Trey Burton
Trey Burton
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Chicago Bears
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
$Signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Bears in March of 2018.
Returns to action
TEChicago Bears
September 15, 2019
Burton caught two passes for five yards in Chicago's 16-14 victory over the Broncos on Sunday.
Burton was targeted twice on the last drive when the Bears were driving for a game-winning field goal. Otherwise, he had just a single target in the other 59 minutes of play. Until he returns to being a full-time player, as he recovers from off-season groin surgery, he's best left on fantasy benches.
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How often does Trey Burton run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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20 routes   5 targets
4 routes   3 targets
0 routes   0 targets
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Sunday, Sep 15th at 4:25PM
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How do Trey Burton's measurables compare to other tight ends?
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6' 2"
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
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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Making season debut Sunday
TEChicago Bears
September 15, 2019
Burton (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
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Confirmed as game-time decision
TEChicago Bears
September 13, 2019
Burton (groin) will be a game-time decision Sunday in Denver, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official website reports. "I feel better this week than I did last week at this time," said coach Matt Nagy. "That's by no means saying that he's going to play. I'm not saying that, but what I'm saying is I definitely feel better today than I did last week at this time."
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Shaping up as game-time call
TEChicago Bears
September 13, 2019
Burton (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Denver, after logging another limited practice Friday.
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Hopeful for active status Sunday
TEChicago Bears
September 12, 2019
Burton (groin) is hopeful that he'll be able to suit up Sunday at Denver, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports. "We're taking it day-by-day," Burton said Thursday. "I'm hoping by Sunday I'll be good. Every day is a different day and some days I feel really good and some days I don't feel good at all."
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Limited Wednesday
TEChicago Bears
September 11, 2019
Burton (groin) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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