Trey Burton
Trey Burton
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Chicago Bears
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Bears in March of 2018.
Leads Bears in receiving yards
TEChicago Bears
September 23, 2018
Burton caught four passes for 55 yards in Chicago's Week 3 victory over Arizona.
ANALYSIS
Burton saw the majority of his work in the first half while Chicago was playing with a 14-point deficit, but once they got back into the game, they rarely threw the football. Although his yardage totals have improved each week, he's averaging just 30 yards per game with just one touchdown, and although he's clearly a starting fantasy option, he's yet to prove that he'll be a top-performer at tight end.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    118
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    1
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
331
274
2017
300
308
2018
118
1
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other TEs)

Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   235 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.62 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.31 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.01 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   31.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   33 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   113 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
Chicago Bears Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
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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Scores in home debut
TEChicago Bears
September 17, 2018
Burton caught all four of his targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 24-17 win over the Seahawks.
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Hauls in one pass
TEChicago Bears
September 10, 2018
Burton caught one pass for 15 yards in Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Packers.
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Not playing Saturday
TEChicago Bears
August 25, 2018
Burton won't play in Saturday's preseason game versus the Chiefs, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago reports.
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Reaches paydirt Saturday
TEChicago Bears
August 18, 2018
Burton caught four passes for 45 yards and a score during Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.
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Snags pass
TEChicago Bears
August 9, 2018
Burton caught his lone target for a five-yard gain during Thursday's 30-27 loss to Cincinnati.
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