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
  Avg 13 68 67 44 499 11.0 2 0 0 0 0 499 3 0 4 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
2016 DET 13 86 85 61 711 11.7 1 1 1 1 0 712 2 0 7 2

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 11/7/2016 5:25am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron had seven catches for 92 yards in Week 9 Sunday, Nov. 6.

    Huddle Up: He has caught 14 balls for 171 yards on 18 targets the last two games. He hasn't reached the end zone since his first game, but his usage puts him in the midrange TE1 tier.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 8:04am ET

    Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) will be active for Week 8's game against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Ebron was a full participant in practice Friday, Oct. 28, after being involved on a limited basis earlier in the week. He was a consistent performer in the four games he played prior to getting hurt and is worth considering as a low-end TE1 in all fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 10/29/2016 8:29pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) is on track to play against the Houston Texans in Week 8, and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said he thinks Ebron will see more targets in his return to the lineup than he did before his injuries.

    Huddle Up: Ebron was second on the team in yards when he went down, and he is a low-end TE1 candidate in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/28/2016 3:40pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Ebron should return to the lineup after missing several weeks because of his injuries. He has been fairly consistent in the four games he has played this season and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/27/2016 4:27pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

    Huddle Up: After missing the last three games, it looks like Ebron will be making his return in Week 8. He participated in practice on a limited basis on Wednesday, so today's upgrade certainly solidifies that. However, with the recent emergence of Golden Tate, not to mention the likely return of Theo Riddick, owners might want to take a wait-and-see approach with Ebron as he eases back into his weekly role. That is, unless there's no one else to use at tight end this week.

  • Posted: 10/27/2016 12:59pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) is expected to play against the Houston Texans in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Ebron is not played since Week 4 because of his injuries but likely will be in the starting lineup this week. He was consistent in the four games he has played this season and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end if he is active.

  • Posted: 10/26/2016 3:48pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Ebron hasn't played since Oct. 2, and he could very well be limited if he is active for Week 8. The Houston Texans have been stingy against tight ends this year, too. Wait a week before starting Ebron again.

  • Posted: 10/21/2016 6:50pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 21, and he has been ruled out for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: With Ebron set to miss another game, Golden Tate could be in line for his second straight big performance.

  • Posted: 10/20/2016 3:24pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) missed practice again Thursday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has missed the last two weeks and it's looking like he's about to sit out his third consecutive game. Detroit's options behind him are essentially useless in fantasy, so owners seeking a tight end should be looking elsewhere for help.

  • Posted: 10/19/2016 5:11pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has missed the last two games because of his injuries and may not be able to play in Week 7. Owners can keep an eye on the situation but should have other options ready to use.

  • Posted: 10/14/2016 2:07pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) will not play Week 6 versus the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Ebron logged either four or five catches in each of his first four games. Injuries are keeping him from reaching his considerable ceiling, but owners should keep him around if at all possible as he is expected back sooner than later. In the current landscape, Ebron's first four weeks' worth of production puts him in the TE1 discussion.

  • Posted: 10/14/2016 8:36am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) is out of practice Friday, Oct. 14.

    Huddle Up: Ebron doesn't look good for Week 6. Adjust your lineups accordingly, but none of the other Detroit tight ends figure to be good plays against the Los Angeles Rams.

  • Posted: 10/13/2016 10:20am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 13.

    Huddle Up: It appears like Ebron will miss at least one more week because of his injuries, but he has not been ruled out yet. Owners in most leagues should be able to find other options to use in their lineups.

  • Posted: 10/12/2016 5:23pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.

    Huddle Up: Ebron was not able to play in Week 5 and may miss another game if he is not able to practice this week. Owners probably should look to use other options to use even if he is active for the game.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 9:47am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) could miss a couple of weeks while he recovers from his injuries, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Cole Wick and Clay Harbor likely will see playing time at tight end while Ebron is sidelined, but neither player is a strong fantasy option.

  • Posted: 10/7/2016 1:25pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) has been ruled out for the team's Week 5 contest Sunday, Oct. 9, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Cole Wick figures to get the start in his place, but it's tough to gauge how reliable he can be in what would amount to his first career start. He's really only a desperate tight end option for the deepest of leagues.

  • Posted: 10/6/2016 4:40pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 6.

    Huddle Up: It was already reported that Ebron is 'likely' to sit out the team's Week 5 game, and his lack of participation in practice this week should ensure that is indeed the case. Cole Wick would probably get the first opportunity to fill in, but won't be considered a legitimate fantasy option this week in just about all leagues.

  • Posted: 10/5/2016 10:42pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) is not expected to be able to play in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles, a source said Wednesday, Oct. 5.

    Huddle Up: If Ebron is unable to play, look for Cole Wick and Khari Lee to attempt to fill the void.

