Eric Ebron’s Role is Increasing
Eric Ebron had high expectations coming into his rookie season. Four games in, he has had limited success, catching six passes for 72 yards and a score. Much of 2014 will be a learning experience for Ebron, but his talent makes him worthy of a possible roster spot on your fantasy team. Last week the rookie from North Carolina had a mini-breakout game, hauling in his first touchdown catch.
Ebron will start to see the field more due to fellow tight end Joseph Fauria’s ankle injury. While Fauria is the better blocker, Ebron is much more valuable to the Lions offense when he is on the field, as he creates mismatches for both linebackers and safeties. Head coach Jim Caldwell said Eric is “making good progress” and “expects his role to grow.” While Ebron has only been targeted 12 times in the first four games, I expect that number to increase each and every game, as he grows more comfortable in the offense.
Ebron will not become your starting fantasy tight end overnight but if you have a spot available on your roster, think about grabbing him before someone else in your league does. If you partake in a keeper/dynasty league Ebron is almost a must own for his potential alone in the Lions potent offensive attack.
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