Eric Ebron's best game of the season was an 89-yard eff... - [Full Article]

Eric Ebron's best game of the season was an 89-yard effort against Minnesota in Week 7. Brandon Pettigrew did not play.

His second-best game of the season was a 61-yard outing against Denver in Week 3. Pettigrew didn't play in that one either.

All told, Ebron is averaging just 24.1 yards receiving when Pettigrew plays -- but that jumps to 53.8 yards when he doesn't.

What does that all mean? According to Ebron, not a whole lot.

"You're right, most of my production did come when he was out," the Detroit Lions tight end said. "But that doesn't mean anything. I just got to continue to grind."

Fantasy Impact: 

Maybe it's a trend Ebron's best work has often come when Pettigrew was out. And the Lions will be banking on seeing a lot more of that since Pettigrew is on season-ending injured reserve. Ebron and Tim Wright are the only healthy tight ends remaining on the 53-man roster.

Filed Under: 2015, W15

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