Rex Burkhead

Rex Burkhead

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 29College: NebraskaDrafted: #190 (6th Rd. by Cincinnati)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 2nd (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #210
Best / Worst #109 / #337
ADP #229


Rex Burkhead totals 58 yards in Super Bowl

Rex Burkhead rushed seven times for 43 yards and caught two passes for 15 yards as the Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 to win their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history.

Fantasy Impact

Burkhead got nine touches in this one compared to 18 for Sony Michel and just three for James White. Burkhead got more involved in the offense once New England went run-heavy down the stretch. With Tom Brady set to turn 42 in August it makes sense the Patriots would follow a similar game plan in 2019.

Rex Burkhead scores twice on 16 touches

Red Burkhead rushes 12 times for 41 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots’ 37-31 AFC Championship win over the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact

He also added four receptions for an additional 23 yards. The highlight was a walk-off touchdown run in overtime to end the game. Burkhead saw a lot less carries than Sony Michel, but the Pats ran the ball so much that both backs were able to have fantasy value. That could be true again two weeks from now versus a Rams defense that doesn’t defend the run very well.

Rex Burkhead scores touchdown in playoff win

Rex Burkhead rushed four times for 12 yards and a touchdown and caught his only target for seven yards in the Patriots' AFC Divisional Round win over the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact

Burkhead simply isn't utilized enough in the offense to warrant fantasy football usage outside of DFS Tournaments on the off chance that he benefits from a few touchdowns. Stay away in playoff pools next week for the AFC Championship game.

Rex Burkhead scores Rec. TD in final regular season game of 2018

Rex Burkhead rushed five times for 14 yards and caught one of his two targets for 18 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 17 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact

Burkhead has been the third option in the backfield for the good part of the season, and with Michel and White both locked down beyond 2019, Burkhead should return to a crowded backfield next season, making him a late-round dart throw at best most likely. He'll maintain solid handcuff value, as the Patriots can support two backs, but not three, on a weekly basis.

Rex Burkhead out-touches James White in win

Rex Burkhead rushed 13 times for 39 yards and caught four of his five targets for 40 yards in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Bills. He fumbled once.

Fantasy Impact

Burkhead finished as the team's RB2 in touches, which is a positive sign, but fumbled, which usually doesn't sit well in New England. Burkhead remains a risky option for Week 17, largely based on an unpredictable usage rate.