In now seven games without Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron has 23.3% of the Colts' overall targets, 26.8% of the targets 16+ yards downfield, and 29.2% of their red-zone targets.— Jim Sannes (@JimSannes) December 13, 2018
Ebron has 96 targets on the year, putting up 58 receptions for 654 yards and 12 touchdowns. He's not only a deep threat but he's been the clear go-to red-zone threat for a creative Colts offense. Ebron's 96 targets put him second on the team to T.Y. Hilton's 98 targets.
All of this is happening mainly because Ebron is the starting tight end with Jack Doyle injured. In his six healthy games, Doyle has 33 targets. In the seven games without Doyle, Ebron had 74 targets, in the six games with Doyle he had 22. Clearly, Ebron is benefitting from being the only tight end.
Ebron is no longer entirely touchdown dependent in fantasy, but he won't put up big numbers unless he scores. Given that he's the second most looked at receiver on the team and he gets the ball nearly 1/3 of the time in the red zone, there's a pretty good chance he'll see the end zone once again this week.
Believe in Luck and Colts offense, even against a tough Cowboys defense this week.
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