Stephen Burton Fantasy News
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7:28pm
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 11:03am
Bradley admitted the situation wasn’t “ideal” considering the time Burton missed, but that he had to step up in Blackmon’s absence. Blackmon will miss the rest of the season after being suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy again.
“We’ve always been intrigued by him,” Bradley said. “He’s 6-1, 220 pounds and [runs a] 4.4. We’ve been really developing him to see what he can do. Can a guy like Stephen Burton make strides? That’s our objective as a coaching staff. What we’d like to see is let’s see how he progresses and can he help continue the offense in the right direction?”
Mike Brown is the best prospect for increased targets and snaps with Blackmon out, but the coaching staff clearly likes Burton's potential. He's a player to monitor in standard 12-team redraft leagues.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 9:49am
The Jaguars placed wide receiver Justin Blackmon on the reserve/suspended list, leaving Cecil Shorts III, Mike Brown, Ace Sanders, Stephen Burton, Stephen Williams and Taylor as the active wide receivers.
With Blackmon out for the rest of the season, Bradley said Burton is a player with intriguing potential. The team acquired Burton off waivers from Minnesota shortly before the season, but he has been inactive the last five games, including four with a concussion.
“This young man has some potential,” Bradley said. “We’re going to try to speed it up and get him to where we can trust him, the quarterbacks can trust him and his teammates trust him. He’s done a better job. Maybe a situation like this will light a fuse for him where he sees this opportunity and now we’ll capture it. We’ll see."