Although Burton was targeted five times, the Chicago passing attack was stuck in neutral in this contest, and he was actually second on the team in receiving yardage. With fewer than 30 yards in each of his last four games, he's become a low-upside fantasy option.
In a game that Chase Daniel threw 39 passes, it was surprising that Burton didn't see a single target, and he's now exceeded 40 yards just a single time since Chicago's Week 5 bye. In addition, he's found the end zone once over his last six games, and after being a solid fantasy option earlier in the season, his recent performances have made him a risky fantasy option.
Burton was targeted seven times, but he struggled by losing a fumble and dropping a pass while failing to do much damage as a runner after three of his receptions. He's now posted fewer than 30 yards in four of his last five games with just one touchdown during that span and fantasy owners will now need to weigh out their lineup options before considering him an automatic starting option each week.
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.
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