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Week 3 Outlook
Colts TE Trey Burton (calf) has been placed on IR. He’ll be out three weeks.
Jack Doyle is likely to see the majority of work the first three weeks of the season with Burton on the sidelines. Doyle makes for a great cheap option in DFS at just $3,600 on DraftKings in Week 1.
Trey Burton will remain sidelined according to Colts Head Coach Frank Reich, who stated that the tight end will "miss the first couple weeks" due to a lingering calf injury.
Burton's absence is set to increase the target share for starting tight end Jack Doyle. In 2019, Doyle tied the team for the most targets (72) and will continue to play a prominent role for veteran quarterback Philip Rivers as he adjusts to the offense.
Colts tight end Trey Burton suffered a calf injury in Saturday's practice and is headed for an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. Per team reporter Kevin Bowen, head coach Frank Reich said it's "going to be a little bit of time on that injury."
Burton is famous for his part in the Philly Special in the Eagles' win over the Patriots in the 2017 Super Bowl, but he left in free agency after that season and has struggled to produce and stay healthy since. After playing in just eight games last season, he is already dealing with an injury in 2020 that could affect his availability for Week 1. Monitor his status in the coming weeks to determine his availability.
Colts TE Trey Burton had to be helped off the field during practice Saturday with what appeared to be a lower body injury.
Burton had trouble putting weight on his leg. Stay tuned for more updates from the Colts on his injury. Jack Doyle would see the biggest increase in workload should Burton miss any time.
Colts coach Frank Reich says he expects "a really productive year" out of tight end Trey Burton.
Reich has hinted at his admiration for a Burton a few times this offseason. It's worth noting that Burton was on the Eagles in 2016-17 when Reich was a coach in Philadelphia. With only Jack Doyle ahead of him on the depth chart it wouldn't be a complete surprise if Burton played a somewhat meaningful role this season.