College: Nebraska | 8 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 7/2/1990
Depth Chart: RB2.1
2020 Bye Week: 5
Total Pts: 52.9
Avg Pts: 13.23
Rank: 22 RB
|Week 1||3.20||Rex Burkhead 32 rushing yds (3.20 pts)|
|Week 2||8.90||Rex Burkhead 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)|
Rex Burkhead 47 receiving yds (4.70 pts)
Rex Burkhead 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
|Week 3||34.80||Rex Burkhead 49 rushing yds (4.90 pts)|
Rex Burkhead 2 rushing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Rex Burkhead 5 yd rushing TD
. . . Rex Burkhead 2 yd rushing TD
Rex Burkhead 49 receiving yds (4.90 pts)
Rex Burkhead 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
Rex Burkhead 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Rex Burkhead 11 yd TD pass from Cam Newton
|Week 4||6.00||Rex Burkhead 45 rushing yds (4.50 pts)|
Rex Burkhead 5 receiving yds (0.50 pts)
Rex Burkhead 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 6||1.40||Rex Burkhead 14 rushing yds (1.40 pts)|
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New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead has seen his role basically disappear with the return of James White. In Week 6, Burkhead rushed five times for 14 yards in the loss to the Denver Broncos. He was unable to do anything in the receiving game and it pretty much killed his fantasy value. Damien Harris is the lead back and James White is the main receiving back on the Pats. Which means, Burkhead is the odd man out right now. He has pretty much become a desperation deep league option at this point.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed for 14 yards on five carries against the Denver Broncos in Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: Burkhead is part of a committee at running back, which hurts his fantasy value. He probably will see a handful of touches next week but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead is expected to see his role decrease going forward. James White returned during the Week 4 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs after missing each of the two games prior to that. Burkhead saw a season-high 11 carries on the ground, but White returned to his role as the primary receiving back. That is most likely going to be the case going forward, so Burkhead might only be a low-end flex option right now in 14/16 team leagues.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead is a tough player to trust in fantasy leagues right now. He'll be heavily utilized in one game and then basically a ghost on the field the following week. The Pats are without Sony Michel (quad), so Burkhead should be more involved going forward. He saw 11 carries for 45 yards in the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4. However, he'll get a tougher matchup against the Denver Broncos this week. Burkhead might be worth a look as a low-end flex option in PPR leagues, but won't have much value outside of that.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead saw a season-high in carries during the Week 4 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Burkhead carried the ball 11 times for 45 yards with one reception for five yards through the air. Sony Michel (quad) went to the injured reserve, but the Pats backfield is still crowded. They have Damien Harris and James White who need touches as well. That means Burkhead won't have great fantasy value going forward. There is a chance that he carries some flex PPR value against the Denver Broncos next week.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed for 45 yards on 11 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4. He also caught one pass for five yards during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Burkhead should continue to see around 10 touches per game moving forward but may not be a starting option in many fantasy leagues next week.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead was a popular waiver wire add after his outstanding performance against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3. That was a fantastic game from Burkhead who finished with three touchdowns, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect it to happen again. James White (personal) is expected to return after missing the last two games. White is going to be the main receiving back, which will heavily cut into Burkhead's value. Fantasy owners adding Burkhead in hopes of a repeat are likely going to be disappointed. There might be some low-end flex value for Burkhead, but he's probably not worth using in 12-team leagues.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed six times for 49 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 3 against the Las Vegas Raiders and he added team highs with seven receptions, 49 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets.
Fantasy Spin: Burkhead was mostly invisible in the first two games, but he saw a much larger with James White inactive again. His fantasy staying power may or may not last, but hopefully you enjoyed the ride in Week 3. The Patriots travel to meet the Chiefs in Week 4.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead looked unstoppable versus the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3. He rushed six times for 49 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also added seven catches for 49 yards and another touchdown in the victory. James White (personal) was inactive, so Burkhead stepped in and played well in his role. It's unclear if he'll see the same amount of usage versus the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4. Burkhead has put himself on the fantasy radar after this one.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead is likely going to see an increased amount of playing time with James White (personal) ruled out for Week 3. Burkhead rushed six times for two yards and caught four passes for 47 yards last week without White available. He doesn't have great fantasy value, but could be a low-end flex option for PPR leagues against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead saw plenty of chances in the Week 2 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He was the primary receiving back with James White (personal) inactive for this game. Burkhead rushed six times for two yards and caught four of six targets for 47 yards through the air. It was a nice uptick for Burkhead, but he won't be on the fantasy radar going forward. James White is expected to be back for their matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead could see an increased workload in their Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Damien Harris (hand) has been placed on the injured reserve. Sony Michel (foot) is likely going to be limited during their first game of the year. Which leaves, James White and Burkhead to do a majority of the work on the ground. White has much better fantasy value because the Pats use him often in the receiving game. Burkhead probably won't do enough to warrant using in most formats. However, he could have some flex appeal in deep leagues against the below average Dolphins Defense.
Updating a previous story, New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead will 'almost certainly play the final year of his three-year contract' after agreeing to restructure his deal and create just shy of $1 million in cap space Tuesday, July 7, according to Sean T. McGuire of NESN.com.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead has agreed to restructure his deal for the upcoming 2020 NFL season. His base salary will drop from $2.5 million to $1.05 million and includes a $550,000 signing bonus in 2020. The 30-year-old running back is entering his final year of his deal with the Pats. Sony Michel, James White, and possibly Damien Harris will all be above Burkhead on the depth chart. He won't carry much value in most fantasy formats, but a couple of injuries could open up an opportunity for Burkhead. However, until that happens, Burkhead will be stuck towards the bottom of the depth chart.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead restructured his contract Tuesday, July 7. He received a $550,000 signing bonus and lowered his base salary from $2.5 million to $1.05 million. He can earn $400,000 in roster bonuses, which was reduced from $500,000. The move created $981,250 in salary cap space.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead picked up at least 15 yards on screens plays five times in 2019 - the fourth-highest total by any NFL running back last season.