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What to do with Trey Burton, Jack Doyle in Week 9 fantasy football

We go over Trey Burton, Jack Doyle’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the Colts Week 9 matchup against the Ravens.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Trey Burton (80) is unable to catch a pass against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Ford Field. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Trying to sort out the tight end position for the Indianapolis Colts is one of the more confusing situations in all of fantasy football. Each player can be productive in any given week, which is key because it’s been a rough year for fantasy tight ends. However, trying to nail down which one is due for a big game is another matter. So what about this week against the Ravens?

Fantasy Football analysis: Colts TE Trey Burton, Jack Doyle

Both Burton and Doyle had a decent game last week. Burton scored a rushing touchdown fo the second game in a row, though he had just nine receiving yards, catching three of four targets. Doyle also found the end zone, turning one of his two catches on the day into a score. He had 18 receiving yards to go with it. That was also his second game in a row with a touchdown. But he’s yet to break 50 yards this season, and that’s something Burton has only managed to do once.

The Ravens can be beaten by opposing tight ends. Eric Ebron of the Steelers had 48 yards on four catches and a touchdown against them last week. The game before that, Jason Croom of the Eagles found pay dirt. All together, tight ends have scored four times against Baltimore.

Burton’s a slightly better option in fantasy, but Doyle’s usage patterns make him a decent play, as long as you accept the risk that one or the other might not score a touchdown, thus clipping their value.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Trey Burton. Sit Jack Doyle.