Eric Ebron Fantasy Outlook Includes Surprising Upside Following Positive Training Camp Reports

Jason Schandl
Eric Ebron's fantasy outlook could be on the rise in 2020.
Eric Ebron's fantasy outlook could be on the rise in 2020. / Rob Leiter/Getty Images

Eric Ebron has never really lived up to his status as a top-10 NFL Draft pick, but that doesn't mean he hasn't shown flashes of greatness during his time with the Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts.

Now with the Pittsburgh Steelers, it sounds like Ebron could be in for a big year in 2020, and that could make him a valuable fantasy football pick.

Getting a lot of targets would be huge for Ebron, who saw his target total drop to just 52 (his worst since 2014) last season.

Before that, Ebron had finished as fantasy football's TE4 in 2018, TE13 in 2017 and TE14 in 2016 while racking up 110, 86 and 85 targets respectively.

Finishing 13th or 14th at the position may not seem like an exciting result, but Ebron is going off the board as the TE16 this year according to FantasyPros' average draft position (ADP) data.

He could also be in for a big year on the efficiency front based on the glowing reports surrounding Ben Roethlisberger's health in 2020.

Ebron's still a late-round flyer, but the upside he offers this season makes him the perfect pick if you're grabbing a backup tight end toward the end of the draft. If he emerges as the second or third receiving option in the Pittsburgh offense, he could become one of the few tight ends that is worth locking in as a starter on a weekly basis in fantasy football.

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