30 -0700

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said he envisions TE Eric Ebron to be in the 60-catch range this season.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron caught 61 passes in 13 games last season, so he should be able to post similar numbers this season. He has posted only seven touchdowns in his three years in the NFL but is still a solid fantasy option because of his receptions and receiving yards. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Eric Ebron running on the side

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:06:07 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 6, but he was able to run on the sidelines.

Fantasy Tip: Detroit has no reason to rush Ebron back. He might not have the upside many expected when he was drafted, but he has developed into a low-end TE1.

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Lions | Eric Ebron still out

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 16:12:50 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 6.

Fantasy Tip: The Lions are likely being cautious with Ebron and do not want to bring him back too soon. He probably will miss at least the first preseason game, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. Ebron has a chance to have a solid role in the passing game but probably should be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Eric Ebron sits again

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:30:54 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: The Lions probably will take things slow with Ebron because of the injury and Ebron's injury history. Owners should monitor his progress over the next few days to see if the injury is not serious. Ebron is expected to have solid role in the passing game as long as he is healthy and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in most leagues.

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Lions | Eric Ebron leaves practice early

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 16:37:22 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) left practice early Sunday, July 30, after he suffered an apparent hamstring injury, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to look for an update on Ebron's status in the next day or two to see if it will cost him more than a few days. He has dealt with injuries in the past and has missed at least two games in each of his first three seasons. He is coming off a decent 2016 season and is expected to have a solid role in the passing game this season. He is a risky option because of his injury history but could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | More touchdowns for Eric Ebron?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:23:08 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron was third on the team in yards and receptions last year, and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press believes the departure of free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (Lions) could help Ebron improve on his one touchdown from a year ago.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron should continue to have a prominent role in Detroit's passing game, giving him a safe floor and making him worth grabbing as a low-end TE1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Eric Ebron excited for 2017

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:05:46 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron is "overly excited" for how he's going to be used in the Lions' offense this year, adding that it's going to be fun for him.

Fantasy Tip: Anquan Boldin is gone, so Ebron has a good opportunity to at least score more this season. He's been somewhat disappointing so far in his young career, but if he can stay healthy he has TE1 potential.

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Lions | Eric Ebron expecting big things

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:09:51 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said he believes the addition of TE Darren Fells will allow him to play to his strengths. "I think it's going to play a significant role for me to allow me to do the things that I'm best at," Ebron said.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron finished with a career-high 711 receiving yards last year despite missing three games, and if Fells can handle a lot of the blocking duties, it could free up Ebron to do more damage in the passing game. Grab him as a low-end TE1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Eric Ebron may receive extension

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:42:24 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said he has talked with general manager Bob Quinn about a possible contract extension.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron posted a career-high 711 receiving yards in 2016 but recorded only one touchdown in 13 games. He has missed at least two games in each of the last three seasons, so he does have a bit of an injury concern. He probably can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Kyle Meinke