The return of Burkhead could affect both Sony Michel and James White, as Burkhead can handle carries and catch passes out of the backfield. The Pats also like him on special teams but it's yet another weapon in the Patriots arsenal. It may be best to at least wait a week to see how they utilize him before plugging him in lineups.
NE RB Rex Burkhead - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 14 at Miami Dolphins
The New England Patriots head to Miami with a top five implied team total, facing a defense that ranks just 29th in total defense this season. New England struggled at Hard Rock Stadium surprisingly, but this Dolphins defensive unit doesn't have the pieces it had last year. Miami ranks just 29th in aFPA to RBs. Sony Michel continues to dominate early-down and goalline snaps in this backfield and already had a successful day against the Dolphins earlier this year. Even with Rex Burkhead mixing in, there's still room for James White, evidenced by White's game against this team earlier this season. That doesn't leave enough volume for Burkhead in Week 14.