Trey Burton
Trey Burton
28-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Chicago Bears
IR
Injury Calf
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Burton was prominent on everyone's sleeper page last year, headed to Chicago with a big contract and whispers of the "Zach Ertz role" waiting for him. The checks cashed just fine, but Burton never fully got on track with the Bears, held back by a combination of his own uneven play and the growing pains of second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. A groin injury kept Burton out of Chicago's infamous wild-card loss to Philadelphia. To be fair, Burton's disappointing year wasn't a total wash. Sparked by touchdown deodorant, he finished at TE6 in standard scoring and TE8 in PPR. Chicago has a lot of interesting skill players, but there isn't one clear bet to lead this team in touchdowns. Matt Nagy should be a better play designer now that he's more familiar with his personnel, and maybe Trubisky still has a level or two to climb. Last year Burton was a hard purchase to make - the bandwagon was so darn crowded. Maybe this year, with less competition at the table, you can set yourself up for a more reasonable purchase. No one is comparing him to Ertz any longer, but that doesn't mean Burton lacks splash potential. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Bears in March of 2018.
Placed on IR
TEChicago Bears
Calf
November 16, 2019
The Bears placed Burton (calf) on injured reserve Saturday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Burton's 2019 season will come to a premature end. He will finish with just 14 receptions for 84 yards in eight games. Adam Shaheen (foot) has already been ruled out for the Bears' Week 11 matchup with the Rams, but he figures to be the team's No. 1 tight end for the rest of the year. In the short term, Chicago is left with Ben Braunecker, J.P. Holtz and Bradley Sowell to compete for snaps. Burton will now set his sights on the 2020 season.
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How do Trey Burton's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
14.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.39
 
% Team Air Yards
4.6%
 
% Team Targets
7.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
58.3%
 
Drop Rate
8.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.4
 
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How often does Trey Burton run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Trey Burton and the other tight ends for the Bears are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Trey Burton
179 routes   24 targets
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91%
46 routes   7 targets
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70 routes   13 targets
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23 routes   0 targets
56
23 routes   3 targets
56
0 routes   0 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
94.7
 
Cornerbacks
85.1
 
Safeties
122.6
 
Linebackers
96.5
 
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2019 Trey Burton Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Trey Burton's measurables compare to other tight ends?
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' 2"
 
Weight
238 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.14 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.0 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
Burton had a hard time getting on the field in Philadelphia, given the depth of the receiving group and the chops of the first-string tight end, Zach Ertz. But when Burton's name was called last year, he was ready - five touchdowns on 31 looks, and a couple of double-digit fantasy games when Ertz needed to sit. Burton also had a Super Bowl touchdown on the passing end of the "Philly Special" gadget play at the goal line. The Bears threw a four-year, $32 million package at Burton in free agency, and new coach Matt Nagy says Burton will play the "Travis Kelce role" in Chicago's offense. Maybe the coach-speak doesn't matter to you, but following the money is never a bad idea. And Chicago's receiving group was suspect last year and still has plenty of questions this season. Burton is going to show up on a lot of sleeper lists - but we'd also like to see some confirmation in summer.
Primarily a special teams player and the third tight end option during his first two pro seasons, Burton re-signed as a restricted free agent this offseason after supplanting Brent Celek as the No. 2 tight end target in Philadelphia over the course of 2016. The former Florida Gator posted career highs in catches (37), targets (60) and receiving yards (327), all at least double Celek's numbers. However, Zach Ertz remains the tight end to own on the Eagles, so unless something happens to him, Burton won't have much relevance to the fantasy game in 2017 outside of deep leagues.
After an impressive preseason showing prior to his 2015 campaign, Burton recorded just three catches for 54 yards on four targets while buried on the depth chart behind Brent Celek and Zach Ertz throughout last season. Both Celek and Ertz signed multi-year extensions with the Eagles this offseason, so it could be another season of waiting for Burton, barring an injury to either of the two tight ends above him. At this point it's clear the 24-year-old won't have a big enough role to garner much fantasy interest.
Burton was a special teams whiz in his first year with the Eagles. However, when it comes to offensive production, he’ll still be the team’s third tight end option, and he probably won’t see much more than a scant few receptions.
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Ruled out, along with Shaheen
TEChicago Bears
Calf
November 15, 2019
Burton (calf) and Adam Shaheen (foot) have both been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams.
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Doesn't practice Thursday
TEChicago Bears
Calf
November 14, 2019
Burton (calf) was held out of practice Thursday.
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Not practicing Wednesday
TEChicago Bears
Calf
November 13, 2019
Burton (calf) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
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Sees one target
TEChicago Bears
Calf
November 10, 2019
Burton (calf) failed to record a reception in Chicago's 20-13 victory over the Lions on Sunday.
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Injures calf Sunday
TEChicago Bears
Calf
November 10, 2019
Burton sustained a calf injury during Sunday's game against the Lions, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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