Week 5 at Washington Redskins
Rex Burkhead played in the Patriots' Week 4 matchup with the Bills, despite being limited all week and ultimately a game-time decision. Burkhead saw just 18% of New England's offensive snaps, and his usage indicates he was clearly not 100%. Burkhead played 74% of the snaps the week prior, but that was due to James White missing the game for the birth of his son. Burkhead is certainly capable of starter-worthy performances, but they are exceedingly difficult to forecast.
Burkhead has been limited in practice so far this week, making him questionable for Week 5. If he does play, he'll share the backfield with both James White and Sony Michel, limiting his fantasy upside. Starting him will require monitoring beat reporting from New England up until the start of the game, and if he's active, he's best used as a low-floor RB3.
**UPDATE 10/5 @ 12:00pm: Rex Burkhead was listed as out today for this game, so make sure you replace him in your lineups!**