• Rex Burkhead

  • RB
  • , New England Patriots
  • 31
  • 214 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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Scouting report

by Spencer Babbitt

NE RB Rex Burkhead - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 vs. Baltimore Ravens
Rex Burkhead had a decent showing last week by notching 12 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown. The Patriots appear to be taking the "hot hand" approach splitting early-down carries between Burkhead and Damien Harris. The crowded nature of the New England backfield makes weekly performance very difficult to project outside of James White's passing-game role. Burkhead will likely have some useful games down the stretch, but it will be very difficult to predict when those are coming. Burkhead is nothing more than a low-end flex play at best in a tough matchup against Baltimore.

by Spencer Babbitt

NE RB Rex Burkhead - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 at Buffalo Bills
Rex Burkhead continues to get a handful of touches every week, but his participation in the offense means little for fantasy other than detracting from the projections for Damien Harris and James White. Burkhead is not a starting option outside of extremely deep PPR leagues.

by Spencer Babbitt

NE RB Rex Burkhead - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 vs. San Francisco 49ers
James White's return to the lineup and Damien Harris's emergence as an option for early-down carries has rendered Rex Burkhead a fantasy afterthought. Burkhead has only received one target over the last two games and rushed for a total of 59 yards in that same span. Burkhead is the third option in a messy backfield and should not be started outside of extremely deep leagues.

by Spencer Babbitt

NE RB Rex Burkhead - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 vs. Denver Broncos
Rex Burkhead followed up his two-touchdown performance in Week 3 with 11 carries for 45 scoreless yards and a single reception in Week 4. Damien Harris appears to have seized the lead role for early-down rushing work and James White continues to operate as the dominant receiving back for New England. This distribution of touches leaves little more than scraps for Burkhead to work with as far as usage, making him bench material in most leagues.

by Spencer Babbitt

NE RB Rex Burkhead - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 vs. Denver Broncos
Rex Burkhead lost a massive chunk of his snap share in Week 4 due to James White's return and the emergence of Damien Harris on early downs. White played 40 snaps compared to Burkhead's 27 while Harris got 17 carries to Burkhead's 11. Without a consistent role in the passing game and chances at goal-line carries, Burkhead has minimal fantasy value and cannot be started as anything other than a desperation flex in deep leagues.

by Spencer Babbitt

NE RB Rex Burkhead - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Kansas City Chiefs
Rex Burkhead put himself on the fantasy radar in Week 4 by compiling six carries, six receptions and two touchdowns. Much of that production can be attributed to James White's absence, but the Patriots are traditionally unpredictable with how they deploy their backfield so we cannot totally discount Burkhead's performance. Even so, prediciting how the touches will be distributed amongst Burkhead, White and Sony Michel is a daunting task and makes Burkhead tough to trust for another strong performance. He is best left on the bench this week until we get some clarity on his role moving forward.

by Spencer Babbitt

NE RB Rex Burkhead - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Rex Burkhead was thrust into an unexpected role on Sunday night when he had to fill in for James White who tragically lost his father earlier in the day. Burkhead was ineffective on the ground, only managing two yards on six carries, but he did catch four balls as the designated receiving back. In the event White misses Week 3, Burkhead may have some starter appeal in deep PPR leagues if you are in dire need of a running back.

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