Trey Burton
Trey Burton
28-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Indianapolis Colts
Questionable
Injury Hip - Labrum
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Burton's NFL journey took him from 'Philly Special' to Chicago, where he cashed in to the tune of $18 million for a pair of less-than-stellar seasons. He was useful in 2018 with 54 receptions, but a groin/core injury that held him of the playoffs required offseason sports hernia surgery, which then limited his participation in 2019 training camp. Burton missed Week 1 with a groin strain, and while he managed to play the next eight games, he never seemed healthy. A calf injury sent him to IR in mid-November, and he then had surgery for a hip labrum injury at some point in December. Once the Bears cut him loose this past offseason, Burton wasted no time in signing with Indianapolis, where he'll hope to replace Eric Ebron (Steelers). 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
$Signed a one-year contract with the Colts in April of 2020.
Should be healthy this summer
TEIndianapolis Colts
Hip - Labrum
April 24, 2020
Burton (hip) said he's made it through four months of a six-month recovery process from December surgery, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
In other words, he isn't ready for medical clearance but expects it to happen at some point this summer. The 28-year-old tight end was cut by the Bears last week and signed by the Colts a few days later, thus reuniting with head coach Frank Reich, who served as offensive coordinator for the final two of Burton's four years with the Eagles. Burton figures to slide in behind Jack Doyle on the depth chart, competing with Mo Alie-Cox for playing time in an offense that typically shows a reasonable balance between three-WR and two-TE formations. The Colts did add fullback Roosevelt Nix (knee) earlier this offseason, so that could be another wrinkle that takes snaps away from the depth guys at WR and TE.
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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
2.6%
 
% Team Targets
4.2%
 
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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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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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 Colts 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%
360 routes   72 targets
89%
23 routes   3 targets
74%
2 routes   0 targets
67%
76 routes   10 targets
66%
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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
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
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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Joining Indy
TEIndianapolis Colts
Hip - Labrum
April 22, 2020
The Colts and Burton (hip) agreed to a contract Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Let go by Bears
TEFree Agent
Hip - Labrum
April 17, 2020
The Bears will release Burton (hip), Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Should be ready for camp
TEChicago Bears
Hip - Labrum
April 3, 2020
Burton (hip) is still rehabbing and remains on track to return for training camp, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
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On track for training camp
TEChicago Bears
Hip - Labrum
February 25, 2020
Burton (hip) should be ready for the start of training camp, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Opts for hip surgery
TEChicago Bears
Hip - Labrum
December 31, 2019
The Bears announced Tuesday that Burton recently underwent hip surgery to address a labrum injury, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports. Burton is expected to make a full recovery in advance of training camp.
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