Burton threw a one-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's 41-33 win over the Patriots in the Super Bowl, and failed to reel in the only pass thrown his way.
A passing touchdown certainly is surprising, but it's good to know Burton has that in his back pocket. While the 26-year-old caught a career-high five touchdowns during the regular season, he actually saw one fewer red-zone target in 2017 than he did the season prior. His 248 yards receiving while catching 23 of 31 targets all represent regression from 2016 as well. The soon-to-be fifth-year pro will now become an unrestricted free agent and will need to find somewhere to play outside of an elite tight end's shadow if the former Gator is to have much fantasy value next season.
Burton hauled in both of his targets for 15 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-29 win over the Giants.
Though Burton was able to reach the end zone for the second game in a row, he unsurprisingly saw his workload take a significant hit with the return of starting tight end Zach Ertz from a one-game absence. Burton played just 11 of the Eagles' 68 offensive snaps Sunday, a stark decline from the 48 of 91 snaps (52.7 percent) he received in the Week 14 win over the Rams. So long as Ertz stays healthy over the final two regular-season contests, Burton isn't likely to see a dramatic spike in his usage, but he should remain a red-zone factor and short-yardage target when he's on the field.
Burton caught five of six targets for 71 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 43-35 win over the Rams.
Burton stepped up in the absence of Zach Ertz (concussion), finishing second on the team in receiving yardage and scoring touchdowns on back-to-back possessions in the first half. The fourth-year pro also experienced an uptick in production after Ertz left last weeks game and appears to be the direct beneficiary of the latter's absence. Burton's outlook for next week's game against the Giants is somewhat murky at the moment, given the possibility that his aforementioned teammate could return and Nick Foles could be under center.
Burton caught four of seven pass attempts for 42 yards in Sunday night's loss to Seattle.
Burton accumulated all of his stats once Zach Ertz left the contest late in the third quarter due to a concussion. While Brent Celek played two more snaps than Burton's 21, the 26-year-old saw all of the tight end targets after the starter's injury. If Ertz is forced to miss time, Burton would stand to benefit in Week 14 against the Rams.
Burton (back) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
Burton was a game-time decision for Sunday's 31-3 win over the Bears and ultimately was held out. His return to practice Wednesday as a full participant suggests he'll be back for Sunday's game in Seattle, where he figures to get most of his work on special teams. Burton has proven to be a capable pass catcher when pushed into action, but his skill set is redundant when Zach Ertz is healthy.
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