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2018 GSI Playoff Challenge
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RB NWE

College: Nebraska | 5 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 7/2/1990
2018 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 129.8
Avg Pts: 8.11
Rank: 18 RB

Free Agent

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
No Playoff Match Up
Week 2
Week 30.50Rex Burkhead 5 rushing yds (0.50 pts)
Week 47.40Rex Burkhead 18 rushing yds (1.80 pts)
Rex Burkhead 46 receiving yds (4.60 pts)
Rex Burkhead 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Player Notes
Mar 15 5:33pm ET

Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots re-signed free-agent RB Rex Burkhead to a three-year contract with a base of $9.75 million and $5.5 million in guarantees. The deal has a maximum value of $13.5 million.

Mar 14 5:13pm ET

Free-agent RB Rex Burkhead (Patriots) is re-signing to a three-year contract with the New England Patriots, according to a source. The deal is heavy on guaranteed money, but financial terms were not disclosed.

Mar 14 4:30pm ET

The New England Patriots agreed to an undisclosed multi-year extension with running back Rex Burkhead on Wednesday, according to a league source. Burkhead had more than 500 yards from scrimmage with eight touchdowns last year in his first season with New England. He should be lined up for even more work in the backfield in 2018 with Dion Lewis leaving for Tennessee, too.

Feb 5 2:13pm ET

The New England Patriots face the prospect of losing several key free agents. The Patriots have to address key impending free agents in OTs Nate Solder, Cameron Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle, along with RB Rex Burkhead, WR Danny Amendola, CB Malcolm Butler, WR/ST Matthew Slater and RB Dion Lewis. New England is projected to have approximately $17 million in salary cap space. TE Dwayne Allen, TE Martellus Bennett, DT Alan Branch, LB David Harris and RB Mike Gillislee all could be released to create more cap space.

Jan 31 5:10pm ET

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead will be a sleeper red zone target for the Patriots this Sunday when they face the Eagles in the Super Bowl. Burkhead will have a tough test going up against an Eagles defense that allowed the second fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. But Burkhead, when healthy, certainly had a nose for the end zone this season. Burkhead totaled eight touchdowns during the regular season, three of those being receiving scores. He may see less than 10 touches in the game but will be a threat to catch and score on a 4-yard check-down pass in the red zone. He amassed only 514 yards from scrimmage but makes his limited opportunities count. Burkhead will be touchdown or bust from a fantasy perspective for this Sunday's Super Bowl.

Jan 21 2:03pm ET

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is officially active for the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jan 21 2:00pm ET

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (hand) and running back Rex Burkhead (knee) are officially active for Sunday's AFC Championship Game. Both of these players were named as active earlier in the day, so this is not a shock. Brady will "probably" wear a glove on his injured hand, something he has said he does not like to do, but he reportedly threw the ball "incredibly well" during Friday's practice. As for Burkhead, this is his first game action since Week 15 and Dion Lewis has established himself as the clear lead back during that time. Burkhead was dominating red-zone snaps before his injury, however, and it would not be surprising to see him nab a touchdown or two in this matchup. That makes Burkhead worth a look in DFS.

Jan 21 9:30am ET

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (questionable, knee) will be active for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jaguars. It will be his first game action since Week 15. The versatile Burkhead finished the regular season on a four-game touchdown streak, though it is hard to gauge how he will be used following a month-long absence. Dion Lewis will remain the lead ball-carrier against Jacksonville.

Jan 21 12:03am ET

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

Jan 19 4:40pm ET

New England Patriots running backs Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee) are questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship against Jacksonville. Burkhead was limited in practice all week. He was held out of the Divisional Round but looks on track to return. Gillislee is closer to returning than he was last week, but his status remains up in the air. Even if healthy, Gillislee is not a lock to be active.

