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 Stats > Rex Burkhead  
 
Running Back, New England Patriots

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Draft: 2013 Round 6 (22)
College: Nebraska
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 210 DOB: 1991-11-22 Age: 26
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#19 5 5.09

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 CIN 4 9 27 3.0 1 10 7 49 7.0 0 13.6 3.4
2015 CIN 12 4 4 1.0 0 15 10 94 9.4 1 15.8 1.3
2016 CIN 9 74 344 4.6 2 20 17 145 8.5 0 60.9 6.8
2017 NE 10 64 264 4.1 5 36 30 254 8.5 3 99.8 10.0
2018 NE 3 24 86 3.6 0 6 3 31 10.3 0 11.7 3.9
2018 (Projected) NE   151 648 4.3 6   35 285 8.1 2 141.3  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
In quiet fashion, Burkhead posted a solid 2017 season as the No.18 ranked running back in terms of fantasy points per game. His 10 fantasy point per game was higher than Christian McCaffrey, Tevin Coleman, and Lamar Miller, and he scored the same number of total touchdowns as LeSean McCoy - on 252 fewer touches.

The addition of first-round selection Sony Michel will no doubt cut into the value of Burkhead in 2018, as one would assume that Belichick and the New England front office will look to feature their new prized running back. Despite this fact, Burkhead will continue to have value as the primary goal-line back and could be a steal if Michel continues his trend of fumbling issues dating back to his time at Georgia or has trouble recovering from his knee procedure.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Sony Michel
RB2RB2 James White
RB3RB3 Rex Burkhead
RB4FB1 James Develin
RB5RB4 Jeremy Hill
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Rex Burkhead back at practice
Eligible to play in Week 13
By: Doug Orth | Fri Nov 9, 1:35 am

New England Patriots
Welcome back to practice, RB Rex Burkhead. Burkhead (neck) is eligible to play on Dec. 2 vs. Vikings. This means Burkhead takes the Patriots’ second and final designated to return IR spot. (ESPN - Mike Reiss)

FFToday's Take: Good news for Burkhead, who has struggled to stay healthy as a Patriot. Owners of Sony Michel and James White have a right to be less excited, as both players have repeatedly shown they can deliver RB1 production when there isn't a third chef in the kitchen. Assuming Burkhead returns, he is a decent bet to ding the value of Michel slightly and steal enough work from White to make him more of an RB2. Burkhead is easily worth a stash if owners can find the room.


Injury Rex Burkhead headed to IR
Neck injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 26, 11:55 am

New England Patriots
BREAKING: The #Patriots will be putting RB Rex Burkhead (neck) and rookie LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (unknown) on IR today, per league source. (Jim McBride on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Burkhead was a pre-season favorite of the fantasy community with and ADP in the 6th round at RB28. Now, Sony Michel, James White and Kenjon Barner now makeup the Patriots running back depth chart with Michel being the back to own in most leagues.


Injury Sony Michel not expected to play
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 9, 8:10 am

New England Patriots
Patriots’ RB Sony Michel, listed as questionable for opener against the Texans due to a knee injury, is not expected to play today, per source. More on Sunday NFL Countdown at 10 a.m. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Michel has been a longshot to play Week 1 after missing most of August with a knee issue that required a clean up procedure. Expect to see plenty of Rex Burkhead and James White in the backfield for New England both are viable fantasy plays in Week 1.


Patriots release RB Mike Gillislee
Should catch on with another team
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 1, 1:23 pm

New England Patriots
The Patriots have released Mike Gillislee, per source. As it turned out, they sat him against the Giants as a courtesy to prevent an injury before this transaction. (Jeff How on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gillisle was part of a crowded running back group that includes Rex Burkhead, Sony Michel, James White and Jeremy Hill. With Gillislee's release, it appears the veteran Hill has made the team.


Injury Sony Michel in doubt for Week 1
Rookie recovering from early August knee drain
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 30, 5:40 pm

New England Patriots
Per Jeff Howe of The Athletic: “There has been a constant sense of optimism surrounding Rex Burkhead’s readiness despite a slight tear in his knee, but that sense hasn’t been as strong around Sony Michel, as sources maintained to The Athletic earlier this month the start of his regular season was in jeopardy due to a knee drain that was caused by a meniscus issue.” (The Athletic - Jeff Howe)

FFToday's Take: As the New England backfield turns. Burkhead was overprotective of Burkhead this month because the Patriots supposedly have big plans for him. That could and should still be the case. Michel was either supposed to fill the Dion Lewis role in this offense or be the next Alvin Kamara, depending on who you ask. Owners are advised to treat both Burkhead and Michel as high-upside flexes or RB3 until further notice.


Injury Sony Michel back at practice
First football activity since injuring knee on Aug. 1
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 27, 5:00 pm

New England Patriots
Progress on the injury front for the Patriots: Rookie RB Sony Michel makes his first appearance on the practice field since Aug. 1. (ESPN - Mike Reiss)

FFToday's Take: The Patriots' backfield is often about as clear as mud, and that seems to be even more the case this year. Michel was reportedly struggling in camp even before his injury and three weeks away isn't going to help him learn the Patriots' complicated offensive system any faster or close the gap on Rex Burkhead regardless of his first-round draft pedigree. Michel has massive upside, but whether it has a chance to be realized in 2018 is another story.



2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 HOU W 27-20 18 64 3.6 0 3 1 5 5.0 0 6.9
2 at JAC L 20-31 6 22 3.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
3 at DET L 10-26 0 0 - 0 3 2 26 13.0 0 2.6

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 KC L 27-42 3 15 5.0 0 3 1 8 8.0 0 2.3
2 at NO W 36-20 2 3 1.5 0 4 3 41 13.7 1 10.4
7 ATL W 23-7 6 31 5.2 0 1 1 11 11.0 0 4.2
8 LAC W 21-13 4 15 3.8 0 7 7 68 9.7 0 8.3
10 at DEN W 41-16 10 36 3.6 0 3 3 27 9.0 1 12.3
11 at OAK W 33-8 5 16 3.2 0 6 4 21 5.3 0 3.7
12 MIA W 35-17 13 50 3.8 1 2 2 3 1.5 1 17.3
13 at BUF W 23-3 12 78 6.5 2 4 3 25 8.3 0 22.3
14 at MIA L 20-27 5 8 1.6 1 5 5 45 9.0 0 11.3
15 at PIT W 27-24 4 12 3.0 1 1 1 5 5.0 0 7.7
CC JAC W 24-20 1 5 5.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.5
SB PHI L 33-41 3 18 6.0 0 1 1 46 46.0 0 6.4
CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
6 at NE L 17-35 2 16 8.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
7 CLE W 31-17 4 23 5.8 0 1 1 10 10.0 0 3.3
11 BUF L 12-16 0 0 - 0 1 1 14 14.0 0 1.4
12 at BAL L 14-19 5 29 5.8 0 2 2 19 9.5 0 4.8
13 PHI W 32-14 8 38 4.8 0 5 4 28 7.0 0 6.6
14 at CLE W 23-10 9 45 5.0 0 2 1 6 6.0 0 5.1
15 PIT L 20-24 7 32 4.6 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 5.0
16 at HOU L 10-12 12 42 3.5 0 4 4 25 6.3 0 6.7
17 BAL W 27-10 27 119 4.4 2 2 2 25 12.5 0 26.4

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