Detroit Lions
  • 6'4"
  • 253
  • 24
  • 4 years
  • North Carolina
  • 2014 R1 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2014 DET 13 47 47 25 248 9.9 1 0 0 0 0 248 1 0 0 1
2015 DET 14 70 70 47 537 11.4 5 0 0 0 0 537 5 0 4 5
2016 DET 13 86 85 61 711 11.7 1 1 1 1 0 712 2 0 7 2
  Avg 12 61 60 38 433 11.2 2 0 0 0 0 433 3 0 3 3

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 DET 9 39 39 20 234 11.7 2 0 0 0 0 234 2 0 1 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/7/2017 8:23am ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 11/3/2017 9:15pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 8:53pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 7:04am ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 5:24am ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 4:55pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/10/2017 3:25pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 3:27pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 3:03pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 9/18/2017 8:48pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 4:38pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 9/6/2017 2:33pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 8/28/2017 12:21pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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 touchdowns last season. Draft him as a low-end TE1.

  • Posted: 8/21/2017 2:36pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 8/17/2017 6:40pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 8/16/2017 4:32pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 8/11/2017 6:41am ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 8/7/2017 5:51pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 8/6/2017 6:06pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 8/6/2017 4:12pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 7/31/2017 6:30pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 7/30/2017 4:37pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 7/13/2017 8:23pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 7/10/2017 1:05pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 5/17/2017 11:42am ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 5/13/2017 8:30am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron has yet to play 16 games in a season for the Lions, but he set career-highs last year in receptions (61) and yards (711) last season. He has also improved as a blocker, while his drop rate went from 10.1 percent in 2015 to 5.8 percent in 2016 even as he was targeted 17 more times and had a higher percentage of targets per route run and receptions per route run, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein.

    Huddle Up: Ebron will complain about the fact he scored only one touchdown, but the evidence does support Rothstein's assertion. The tight end position is one of the hardest for young players to learn, and Ebron entered the league more as a glorified slot than in-line tight end. He's climbed into TE1 territory for fantasy purposes and can be expected to take another leap forward this year so long as he stays healthy for the first time in his career.

  • Posted: 5/2/2017 5:30am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron had his fifth-year option exercised Tuesday, May 2.

    Huddle Up: Ebron continues to tease with his athletic ability and continues to go down to injury. He had career highs of 61 catches and 711 yards last season but just one touchdown. This will be a pivotal year for him as a midrange TE1 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 4/21/2017 9:09am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron remains a candidate to have his fifth-year option worth more than $8 million picked up by the May 2 deadline, but general manager Bob Quinn has yet to make that decision.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has steadily improved over his first three years in Detroit, but he has still been a bit of a disappointment, especially considering Odell Beckham Jr. and Aaron Donald went two and three picks after him, respectively. Miami (Fla.) TE David Njoku has been a popular mock draft selection for the Lions this spring, perhaps in part because second-year position coach Al Golden recruited him to the Hurricanes.

  • Posted: 1/16/2017 4:09pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said his goal for next season is to have a 1,000-yard season. He said another goal is to stay healthy for the entire season.

    Huddle Up: Ebron will be a free agent this offseason but should be able to find a starting job with a team during free agency. He has had problems with injuries during his career but can be considered a No. 2 tight end in fantasy drafts if he stays healthy.

  • Posted: 1/5/2017 8:33pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron's fifth-year option will likely be picked up, according to beat writer Dave Birkett, and head coach Jim Caldwell said Ebron has performed well and has improved every year.

    Huddle Up: Ebron's numbers continue to trend in the right direction. If he is back in Detroit in 2017, he has a good chance to sneak into TE1 territory.

  • Posted: 12/31/2016 7:05pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron is 'functioning better' this season, according to head coach Jim Caldwell, and Caldwell said Ebron has the talent and ability to continue to improve.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has improved his catch and yardage totals in each of his first three seasons. He is a borderline TE1 option in deeper leagues against the Packers in Week 17.

