The NFL announced on Thursday morning that the Steelers-Titans game will not be played this week after a 5th Titans player tested positive for COVID. We're still waiting to hear when the game will be played, but Week 4 now acts as a bye week for Steelers and Titans players. Get them out of your starting lineups.
The NFL is postponing this week's Steelers-Titans game after multiple Tennessee players tested positive for COVID earlier this week, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, meanwhile, hears that the game will be rescheduled for either Monday or Tuesday. That'd keep all Pittsburgh and Tennessee players available to use in Week 4 fantasy lineups. We're keeping those guys in the Week 4 Rankings for now -- but it'd still be wise to line up alternatives in case the situation changes.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger told reporters on Tuesday that his arm feels "really good." He added that he'll be on a "pitch count" in training camp. Big Ben's return from last September's surgery on his throwing elbow is 1 of the bigger fantasy storylines of the summer. Unfortunately, we won't get to see him in preseason action -- and even his on-field camp time will be limited. It obviously adds risk to both Roethlisberger and his pass-catchers.
TE Eric Ebron is signing a 2-year, $12 million deal with the Steelers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. A 1st-round bust for Detroit, Ebron rehabbed his value a bit in Indianapolis with 41.7 yards and .59 TDs per game over the past 2 seasons. Last year, he ranked 14th in Pro Football Focus' receiving grades and 9th in yards per route run among 35 TEs with 40+ targets. In Pittsburgh, Ebron joins a TE group with Vance McDonald, who restructured his contract earlier this week. Those guys could vulture production from each other, leaving both as unreliable fantasy options. We'll see how the situation plays out this summer.
The Colts and TE Jack Doyle have agreed to a 3-year, $21 million extension that can reach $24 million with incentives. It's a significant investment and makes it unlikely that Indy brings back TE Eric Ebron, who will be a free agent this offseason. Doyle has been his usual steady self this year and is averaging a career-high 10.5 yards per catch. He'll have TE1 potential in 2020 depending on what else the Colts do at the position this offseason.
Colts TE Eric Ebron needs surgery on both of his ankles and will be placed on IR, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ebron is averaging 4.7 targets and 2.8 catches per game. A big chunk of that work now figures to go to TE Jack Doyle, who has a shot at top-12 production the rest of the way. TE Mo Alie-Cox should also see a bump in playing time. He's worth monitoring and perhaps adding now in deep fantasy leagues.
Colts TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is active for tonight’s game against the Texans. He was listed as a full participant on Wednesday, so we’re expecting him to be available for his usual role in this one.
Colts TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Texans. He was listed as a full-go on Wednesday's estimated practice report, so we're expecting Ebron to play. We'll get his official status around 7 pm ET tomorrow night.
Colts TE Eric Ebron missed Tuesday's practice and is listed on the injury report with an ankle. We didn't notice him get dinged in last weekend's win over the Jaguars, so he might just be getting some rest on the short week. Check back tomorrow for another update.
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. He was expected to miss 3-4 weeks, which would have him back for Week 12 or 13. Zach Pascal gets another game as Indy’s #1 WR and is on the WR3 map with QB Jacoby Brissett back. TEs Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle will also continue to play expanded roles in the passing game.
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) won't practice on Wednesday. HC Frank Reich won't yet rule Hilton out for this weekend's game against the Jaguars, but fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him. Marcus Johnson stepped in as Indy's #2 WR last week but still isn't a fantasy option. Hilton's absence should continue to mean increased roles for TEs Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle.
Colts TE Eric Ebron (ankle) isn’t listed on the final Week 9 injury report. He was added to the injury report on Thursday but put in a full practice on Friday. Ebron could be in for an expanded role in the passing game against the Steelers this weekend with T.Y. Hilton out.
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) and TE Eric Ebron (ankle) missed practice on Thursday. Hilton was limited on Wednesday, while Ebron wasn't on the injury report at all. It's worth noting that DE Justin Houston and S Malik Hooker were also added to the injury report on Thursday, so it's possible the Colts are just getting some guys mid-week rest. Check back tomorrow for another update.
Colts TE Jack Doyle (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Broncos. He was added to the injury report on Friday and limited in practice. We'll look for updates on Doyle and will get his official status by noon ET on Sunday. His absence would be a big boost for TE Eric Ebron, was was out-snapped 56 to 32 by Doyle last week.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Colts QB Andrew Luck has decided to retire. Luck has reportedly already talked to team management about his decision. Jacoby Brissett now takes over the starting gig. This appears to be a shocking move to everyone. Schefter reports that Luck feels "worn down." The QB switch lowers the ceiling for everyone in the Indy offense. The Colts finished 30th in points and 31st in scoring in 2017, with Luck sidelined (shoulder) and Brissett starting.
Colts TEs Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle were on the field for the 1st day of training camp on Thursday. Both guys are coming off surgery -- groin for Ebron and hip for Doyle -- but are clearly on track for Week 1. We'll be watching this situation closely for clues on how snaps and targets will be divvied among Colts TEs. Doyle actually out-targeted Ebron 33 to 22 in their 6 games together last year.
Colts GM Chris Ballard revealed Tuesday that TE Eric Ebron recently had groin surgery, according to multiple reports. The team has yet to specify how long Ebron will be out, but it doesn't seem serious. We'll see whether he's ready for the start of training camp, which is when Jack Doyle's expected to return from his hip issue. Ebron's been overvalued in early drafting after last season's huge TD rate, so it'll also be interesting to see whether this news affects his ADP.
Update: GM Chris Ballard said Ebron's surgery happened in April.
Colts TE Eric Ebron (concussion) is active for tonight's game against the Titans. He's totaled just 36 scoreless yards over the past 2 weeks but remains a strong TD bet.
The Colts are "optimistic" about WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) and TE Eric Ebron's (concussion) status for tonight's game against the Titans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hilton is listed as questionable, but there's been no doubt that he'll play. We still don't have official word that Ebron passed through the concussion protocol, but he was trending that way on Friday. Despite the late kickoff, Ebron can be penciled into fantasy lineups.
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