There are always players drafted in the first round that land on the wrong team in regards to pure fantasy numbers… this year is no exception.
Analysis: The Lions drafted tight end Eric Ebron with the tenth overall pick. Ebron is a great athlete but his fantasy situation isn’t the best. Detroit has 6’5″ Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and the 6’6″ Kris Durham out wide to go along with the 6’5″ Brandon Pettigrew and the 6’7″ Joseph Fauria at tight end. The Lions have tons of red zone options and Ebron will struggle to score even though he can make a significant impact this year.
Wide out Odell Beckham was drafted twelfth overall by the New York Giants. Thirty-three year old Eli Manning is on the decline, period. He turned the ball over 29 times last year and recorded a 69.4 passer rating. The New York running game is trash and their offensive line is mediocre at best. Victor Cruz is still the number one option but Beckham will be fighting for targets with third year player Rueben Randle, Mario Manningham and Jerrel Jernigan. Randle caught 6 touchdowns on 41 receptions last year and is a former second round pick. Jernigan caught 19 balls on 27 targets and had 3 total touchdowns in the final three games of the season.