RB Rex Burkhead - New England Patriots

5-10, 214Born: 7-2-1990College: NebraskaDrafted: Round 6, pick 190 (2013)

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Summary

Last season was another in a long line of "could have, would have, should have" missed opportunities, as Rex Burkhead saw half the season go by while he was on Injured Reserve with a neck injury. It was the second year in a row that people had high expectations for Burkhead, but he didn't fulfill because of injury. With James White and Sony Michel in the backfield, it's hard to see him as a big factor but he did come up huge with a game-winning touchdown in the AFC Championship game. The Patriots will continue to use runs more and more as Tom Brady ages, especially with the loss of guys like Rob Gronkowski, but barring injury, Burkhead seems like a rotational back, someone who will spell the main backs but not get a ton of run. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 70, 52, 54
RB Redraft PPR - 70, 49, 50, 59
RB Dynasty - 77, 60, 70, 74

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 CIN 16 74 344 2 20 17 145 0 1
2017 NE 10 64 264 5 36 30 254 3
2018 NE 8 57 186 0 20 14 131 1 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 14.9 50.0 * * 23.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 50.0 * * 15.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 75.0 * * 27.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 73.0 * * 29.2 * * *

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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.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 250
RB: 69
Overall-PPR: 254
RB-PPR: 69

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Latest News

Patriots | Rex Burkhead back at practice (Mon Aug 12, 09:51 AM) - New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 12, after missing time last week.

Our View: Burkhead is trying to work his way into the mix in the Patriots backfield once again. Sony Michel is the lead back and rookie Damien Harris is his biggest threat for touches.
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2019 Schedule

1vs Pittsburgh Steelers
2@ Miami Dolphins
3vs New York Jets
4@ Buffalo Bills
5@ Washington Redskins
6vs New York Giants
7@ New York Jets
8vs Cleveland Browns
9@ Baltimore Ravens
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Philadelphia Eagles
12vs Dallas Cowboys
13@ Houston Texans
14vs Kansas City Chiefs
15@ Cincinnati Bengals
16vs Buffalo Bills
17vs Miami Dolphins