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Eric Ebron Cements Top-5 Fantasy Tight End Status for Remainder of Season

We told you in the preseason that if Eric Ebron were to finally put it all together, it would happen under Frank Reich. After five weeks, that take has came to fruition. Through those five weeks, Ebron has the third most .5 PPR points at the tight end position and thoroughly dominated Devin McCourty and the Patriots secondary to the tune of nine receptions, 105 yards and two touchdowns on a whopping 15 targets. In his last three games, the athletic freak has put together 19 receptions, 178 yards and three touchdowns on 36 targets. With Jack Doyle out of the lineup, Ebron was able to build a nice rapport with Andrew Luck and has developed into his favorite target — right up there with T.Y. Hilton. 

He is certainly taking advantage of the Colts’ fragile offensive weapons. With both Hilton and Doyle on the shelf, Ebron has most definitely taken advantage of being Luck’s top target. Some may think that Ebron will take a step back in production once Doyle returns, but that’s just incorrect. As we explained back in August, Doyle will lineup more on the line of scrimmage and do more blocking than the former Lions’ TE. Ebron will still lineup in the slot and make plays against safeties and linebackers in the passing game. Doyle’s injury actually forced Luck to build that quick rapport with Ebron, and the return of Doyle will make little-to-no impact on Ebron’s fantasy output — outside of a few red zone scores. If you took a late-round flier on this preseason penny stock, you’re in very good shape.

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