Megatron Gets a Wing Man — Nate Burleson Signs With Detroit

Mar 5, 2010

Looks like you can cross off Detroit as a landing spot for Terrell Owens. The Lions addressed the need to compliment Calving Johnson with free agent WR Nate Burleson. Burleson, if he can stay healthy, is actually a decent pairing with Megatron. 

Coming off a torn ACL, Nate caught 63 passes for 812 yards and 3 TDs. He finished 2007 with a flurry averaging four catches for 62.4 yards, and a TD in his last five games. He had five catches for 60 yards and a score in Week 1 of 2008 before tearing his knee.

Switching to Detroit and second-year pro Matthew Stafford shouldn’t lower his value. Seattle has been a mess for a few years now. He’ll welcome playing with a strong-armed QB, opposite of a WR that commands a lot of attention. 

Don’t go penciling him in as a #3 fantasy WR though. He’ll be a nice addition to your bench. He holds more value in PPR leagues as he figures to be Detroit’s possession receiver.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rad
    March 5th, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    I still remember the Seahawks signing Burleson after they lost Steve Hutchinson to the Vikes. They put that crazy stipulation in his contract (something about him being the highest paid player on the team).

    Hopefully he can help Stafford’s development in Detroit.

  2. LestersLegends
    March 5th, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    Yep, they signed him out of spite. Not a good idea.

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