Rex Burkhead, RB New England Patriots

General Info

  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 214 lbs
  • DOB: 07-02-1990
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Most Recent News

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead placed on IR

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:36pm

Jim McBride on Twitter - [Full Article]

The Patriots will be putting RB Rex Burkhead (neck) on IR today, per league source.

Fantasy Impact:

As long as Burkhead is sidelined, we're expecting a Sony Michel/James White committee with pretty established roles. Michel will handle most of the carries and White will get a lot of work as a receiver. The Patriots have already added Kenjon Barner and may look to add another running back this week to shore up the depth behind Michel and White.

Scouting Report

Week 3 at Detroit Lions

The Patriots have the second-highest implied team total of 30 points for Week 3. The Lions are also 28th in PPR points allowed to RBs this season after getting gashed by Matt Breida last week and Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell in Week 1. Rex Burkhead was both limited in practice last week with a concussion and limited in the game as New England's game plan for RB usage against Jacksonville largely matched its AFC Championship game blueprint. That meant far less work for Burkhead than James White. That could change this week, with far more positive game script likely. It's risky, but Burkhead should have flex appeal again this week in 12-team leagues or larger.

2018 Strength of Schedule - NE
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
15
HOU
2
@JAX
30
@DET
31
MIA
14
IND
29
KC
3
@CHI
25
@BUF
17
GB
8
@TEN
BYE16
@NYJ
4
MIN
31
@MIA
6
@PIT
25
BUF
16
NYJ

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1HOU1864003.5615035.006.97.937/7549.3%
2@JAX622003.670000-2.22.215/6124.6%
3@DET0000-2260313.002.64.67/4814.6%
4MIA--------------
5IND--------------
6KC--------------
Per game8.0028.67003.581.0010.3302.0010.333.904.9019.67/61.3329.50%
Totals2486003.583310610.3311.714.759/18429.50%
Previous Games vs. CHI
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
20131@CHI--------------
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