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The Kansas City Chiefs defense, despite the team's overall success, has been historically bad this season. They rank in the bottom five in almost every major defensive category, but are especially bad against the pass, ranking 31st (second to last) in the league.


While they struggle against the pass as a whole, they are even worse (if that's possible) against the tight end position. The Chiefs surrendered the most fantasy points per game of any team in the NFL to the tight ends this season.


This lines up all too perfectly for the Indianapolis Cols and Eric Ebron, who enjoyed one of the ​best seasons of any tight end in the NFL this year.

While it is currently ​snowing in Kansas City, which might stifle certain parts of the respective offenses, it might actually help Ebron. 

As the Colts have ​arguably been the best team in football since Week 7, a lot of their success coincides with that of Ebron's connection with Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck.

Tight ends should have an all-time high value in the ​inclement weather today in Kansas City, where short passes might be the most successful and efficient way of moving the ball for the Colts and the Chiefs. Who knows how poor the vision downfield will be, but someone with Ebron's sure hands and huge frame should be able to thrive in this climate, especially if he's getting a few extra looks.

Expect Ebron to compete with Travis Kelce for the No. 1 fantasy tight end of the Divisional Round this weekend.


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