WR - FA
This Week Outlook
The Philadelphia Eagles are placing wide receivers J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower, and Deontay Burnett on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, according to a report from NFL insider Geoff Mosher. Arcega-Whiteside reportedly tested positive, while Hightower and Burnett were identified as close contacts.
Burnett was a standout in training camp this offseason and was promoted for a couple of games earlier in the season but has otherwise spent the year on the team's practice squad. He had three receptions for 19 yards in Philadelphia's Week 3 tie with the Bengals.
Eagles wide receiver Deontay Burnett played 19 snaps but was not targeted in the team's Week 4 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Burnett was promoted from the practice squad for the second time on Sunday but was not a factor on offense.
Wide receiver Deontay Burnett was waived by the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, the team announced.
Burnett had reportedly been a standout in training camp, and his release comes as a bit of a surprise. The team is reportedly interested in bringing Burnett back to their practice squad if he passes through waivers. Unless he latches on somewhere else or gets added back to the active roster in Philadelphia at some point, his fantasy value is nonexistent.
Deontay Burnett caught three of his four targets for 40 yards in the Jets' preseason victory over the Eagles.
Burnett should make the final roster, but without a personnel shakeup such as an injury, as a significant uphill battle to playing time. He should not be drafted in fantasy leagues.
Deontay Burnett caught two of his three targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' preseason win over the Falcons.
Burnett is a nice deep name to know, but has no value in "standard" leagues (12 teams, ~16 roster spots). However, for dynasty leagues or very deep formats, Burnett is a name to monitor. He played college football at USC with Sam Darnold, so if any under-the-radar receiver on the Jets could ascend, there's a clear path for Burnett to be that guy.