  • Posted: 12/26/2016 9:50pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron posted game highs with eight catches, 93 yards and 12 targets in the Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Dec. 26.

    Huddle Up: The yardage total was a season high, which is nice, but he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 1. He faces the Green Bay Packers in Week 17, a team he posted five grabs for 69 yards on eight targets back in Week 3.

  • Posted: 12/18/2016 6:37am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) is expected to play in Week 15's game against the New York Giants, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Ebron was limited in practice all week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. Although he will probably see a decent number of targets, he has underachieved recently and hasn't reached the end zone since Week 1. He should be viewed as no better than a low-end TE1 in deep seasonal leagues.

  • Posted: 12/14/2016 1:41pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: For the most part, it's hard to be comfortable with any tight end nowadays, including Ebron. If he is active, he's at best a fringe TE1, but that may be generous.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 8:51pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron hauled in four receptions for 32 yards on five targets in the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Ebron hasn't found the end zone since Week 1 and he should be treated as more of a TE2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 15.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 8:57am ET

    Confirming a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) will play in Week 14's game against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Ebron was a limited participant in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He should still be considered a low-end TE1 in deeper fantasy leagues, although he has turned in a pair of disappointing performances over the last two weeks.

  • Posted: 12/8/2016 2:29pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 8.

    Huddle Up: After laying an egg on Thanksgiving, Ebron was able to somewhat bounce back with a four-catch effort this past Sunday, albeit for only 38 yards. He'll probably be able to suit up in the next game, though he'd be a low-end TE1 option if Marvin Jones (quadriceps) is able to return after missing Week 13.

  • Posted: 12/7/2016 2:11pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

    Huddle Up: Ebron was targeted more frequently than usual last week, but that was partly because Marvin Jones was sidelined. If Jones is active then Ebron's value takes a decrease, but he remains a low-end TE1 option.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 5:54pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron hauled in three receptions for 70 yards in the Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was targeted five times and he also had one run for one yard and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has posted 70 or more receiving yards in each of the past three outings, re-emerging as a low-end TE1 after a slow start due to injury.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 ARI 3 2 9 0
2 @NYG 5 5 42 1
3 ATL 7 2 9 0
4 @MIN 4 2 27 0
5 CAR 4 1 6 0
6 @NO 3 1 9 0
8 PIT 6 2 58 0
9 @GB 4 3 35 0
10 CLE 3 2 39 1

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @IND 5 5 46 1
2 TEN 7 4 53 0
3 @GB 8 5 69 0
4 @CHI 5 4 42 0
8 @HOU 10 7 79 0
9 @MIN 8 7 92 0
11 JAC 5 3 70 0
12 MIN 1 0 0 0
13 @NO 6 4 38 0
14 CHI 5 4 32 0
15 @NYG 7 4 36 0
16 @DAL 12 8 93 0
17 GB 6 6 61 0
P1 @SEA 6 2 23 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @LAC 5 4 53 1
2 @MIN 10 5 43 1
3 DEN 5 4 61 0
4 @SEA 3 2 22 0
7 MIN 5 5 89 1
8 @KC 5 3 24 0
10 @GB 8 4 28 0
11 OAK 2 0 0 0
12 PHI 3 2 28 0
13 GB 2 2 9 1
14 @LAR 5 3 27 0
15 @NO 5 4 79 0
16 SF 5 4 49 0
17 @CHI 7 5 25 1

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 NYG 2 0 0 0
2 @CAR 5 3 38 0
3 GB 1 0 0 0
4 @NYJ 4 3 34 1
5 BUF 4 2 8 0
6 @MIN 4 2 23 0
11 @ARI 4 4 22 0
12 @NE 7 2 23 0
13 CHI 4 3 23 0
14 TB 4 3 28 0
15 MIN 2 1 11 0
16 @CHI 0 0 0 0
17 @GB 6 2 38 0
P1 @DAL 3 3 21 0

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