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Eric Ebron injury update: Lions TE questionable but should play for fantasy owners

Ebron got in a full practice this week and should be ready for Week 1. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron is nearly healed from his ankle injury. The third-year player is listed as questionable on this week's depth chart and is fully expected to play against the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday's Week 1 opener.

Ebron suffered a sprained ankle in training camp that kept him out for a few weeks, but he returned to practice shortly after the preseason ended and got in full sessions this week. It's still unknown if he will be on a snap count following several weeks of being on the shelf. Ebron had 47 catches for 537 yards and five touchdowns last season.

Fantasy impact: Ebron has a good fantasy matchup against the Colts' injury-riddled defense, but it's hard to tell how much he'll actually play. The Lions could use a new red zone presence after Calvin Johnson retired, and Ebron has a chance to fill that role. But first, he has to show he's healthy and ready to contribute. Ebron is worth a speculative start for desperate Rob Gronkowski owners, but he's a low-ceiling option in standard leagues.