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Eric Ebron
PIT

TE PIT

#25 Tight End

67 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 7
Experience: 7 Yr(s)
Age: 28
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 250
40 Time: 4.56

Weekly Outlook

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Week 1
Ebron started off cold, catching just 1 of 2 targets for 19 yards against Buffalo. Ben Roethlisberger threw it only 32 times and really struggled to navigate a strong Buffalo defense. But also note that rookie TE Pat Freiermuth out-snapped Ebron 29-27 and ran only 5 fewer routes than the veteran (12 vs. 17). If Ebron can’t play a clear-cut TE1 role, he’ll have a hard time escaping low-end fantasy TE2 range — especially with Pittsburgh’s top-3 WRs healthy.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Ebron’s 2019 (with the Colts) ended with season-ending ankle surgery after 11 games. He was cleared in time for training camp.
  • Pittsburgh signed him to a 2-year, $12 million deal last year.
  • He missed 1 half of a game with a back injury. He sat out Week 17 on the COVID-19 list.
  • Ebron ranked 8th among TEs in targets but 15th in yards. 9 TEs exceeded his 56 catches; 12 matched or exceeded his 6 scores.
  • He benefited from Pittsburgh’s pass-heavy approach. The team finished 2nd in pass rate; 1st in pass attempts.
  • Ebron saw 21.1% of Pittsburgh’s red zone targets — 2nd on the team behind JuJu Smith-Schuster (22.4%).
  • He finished a ho hum 15th in PPR points, though. He topped 50 yards only 4 times, while he never posted more than 16.2 PPR points in a given week.
  • Ben Roethlisberger rebounded from an injury-shortened 2019 but wasn’t consistent, instead looking like a QB with declining arm strength/ability.
  • Big Ben and the nucleus of this offense returns for another go-around. Round 1 pick Najee Harris likely brings this unit’s pass volume way down.
  • Pittsburgh used a Round 2 pick on Pat Freiermuth (6’5, 251). He’s a potential red zone weapon right out of the gate.
  • With fewer opportunities upcoming, Ebron’s issues with drops become more critical. He’s posted a double-digit drop rate in 6 of 7 NFL seasons.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line

Ebron capitalized on high volume to finish as the TE15 last season. He simply wasn’t much of a playmaker, and his 10.0 YPC and 2 missed tackles forced provide confirmation.

With a backup TE on the roster to push him — Pat Freiermuth — and Pittsburgh’s pass volume set for a major dip, Ebron quickly fades to the bottom of TE2 range.

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The Steelers on Saturday placed TE Eric Ebron on IR. He's dealing with a knee injury that's been reported as potentially season-ending, so this isn't a surprising move. It does officially knock him out for at least the next 3 games, though. Pittsburgh also elevated WR Anthony Miller from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals. We'll see whether Miller can claim a significant role.

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Steelers TE Eric Ebron (knee) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals. He’s expected to miss “extended time” with this injury. Ebron’s absence should mean a playing-time boost for TE Pat Freiermuth.

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Steelers TE Eric Ebron is expected to need knee surgery and miss "extended time," ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. Ebron is getting a 2nd opinion on the injured knee before going under the knife. His absence would be excellent news for TE Pat Freiermuth, who posted 68% and 73% routes rates in his last 2 games without Ebron.

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Steelers TE Eric Ebron injured his knee in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's loss to the Chargers. We'll see about the severity. TE Pat Freiermuth saw a bump in playing time when Ebron missed Weeks 8 and 9.

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Steelers TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) isn’t listed on the final injury report, putting him on track to play vs. the Lions on Sunday for the first time since Week 6. Ebron isn’t a fantasy option but could be a slight drain on TE Pat Freiermuth’s production. The rookie remains a low-end TE1 play this week.

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