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34 Rex Burkhead RB

New England Patriots

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
33%9%
Key Stats
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December 30, 2019 12:12 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Logs six carries in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead carried six times for 48 yards and hauled in his only target for six yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Dolphins.

Burkhead finishes the 2019 regular season with 65 carries for 302 yards and three TDs to go along with 27 catches (on 38 targets) for 279 yards in 13 games. Looking ahead to the postseason, the 29-year-old -- who is under contract with the Patriots through the 2020 season -- will continue to work in a complementary role behind lead back Sony Michel and pass-catching ace James White.

December 22, 2019 12:20 AM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Redeems fumble with late-game TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead ran for 20 yards and a touchdown on five carries while losing one fumble, and he corralled all four of his targets for 77 receiving yards during Saturday's 24-17 win against Buffalo.

Burkhead burst through the Buffalo defense for 18 yards on New England's opening offensive drive, only to fumble the football and see Micah Hyde scoop it up for a 31-yard gain in the opposite direction. With the 29-year-old Burkhead having established himself as a reliable piece to New England's attack over the past three seasons, he wasn't transitioned out of the game plan but rather bestowed with an additional seven offensive touches. His most critical contribution came on the Patriots' penultimate drive, as Burkhead's one-yard TD run with 5:06 to go provided New England with a lead that would prove insurmountable for the upset-minded Bills. Burkhead now has rushing scores in consecutive games, heading into a Week 17 matchup against a Miami defense that has surrendered 14 rushing TDs through its first 14 regular-season outings of 2019.

December 16, 2019 12:28 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Notches 33-yard TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead logged 20 of a possible 65 snaps on offense in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Bengals, en route to carrying six times for 53 yards, including a 33-yard TD in the fourth quarter of the contest.

Burkhead, who also caught both of his targets for six yards, was out-snapped by both Sony Michel (27) and James White (25) , with his TD run salvaging the day for him fantasy-wise. With sporadic volume the norm, Burkhead's lineup utility is restricted to deeper formats.

December 9, 2019 05:56 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Records seven carries Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead logged 18 of a possible 67 snaps on offense in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Chiefs, en route to carrying a team-high seven times for 15 yards.

Meanwhile, James White carried six times for 33 yards and caught five passes for 27 yards, while Sony Michel recorded five carries for eight yards and one catch for one yard. Looking ahead to next Sunday's game against the Bengals, we'd expect the Patriots to mix things up on offense, so it wouldn't surprise to see Michel -- the team's leading rusher this season -- see increased opportunities against Cincinnati's vulnerable run defense. In such a scenario, Burkhead figures to continue to work in a complementary role that may not generate significant volume.

December 2, 2019 11:52 AM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Three carries Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead was on the field for four of a possible 87 snaps on offense in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans.

In the process, Burkhead got three carries for 15 yards and failed to haul in his only passing target. As long as Sony Michel and pass-catching ace James White remain healthy, Burkhead's weekly volume figures to remain sporadic, which restricts his fantasy utility to deeper formats.

November 25, 2019 05:12 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Hauls in two passes Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead was on the field for 15 of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cowboys, en route to carrying twice for three yards and catching two passes (on five targets) for 14 yards.

In rainy conditions at Foxborough on Sunday, Sony Michel did the heavy lifting, carrying 20 times for 85 yards, which didn't leave much room for Burkhead and James White to make an impact out of the team's Week 12 backfield. Burkhead's weekly volume will continue to be difficult to project as long as both Michel and White remain healthy, a context that limits his fantasy usefulness to deeper formats.

November 18, 2019 12:32 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Logs five carries Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead was on the field for 21 of a possible 74 snaps on offense in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Eagles.

In the process, Burkhead carried five times for 14 yards and caught two of his three targets for 34 yards. Looking ahead, Burkhead's weekly volume in the Patriots' attack will be difficult to project so long as top back Sony Michel and change-of-pace/pass-catching ace James White remain healthy. As a result, Burkhead's fantasy utility is limited to deeper formats.

November 4, 2019 10:52 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Logs 24 snaps Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead logged 24 of a possible 67 snaps on offense in Sunday's 37-20 loss to the Ravens, en route to carrying four times for 18 yards and catching one of his two targets for 16 yards.

James White led the team's running backs with 28 snaps, while the team's usual lead option Sony Michel logged just 15 snaps in a contest in which game flow worked against the Patriots pounding the ball via the ground. The team is on bye Week 10, with a Nov. 17 road game against the Eagles next up for New England. Burkhead, who has been managing a foot issue of late, should benefit from the time off, so we'll have to see if he's still on the team's injury report in advance of Week 11 action.

November 3, 2019 09:12 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: In uniform Sunday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

Meanwhile, James White (toe) is also active, and as long as he's able to handle his normal allotment of pass-catching/change-of-pace snaps in tandem with lead back Sony Michel, it'll be tough to count on Burkhead receiving enough touches to make a fantasy splash in Week 9.

