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Eric Ebron


#24 Tight End

67 Projected Points

ADP: 21.1
Bye: 7
Experience: 7 Yr(s)
Age: 28
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 250
40 Time: 4.56

2021 Projections & Outlook


#24 Tight End

67 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
21.1 42 437 4 0

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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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Steelers TE Eric Ebron has been activated from the COVID list. So he'll be back for Sunday night's Wild Card game vs. Cleveland's 31st-ranked TE defense.

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Steelers TE Eric Ebron has been placed on the COVID list. He's out for Sunday's game against the Browns and will likely miss Pittsburgh's postseason opener next week if he tested positive for the virus. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Ebron is believed to be a close contact of CB Joe Haden, who tested positive, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. So, barring a positive test, Ebron will be eligible to return next weekend.

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Steelers TE Eric Ebron (back) isn’t listed on the final injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. He’ll play against the Colts this weekend. But a struggling Pittsburgh passing game and Indianapolis’ 5th-ranked TE defense make Ebron a shaky fantasy option.

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Steelers TE Eric Ebron (back) returned to a full practice on Thursday. So he's on track to play vs. the Colts this weekend. Pittsburgh's offensive struggles and the matchup vs. the #5 defense in adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs leave Ebron as a shaky TE1.

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Steelers TE Eric Ebron (back) did not practice on Wednesday. Between the injury and a tough matchup vs. the Colts, he shouldn't be in your Week 16 fantasy plans.

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