RB Rex Burkhead - New England Patriots
|5-10, 214||Born: 7-2-1990||College: Nebraska||Drafted: Round 6|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 20 vs JAX (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 0.5 points, $5400)
Coming off an injury, Burkhead wasn't involved in the game plan at all beyond a few touches and targets.
2017 Week 15 vs PIT (4 / 12 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec - 8.7 points, $6400)
Though he vulture a 1 yard score, the big Burkhead news was his knee injury early in the game. It is being reported as a knee sprain, which means he could be back for the playoffs. For the next couple weeks though, it looks like he will be unavailable.
2017 Week 14 vs MIA (5 / 8 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec - 16.3 points, $0)
Similarly to Dion Lewis, Burkhead wasn't able to get anything going on the ground, and the Patriots had to abandon the run game in the second half. He was involved in the passing game, but there were no big or spark plays to speak of. Burkhead did score a 1 yard touchdown on the ground after a pass interference call got the Pats to the goal line. He should see more success going forward.
2017 Week 13 vs BUF (12 / 78 / 2 rush, 4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec - 25.3 points, $5000)
Along with Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead helped pave the way for the run game, dominating the Bills on the ground. Burkhead scored two touchdowns, one being of the short 1 yard variety. The other was a nice 14 yard burst up the middle, cutting back and fighting defenders to barely score a touchdown. Burkhead also had a nice 30+ yard gain from the shotgun formation, displaying a one cut and go move with some decent speed to boot. Burkhead has been integrated fully into the offense since coming back from injury in multiple game phases.
2017 Week 12 vs MIA (13 / 50 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 3 / 1 rec - 19.3 points, $4300)
Burkhead wasn't sensational in this one, but he had his number called at the right time. He scored after Dion Lewis got the team on the doorstep on the opening drive, and then finished a drive with a short reception after his end around got the team on the doorstep. He had a drive to himself in the second half that didn't amount to anything, and also got some carries in garbage time. He also failed on a fourth down conversion and most of his touches were modest gains. He's the #2 back in this offense.
2017 Week 11 vs OAK (5 / 16 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec - 7.7 points, $3600)
Rex Burkhead worked as the second option behind Dion Lewis. Burkhead fumbled in the first quarter, but luckily, the ball was recovered by Dwayne Allen. Burkhead sat out a series before re-emerging in his normal pass catching role. Burkhead had a few carries between the tackles, but was quickly bottled up. As a receiver, he made two tough grabs--one of which went for 10 yards.
2017 Week 10 vs DEN (10 / 36 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 27 / 1 rec - 15.3 points, $3400)
Burkhead played a featured role throughout the game in Week 10, displaying his versatility above all else. He caught a few passes, including one on a slant route for a 14 yard touchdown. He carried the ball with some success. Most importantly, he blocked a punt that set the Patriots up for a score. Now that he's healthy, Burkhead will clearly have a role with the team.
2017 Week 8 vs LAC (4 / 15 / 0 rush, 7 / 7 / 68 / 0 rec - 15.3 points, $3600)
Back from injury, Burkhead's primary contributions came in the passing game, as he played entire series at times, highlighting his versatility. He had a big YAC gainer called back due to a penalty, but he displayed nice effort on the play shedding two tacklers. His role may be uncertain on a weekly basis, however.
2017 Week 7 vs ATL (6 / 31 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec - 5.2 points, $3800)
Burkhead saw a handful of carries after being shelved for a few weeks with injury, but with the 4 man backfield rotation, it may be tough for him to carve out a huge role.
2017 Week 2 vs NO (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 41 / 1 rec - 13.4 points, $3900)
Burkhead did score a touchdown on a lob pass from 19 yards out, but perhaps the bigger note from this game was that he left with an injury early in the game. At this time, it's unsure what the injury is, but it's worth monitoring, as Burkhead had 5 touches in the early going. If he is healthy, the touches may be there if Patriots receivers are still dealing with injuries.
2017 Week 1 vs KC (3 / 15 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec - 3.3 points, $4400)
Though he was hyped coming into the game, Burkhead only played 10 of 81 snaps for the Patriots offense. The semi-good news is that he was targeted or touched the ball on 6 of those snaps, including one end zone target. Even though this backfield will likely be fluid, Burkhead's role seems minimal right now.
Latest NewsPatriots | Rex Burkhead contract details (Thu Mar 15, 05:10 PM) - Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots re-signed free-agent RB Rex Burkhead to a three-year contract with a base of $9.75 million and $5.5 million in guarantees. The deal has a maximum value of $13.5 million. link to story Patriots | Rex Burkhead staying put (Wed Mar 14, 05:04 PM) - Free-agent RB Rex Burkhead (Patriots) is re-signing to a three-year contract with the New England Patriots, according to a source. The deal is heavy on guaranteed money, but financial terms were not disclosed. Our View: With Dion Lewis (Titans) moving on in free agency, the Patriots needed to keep Burkhead if they wanted to..and they did. Burkhead is a strong runner who lacks creativity between the tackles. He is also a fine asset as a receiver out of the backfield...or lining up in the slot.
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