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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead ruled out    Sun Nov 22, 03:27 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 11 game and will not return.

Footballguys view: James White should have a much larger passing game role going forward. He had his best fantasy game in a month today.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead scores twice    Mon Nov 16, 01:05 AM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead ran six times for 31 yards in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens. Burkhead was also targeted five times, catching four of them for 35 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead sees 15 total touches    Mon Nov 9, 11:23 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed 12 times for 56 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the New York Jets and he added three receptions for 11 yards on three targets.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead held in check    Sun Nov 1, 04:46 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed for 26 yards on six carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 8. He also caught one pass for five yards during the game.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead totals seven touches    Sun Oct 25, 10:34 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead ran four times for just 12 yards in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers while adding three catches for 35 yards on four targets.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead held to 14 yards    Sun Oct 18, 05:06 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed for 14 yards on five carries against the Denver Broncos in Week 6.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead finishes with 50 total yards    Mon Oct 5, 10:13 PM

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.

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  Patriots | Big game for Rex Burkhead in Week 3    Sun Sep 27, 08:57 PM

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.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead unlikely to be cut?    Tue Jul 7, 06:26 PM

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.

Footballguys view: That's why guys restructure their contracts. Burkhead reworked his deal and his role will remain nearly the same with the team. He's the no.3 back (at best) behind Sony Michel and James White.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead restructures    Tue Jul 7, 10:37 AM

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.

Footballguys view: Burkhead likely had to do this to help his chances of making the 53-man roster. He'll serve as a do-everything back who is battling for the no.3 spot on the depth chart behind Sony Michel and James White.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead got it done on screens    Tue Jun 23, 10:22 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Burkhead is their screen-pass specialist. The Patriots will continue to use their three-headed RBBC in 2020 and they may have to lean on those guys even more. Tom Brady is playing in Tampa, so no matter who is at quarterback (Brian Hoyer or Jarrett Stidham) the team will need to be supported by a strong rushing attack.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead hurt Sony Michel's numbers    Sun Apr 5, 04:38 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel averaged 19 carries for 73 yards and scored four touchdowns in three games with Rex Burkhead injured last season. In those same contests, Michel compiled six of his 12 catches for the year. In the 13 games Burkhead was active, Michel averaged 14.6 carries for 53 yards and scored only three times.

Footballguys view: The Patriots don't care about your fantasy stock in Michel. He's a talented back, but so long as the team continues to use a three-headed RBBC, Michel's fantasy value will be held down.

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  Patriots | Week 17 final stats for Patriots    Sun Dec 29, 04:17 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 16-of-29 passes for 221 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in an upset loss at home to the Miami Dolphins. RB Sony Michel led the way with 74 rushing yards on 18 attempts while scoring a touchdown, with RB Rex Burkhead adding 48 yards on six carries. WR Phillip Dorsett had a team-high 50 yards on one grab with four targets, while LB/FB Elandon Roberts had a 38-yard touchdown on his only touch. RB James White also added a score while finishing with three catches for 33 yards, and WR Julian Edelman managed three grabs for 26 yards on seven targets. WR N'Keal Harry also had three catches for 29 yards on seven targets while running once for nine yards.

Footballguys view: The Patriots offense continued to disappoint, coming up short in a game against one of the worst defenses in the league. Michel was serviceable for fantasy today and that's about it as linebacker/fullback Elandon Roberts caught one of the two Brady touchdowns. The Patriots fall to the third seed and will have to play next week and both Brady and the offense look mortal, and of course talk of Josh McDaniels as a head coaching prospect will be heard even though this was arguably the biggest struggle of his Patriots career.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead has big day in passing game    Sat Dec 21, 07:41 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed five times for 20 yards and a score and caught all four of his targets for a team-high 77 receiving yards Saturday, Dec. 21, against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Burkhead wasn't in lineups, but he did enough to run James White's line for teams that played him their finals. He'll continue to mix in some explosiveness and toughness to the Patriots backfield and make projections difficult for the playoffs as long as he's healthy.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead sinks old team wih TD    Sun Dec 15, 05:23 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed six times for 53 yards with a touchdown in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals, his former team. He also added two grabs for six yards on his two targets.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead active    Sun Nov 3, 06:56 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 9 game.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead listed as questionable    Fri Nov 1, 05:38 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead limited    Thu Oct 31, 07:19 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 31.

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  Patriots | Thursday's practice report for New England    Thu Oct 31, 04:43 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel, chest), WR Julian Edelman (chest, shoulder), TE Ryan Izzo (concussion), TE Matt LaCosse (knee), OG Shaq Mason (ankle) and WR Gunner Olszewski (ankle, hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.

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  Patriots | Wednesday injury report for New England    Wed Oct 30, 05:00 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel/chest), TE Ryan Izzo (concussion), TE Matt LaCosse (knee), G Shaq Mason (ankle) and WR Gunner Olszewski (ankle/hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead officially active    Sun Oct 27, 03:06 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 8 game.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead expected to play    Sun Oct 27, 12:43 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is expected to be active for the team's Week 8 game, according to a source.

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  Patriots | Questionable tag for Rex Burkhead    Fri Oct 25, 04:09 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead remains limited    Thu Oct 24, 06:37 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

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  Patriots | Thursday's practice report for New England    Thu Oct 24, 04:49 PM

New England Patriots TEs Ryan Izzo (concussion) and Matt LaCosse (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 24. OL Shaquille Mason (ankle), RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel, chest), WR Julian Edelman (chest) and WR Gunner Olszewski (ankle, hamstring) were limited. WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) was upgraded to a full practice.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead limited Wednesday    Wed Oct 23, 04:21 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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  Patriots | Week 7 New England Patriots inactives    Mon Oct 21, 06:49 PM

The New England Patriots have declared TE Matt LaCosse, DL Michael Bennett, WR Josh Gordon, SS Patrick Chung, OT Korey Cunningham, RB Rex Burkhead and TE Ryan Izzo inactive for Week 7.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead will not play    Sun Oct 20, 02:26 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) has been ruled out for the Week 7 game.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead questionable for Week 7    Sat Oct 19, 05:03 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was a limited participant in practice Saturday, Oct. 19, and is considered questionable for Monday Night Football against the New York Jets.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead listed as limited    Fri Oct 18, 06:44 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18.