Jan 19 4:23pm ET

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

Jan 19 4:23pm ET

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), RB Mike Gillislee (knee), OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) and DT Alan Branch (knee) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and are listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

Jan 18 4:43pm ET

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

Jan 18 12:50pm ET

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (hand) and running back Rex Burkhead (knee) are practicing Thursday. Brady jammed his throwing hand when a teammate ran into him during Wednesday's practice. There never seemed to be much concern about the injury, however, with multiple reports saying he "should be okay." This practice backs that up. It would be a shock if Brady is not ready to face the Jaguars on Sunday. Burkhead sat out the Divisional Round despite practicing all week, so getting in work Wednesday and Thursday does not guarantee he will suit up. Still, he seems to be trending the correct direction. Even if Burkhead plays, Dion Lewis should remain the lead back.

Jan 17 7:00pm ET

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead is expected to play this Sunday against the Jaguars, per cbssports.com. Burkhead has not played since December 17th as he is dealing with a knee sprain. He was proving to be the perfect complement to starter Dion Lewis with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. He had become a red zone threat, scoring seven total touchdowns over his last six games played. His return to the Patriots offense simply gives them one more weapon that the Jaguars have to keep an eye on. The Jaguars did allow a receiving touchdown to the Steelers Le'Veon Bell last week but only three receiving touchdowns to running backs during the regular season. Burkhead is not worth the roll of the dice in fantasy even though he could steal some red zone looks from Lewis if he plays.

Jan 17 4:50pm ET

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (hand) and running backs Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee) were all limited in practice Wednesday. Brady's hand injury is unlikely to be serious, and he'll be out there for the AFC title game against the Jaguars. Brady picked the Titans apart in the Divisional Round, but it may not be that easy against Jacksonville's strong secondary, even though Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger racked up the yardage last week against them. Burkhead is expected to be back this weekend after missing last weekend's game, although he may be somewhat limited and makes for a risky DFS pick. Even if Gillislee is healthy enough to play, he'll likely remain inactive if Burkhead is back.

Jan 17 4:43pm ET

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Jan 15 2:20pm ET

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (knee), who hasn't played since Dec. 17 due to a knee sprain, is expected to play against the Jaguars in the AFC title game next weekend, according to a source. A lot will depend on how much Burkhead does in practice this week, so keep an eye on his status. Dion Lewis will remain the lead back in this backfield and is the most attractive DFS play, but Burkhead's return would lower the ceiling for Lewis' owners. Burkhead may be limited if he returns, though, so James White, who had two touchdowns in the Divisional Round, may still be involved quite a bit.

Jan 15 11:03am ET

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is expected to play in the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jan 13 7:10pm ET

New England Patriots running backs Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee) are both inactive for the Divisional Round game against the Titans on Saturday. With them out, James White will be the passing back out of the backfield along with Dion Lewis. Lewis is the obvious DFS choice here, but White will be a cheap sleeper in PPR formats.

Player Transactions
  • 15-Mar-2018: NWE - Re-signed, Unrestricted FA - Three-year contract (through 2020)
  • 14-Mar-2018: NWE - Re-signed - Three-year contract (through 2020)
  • 14-Mar-2018: NWE - Re-signed - Multi-year contract
  • 14-Mar-2018: NWE - Declared Free Agent
  • 14-Mar-2017: NWE - Signed, Unrestricted FA - One-year contract (through 2017)
  • 14-Mar-2017: NWE - Signed, Unrestricted FA
  • 09-Mar-2017: CIN - Declared Free Agent
NFL Week
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2017 Season129.806426450302543360
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Week 2@NOR13.402300341140
Week 3HOU0.00000000000
Week 4CAR0.00000000000
Week 5@TAM0.00000000000
Week 6@NYJ0.00000000000
Week 7ATL5.2063100111010
Week 8LAC15.3041500768070
Week 9bye
Week 10@DEN15.30103600327130
Week 11@OAK7.7051600421060
Week 12MIA19.3013501023120
Week 13@BUF25.30127820325040
Week 14@MIA16.305810545050
Week 15@PIT8.704121015010
Week 16BUF0.00000000000
Week 17NYJ0.00000000000
DivisionalTEN0.00000000000
ChampionshipJAC0.50150000010
SuperbowlPHI7.4031800146010