Deontay Burnett
Deontay Burnett
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Burnett went undrafted out of USC but ended up making five appearances for the Jets as a rookie last season, catching 10 passes for 143 yards. While he's on the roster bubble as things currently stand, Burnett has chemistry with franchise quarterback Sam Darnold working in his favor -- the pair linked up for 1,114 yards and nine touchdowns at USC in 2017. The Jets aren't especially deep at wide receiver, so Burnett could get some opportunities to step up should the injury bug strike. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Jets in August of 2019.
Joins 49ers' practice squad
WRFree Agent
October 15, 2019
Burnett has signed with the 49ers' practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Burnett worked out with a plethora of receivers but ultimately got the job. He will now work with the 49ers' receiving corps at practice but will need some injuries on the 53-man roster in order to ultimately get called up. The 22-year-old suited up for five games with the Jets in 2018.
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How do Deontay Burnett's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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.
6' 0"
186 lbs
Hand Length
8.68 in
Arm Length
31.50 in
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Burnett (6-0, 186 pounds) was one of Sam Darnold's top targets at USC in 2017, leading the Trojans with 1,114 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Though he went undrafted this spring after posting underwhelming numbers at his pro day - including a miserable 4.70 40-yard dash - Burnett was known to be operating at less than full health at that time and he's among the best receivers that didn't hear his name called. However, he's no guarantee to make the 53-man roster in Tennessee and is only worthy of fantasy consideration in dynasty formats.
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Scores TD in preseason Week 2
WRNew York Jets
August 16, 2019
Burnett caught two of three targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 22-10 win over Atlanta in Week 2 of preseason.
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Four catches to open preseason
WRNew York Jets
August 9, 2019
Burnett caught all four of his targets for 12 yards in Thursday's 31-22 preseason opening loss to the Giants.
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Signs contract tender with Jets
WRNew York Jets
March 28, 2019
Burnett signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Jets on Thursday.
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Receives contract tender
WRNew York Jets
March 7, 2019
Burnett, an exclusive-rights free agent, has been tendered by the Jets, Randy Lange of the team's official site reports.
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Catches five to cap rookie season
WRNew York Jets
December 30, 2018
Burnett caught all five of his targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 38-3 loss to New England. He finishes his rookie campaign with 10 catches for 143 yards.
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