Eirik the Red wasn't in his own Saga very much. Interesting to compare the two Vinland Sagas; Eirik's is fantastical, where-as The Greenlanders is entirely believable. The points of correspondance and divergence are pointed out in the Intro.
Well, that's all the short Sagas and Tales done; two novel length Sagas remain for another time. The difference between Sagas and Tales? Tales are always short, but Sagas can be short, too. Seems to me that Tales are much more obviously constructed narratives and have lost more or all or their connection to history. History is much more visible in Sagas, even when obviously preposterous fantastical elements intrude.