Burkhead ran for 21 yards and one touchdown on four carries and caught three receptions for 27 yards on four targets against the Rams on Sunday.

Following the trade of Mark Ingram it was assumed that David Johnson and Phillip Lindsay would log more snaps, but instead, they both saw demotions Sunday as Burkhead and Scottie Phillips (five carries for 11 yards, two receptions for nine yards on three targets) took on a larger workload. It's not clear whether the game flow affected the workload distribution -- the Texans fell far behind early and that may have affected their personnel decisions -- but in the meantime there's reason to assume Burkhead will be much more involved than before the Ingram trade. It's a bleak backfield overall, unfortunately, and it's difficult to know what to expect as the Texans head to Miami in Week 9.

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