AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 4-13-0
1-5-0 3-14-0

2021 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 122 427 3.5 3 36 0

Top Rex Burkhead News

  • Texans' Rex Burkhead: Produces as pass catcher

    Burkhead recorded 12 carries for 24 yards in Sunday's 28-25 loss to the Titans. He added three receptions on four targets for 42 yards.

    Burkhead accounted for 12 of the Texans' 17 carries, but he was largely bottled up on the ground. On the other hand, he delivered an impressive performance as a pass catcher, highlighted by receptions of 20 and 14 yards. Burkhead emerged as a surprisingly reliable producer down the stretch of the campaign, totaling at least 65 yards in four of his last five contests. The Texans will likely address their backfield in some fashion this offseason, but Burkhead recently signed an extension to be back in the mix for the 2022 season.

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  • Texans' Rex Burkhead: Signs extension through 2022

    The Texans and Burkhead came to terms on a contract extension through the 2022 season Friday, Sarah Barshop of reports.

    Since signing with Houston back in June, Burkhead has held a variety of roles out of the backfield, but due to injuries and circumstance he's had a bigger one during the stretch run. Since Week 11, he's earned double-digit carries in six of seven games, helping him settle on 110 rushes for 403 yards and three touchdowns to go with 22 catches (on 28 targets) for 144 yards in 15 appearances heading into the season finale. Following Friday's extension, Burkhead joins Scottie Phillips (ankle) as the only running backs under contract with the Texans next season.

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  • Texans' Rex Burkhead: Falls back down to earth

    Burkhead rushed 16 times for 47 yards and caught all six of his targets for 32 more yards in Sunday's 23-7 loss to the 49ers.

    Burkhead was unable to replicate his monster rushing performance (22-149-2) from a week ago, reverting to his inefficient ways (2.9 yards per carry) as the Texans' starting back. On the positive side of things, the veteran continued to see heavy usage with a team-high 22 touches. Burkhead is averaging 21 combined touches over his last three games, giving him a solid floor as a fantasy asset heading into next Sunday's matchup against the Titans.

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  • Texans' Rex Burkhead: Runs over Chargers

    Burkhead rushed the ball 22 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-29 win over the Chargers. He added two receptions for zero yards.

    Burkhead benefited from the absence of David Johnson (quadriceps) to account for 22 of the Texans' 36 rushing attempts. His effort was highlighted by long gains of 36, 25, and 14 yards, and he complemented that production with rushing scores from 15 and one yard away. When given opportunity in the past this season, Burkhead had failed to impress. He entered Sunday's game having recorded zero rushes of more than 20 yards on 67 attempts. With that in mind, even if Johnson remains sidelined for Houston's Week 17 matchup against San Francisco, it will be difficult to rely on Burkhead to replicate this performance.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Lexington, KY
Age: 31
School: Nebraska
Experience: 9