Posted by Steve Andress
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:18am
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.