Trey Burton

Trey Burton

TE - CHI
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 235 lbsAge: 27College: Florida

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 16th
Draft Rank (ECR) #133
Best / Worst #81 / #235
ADP #145

Ownership

 
Yahoo
78%
 
ESPN
54%
 
FanDuel
 
DraftKings

It was supposed to be a breakout season for Burton in 2018 under Matt Nagy, but instead, it was a mediocre season. While he did finish as the No. 7 tight end, anyone who owned him can tell you it was frustrating. He played all 16 games, but he was hampered by some injuries at the end of the year. While year two could bring more consistency, we should have both Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson nearing full health, as they dealt with injuries as well in 2018. Burton isn't going to turn into Travis Kelce despite playing in the same offense, but he's still likely going to finish as a top-10 tight end at year's end

Trey Burton finished as the TE 7 last season, but is being drafted as the TE 12. He fell off a lot in the back half of the season, scoring just one TD in the second half of the season. I expect his numbers to improve in his second year in the offense. Trubisky is a good QB, and Burton has some decent upside if they can find that same connection they had in the first half of last season.

You may not be excited about drafting Burton after his "disappointing" 2018, and you would be right that he doesn't have top 3 upside at the position, but he did finish as the #6 fantasy tight end last season. Granted, his 93 standard-scoring fantasy points were less than half of what Travis Kelce put up, but like Lamar Miller at running back, there is a place for the boring Burton in your fantasy lineup.

Burton lived up to expectations in his first year as a starter with 54 receptions for 569 yards and 6 touchdowns. He should be in that mid-tier TE1 discussion again in 2019.