Rex Burkhead, RB New England Patriots

General Info

  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 214 lbs
  • DOB: 07-02-1990
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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead ACTIVE for Week 13 vs. Vikings

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:07pm

Patriots Inactives
CB Duke Dawson
CB Keion Crossen
DL Danny Shelton
DL Derek Rivers
DL Keionta Davis
OL James Ferentz
TE Dwayne Allen

Related players: Rex Burkhead

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Scouting Report

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.

2018 Strength of Schedule - NE
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
3
HOU
8
@JAX
2
@DET
31
MIA
9
IND
28
KC
1
@CHI
21
@BUF
22
GB
10
@TEN
BYE18
@NYJ
14
MIN
31
@MIA
11
@PIT
21
BUF
18
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--------------
7@CHI--------------
8@BUF--------------
9GB--------------
10@TEN--------------
11BYE--------------
12@NYJ--------------
13MIN720002.862210210.504.16.117/7423.0%
14@MIA42000.5013023.000.51.517/8220.7%
15@PIT425006.25318036.004.37.316/6225.8%
16BUF1339013.004400510.005.99.925/7533.3%
17NYJ514002.801181218.009.210.217/6825.0%
Per game7.1323.2500.133.261.7516.380.132.509.364.466.2118.88/68.1327.04%
Totals57186013.26141311209.3635.749.7151/54527.04%
Previous Games vs. KC
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
20186KC--------------
20171KC315005.0018038.002.33.310/8112.35%
20154KC0000-1270127.002.73.77/5412.96%
Average1.507.500.000.002.501.0017.500.002.0017.502.503.508.50/67.5012.66%