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RB Rex Burkhead - New England Patriots

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

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Burkhead is in concussion protocol after Week 1. He was limited in practice leading up to the Week 2 game and is questionable

Week 7: at Chicago Bears - $3500

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Don't look now, but the Patriots rushing attack is one of the strongest in the NFL as Sony Michel over his last three games has been a workhorse for this Patriots team averaging 105 yards rushing as the team looks to be more balanced then they ever have been. The offensive line for the Patriots continues to be an issue as Matt Bitonti has them rated as the 27th offensive line in football and while it is a strong unit up the middle, it is a unit that has struggled at the tackle positions as Trent Brown and Marcus Cannon are both having down seasons. The Bears rushing defense is one in which was gashed last week for 158 yards. This was an atypical performance and can likely be excused as an anomaly for a unit that has been very good up until this point. The temperature was 100 degrees in Miami and the Dolphins strategy was to wear the Bears down which is exactly what they did and it worked to perfection. Outside of last week, the Bears are a unit that has not allowed a running back to go over 50 yards and while they have not been tested, by a strong running game are still a very impressive unit led by defensive lineman Akiem Hicks and Khalil Mack at linebacker both who are playing at an elite level this season.

Recent Stats and Projections

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3 at DET 7 0 0 0 3 2 26 0 0 4200 4.60 1.10

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

2018 Week 3 vs DET (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec - 4.6 points, $4200)

Seeing limited play time due to the Sony Michel experiment, Burkhead didn't see a single carry, was missed on a touchdown throw from Brady, and exited the game late with a neck injury. Though Michel didn't look good, Burkhead's role remains tenuous at best.

2018 Week 2 vs JAX (6 / 22 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 2.2 points, $4400)

Whether it was due to concussion, performance, or potential, Rex Burkhead was not involved in the game at all, seeing the bulk of his work when the game was out of hand in the 4th quarter. One game does not make a trend, but he was only lined up wide once as well, and this is something worth monitoring. It wouldn't surprise if Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel rotated evenly and were used liberally in formations, but Michel was a high draft pick, so time will tell. Burkhead did nothing of note against the Jags, as the Pats run game was dominated by the Jags defense.

2018 Week 1 vs HOU (18 / 64 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec - 7.9 points, $4200)

Burkhead saw more snaps than expected due to an injury to Jeremy Hill, but wasn't able to produce much despite seeing 19 touches. His best run was a 12 yard scamper between a hole, and his day would have been much bigger if Tom Brady hadn't overthrown him for a TD on a pass route where he easily beat a linebacker. He also committed a fumble, but luckily the Pats recovered. Big days will be ahead if Hill's injury is serious.

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Schedule

7@ Chicago Bears
8@ Buffalo Bills
9vs Green Bay Packers
10@ Tennessee Titans
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New York Jets
13vs Minnesota Vikings
14@ Miami Dolphins
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
16vs Buffalo Bills
17vs New York Jets