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Rex Burkhead Injury History & Updates

Basic StatsRex Burkhead's Basic Stats

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ADP: 55.12
Bye: 1
Experience: 10
Age: 33.8
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.73
SPARQx (Rank): 120.50 (79%)
Burst Score (Rank): 128.80 (90%)
Agility Score (Rank): 10.94 (94%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 6.85

Injury PredictorRex Burkhead's Injury Guide

Chance of Injury in 2024


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024



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

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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.
Nov 27, 2022 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Burkhead went down in Week 12 at Miami.

Basic StatsRex Burkhead's Preseason Player Analysis

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Dameon Pierce, RB HOU

8:25pm EST 12/17/22

Dameon Pierce to IR

The Texans placed RB Dameon Pierce on IR with his ankle injury, ending his 2022 season. Pierce had an impressive rookie season, running for 939 yards on 4.3 yards per carry in a bad Houston offense. He currently ranks 8th in Pro Football Focus rushing grade and 3rd in Elusive Rating among 39 RBs with 100+ carries. It's enough to make Pierce the favorite to lead this backfield in 2023, but we'll see what the Texans do at the position this offseason. The Texans promoted RB Royce Freeman from the practice squad on Saturday. He joins Rex Burkhead and Dare Ogunbowale in the backfield for Sunday's game vs. the Chiefs.

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Texans RB Dameon Pierce (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs. RBs Dare Ogunbowale and Rex Burkhead are on the active roster, with RBs Royce Freeman and Gerrid Doaks on the practice squad. We’ll see if Houston makes an elevation on Saturday, but you should try to avoid this backfield in fantasy lineups.

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Texans RB Dameon Pierce is expected to miss "at least" 1 game with a "relatively mild high-ankle sprain," a source tells insider Aaron Wilson. It sounds like Pierce could end up missing a couple of games but is expected back this season. Houston released RB Eno Benjamin on Tuesday, leaving Dare Ogunbowale and Rex Burkhead as the healthy RBs on the active roster. RB Royce Freeman is on the practice squad. Hopefully you don't need to mess with this situation in Week 15 fantasy lineups.

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Texans RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Browns. He got in a full practice on Friday, so he’s trending toward clearance by Sunday. Burkhead has totaled just 2 carries and 7 targets over his last 5 games, so there’s very little fantasy impact here.

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Texans RB Rex Burkhead is in the concussion protocol, HC Lovie Smith said Monday. Burkhead has totaled just 2 carries and 7 targets on 59 snaps over his last 5 games, so there will be very little fantasy impact if he's unable to play vs. the Browns this weekend.

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