3. Eric Ebron
The Steelers went out this offseason and grabbed one of the best touchdown scoring tight ends in the NFL. This man is none other than Eric Ebron. I have him coming in at number three on my list solely because of that reason. I believe he will be high volume tight end who will receive a high amount of red-zone targets. This will help his value tremendously, especially since a good fantasy tight end is hard to come by without the likes of George Kittle, Zach Ertz, or Travis Kelce.
In 2018, Ebron finished the season with 66 receptions, 110 targets, 750 yards receiving, and 13 touchdowns (Tight End 4). Those were all career-highs. That all happened in his first season with the Colts after four seasons with the Detroit Lions. As the stats would show, the Lions do not utilize the tight end position as well as the Colts and Steelers offense do. He was selected to the pro bowl later that year.
In 2019, injuries derailed his season. His stats dropped to 31 receptions, 52 targets, 375 yards receiving, and only 3 touchdowns (Tight End 27). He only started three total games that season along with getting thrown to by the likes of Jacoby Brisett/Brian Hoyer.
I get that Vance McDonald might stray people away from Eric Ebron, but keep in mind that Ebron was playing alongside Jack Doyle in Indianapolis and was still able to produce TE1 numbers. Although Vance McDonald will still likely see his touches, Eric Ebron should be the top tight end and red zone target for the Steelers in the 2020 season.
He is still one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the NFL and a big target that Ben Roethlisberger will love. I would draft him along the lines of the 12-13 round rage. His value should also be increased due to the fact that he will most likely be the TE1 and because Vance McDonald has struggled to stay healthy throughout his seasons in Pittsburgh.