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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT SLEEPER: TREY BURTON TIGHT END CHICAGO BEARS

What happens when an offensive coordinator credited with turning a player into arguably the best receiving tight end in the game moves to become the head coach in a new locale and then talks up the player who will man the same position for 2018?  The answer is you have one of the bigger breakout candidates for the upcoming fantasy football season in the form of the Chicago Bears' Trey Burton.  By now the word has circulated all across the fantasy football community regarding how former Kansas City Chiefs OC/new Bears head man Matt Nagy believes he can turn Burton into another Travis Kelce and that is all anyone needed to hear when it came to stamping the Chicago tight end at the top of all their sleeper lists this summer.  Burton certainly seems up to the task as he was very good in a backup capacity to Zach Ertz with the Philadelphia Eagles last season; showing terrific hands and impressive speed by hauling in 23 passes for 248 yards and 5 scores.  We got a glimpse of what Burton could do on his own in Week 14 when filling in for an injured Ertz when he went out and grabbed 5 passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns and it is that kind of production we could now see on a weekly basis in 2018.  Since we are always on the lookout for tight ends on the brink of reaching upper-level status, you can count on some major competition for Burton's services at the draft.  In the end, though, the guy may very well be worth whatever is required to get him onto your roster.

2018 PROJECTION:  67 receptions 688 yards 7 TD

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