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Rex Burkhead RB

New England Patriots

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
13%4%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
16743444.621

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Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Could have real role in Pats offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots seemingly view Burkhead as a significant part of their 2017 plans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Burkhead signed a one-year, $3.15 million contract that includes a $1.1 million signing bonus. In addition to assuring him of a roster spot, the contract suggests the Patriots expect him to contribute on offense. Burkhead was always a strong special teams contributor in Cincinnati, and last season he also demonstrated proficiency as a pass catcher, pass blocker and even as a runner. The Patriots do already have a pair of talented pass-catching backs in the form of Dion Lewis (hamstring) and James White, but they may still find a way to get Burkhead some touches.

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Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Joins New England backfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots have signed Burkhead, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder carried 74 times for 344 yards and two TDs, while adding 17 catches for 145 yards in a part-time role with the Bengals last season. Given his ability to contribute on special teams, the addition of Burkhead could signal that the Patriots could move on from free agent reserve RB Brandon Bolden. Burkhead joins a backfield that also consists of James White, Dion Lewis, D.J. Foster and Tyler Gaffney. Meanwhile, the team's leading rusher in 2016, LeGarrette Blount, remains a free agent, though it's still possible that he could be re-signed. Alternatively, the Patriots could look to add another "big back" to replace Blount via free agency or the draft.

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Rex Burkhead: Visiting with Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead is making a free-agent visit with the Patriots, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Burkhead is represented by the same agent as Patriots coach Bill Belichick and profiles as a potential replacement for free agent Brandon Bolden, who has occupied a reserve tailback and special teams role for New England over recent seasons. In playing all 16 games this past year, the gritty Burkhead totaled a career-high 633 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to go with 13 tackles and two fumbles forced.

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Bengals' Rex Burkhead: Scores twice in lead role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries while catching both of his targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 27-10 win over Baltimore.

Burkhead handled the vast majority of the rushing workload with Jeremy Hill (knee) inactive for the season finale. He didn't pick up more than 17 yards on any one play, but turned consistent modest gains into a fantastic performance. The pending free agent found pay dirt in the first and fourth quarters for his first two touchdowns of the season, helping his stock for this coming offseason. Burkhead's ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and 4.6 yards per carry average on 74 attempts this season make him a desirable asset for teams in need of help at running back.

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Bengals' Rex Burkhead: Taking on lead back duties Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead is expected to carry the load at running back Week 17 against the Ravens, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

With Hill limited in Week 16, Burkhead picked up 49 offensive snaps, turning it into 12 carries for 42 yards (while tacking on four catches for 25 yards). Now that Hill is inactive, look for Burkhead to be "the bellcow," with Cedric Peerman and Tra Carson on hand for relief, if needed. It's a tough fantasy matchup, however, as the Ravens have allowed opposing running backs to score just six times all season.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/11/16NYJ0000
29/18/16PIT0000
39/25/16DEN0000
49/29/16MIA0000
510/9/16DAL0000
610/16/16NE216120
710/23/16CLE423110
810/30/16WAS0000
1011/14/16NYG0000
1111/20/16BUF0000
1211/27/16BAL529170
1312/4/16PHI838160
1412/11/16CLE945110
1512/18/16PIT732100
1612/24/16HOU124290
171/1/17BAL27119172
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013Cincinnati Bengals1000---0000
2014Cincinnati Bengals909273.010101
2015Cincinnati Bengals160441.02000
2016Cincinnati Bengals161743444.6172023
TOTAL421873754.3173024
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013Cincinnati Bengals1000---00000
2014Cincinnati Bengals907497.0150003
2015Cincinnati Bengals16010949.4271204
2016Cincinnati Bengals161171458.5180008
TOTAL421342888.52712015
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2013Cincinnati Bengals100---000
2014Cincinnati Bengals900---000
2015Cincinnati Bengals1600---000
2016Cincinnati Bengals16611419.02600
TOTAL42611419.02600
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Cincinnati Bengals100.000000.0000
2014Cincinnati Bengals951.040000.0000
2015Cincinnati Bengals16116.050000.0000
2016Cincinnati Bengals16138.050000.0000
TOTAL422915.0140000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Cincinnati Bengals100000000
2014Cincinnati Bengals900000000
2015Cincinnati Bengals1611000000
2016Cincinnati Bengals1611100000
TOTAL4222100000
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Height/Weight:
5-10/210
Birthdate:
7/2/1990
Age:
26
Hometown:
Lexington, KY, USA
School:
Nebraska
NFL Experience:
5
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