It’s that time of year once again! Football Absurdity will bring you a breakdown of every notable fantasy football-relevant player throughout June, July, and August. We’ve run through 20 quarterbacks, 40 running backs, and 50 wide receivers! Let’s turn our attention to the position some hate so much they want to ditch it entirely. That’s right, it’s time for the tight end fantasy football previews! Today we take a look at Eric Ebron, who inexplicably had a lot of targets last year. Can 2021 Eric Ebron continue this trend, and if he does, should you draft him in your fantasy football leagues?
Eric Ebron ADP & AAV:
Average Draft Position (HPPR): TE24, Pick 214
Average Auction Value: $1 (T-TE19)
Eric Ebron Statistics:
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2021 Eric Ebron Fantasy Football Overview:
Close your eyes and guess at how many targets Eric Ebron had last year. If you read every part of this article in order, this should be easy. If you skipped over the statistics, sorry bub, you’re probably losing this particular guessing game. Did you guess 91 targets for Eric Ebron? The most of his career? And the most to a Steelers’ tight end not named Heath Miller under the Ben Roethlisberger junta?
Unfortunately, that was good enough to make him the #13 tight end in fantasy points per game. He ended up as the platonic ideal of a backend TE1/top-end TE2: he averaged about 4 catches for 40 yards per game. But, Ebron had plenty of opportunities to produce. He ranked fourth in tight end red zone targets, and seventh in deep targets. He’s not a bad tight end option… but he isn’t a good tight end option, either.
2021 Eric Ebron Draft Strategy:
If you execute The Blob correctly, but things go wrong… you could end up with Eric Ebron on your fantasy football roster. But should you draft Eric Ebron? Absolutely not. The tight end blob has a ton of upside guys in it, including Cole Kmet, Adam Trautman, and Jonnu Smith. If you take or or two of those guys and things don’t pan out, then you could end up with Eric Ebron on your roster. That’s because guys like Eric Ebron are plentiful on the waiver wire.
But, under no circumstances (okay, maybe a two-tight end league) should you draft Eric Ebron. There’s almost no upside to Ebron in fantasy football. But, should you fail, and should you fold… Nail your faith to the sticking pole, which I guess is Eric Ebron.
Best Case Scenario:
Eric Ebron gets an inexplicable eight-touchdown season again and finishes as a top-eight tight end.
Worst Case Scenario:
Ben Roethlisberger throws the ball about 400 times.
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[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com, airyards.com, and ftnfantasy.com]