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Will Eric Ebron be a One-Hit Wonder? – D. Pitts

by Dante Pitts

Eric Ebron was a fantasy star last year but will I believe he will struggle trying to get back to the top of the tight end totem pole. Do not look to draft Ebron with anything outside of a 10th round pick. Per Fantasy Football Calculator, Ebron’s ADP is 7.01 as the 7th TE. Other tight ends that are getting drafted in the same “area” would be Hunter Henry, Vance McDonald and Jared Cook.

In my Tight End navigation article in our Skullking Draft Guide, I mentioned there are only three tight ends you should be considering drafting in the first few rounds. Ebron should be a mid-round pick for anyone targeting him. Last year he came in 4th in his position in PPR leagues. With 110 targets for 66 catches, 750 yards and 13 touchdowns, it would seem that Ebron would be a lock in any fantasy league.

But the Colts utilize the Tight end a lot in their offense. With the return of Jack Doyle and the potential rise of Mo Allie-Cox, we may see Ebron’s production take a hit. Also, the addition of Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell it would be hard to see Ebron getting his fair share of receptions. The Colts also have offensive weapons in Marlon Mack and TY Hilton. It may be difficult for Ebron to find his footing in an offense that has so many weapons at their disposal.

In the six games that Jack Doyle played in, we saw Ebron average 40.4% percent of offensive snaps, those numbers are unlikely to stay the same in this upcoming year. I would not draft Ebron any time before the 10th round, where would be some value in him after that.


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