As the 2019 fantasy football season nears, it's time to examine players who could make or break your fantasy team. Here's a look at Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron and his fantasy outlook for the season ahead.
Eric Ebron's Fantasy Outlook
Ebron caught two more touchdown passes in his first Colts season than he did during his entire four years with the Lions. Joining Andrew Luck obviously helped, but we also can’t expect another year of 19.7 percent TD rate. Only four other tight ends with more than 30 catches reached double digits in TD rate last year. Ebron must contend with Jack Doyle’s healthy return (although both tight ends missed the preseason opener with mild injuries). He averaged just 3.7 targets in six games with Doyle last year, compared with 8.8 when Doyle sat.
MOST OVERVALUED TIGHT END?
Yes. There is no arguing the production Ebron had last year as he finished fourth at his position in both total fantasy points and FPG. His 13 TD catches led all tight ends and were second in the entire NFL. However, there is a 6'6", 262-pound problem named Jack Doyle, who played just six games last season and still managed top-10 status in FPG. According to Pro Football Focus, in games both Ebron and Doyle played together last year, Ebron averaged 27.3 offensive snaps to the 45.7 he played when Doyle was out. Bottom line: You should wait on TE to begin with, and Ebron’s top-4 ADP at the position is too steep a price to pay with Doyle in the mix.
Size: 6'4", 253
Bye Week: 6
Ebron’s not going to disappear with all of Indy’s additions, but he’s also not going to match last year. He might be the most overvalued TE.
Season Projections for 2019
55 receptions, 617 yards, 6 receiving TDs