RB Rex Burkhead - New England Patriots

5-10, 214Born: 7-2-1990College: NebraskaDrafted: Round 6, pick 2013

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17 vs MIA 13 6 48 0 1 1.0 6 0 0 5.4
18 vs TEN 11 3 4 0 3 3.0 32 0 0 3.6

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Rex Burkhead's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 18 vs TEN (3 / 4 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

Burkhead's biggest play was a screen pass that he took to the 1 yard line, narrowly missing a score. The Pats then couldn't convert a touchdown. As per usual, he saw a handful of touches, but given his limited volume, big yardage and scores are few and far between. He may have more talent than Sony Michel, but wasn't utilized as such.

2019 Week 17 vs MIA (6 / 48 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Burkhead was perhaps the best skill player for the Patriots, running hard on his limited touches. The gameplan didn't utilize him in volume though, which may have been a mistake. He should still see action in the playoffs.

2019 Week 16 vs BUF (5 / 20 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 77 / 0 rec)

Burkhead's game went from bad to good in a hurry. He fumbled early in the game on a careless play, but ran with authority thereafter. This included a very nice effort on a third down run to get a first down, and his touchdown saw him bounce off a couple hard tackles in one of the better 1 yard touchdowns you'll see of late.

2019 Week 15 vs CIN (6 / 53 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

Burkhead's "revenge game" saw him scamper for a nice 33 yard touchdown which featured a slow juke, but it was good enough to fool a defender in the secondary. The play was blocked well by the o-line. Beyond that, not a ton to speak of.

2019 Week 9 vs BAL (4 / 18 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

Burkhead played a bit role even with the Patriots playing from behind, but wasn't able to do anything with his limited touches. He remains a 4-8 touch player for now.

2019 Week 3 vs NYJ (11 / 47 / 1 rush, 7 / 6 / 22 / 0 rec)

With James White out on paternity leave and Sony Michel struggling, the backfield was the Rex Burkhead show. While all his catches were pure dumpoffs, he did get some traction on the ground, including a short touchdown. James White will obviously eat into his passing game touches going forward, but if Sony Michel continues to struggle and the Pats keep Damien Harris on ice, Burkhead could easily have a 10 touch floor in most games.

2019 Week 2 vs MIA (5 / 21 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 47 / 0 rec)

Similar to James White, Burkhead's role is going to be highly volatile as long as other RBs and WRs are healthy. He can do it all, but isn't the main option in the running or passing game, so a handful of touches per game will be the norm.

2019 Week 1 vs PIT (8 / 44 / 0 rush, 8 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)

Surprisingly, Rex Burkhead was active, playing a healthy complement of snaps and logging 13 touches after being hurt most of last year. He played in 2 RB sets with James White, as well as some single RB sets in both the pass and run game. It's very clear the Patriots value his versatility, and he'll have a role health permitting.

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