Ebron caught three of four targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-9 win over Washington. Ebron has opened his Colts tenure with touchdowns in back-to-back games, this time scoring from seven yards out on the opening drive. Fellow tight end Jack Doyle saw one more target that Ebron, but the former Detroit Lion finished with six more yards and is emerging as Indianapolis' player to own at the position thanks to his red-zone usage.
Ebron caught four of five targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's season-opening 34-23 loss to the Bengals. Ebron and Jack Doyle were both heavily involved at the tight end position, as Doyle chipped in a team-high 60 receiving yards on seven catches. Detroit's much-maligned first-round pick in 2014 made a much better first impression on his new team, most notably on a 26-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter.
Ebron caught all five of his targets for 54 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 23-17 preseason win over the 49ers. Ebron did much of his damage with Andrew Luck on the field, including an excellent 15-yard touchdown connection to get the Colts on the board in the second quarter. The big tight end caught four passes in last week's contest against the Ravens but managed just 16 yards, so his performance in the "dress rehearsal" game was a much more positive sign for his potential fantasy value this season. Ebron will still have to contend with teammate Jack Doyle, but there's nothing to say both players can't contribute solid numbers if Andrew Luck carries Saturday's form over to the regular season.
Ebron caught all four of his targets for 16 yards in Monday night's 20-19 loss to the Ravens in the second preseason game. Ebron split his receptions between starting quarterback Andrew Luck and backup Jacoby Brissett, catching two passes from both signal-callers. While fellow tight end Jack Doyle went for 32 yards on his two grabs, coach Frank Reich's offense leaves ample room for multiple players to make an impact at the position. Now, Ebron will just hope to find more room to run after the catch in Indianapolis' upcoming games.
Ebron (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Ebron had been sidelined the past few days with an ankle injury, but he's returning just in time to make an appearance Monday against the Ravens. Although Andrew Luck didn't look his way in the Colts' preseason opener, Ebron still has plenty of time to demonstrate a rapport with the quarterback. Still, Ebron will have to contend with Jack Doyle for reps, making the situation one to watch as the season draws closer.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/05||@New England Patriots||21||8.00|
|6||10/14||@New York Jets||6||4.00|
|16||12/23||New York Giants||1||1.00|
|3 Year Avg||80||54||607||3||31||11.24||78|