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Basic StatsRex Burkhead's Basic Stats

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ADP: 25.3
Bye: 6
Experience: 9 Yr(s)
Age: 31.9
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.73
SPARQx (Rank): 120.50 (78%)
Burst Score (Rank): 128.80 (91%)
Agility Score (Rank): 10.94 (95%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 6.85

Injury PredictorRex Burkhead's Injury Index

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

39%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

2.9%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

0.80

Durability

3

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Aug 16, 2014 NFL Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Burkhead suffered the injury in Week 2 of the preseason. He made his regular season debut in Week 6.
Sep 17, 2017 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Burkhead missed 4 games.
Dec 17, 2017 NFL Knee Patella Sprain Burkhead didn't return until the AFC Championship game.
Aug 8, 2018 NFL Knee Tear Burkhead missed time in training camp with what was reported as a "slight tear" in his knee.
Sep 23, 2018 NFL Cervical Neck Burkhead spent 8 games on IR with a neck injury but returned in Week 13.
Sep 25, 2019 NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Burkhead was listed as a limited practice participant ahead of the Week 4 game vs. the Bills but he played despite the foot injury. He didn’t play in the next 3 games
Nov 22, 2020 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Burkhead tore the ACL in his right knee during Week 11's loss at Houston
Oct 6, 2021 NFL Inguinal Hip Sprain Burkhead missed Week 5 game against the Patriots due to a hip injury.
Dec 12, 2021 NFL Inguinal Hip Sprain Burkhead sustained a hip injury during the Week 14 match against the Seattle Seahawks.

Basic StatsRex Burkhead's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Burkhead signed a 1-year deal with Houston last offseason.
  • Injuries around him helped Burkhead post a team-best 122-427-3 rushing line.
  • His season was highlighted by a 22-149-2 line vs. a Chargers squad that invited the run.
  • Overall, he finished as an RB2 3 times.
  • Burkhead notched only 3.5 YPC.
  • Among 44 RBs with 120+ carries, Burkhead ranked last in PFF rushing grade; 32nd in yards after contact per attempt.
  • The Texans re-signed Burkhead to a 1-year, $2.35 million deal that’s slightly more than what Marlon Mack earned as a free agent.
  • Mack missed nearly all of the 2020 season with an Achilles tear. He was a healthy inactive for most of 2021 behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines.
  • Houston added Florida RB Dameon Pierce in Round 4 this year. With a well-rounded game and little tread off his tires, Pierce projects for an immediate role.
  • Houston returns 2nd-year QB Davis Mills as the starter. While he showed some flashes, Mills remains a major wild card.
  • Pep Hamilton takes over as the OC. In 3 stints as an OC, his units ranked 23rd, 17th and 21st in rush attempts.
  • The ’21 Texans ranked bottom-3 in scoring and total yardage, so major improvement is needed to support a 2 or 3-headed backfield.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Burkhead’s 122 carries from 2021 actually marked a season-high. So he doesn’t have a lot of wear and tear on his body.

Still, we’re talking about a 30-year-old RB (31 in November). And the track record for those guys simply isn’t encouraging.

Considering Houston’s suspect offense and RB competition in Marlon Mack and Dameon Pierce, it’s tough to see an upside path for Burkhead.

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David Johnson, RB UNS

2:19pm EST 1/5/22

David Johnson off COVID list

Texans RB David Johnson has been activated from the COVID list. He figures to play vs. the Titans on Sunday but should only steal a handful of touches from RB Rex Burkhead.

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Texans RB David Johnson was not activated from the COVID list and will miss today’s game vs. the 49ers. Rex Burkhead should remain Houston’s clear lead back, with Royce Freeman the #2.

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Texans RB David Johnson (quad) is not expected to play vs. the Chargers today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That'll leave Royce Freeman as the #2 RB behind Rex Burkhead.

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Texans RB David Johnson (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Chargers. He didn’t practice all week, though, so he seems unlikely to play. Look for Rex Burkhead to serve as Houston’s clear lead back on Sunday, with Royce Freeman as the #2.

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Texans RB David Johnson (quad) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. His absence vs. the Chargers this weekend would be a slight boost to RB Rex Burkhead's stock. We'll get another update on Johnson tomorrow.

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