- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 214 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 2, 1990 (28)
- 7th Season
- 2013 / Rd. 6 / Pk. 190 (CIN)
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 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.