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 Stats > Nate Burleson  
 
Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns

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Draft: 2003 Round 3 (7)
DOB: 1981-08-19 Age: 32
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#48 5 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2003 MIN 16 9 - 29 455 15.7 2 57.5 3.6
2004 MIN 16 16 102 68 1,006 14.8 9 159.5 10.0
2005 MIN 12 9 52 30 328 10.9 1 38.2 3.2
2006 SEA 16 8 37 18 192 10.7 2 31.2 2.0
2007 SEA 16 11 95 50 694 13.9 9 123.8 7.7
2008 SEA 1 1 9 5 60 12.0 1 12.0 12.0
2009 SEA 13 12 103 63 812 12.9 3 99.6 7.7
2010 DET 14 14 86 55 625 11.4 6 106.6 7.6
2011 DET 16 11 110 73 757 10.4 3 102.2 6.4
2012 CLE 6 0 43 27 240 8.9 2 40.8 6.8
2012 (Projected) CLE       46 655 14.2 4 90.3  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
In 2011, Burleson had a bigger role in the Lions offense, seeing increases in his targets (86 to 110), completion to target percentage (66.4% in 2011), receptions (73, a career high) and yards (757). Thatís the good news. And hereís the bad. Burleson seems to have lost whatever explosiveness he had left, with his yards per reception dropping for the second consecutive season (from 12.9 to 11.4 to 10.4) and his touchdown count declining from six to three. Did we mention the Lions have used 2nd round picks in consecutive years (Titus Young in 2011 and Ryan Broyles this year) to upgrade the wide receiver position? The writing is on the wall, folks. Young had a solid rookie season and figures to earn more looks in 2012, pushing Burleson inside to a slot receiving role more frequently. Considering the Lions are likely to throw it less than they did in 2012 when they led the league in passing plays, Burlesonís fantasy prospects this season arenít looking so great. And itís not like he was great in 2011, averaging just 5.9 FPts/G. Heís a WR5 with little upside.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR2 Miles Austin
WR2WR4 Nate Burleson
WR3WR3 Andrew Hawkins
WR4WR1 Josh Gordon
WR5WR5 Charles Johnson
WR6WR6 Travis Benjamin
WR7WR7 Anthony Armstrong
WR8WR8 Marlon Moore
Browns Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Browns shakeup wide receiver corps     -- Fri May 16 7:00 am --

Sign Austin, Bennett, release Little
The three starting receivers from last season might all be out for 2014: Little and Davone Bess have been released and Josh Gordon is facing an indefinite suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy for at least the third time. In their place are veterans Miles Austin and Earl Bennett, who were signed as free agents on Thursday, and Andrew Hawkins and Nate Burleson, who were signed in March and April, respectively. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

FF Today's Take: Little was a 2nd-round pick in 2011 but had a case of the dropsies during his time in Cleveland. Austin finds himself with a golden opportunity as the Browns have a shaky depth chart at wide receiver. However, Austin has been plagued during his career with hamstring injuries and had very little interest as a free agent this off-season. He'll be on the WR5 radar with extreme injury risk.
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2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 STL W 27-23 8 6 69 11.5 0 7.5
2 at SF L 19-27 3 1 11 11.0 0 1.6
3 at TEN L 41-44 12 10 69 6.9 1 13.6
4 MIN L 13-20 8 5 51 10.2 0 5.9
6 at PHI W 26-23 9 4 24 6.0 1 10.6
7 at CHI L 7-13 3 1 16 16.0 0 1.6

2011 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at TB W 27-20 5 5 60 12.0 0 8.0
2 KC W 48-3 9 7 93 13.3 0 9.3
3 at MIN W 26-23 2 2 12 6.0 0 1.2
4 at DAL W 34-30 4 2 16 8.0 0 1.6
5 CHI W 24-13 4 1 6 6.0 0 1.0
6 SF L 19-25 10 4 34 8.5 1 9.4
7 ATL L 16-23 3 1 1 1.0 0 1.1
8 at DEN W 45-10 7 4 23 5.8 0 3.2
10 at CHI L 13-37 9 8 83 10.4 0 9.3
11 CAR W 49-35 7 7 63 9.0 1 12.3
12 GB L 15-27 7 5 39 7.8 0 5.0
13 at NO L 17-31 8 5 93 18.6 0 9.3
14 MIN W 34-28 6 3 25 8.3 0 2.6
15 at OAK W 28-27 11 7 81 11.6 1 14.1
16 SD W 38-10 7 6 83 13.8 0 9.4
17 at GB L 41-45 11 6 45 7.5 0 5.4
WC at NO L 28-45 5 4 50 12.5 0 5.2
WC = Wild-Card

TD Distance
Receiving: 5, 16, 39

2010 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at CHI L 14-19 4 1 19 19.0 0 1.9
2 PHI L 32-35 1 1 4 4.0 0 0.4
5 STL W 44-6 6 4 56 14.0 1 11.6
6 at NYG L 20-28 9 6 50 8.3 1 10.3
8 WAS W 37-25 9 7 47 6.7 0 4.7
9 NYJ L 20-23 8 7 113 16.1 1 17.3
10 at BUF L 12-14 8 4 47 11.8 0 6.4
11 at DAL L 19-35 10 7 97 13.9 1 17.2
12 NE L 24-45 8 3 35 11.7 0 3.5
13 CHI L 20-24 5 3 27 9.0 0 2.7
14 GB W 7-3 1 1 12 12.0 0 1.1
15 at TB W 23-20 6 4 28 7.0 1 11.3
16 at MIA W 34-27 3 1 7 7.0 0 1.9
17 MIN W 20-13 8 6 83 13.8 1 16.3

TD Distance
Receiving: 26, 14, 2, 9, 10, 7

2009 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 STL W 28-0 11 7 74 10.6 1 13.4
2 at SF L 10-23 10 4 46 11.5 0 4.6
3 CHI L 19-25 12 9 109 12.1 0 11.1
4 at IND L 17-34 8 4 31 7.8 0 3.1
5 JAC W 41-0 8 6 98 16.3 2 21.8
6 ARI L 3-27 5 2 40 20.0 0 4.0
8 at DAL L 17-38 12 6 89 14.8 0 8.9
9 DET W 32-20 9 7 75 10.7 0 7.5
10 at ARI L 20-31 5 0 0 - 0 0.0
11 at MIN L 9-35 8 6 100 16.7 0 10.0
12 at STL W 27-17 5 4 46 11.5 0 4.6
13 SF W 20-17 7 5 54 10.8 0 5.4
14 at HOU L 7-34 3 3 50 16.7 0 5.2

TD Distance
Receiving: 12, 44, 5

2008 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at BUF L 10-34 9 5 60 12.0 1 12.0

TD Distance
Receiving: 20

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