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  Patriots | Friday's practice report for New England    Fri Oct 18, 04:24 PM

New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee, ankle), TE Matt LaCosse (knee) and TE Ryan Izzo (concussion) did not practice Friday, Oct. 18. RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel, chest), WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) and WR Julian Edelman (chest) were limited.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead limited    Thu Oct 17, 04:51 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

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  Patriots | Week 6 New England Patriots inactives    Thu Oct 10, 06:54 PM

The New England Patriots have declared OL Korey Cunningham, DL Byron Cowart, RB Rex Burkhead, RB Damien Harris, QB Cody Kessler, WR Phillip Dorsett and CB Joejuan Williams inactive for Week 6.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead expected to sit out Thursday    Thu Oct 10, 02:28 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is not expected to play Thursday, Oct. 10, when the Patriots host the New York Giants.

Footballguys view: We'll see if rookie Damien Harris can at least get on the gameday 46 and maybe even get some touches in a game the Patriots should control from beginning to end.

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  Patriots | New England's Tuesday practice report    Tue Oct 8, 05:41 PM

New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) did not practice for a second straight day Tuesday, Oct. 8. RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel), DB Nate Ebner (groin), WR Julian Edelman (chest), WR Josh Gordon (knee) and LB Shilique Calhoun (ankle) were limited.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead limited    Mon Oct 7, 04:51 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 7. The Patriots did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead to miss Week 5    Sat Oct 5, 01:48 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) on Saturday, Oct. 5, was downgraded out for the team's Week 5 game at Washington.

Footballguys view: The Patriots backfield is a little less cluttered with Burkhead out. Sony Michel should be the lead ball-carrier while James White should be the top receiving back.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead questionable    Fri Oct 4, 04:42 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 4, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.

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  Patriots | New England's Week 5 injury report    Fri Oct 4, 04:23 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel), DB Nate Ebner (groin), WR Julian Edelman (chest) and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable for Week 5 versus the Washington Redskins. DL Michael Bennett (shoulder) fully participated in practice all week, while WR Josh Gordon (knee) was upgraded to full practice Friday, Oct. 4; both players no longer appear on the injury report. WR Gunner Olszewski (hamstring) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day Friday but was also removed from the injury report.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead listed as limited    Thu Oct 3, 07:27 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

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  Patriots | Thursday's practice report for New England    Thu Oct 3, 04:04 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel), DB Nate Ebner (groin), WR Julian Edelman (chest), WR Josh Gordon (knee) and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 3. DL Michael Bennett (shoulder) was a full participant. WR Gunner Olszewski (hamstring) was not given a practice designation.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead limited    Wed Oct 2, 05:29 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Footballguys view: Burkhead was barely involved last week against the Bills. With James White back and Burkhead being banged up, he only caught one pass in Week 4. We'll see if he's going to be used a bit more against Washington in Week 5.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead active for Week 4    Sun Sep 29, 11:56 AM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is active for Week 4's game against the Buffalo Bills.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead likely to play    Sun Sep 29, 10:22 AM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is expected to play in Week 4's game against the Buffalo Bills, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Burkhead is still likely to play too small a role to matter for fantasy leagues today, but he could affect the viability of James White and Sony Michel as Week 4 starts.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead travels with team    Sat Sep 28, 05:14 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is traveling with the team for their Week 4 game but is still listed as questionable.

Footballguys view: Burkhead is traveling with the team but the speculation around the team is that Sony Michel will see more work. That could mean that Burkhead is down for this game against the Bills or perhaps really limited against a tough defense.

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  Patriots | Questionable tag for Rex Burkhead    Fri Sep 27, 08:00 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

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  Patriots | Week 4 injury report for New England    Fri Sep 27, 05:27 PM

New England Patriots DL Michael Bennett (shoulder), RB Rex Burkhead (foot), DB Nate Ebner (groin), WR Julian Edelman (chest), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), TE Matt LaCosse (ankle) and OL Marshall Newhouse (illness) were limited in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and are listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills. TE Ryan Izzo (calf), OL Joe Thuney (shoulder) and OL Marcus Cannon (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday and were removed from the injury report. QB Tom Brady (calf) was not given a practice designation Friday but no longer appears on the injury report.

Footballguys view: If Burkhead can't go, James White becomes a great PPR play on Sunday, although there are no strong signs that he'll miss the game.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead listed as limited    Thu Sep 26, 04:18 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

Footballguys view: Burkhead hasn't stayed healthy for long stretches so it's a big concerning to see him on the injury report. James White and Damien Harris could gain value if this becomes a bigger issue for Burkhead. He's a what the heck flex vs Buffalo with Sony Michel struggling, but there's more risk now.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead gets in limited practice    Wed Sep 25, 04:08 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (groin) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead plays well in Week 3    Sun Sep 22, 05:51 PM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed for 47 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries against the New York Jets in Week 3. He also caught six passes for 22 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Burkhead looked a lot crisper than Sony Michel and filled James White's passing game role because White left for the birth of his child. White should be back next week and Burkhead is just bench depth with weekly what the heck flex value. He should still be held as a good talent in a productive backfield.

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