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Rex Burkhead RB - NE

Experience: 5 YRS  
Height: 5'10"  
Weight: 214 
Bye: 11

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (neck) returned to practice on Thursday, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. Burkhead appears on track to play when 1st eligible in Week 13. He figures to be 3rd in the backfield pecking order, though, behind James White and Sony Michel. We'd leave Burkhead on the waiver wire for now outside of deep fantasy leagues.

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The Patriots will place RB Rex Burkhead on IR with the neck injury he suffered in Week 3, according to the Boston Globe's Jim McBride. No word yet on Burkhead's exact injury or whether he's a candidate to return after 8 weeks. We'll look for more details, but Burkhead can be dropped outside of deep leagues and leagues with an IR spot. New England's once deep backfield has now lost Burkead and Jeremy Hill to injuries. That leaves Sony Michel as the clear lead ball-carrier and James White as the primary pass-catching back. Both guys look like weekly fantasy starters at this point.

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead injured his neck in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's game against the Lions and did not return. He played just 7 snaps before exiting, carrying 0 times and catching 2 of 3 targets. He's fallen behind Sony Michel and James White in the backfield pecking order.

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. He remains the best bet to lead New England backs in touches after handling 19 of them in the opener.

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Jaguars. He was limited in practice Thursday and Friday. We’ll look for updates on Burkhead Sunday morning. Pats-Jags doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

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Injury Predictor

Burkhead topped his previous high for touches by just 3 in his 1st Patriots season, but he did so in 6 fewer games than he played the year before. A rib injury cost him 4 weeks in the middle of 2017, and then a knee sprain claimed the final 2 regular-season games plus New England's 1st playoff contest. Burkhead had otherwise enjoyed a clean record -- on very limited touches -- since an August 2014 MCL sprain. He re-signed with the Patriots this offseason and will fight for touches in a perennially crowded backfield. Sony Michel figures to challenge the red-zone role that accounted for all 8 of Burkhead's TDs in 2017.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
2.25 5.2% 57.5%
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Date Injury Analysis
Aug 8, 2018 Knee Tear Burkhead missed time in training camp with what was reported as a "slight tear" in his knee.
Dec 17, 2017 Knee Patella Sprain Burkhead didn't return until the AFC Championship game.
Sep 17, 2017 Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Burkhead missed 4 games.
Aug 16, 2014 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Burkhead suffered the injury in Week 2 of the preseason. He made his regular season debut in Week 6.

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