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Lions insider Dave Birkett expects TE Eric Ebron's role to grow in 2017. "Ebron is the Lions’ unquestioned No. 1 tight end, and the addition of Darren Fells and Michael Roberts means coaches can move him around more as a chess piece in two-tight-end sets," Birkett writes. Ebron's volume has climbed each year in the league, topping out at 85 looks last season. And that was despite missing 3 contests. Only 8 TEs averaged more targets per game. Now Detroit has 95 unaccounted for targets with Anquan Boldin gone. A healthy Ebron should easily eclipse 100 looks this season. He looks like a solid fantasy starter -- and a value at his 9th-round ADP.

The forecast for today's Lions-Giants game calls for a 65% chance of rain with winds of 10-20 mph. Not ideal. It's especially concerning for Lions QB Matt Stafford, who will be playing with an injured middle finger on his throwing hand. He's no better than a mid-range QB2 for Week 15.

Lions TE Eric Ebron underwhelmed with just 32 yards on 4 catches in Sunday's win over Chicago. He finished tied for 3rd on the team with 5 targets. The talented young TE hasn’t topped 4 catches since Week 9, but he does draw a plus Week 15 matchup against the Giants. He'll be a low-end TE1 for that one.

Lions WR Marvin Jones (quad) is active for today’s game against the Bears. He was limited in practice all week and is no better than a WR4 at less than 100%. TE Eric Ebron (knee) is also active. There was never any doubt about his status.

Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee) is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, but multiple reports say that the team expects him to play. Ebron put in limited practices all week and should be fine to use as you normally would in your fantasy football lineups. We'll confirm his status, of course, when inactives come out.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls WR Marvin Jones (thigh) a "long shot" to play against the Saints today. It's unfortunate news for a guy who needed a plus matchup like this. Jones' absence bumps up the target projections for Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin, Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick. Andre Roberts is expected to step in as Detroit's #3 WR but is a tough sell in fantasy lineups.

11:37am EDT 10/30/16

Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee, ankle) is active for today’s game against the Texans. We’d shy away from using him in his 1st action in 3 weeks and facing the league’s 6th-ranked TE defense.

Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee, ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Texans. He practiced all week, though, and is fully expected to play. Ebron is a risky Week 8 fantasy play in his 1st action in 3 weeks and in a tough matchup.

Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee, ankle) put in a full practice on Thursday. It's confirmation that he'll be back for this weekend's game against the Texans. Ebron averaged 4.5 catches and 52.5 yards over the first 4 weeks of the season. He's a shaky Week 8 fantasy play, though, vs. Houston's 6th-ranked TE defense.

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports that Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee, ankle) is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Texans, barring a setback in practice this week. He's missed the past 3 games after averaging 4.5 catches and 52.5 yards over the first 4. Ebron would be low-end TE1 if he suits up vs. Houston's 6th-ranked TE defense.

Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Redskins. He was spotted running off to the side of practice this week but still has no timetable for return. Ebron's absence should again be good news for WR Golden Tate this weekend.

Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) did not practice on Wednesday, but insider Justin Rogers spotted him running off to the side. Ebron is seemingly making progress, although he remains iffy for Week 7. Detroit has gotten no TE production without Ebron the past 2 weeks.

Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams. He remained sidelined all week and has no timetable for return. Lions TEs combined for 0 targets with Ebron out last week.

Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee, ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. His status for Week 6 is uncertain. Ebron's absence should mean more targets over the middle of the field for WR Anquan Boldin and -- dare we say it -- WR Golden Tate.

ESPN reports that Lions TE Eric Ebron is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Eagles with the knee and ankle injuries that he suffered in the Week 4 loss at Chicago. Ebron initially returned to action in that game, but he reportedly did so through "visible pain" and spent significant time in the training room after the game. Losing Ebron will further weaken QB Matthew Stafford in an already unattractive matchup.

Lions TE Eric Ebron suffered knee and ankle injuries in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bears. He's officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: Ebron returned in the 2nd quarter.

Pro Football Talk cites "multiple reporters" as saying that the Lions will have WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) and TE Eric Ebron (ankle) active for today's game against the Bears. Both look like good options for your fantasy lineup. Their presence will also keep QB Matthew Stafford a high-upside fantasy play in Week 4. Of course, we'll confirm their status when the game inactives come out.

11:33am EDT 9/25/16

Lions TE Eric Ebron (back) is active for today’s game against the Packers. He practiced on Thursday and Friday and should be available for a full slate of snaps.

The Lions listed TE Eric Ebron (back) as questionable for this weekend's game against the Packers. He put in a limited practice on Thursday and a full workout on Friday, so he should be good to go. Ebron is a solid TE1 vs. a Green Bay defense that allowed TE TDs in both of its first 2 games.

 
 
 

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