Trey Burton
Trey Burton
28-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Indianapolis Colts
IR
Injury Calf
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Burton's NFL journey took him from "Philly Special" to Chicago, where he cashed $18 million for a pair of less-than-stellar seasons. He was useful in 2018 with 54 catches, but last season started with a groin injury before a calf injury sent him to IR in mid-November. Then he had surgery for a hip labrum injury in December. Once the Bears cut him loose, Burton wasted no time in signing with Indianapolis, where he'll hope to replace Eric Ebron. Jack Doyle figures to the primary in-line tight end, while Burton will try to carve out a role based on slot work and passing downs. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Colts in April of 2020.
Heading to injured reserve
TEIndianapolis Colts
Calf
September 7, 2020
The Colts placed Burton (calf) on injured reserve Monday.
ANALYSIS
Burton sustained a calf injury Aug. 29, after which coach Frank Reich said it's an issue that takes "generally more than two weeks" to recover from. Now more than a week in the future, Burton will be given the rest of the month to get healthy before the Colts can consider activating him from IR. Since he won't suit up until Oct. 4 at Chicago at the earliest, Jack Doyle (neck), Mo Alie-Cox and Noah Togiai will compose the team's options at tight end in the meantime.
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20 routes   2 targets
95%
33 routes   4 targets
94%
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136.0
 
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157.5
 
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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
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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.
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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Could land on IR
TEIndianapolis Colts
Calf
September 7, 2020
Head coach Frank Reich may place Burton (calf) on injured reserve to begin the year, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
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Expected to miss time
TEIndianapolis Colts
Calf
September 3, 2020
Burton is expected to miss at least the first couple of games of the coming season, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
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Could miss some time
TEIndianapolis Colts
Calf
August 31, 2020
Burton is still being evaluated, but it sounds like he's probably going to miss some time due to the calf injury he suffered during Saturday's scrimmage, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
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Set for MRI
TEIndianapolis Colts
Calf
August 29, 2020
Burton will undergo a MRI after suffering a calf injury in Saturday's practice, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
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Suffers injury Saturday
TEIndianapolis Colts
Lower Body
August 29, 2020
Burton was removed from Saturday's practice after suffering a lower-body injury, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
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