Burton actually caught a screen pass that would've been for more than 20 yards, but the play was called back for holding. Otherwise, Mitch threw 22 passes toward his wide receivers while directing just a single pass to his primary tight end. With just one game with more than four targets and 40 yards over his last seven games, his recent production has made him a touchdown-dependent fantasy option at tight end.
Burton was targeted four times while Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller led the team in receiving. Burton has been held of 40 yards or fewer in four of his last five games, but with five touchdowns on the season, his ability to find the end zone makes him a strong weekly starter at tight end.
In a game that Chicago controlled throughout, the Bears needed to throw just 20 passes which resulted in Burton being targeted just three times. Fortunately for his fantasy owners, he was still in the game late in the fourth quarter when the team had a big lead, and Burton caught a late touchdown pass to salvage his fantasy day. Although he's been held to fewer than 30 yards in three of his last four games, he's also scored three times during that span, making him a solid weekly starter at tight end.
Burton caught three passes for 18 yards in Chicago's 24-10 win over the Jets.
The Jets were well-prepared for the typical middle screens that Burton specializes in, and other than converting an 18-yard reception, each of his other catches resulted in him being tackled at the line of scrimmage. He's only had two games this season in which he's failed to produce as a top-12 tight end, which is impressive because he's been targeted more than five times just once over his last six contests, and he'll continue to be a strong weekly fantasy option.
Burton caught nine passes for 126 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 38-31 loss to the Patriots.
With Mitch Trubisky unable to get anything going by throwing to his outside receivers, and the only success he found was throwing over the middle, which worked perfectly as Burton found loads of room to operate in the while the defense focused on the boundaries. In hauling in nine-of 11 targets, he used his run-after-the-catch ability to post his biggest yardage total of the season. He also found himself wide open in the corner of the end zone as he hauled in a touchdown pass for the third-straight game. Especially given his consistent usage in the red zone, he'll continue to be an automatic weekly starter for fantasy teams.
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|16||12/23/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
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