Michael Burton
Michael Burton
28-Year-Old FullbackFB
New Orleans Saints
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Michael Burton in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Saints in March of 2020.
Lands in Big Easy
FBNew Orleans Saints
March 20, 2020
The Saints signed Burton to a one-year contract Friday, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.
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Burton spent the 2019 offseason in New Orleans, but he failed to earn a spot on the team's 53-man roster. The veteran fullback will now get another shot at carving out a role with the Saints.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Michael Burton's measurables compare to other fullbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
240 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.74 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.34 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.20 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Bench Press
25 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
29.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Burton's entering his third year in the league, and he's carried the football four times for two yards. He'll be competing with rookie Freddie Stevenson for a roster spot. Should he make the team, he'll likely see limited snaps, and he's unlikely to see many rushing attempts, as he'll primarily be a blocker.
Burton was rarely relied upon to rush the football in 2015, and, now entering his second season in the league, that doesn’t figure to change in 2016; the Lions simply prefer to utilize more traditional running backs in a “big-back” type of role. Hence, short-yardage duties will likely be allotted to the likes of either Stevan Ridley or Zach Zenner. While Burton may see opportunities to catch checkdown passes out of the backfield, he is not an imposing threat to vulture goal-line rushing attempts and is firmly off the fantasy radar.
At first blush, a rookie fullback/H-back shouldn't draw any attention, but offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi was part of teams in New Orleans that utilized fullbacks much more extensively than competitors. From 2011-2103, Saints fullback Jed Collins scored seven total touchdowns and H-Back David Thomas added five more in 2012. Burton caught 47 passes out of the backfield during his career at Rutgers, making it into the end zone three times.
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Comes up empty
FBWashington Football Team
November 17, 2019
Burton was held without a catch on one target in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets.
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Signs with Redskins
FBWashington Football Team
October 15, 2019
Burton agreed to a deal with the Redskins on Tuesday, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.
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Signs with Saints
FBNew Orleans Saints
May 13, 2019
Burton signed a contract with the Saints on Monday, John Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Headed to free agency
FBChicago Bears
January 1, 2019
Burton caught one pass for six yards during the 2018 season.
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Inactive Week 7
FBChicago Bears
Coach's Decision
October 21, 2018
Burton is a coach's decision inactive Sunday against New England, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
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