Week 8 at Detroit Lions
Trey Burton had a pair of touchdowns – one rushing, one receiving – against the Bengals before the bye last week, along with four receptions and 58 yards. It was Burton’s first really productive fantasy outing as a Colt, but he’s quietly had at least five targets in all three of the games he’s been active in Indianapolis. It helps that he probably knows Frank Reich’s offense from his days in Philadelphia, and Philip Rivers has always known how to make use of his tight end.
Burton shares snaps and targets at the position with both Jack Doyle and Mo Ali-Cox, making it risky to trust any of them, but he’s worth looking at if he can continue to see this many targets. This week, he faces a Lions’ defense that actually ranks 5th in aFPA to opposing tight ends. That being said, Burton has some streaming value in deep leagues, particularly if Alie-Cox misses time (he’s not practicing as of Wednesday). If Alie-Cox is active, stay away from all three Colts' tight ends. If Alie-Cox is out, consider Burton a risky streamer with upside.