Eric Ebron Injury Update Creates Rest-of-Season Fantasy Value for Jack Doyle

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After a breakout 2018 campaign, many were expecting another solid season from Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft caught 13 touchdowns last season, which tied him for the second most in the league.

Ebron has not even approached that level of production in 2019, as he only has three TD catches thus far, and has been held below 50 receiving yards in nine of his 11 games. Unfortunately, Ebron won't have the chance to make up the difference, as he's been ruled out for the rest of the year with injuries to both ankles.

While Indianapolis will surely miss Ebron, his absence does create fantasy value for Jack Doyle.

Interestingly, Doyle's season-long stat line has been almost identical to Ebron's. Ebron was averaging 34.1 receiving yards per game to Doyle's 27.6, and both tight ends had caught exactly three touchdowns on the season.

Even so, Ebron was seeing a 15 percent target share to Doyle's 12, and those vacated targets could really help increase Doyle's floor on a weekly basis.

While Jacoby Brissett's 192.6 passing yards per game make it tough to sustain many fantasy viable pass-catchers, Doyle's increased opportunity could make him a low-end TE1 option on a weekly basis, and he could become an interesting streaming option, given the right matchup.

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