Ebron did not have a reception and was not targeted in Sunday's win over Tennessee. He played 25 of the offense's 62 snaps. Ebron did't have a reception a week after he had three touchdowns in the Week 10 win over Jacksonville even though he played more snaps Sunday than the week before (21). Ebron drew extra attention from the defense given his red-zone success as he had a cornerback covering him frequently, according to Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis.
Ebron caught all three of his targets for 69 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Jaguars. He also scored a two-yard rushing touchdown in the 29-26 win. Ebron did all his damage early on, including a 53-yard receiving touchdown on the opening drive and a short rushing score on a gadget play at the end of the first quarter. He reached the end zone again via a 12-yard reception in the second, giving him 10 touchdowns in just nine games this season. Ebron's role as Andrew Luck's top red-zone weapon has vaulted him into must-start territory, and he'll look to continue his outstanding campaign next Sunday against the Titans.
Ebron caught all three of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-28 win over the Raiders. Ebron's biggest play was a 20-yard score in the third quarter. Fellow tight end Jack Doyle returned from a hip injury and led the team with 70 receiving yards and a touchdown, but Ebron's seven touchdowns through eight games this season suggest he'll still be a major red-zone weapon when the Colts return from their Week 9 bye.
Ebron's usage may decrease with Jack Doyle (hip) cleared to return. During Doyle's five-game absence, Ebron took advantage of a banged-up receiving corps, averaging 10 targets per game and scoring four touchdowns. Ebron's snap count is expected to experience a downturn with Doyle back in the fold, but the fact Andrew Luck is leading the NFL in pass attempts should keep both tight ends viable in the fantasy realm.
Ebron is expected to pick up another start at tight end Sunday against the Bills with Jack Doyle (hip) ruled out for another game, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Over the past four games Doyle has sat out, Ebron has hauled in 23 of 43 targets for 249 yards and four touchdowns, making him one of the top fantasy options at tight end during that span. He should make for a quality play again this week in most season-long formats, though his overall upside could be capped to some extent by the return of top wideout T.Y. Hilton from a two-game absence. Ebron has done the bulk of his damage over the two contests Hilton had missed, logging 13 catches on 22 targets for 176 yards and three scores.
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