November 1, 2019 07:52 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Questionable for Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens after practicing in a limited fashion all week.

Burkhead returned to action in the Patriots' Week 8 win over the Browns, and with no reported setbacks in that contest, he's expected to be good to go Sunday. His Week 9 status gains added import after James White (toe) was added to the injury report Friday and is also listed as questionable. If White ends up being limited or sits out this weekend, Burkhead would likely absorb a decent share of the team's change-of-pace duties behind lead back Sony Michel.

October 31, 2019 11:36 AM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Logs limited practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Burkhead returned to action in the Week 8 win over the Browns, carrying three times for four yards and catching his lone target for a nine-yard gain. No news surfaced suggesting Burkhead suffered a setback in that contest, so his limitations Wednesday limitations were likely a case of routine management.

October 29, 2019 01:16 AM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Posts 13 snaps in return to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead logged 13 of a possible 69 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Browns.

In his first game since Sept. 29, Burkhead carried three times for four yards and caught his only target for nine yards. As long as top back Sony Michel and change-of-pace/pass-catching ace James White remain healthy, the versatile Burkhead's weekly volume in the New England offense will be difficult to project.

October 27, 2019 03:24 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Returns to action Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Burkhead's return to action pushes rookie Damien Harris to the inactive list. With Sony Michel serving as the Patriots' lead back and James White entrenched as a change-of-pace/pass-catching option, Burkhead profiles as a versatile complement in the team's offense, a role that makes his weekly volume difficult to peg so long as Michel and White remain healthy.

October 27, 2019 02:00 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Likely to suit up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Patriots will likely confirm Burkhead's availability around 2:55 p.m. EDT, when the team releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Though Burkhead remained a limited participant in practice all week, the Patriots apparently are encouraged enough by his progress to bring him back after a three-game absence. Rookie Damien Harris likely will be a healthy scratch Sunday as the Patriots clear a spot in the backfield for Burkhead.

October 25, 2019 06:16 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Listed as questionable this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns after practicing in a limited fashion all week.

Though Burkhead has missed three consecutive contests, he's been practicing in a limited fashion for some time now, so he's a candidate to suit up Sunday. If he does find himself in the Patriots' Week 8 backfield mix, Burkhead would profile as a hit-or-miss fantasy option, however, given that his weekly volume tends to vary based on game flow and matchup-specific play calling.

October 24, 2019 04:52 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Still limited at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot) was once again limited at practice Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Burkhead -- who has missed three straight games -- has been practicing in a limited fashion for some time now, so it's possible that he could be activated Sunday against the Browns. An equally plausible scenario, however, is that the team plays it safe with the running back, with the offense having performed just fine in his absence.

October 23, 2019 04:12 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: At practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot) was spotted at Wednesday's walk-through practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Burkhead hasn't taken the field since Week 4. While Burkhead's presence at Wednesday's practice indicates that he has a chance of suiting up Week 8 versus the Browns, his availability will likely come down to what he's able to do Thursday and Friday. With Sony Michel, James White and Brandon Bolden all healthy, the Patriots appear willing to take a cautious approach with Burkhead.

October 20, 2019 04:24 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Downgraded to out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot) has been downgraded to out for Monday night's game against the Jets.

With Burkhead -- who last suited up Sept. 29 versus the Bills --- still sidelined by a foot issue, Sony Michel, James White and Brandon Bolden will handle the Patriots' Week 7 backfield duties.

October 19, 2019 05:08 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Questionable versus Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot) is officially listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Jets.

Burkhead has missed two consecutive contests due to a lingering foot injury, but he appears to have a chance at retaking the field Week 7 against the Jets. In the event that Burkhead manages to suit up, he'll mix into New England's rushing attack alongside Sony Michel and James White, making him a hit-or-miss fantasy option.

October 18, 2019 05:24 PM
Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Logs another limited practice session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (foot) remained limited at practice Friday.

Given that he's been able to practice in a limited fashion of late, Burkhead -- who has missed two straight games -- could possibly return to action in Week 7 against the Jets, but that's not a lock at this stage, which makes him a risky roll in fantasy lineups, given the Patriots' Monday night kickoff.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020NE0000---0000
2019NE131653024.7333118
2018NE84571863.3120011
2017NE103642644.1315214
2016CIN161743444.7172023
2015CIN160441.02000
2014CIN909273.010101
2013CIN10000.00000
Total73927311274.13311367
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020NE0000---00000
2019NE1312727910.33204010
2018NE84141319.4251104
2017NE103302548.52331013
2016CIN161171458.5180008
2015CIN16010949.4271204
2014CIN907497.0150003
2013CIN10000.000000
Total7391059529.13258042
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020NE000---00
2019NE1300---00
2018NE800---00
2017NE1011717.0170
2016CIN16611419.0260
2015CIN1600---00
2014CIN900---00
2013CIN100---00
Total73713118.7260
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/215
Birthdate:
7/2/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Lexington, KY, USA
School:
Nebraska
NFL Experience:
8
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