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RB Rex Burkhead - New England Patriots

5-10, 214Born: 7-2-1990College: NebraskaDrafted: Round 6

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Before the Patriots signed RFA Mike Gillislee to an offer sheet and the Bills let him walk, Burkhead looked like he might be the most valuable fantasy back in New England. He should still contribute some scoring weeks with his hands out of the backfield and sense of urgency running inside, and with an injury or two to his competitors for touches, do even more. He's available late in best ball drafts and could end up being a brilliant pick if you need a late hail mary.

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 60, 44, 48, 51, 51, 52, 54, 57, 57, 58, 60
RB Redraft PPR - 64, 31, 51, 53, 54, 55, 58, 58, 59, 60, 60, 60
RB Dynasty - 64, 41, 52, 62, 64, 72

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 CIN 9 9 27 1 10 7 49 0
2015 CIN 16 4 4 0 15 10 94 1 1
2016 CIN 16 74 344 2 20 17 145 0 1
2017 PROJ-Dodds 16 98 * * 18 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 115 * * 20 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 120 * * 14 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 68 * * 17 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 201
RB: 60
Overall-PPR: 199
RB-PPR: 65

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Latest News

Patriots | Dion Lewis, James White listed on first-team (Wed Aug 9, 02:20 PM) - New England Patriots RBs Dion Lewis and James White are ahead of Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee on the team's unofficial depth chart.

Our View: Lewis was considered possibly in danger of losing his roster spot, but his explosiveness is reportedly back and he'll have a role in this backfield.
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Patriots | Rex Burkhead getting work in short-yardage (Fri Aug 4, 12:35 PM) - New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead was reportedly 'chased by head coach Bill Belichick and Bill Belichick alone' and was signed in large part due to his versatility. So far in camp, the team hasn't been shy about trying him in short-yardage situations down at the goal line.

Our View: Burkhead is going well behind James White and Mike Gillislee, but it is not hard to imagine him having as much value as either one. He is an excellent late round pick to select and see how the Pats backfield plays out.
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