Ebron caught four of six targets for 38 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 28-21 win over the Texans. Ebron finished second on the team in targets and provided one of the highlights of the day with a 10-yard touchdown catch over a defender in the second quarter. He received another look in the red zone and seemed to step up, especially after Diontae Johnson (concussion) left the game. Ebron reportedly connected well with Ben Roethlisberger during training camp and will now look to build on his best performance of the young season next Sunday against the Titans.
Ebron caught three of five targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Broncos. Ebron has emerged as Pittsburgh's top pass-catching tight end, outproducing Vance McDonald the first two games this season. He has a decent matchup against Houston in Week 3 but Ebron's fantasy value in most formats appears to be touchdown-dependent.
Ebron caught one pass for 18 yards in the Steelers' 26-16 win over the Giants on Monday. After weeks of debate over who would emerge as the No. 1 tight end for Pittsburgh, neither Ebron nor Vance McDonald were much of a factor all game. Just like McDonald, Ebron was only targeted twice, both coming before halftime. The Steelers have several pass-catching options, and as a result Ebron's fantasy value may be touchdown-dependent.
Ebron (illness) developed his run-blocking skills during training camp and is expected to be a more well-rounded tight end, Bob Labriola of the Steelers' official site reports. Ebron's biggest knocks are his run-blocking skills and the occasional dropped pass, but head coach Mike Tomlin made a deliberate effort to improve Ebron's blocking against some of Pittsburgh's best defenders. The 27-year-old may still lose some reps to Vance McDonald, but being a more well-rounded player should keep him on the field more and increase his fantasy potential after recording 31 receptions for 375 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Ebron missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. After breaking out with 13 touchdowns in 2018, Ebron was hampered by a preseason ankle injury all of last year, which didn't allow him to play beyond Week 12. Overall, he managed a 31-375-3 line on 52 targets in 11 games in his second season with the Colts. With the Steelers, Ebron will have to contend with Vance McDonald for TE reps, once he's available again.
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