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What to do with Eric Ebron in the Wild Card round of the 2021 NFL playoffs

We go over the fantasy football and DFS outlook of Eric Ebron ahead of the Steelers Wild Card matchup against the Browns in the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

Tight end Eric Ebron #85 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with tight end Vance McDonald #89 after Ebron made a touchdown reception against the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter of their game at Heinz Field on December 27, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Eric Ebron missed the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 17 game against the Cleveland Browns as he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list less than 24 hours prior to kickoff. But he was activated on Thursday and will be available for the rematch during Wild Card weekend.

Fantasy Football analysis: Steelers TE Eric Ebron, $3,700

Back in Week 16, Ebron caught five of seven targets for 47 yards and a touchdown versus the Colts. It was only his second TD since Week 11, but he has averaged 8.5 targets in four full games since that date. He has a golden matchup set for Sunday as the Browns have permitted the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends, including 90 receptions and 10 touchdowns. Each of those numbers rank among the five most allowed to TEs by opposing defenses. Between Weeks 11-16, Cleveland gave up an average of 17.4 DraftKings points to tight ends.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Ebron is a worthy DFS pick in this plus matchup. His DraftKings price is at a season-low.