How To Treat Treylon Burks as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target

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Any questions about the health of Treylon Burks were put to rest on Thursday Night Football when the rookie obliterated the Packers with a 7-reception, 111-yard performance.

The Titans aren’t exactly loaded with weapons in the passing game, so Burks is an attractive option as one of Ryan Tannehill’s main targets. Tennessee also has a number of plus matchups down the stretch, notably games against Jacksonville, Los Angeles (Chargers) and Houston from Weeks 14-16.

Action Network's fantasy football experts make a deep dive on Burks' prospects rest of season.

Sean Koerner: Burks is coming off a career game — 7/111/0 — against the Packers. He flashed the upside we all know he has, but it’s going to be tough for him to post consistent WR3 value in such a run-heavy offense.

I’m generally a fan of stashing high-upside rookie WRs like Burks before they have their breakout game, but unfortunately, it may cost quite a bit of FAAB to land him now. If you are in win-now mode and need Burks to be more of a high-floor WR4 going forward, go for it.

Jameson Williams probably offers more long-term upside (i.e., fantasy playoffs) and can probably be had for much cheaper.

Samantha Previte: Burks was phenomenal in the Titans' Thursday night win over the Packers. He logged season highs in every category and caught 7-of-8 targets for 111 yards.

Woods also had a quality game with six receptions (on seven targets) for 69 yards. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, who was coming off of a strong game in Week 10, caught 2-of-2 targets for 28 yards.

Burks and Woods may both be worth adding, though I would probably give a slight lean toward the former given his age and pedigree. The Titans have two tough matchups coming up, but things get easier in Week 14 against the Jaguars.

Mike Triplett: I agree with Sean’s words of caution on Burks given the Titans' uninspiring passing offense. But I actually thought of a different rookie WR comp — Green Bay’s Christian Watson.

Both rookies were slow to develop and hampered by injuries early. And in both cases, the teams have been desperate for a true WR1 to emerge. So a stat line like Burks’ should keep the opportunities coming for the 18th overall pick in this year’s draft. I like that kind of upside in a waiver-wire flier.

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