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Brian Burns - Fantasy Points Outlook

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CAR

DE CAR

# Defensive End

104 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 13
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 23
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 249
40 Time: 4.53

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Floor

4.5

DS Projection

5.5

Consensus

38 other sites
0

Ceiling

7

Rest of
Season

6.2

Week 2 Projections
Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
2.5 1.4 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0 0 5.5
Weekly Writeup
Burns slides a little in the rankings this week because Jameis Winston saw the 13th lowest pressure rate among starting QBs last week.

Rest Of Way Outlook

Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
2.5 1.4 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.3 0 0 6.2

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Burns hit the league looking light for a full-time DE, at 249 pounds. A wrist injury and 43% snap share in his rookie season seemed to back that up. But he jumped to 75% playing time last season and held up until a shoulder injury knocked him out for the finale.

More importantly, he delivered. The 9 sacks marked a jump of just 1.5 from his rookie-year total. But Pro Football Focus graded Burns 6th-best among all edge rushers, and his 57 total pressures tied for 7th in the league.

It didn't hurt that the Panthers defense on whole got more efficient rushing the passer over the 2nd half. According to ESPN, Carolina climbed from 2.8% in sack rate of the first 10 games to 7.4% the rest of the way. After planning to go primarily 4-3 with his defensive front, 1st-year DC Phil Snow leaned toward a 3-5-3 alignment.

We'll see what Year 2 holds for the scheme, but not having Burns bang with huge OTs as a hand-down DE every play seems like a good way to keep him from wearing down. And a growing defense around him -- 2020 first-round DT Derrick Brown, 2nd-round DE Yetur Gross-Matos, free-agent import DE Haason Reddick -- has the potential to help alleviate some blocking attention.

All told, Burns has proved quite promising through 2 seasons. Don't be surprised when he bolts into double-digit sack territory this year and delivers regular top-level fantasy scores.

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Panthers DE Brian Burns (shoulder) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints. Marquise Haynes started last week when Burns saw his snaps limited by a knee injury. He figures to see full-time duty this week.

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Panthers DE Brian Burns entered Sunday's game with a knee injury that kept him out of the starting lineup and limited his role. He came away from it with a shoulder stinger as well. Burns played 41% of the snaps against Washington and still managed a sack and a pass deflection. We'll see about his outlook for Week 17 against New Orleans.

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Panthers DE Brian Burns (knee) is active for today's game against Washington, but Marquis Haynes will start in his place. Limited playing time will obviously lower both the floor and ceiling for Burns. We'd take a shot on Eagles DE Vinny Curry over Burns in IDP lineups. Bills DE Jerry Hughes is another potential alternative.

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Panthers DE Brian Burns (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington. That's seems surprisingly optimistic after Burns missed the entire practice week. HC Matt Rhule said early in the week that he didn't like Burns' chances of playing. We wouldn't bet on him being available, but we'll check Burns' status Sunday morning.

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Panthers HC Matt Rhule revealed Sunday that DE Brian Burns came away from Saturday's loss at Green Bay with an MCL injury. Burns had an MRI, whose results we haven't yet seen announced. Rhule told the team website that Burns will likely be questionable for the Week 16 visit to Washington, though. We'll see about the edge rusher's status throughout this week.

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