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34 Rex Burkhead RB

New England Patriots

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
79%33%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
10642644.151

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Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Gets $5.5 million guaranteed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead's three-year contract with the Patriots contains $5.5 million fully guaranteed, including all of his $1 million base salary for 2018 and $1.5 million of his $1.75 million base salary for 2019, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

Burkhead provided a solid return on his one-year, $3.15 million deal with New England in 2017, piling up eight touchdowns, 30 catches and 518 scrimmage yards (254 receiving) in 10 regular-season games, though he only had 12 snaps and five touches in two playoff appearances. The Patriots still have James White for passing downs and signed Jeremy Hill to compete with Mike Gilislee for a power-back role, but there should be plenty of room for Burkhead to contribute as a jack-of-all-trades performer, including some work on special teams. Dion Lewis is out of the picture, and Hill's one-year, $1.5 million contract includes only $150,000 guaranteed. The structure of Burkhead's deal all but ensures he won't be released before 2020.

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Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Re-ups with New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead agreed Wednesday to re-sign with the Patriots on a three-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

With Dion Lewis departing for the Titans in free agency, Burkhead's decision to re-up with New England tentatively makes him the most logical candidate on the roster to lead what is expected to be a committee situation out of the backfield in 2018. In addition to Burkhead, the Patriots still have power back Mike Gillislee and pass-catching specialist James White under contract, giving the team some diverse options at running back. Moreover, further depth at the position is likely to arrive via free agency or the draft, but Burkhead's versatility and nose for the end zone -- he scored eight total touchdowns in 10 games last season -- are clearly assets the Patriots value.

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Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Set for free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead can become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday when the league year begins, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reports.

Burkhead was efficient with his limited opportunities while playing on a one-year, $3.15 million contract in 2017, taking 64 carries for 264 yards (4.1 average) and five touchdowns and catching 30 of 36 targets for 254 yards (7.1 per target) and three scores in 10 regular-season games. While his skill as a pass blocker and receiver came as no surprise, the extent of his contribution in the red zone was an unexpected development. With Dion Lewis likely priced out of town, Burkhead would make sense as a cheaper alternative in New England, where he'd continue to split work with pass-catching specialist James White and either Mike Gilislee or an offseason addition. Burkhead's versatility, which includes special teams work, should ensure he draws interest from a variety of teams.

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Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Logs three carries Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead carried three times for 18 yards and hauled in his only target for 46 yards in Sunday's 41-33 loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

Burkhead logged nine offensive snaps (of a possible 76) Sunday, while James White recorded 45 and Dion Lewis was out there for 21. During the regular season, Burkhead recorded 64 carries for 264 yards and five TDs, while catching 30 passes for 254 yards and three TDs in 10 games. The 27-year-old is eligible to become a free agent this offseason, but we suspect that the Patriots would like to keep the versatile Burkhead around, at the right price.

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Patriots' Rex Burkhead: Limited at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burkhead (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network previously relayed that Burkhead is expected to return to action for Sunday's playoff game against the Jaguars. In such a scenario, Burkhead would add valuable depth to the Patriots backfield, while working behind lead back Dion Lewis. Moreover, Burkhead's versatility is a plus, given that besides being an option when Lewis needs a breather, he's also another back -- along with James White -- for the team to deploy in its passing game.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/7/17KC315140
29/17/17NO2320
39/24/17HOU0000
410/1/17CAR0000
510/5/17TB0000
610/15/17NYJ0000
710/22/17ATL63190
810/29/17LAC41570
1011/12/17DEN103680
1111/19/17OAK51640
1211/26/17MIA1350221
1312/3/17BUF1278312
1412/11/17MIA5831
1512/17/17PIT41261
1612/24/17BUF0000
1712/31/17NYJ0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013Cincinnati Bengals1000---0000
2014Cincinnati Bengals909273.010101
2015Cincinnati Bengals160441.02000
2016Cincinnati Bengals161743444.6172023
2017New England Patriots103642644.1315214
TOTAL5241516394.2318238
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013Cincinnati Bengals1000---00000
2014Cincinnati Bengals907497.0150003
2015Cincinnati Bengals16010949.4271204
2016Cincinnati Bengals161171458.5180008
2017New England Patriots103302548.52331013
TOTAL524645428.52743028
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2013Cincinnati Bengals100---000
2014Cincinnati Bengals900---000
2015Cincinnati Bengals1600---000
2016Cincinnati Bengals16611419.02600
2017New England Patriots1011717.01700
TOTAL52713118.72600
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Cincinnati Bengals100.000000.0000
2014Cincinnati Bengals951.040000.0000
2015Cincinnati Bengals16116.050000.0000
2016Cincinnati Bengals16138.050000.0000
2017New England Patriots1044.000000.0000
TOTAL523319.0140000.0000
Punting
YearTeamGNo.YdsLgAvgBlkI20TBDownedNoRet YdsTDNet Avg
2013Cincinnati Bengals1000---0000000---
2014Cincinnati Bengals9000---0000000---
2015Cincinnati Bengals16000---0000000---
2016Cincinnati Bengals16000---0000000---
2017New England Patriots10000---1000000---
TOTAL52000---1000000---
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Cincinnati Bengals100000000
2014Cincinnati Bengals900000000
2015Cincinnati Bengals1611000000
2016Cincinnati Bengals1611100000
2017New England Patriots1010000000
TOTAL5232100000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/210
Birthdate:
7/2/1990
Age:
27
Hometown:
Lexington, KY, USA
School:
Nebraska
NFL Experience:
6
Awards:
 
 
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