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Eric Ebron's Vow to Break Rob Gronkowski's Tight End Touchdown Record Good Sign for Fantasy Football

Max Staley
Wild Card Round - Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts
Wild Card Round - Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts / Tim Warner

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After four underwhelming seasons with the Detroit Lions, many prematurely labeled Eric Ebron as a bust. However, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts last offseason, and with a little help from head coach Frank Reich, Ebron posted the best season of his NFL career in 2018-19.

But apparently catching 13 TDs and earning himself a spot in the Pro Bowl wasn't enough for the tight end, as Ebron is now eyeing an even loftier goal.

Ebron said that he wants to set the all-time record for touchdowns by a tight end in a single season, which is currently held by the recently-retired Rob Gronkowski.

Of course, topping 17 touchdowns would be music to Ebron's fantasy owners' ears. On average, Ebron is currently being drafted as the No. 5 overall tight end, behind fantasy studs like Travis Kelce, George Kittle and Zach Ertz.

If Ebron does manage to approach 17 touchdowns, you'd have to think he finishes a lot higher than the fifth-ranked fantasy tight end.

Whether he breaks the tight end touchdown record is anyone's guess, but Ebron has proven he has the ability to be a top-12 tight end again in the 2019-20 NFL season.

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