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Trey Burton: Early waiver wire option in Week 13

Trey Burton stood out in Sunday’s contest as a potential early waiver wire option in Week 13.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Trey Burton (80) celebrates his touchdown with teammates in the first half against the Green Bay Packers at Lucas Oil Stadium. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

It’s hard to key in on any Indianapolis Colts pass catcher this season but Trey Burton is making a case for himself as a quality Week 13 waiver wire pickup. The seventh-year tight end has a nose for the end zone and has been able to produce at a high level despite having plenty of competition at his position. His recent production could indicate that he’s worth picking up.

Burton has a nose for the end zone and gets the job done despite not having the gaudies stats. He only caught two passes for 25 yards and a score in Week 12 but has scored a touchdown in four of his last six games. Indianapolis likes to get creative with Burton and that’s led to two rushing touchdowns for the 29-year-old this season. He’s just as dangerous as Mo Alie-Cox and Jack Doyle but is only rostered in 5 percent of ESPN leagues. Take a long, hard look at Burton if you need help at tight end in a deeper league.

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