College: Nebraska | 6 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 7/2/1990
Depth Chart: RB1.3
2018 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 22.3
Avg Pts: 1.72
Rank: 16 RB
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New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead totaled only five yards from scrimmage in the Patriots Week 14 loss. Fantasy owners that hoped Burkhead might become a playable option were disappointed to see him muster only two rushing yards on four carries. Burkhead's legs are fresh coming off the injured reserve list but teammates Sony Michel and James White are taking most of the snaps ahead of him. Burkhead cannot be trusted in fantasy lineups heading into Week 15.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead returned to the lineup in Week 13 with 41 yards from scrimmage against the Vikings. Burkhead was activated from IR after recovering from a neck injury and his legs certainly looked fresh. Burkhead has an excellent matchup this week against a Dolphins defense that is allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing running backs. But Burkhead's role right now is a change-of-pace back behind rookie Sony Michel and veteran James White. Burkhead could be in line for 5-to-10 carries in the game but is not ready for fantasy lineups in Week 14.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed seven times for 20 yards in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings and he added two catches for 21 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Burkhead was playing in his first game since suffering an injury in late September. If you need fantasy help at the running back spot, he might be available, but with James White and Sony Michel also healthy, Burkhead's ceiling is rather limited.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead returned to the lineup in Week 13 with seven carries for 20 yards and 21 receiving yards against the Vikings. Burkhead has missed most of the season due to a neck injury but his legs looked fresh as he ran with authority. It is hard to envision a scenario where Burkhead suddenly becomes the bell-cow in the Patriots backfield but his presence should eat into Sony Michel and James White's opportunities moving forward. Burkhead could be worth a waiver add this week but will be a low-floor, touchdown-dependent fantasy option heading into Week 14.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (neck) is active in Week 13 against the Vikings for the first time since Week 3. Burkhead was activated from Injured Reserve this week and will factor into the backfield behind rookie Sony Michel and James White. While Burkhead isn't expected to see many snaps in his first game back, it's not great news for either Michel or White for the remainder of the season.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead is ready to return to the lineup in Week 13 against the Vikings. Burkhead was placed on injured reserve after hurting his neck in Week 3 against the Lions. Burkhead is a smart football player who is a threat in the passing game of the Patriots red zone offense. His return certainly could effect the fantasy value of veteran James White moving forward but don't expect Burkhead to post fantasy numbers overnight. Burkhead could be brought along slowly and will have a tough first test against a stout Vikings defense. Burkhead is worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats but should not be in lineups for Week 13.
The New England Patriots activated running back Rex Burkhead (neck) from Injured Reserve on Monday, according to a source. He is eligible to play in Week 13 against the Vikings, but it remains to be seen if he actually will. Burkhead had 24 carries for 86 yards (3.6 yards per carry) and three catches for 31 yards in three games before getting injured earlier this year. The team values his versatility and his presence in the backfield is bad news for both Sony Michel and James White down the stretch.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (neck) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 26.
Fantasy Spin: Burkhead's return means the fantasy value of Sony Michel and James White takes a hit. Michel will remain the Patriots' primary runner and White will remain their third-down back. Burkhead should dot a little of both and is a flex play at worst going forward.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (neck), who remains on the Reserve/Injured list with a neck injury, participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Fantasy Spin: Burkhead suffered the injury in Week 3, and the earliest he can return is Week 13 (Dec. 2), so it's something for New England RB fantasy owners to keep in mind.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (neck) returned to practice on Thursday and is now eligible to come off the Injured Reserve and play on Dec. 2 against the Vikings. That would be in Week 13, a week before the traditional fantasy playoffs begin. While it's unclear if Burkhead will actually be back by then, it's of some concern to those that own James White and rookie Sony Michel. Burkhead's return to the backfield would surely cause some headaches for fantasy owners down the stretch.
The New England Patriots will place running back Rex Burkhead (neck) on the Injured Reserve on Wednesday after he injured his neck in the Week 3 loss to the Lions, according to a league source. Rookie linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley will also go on IR with an unknown injury. It's unknown if Burkhead will be able to make it back this year, so fantasy owners should try to stash him for now if they have the room. It's a tough break for a Patriots team that is 1-2 to start the year. The values of James White and rookie Sony Michel go way up with this news. Both become RB3/flex options immediately, with White being more attractive in PPR leagues.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (neck) is going on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Fantasy Spin: The severity of the injury is unknown, but the move to IR certainly hints it's severe. He's probably not someone to hold on to even if he's able to return this season. Sony Michel and James White will continue to share work and be flex options.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead finished the Patriots Week 3 loss in the locker room with a neck injury. Burkhead has been battling a concussion recently and the fact that doctors were examining his neck cannot be a good sign. Burkhead caught two passes for 26 yards in the game and his status will have to be monitored this week. Running backs James White and Sony Michel will share snaps in the Patriots backfield if Burkhead's injury will cost him some games.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (neck) left the Week 3 game against the Detroit Lions due to a neck injury and he was taken to the locker room for further evaluation.
Fantasy Spin: Burkhead was injured in the third quarter after managing a total of just two touches. It's been Sony Michel and James White handling the work, with a bulk of the carries going to Michel.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead will go up against a Lions defense that, through two games, has allowed the fifth most fantasy points to opposing runners. Burkhead is off to a quiet start this season and a concussion has limited his involvement right out of the gate. The Patriots offense has an opportunity to put up some points against Detroit so they could be running the ball a lot in the later stages of the game. Burkhead should see more than the six carries he received in Week 2 against the Jaguars but will have to split playing time with rookie Sony Michel and veteran James White. Burkhead is the most likely of the three to score a touchdown and will have RB3/4 status for Week 3.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead carried the ball six times for only 22 yards in the Patriots Week 2 loss in Jacksonville. Burkhead was limited in practice this week because of a concussion and was not a guarantee to suit up. He did have a nice 12-yard run in the game but mostly was ineffective and was the third wheel behind Sony Michel and James White in the backfield. The healthier Burkhead gets the more snaps he will see moving forward and will have a better matchup in Week 3 against the Lions.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) is officially active for the team's Week 2 game.
Fantasy Spin: Burkhead should receive most of the carries in the game and probably will also be involved in the passing game. He will be facing a tough Jacksonville Jaguars defensive but can still be a No. 2 running back or flex option.
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) progressed this week and made the trip for Week 2, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: It's encouraging, but he's not out of the woods yet. Burkhead will have to show that he's good to go in pre-game warmups tomorrow. If he does play he may not see his usual allotment of touches, but he would pose as an RB3 threat.
New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (concussion) made progress this week and traveled with the team to Jacksonville for Week 2, according to a source. All signs point to Burkhead being active, but James White could see most of the work in this one. Rookie Sony Michel (knee) is also trending toward playing, but he'd be a pretty risky flex option if both Burkhead and White are in the fold. Michel's early-season role is clouded by the fact that he missed most of training camp and the preseason and sat out in Week 1.
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.
Fantasy Spin: Burkhead may be a game-time decision because he still needs to pass all of his concussion tests. He likely will be the main back for the Patriots if he plays and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back.