  • Posted: 10/5/2016 5:20pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

    Huddle Up: Ebron is dealing with multiple injuries and may not be able to play in Week 5. Owners should keep an eye on the situation and may need other options ready to use if he is ruled out.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 11:44am ET

    Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) returned to the team's Week 4 game after missing time because of ankle and knee injuries. Ebron appeared to be running fine when he returned.

    Huddle Up: Ebron appears to be fine and should have a solid role in the passing game. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end against certain matchup but is not a must-start player.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 10:58am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) suffered ankle and knee injuries during the team's Week 4 game and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Ebron is dealing with any serious injuries. Ebron can be a low-end No. 1 tight end when he is healthy. Cole Wick could have a bigger role if Ebron misses time but is not a great fantasy option.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 9:35am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 4 game.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has posted solid numbers over the first three weeks of the season and should have a solid role in the passing game against the Chicago Bears. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 7:21am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) will play in Week 4's game against the Chicago Bears, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Ebron had been listed as questionable on the team's most recent version of the injury report but was a full participant in practice Friday, Sept. 30. View him as a low-end TE1 in deeper fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/30/2016 5:23pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Ebron should be able to play this week since he was a full participant in practice. He has been a solid part of the team's passing game this season and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 9/28/2016 1:49pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has not missed any time because of the injury and has posted decent numbers in each of the first three games of the season. Ebron should continue to have a solid role in the passing game and could be a No. 1 tight end for owners.

  • Posted: 9/25/2016 9:49am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (back) is officially active for the team's Week 3 game.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has caught nine of his 12 targets this season and should continue to have a solid role in the passing game. Ebron could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/23/2016 2:38pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Ebron appears to be on track to play this week, but owners should keep an eye out on the inactive list before setting their lineup. He has recorded 99 yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 9/22/2016 3:15pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (back) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Ebron didn't practice yesterday, so the limited status is a positive sign. The Green Bay Packers have been susceptible to tight ends, too, yielding nearly 150 yards and two touchdowns to the position in two games. Ebron is a borderline TE1 for Week 3.

  • Posted: 9/21/2016 3:09pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor his practice participation this week to see if he will be able to play in Week 3. He has been a solid part of the Lions passing game in the first two games and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end if he plays.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 2:37pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron caught four passes for 53 yards in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18. He had a touchdown called back by an offensive penalty.

    Huddle Up: Ebron's line would have been much better if that questionable call didn't go against him. He is a matchup play in most fantasy setups for the near future, and a daily play of him in Week 3 isn't out of the question.

  • Posted: 9/11/2016 12:33pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 1 game.

    Huddle Up: Ebron missed a majority of the preseason because of the ankle injury but should have a solid role in the passing game. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues or a flex option in some leagues.

  • Posted: 9/10/2016 7:56pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) said he doesn't expect to have any problems being at full speed against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. 'The only time I was rusty is when I was born,' Ebron said.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has always possessed special athleticism, but it hasn't translated to consistent results on the field. He is a fringe TE1 for the opener and a boom-or-bust option in DFS play.

  • Posted: 9/9/2016 1:38pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Ebron was a full participant in practice this week and will have a role in the passing game in Week 1. Ebron could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in most leagues as well as an attractive option in daily fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/7/2016 4:37pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

    Huddle Up: Ebron should have a decent role in the passing game as long as he is healthy and should see some of the targets that Calvin Johnson would have received. Ebron could be a starting option in deeper leagues, but owners may have better options at the position.

  • Posted: 9/5/2016 2:28pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 5.

    Huddle Up: This is definitely a positive sign for Ebron's availability in Week 1. His status will need to be tracked leading up to the weekend, but he would be a sneaky start in what could be a high-scoring affair against the Indianapolis Colts.

  • Posted: 8/31/2016 7:17am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is 50-50 to play in Week 1, in the opinion of beat writer Dave Birkett.

    Huddle Up: Ebron is a breakout candidate if he can remain healthy. He'll be available in the midrange of the TE1 area in drafts.

  • Posted: 8/25/2016 10:28am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: Ebron was on the field earlier in the week but does not appear ready to practice at this point. Ebron is expected to be ready for Week 1, but owners should keep an eye on the situation. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 tight end in most leagues.

  • Posted: 8/23/2016 7:03am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is expected to play in Week 1, barring a setback, according to a source. Ebron has an outside chance at playing in the final preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Ebron is a breakout candidate that figures to be a big cog in an offense that took off under Jim Bob Cooter late last season. Ebron is a midrange TE1 with upside.

  • Posted: 8/21/2016 2:13pm ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) still has no timetable for a return, but there is some optimism he'll be 'ready to roll' by Week 1, according to Detroit Free Press writer Dave Birkett.

    Huddle Up: Ebron is still not practicing, but he was reportedly spotted jogging and caught passes from a JUGS machine Sunday. Birkett also tweeted it was the first time he'd seen the third-year tight end run since he first suffered his ankle injury on Aug. 6. Given his injury history and the plethora of pass-catching weapons Detroit has at the moment, Ebron should probably be considered a high-upside TE2.

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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