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Rex Burkhead - Fantasy Points Outlook

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HOU

RB HOU

#81 Running Back

25 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 8 Yr(s)
Age: 31
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 214
40 Time: 4.65

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Low Floor

3.3

DS Projection

5.5

Consensus

38 other sites
7

Med Ceiling

8

Rest of
Season

6.4

Week 14 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
31.8 0.2 2.1 11.4 0 5.5
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
39 0.1 2 13 0.1 6.4
Week 12
HC David Culley talked up Burkhead’s effort after a Week 11 win over Tennessee that saw him log 18 carries. Burkhead again operated as the top Houston back in Week 12, but he reminded us that probably doesn’t matter.

Playing 61% of Texans snaps vs. David Johnson’s 39% (35 snaps to 22), Burkhead led the backfield in carries but took his 12 totes for just 27 yards (2.3 per rush) against a Jets D that Football Outsiders ranks 31st in rushing DVOA. Burkhead tied Johnson with 3 targets and fared better in that area: catching all 3 for 27 yards. It was Burkhead’s 2nd 3-catch game among the past 4, but 2 target-less contests came in between. And no Houston player caught more than 3 balls in Sunday’s loss. So there are both a low floor and low ceiling at play.

If Burkhead couldn’t deliver us meaningful fantasy value in the league’s best scoring matchup for RBs, then there’s little reason he can provide more than perhaps another accidental TD at some point. Good luck guessing correctly when that might arrive. (Hint: It’s not worth trying.)

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The Texans signed RB Rex Burkhead. The soon-to-be 31-year-old missed the final 6 games of last season after knee surgery and has a lengthy injury history. He remained reasonably effective last year, averaging 4.1 yards per carry and 7.7 yards per catch. But his days as a fantasy asset are likely over. That's especially true on the Texans, who look like a bad team with a crowded backfield. Houston has added Burkhead, Phillip Lindsay and Mark Ingram to David Johnson this offseason.

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead suffered a 3rd-quarter knee injury and was quickly ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Texans. That usually suggests a serious injury. We'll update Burkhead's status when we know more.

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead has agreed to a restructured deal. He gets a $550,000 signing bonus but drops his base salary from $2.5 million to $1.05 million, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The forgotten man in New England's backfield, Burkhead ranked 47th among RBs in total PPR points last year and finished as a top-24 RB in 4 of his 13 games. He's worth considering at the tail end of best-ball drafts.

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is active for today’s game against the Browns. He shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups in his 1st action since Week 4 but does add a bit of downside to RBs Sony Michel and James White.

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) remained limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable again for Sunday’s game against the Browns. He hasn’t played since Week 4 and shouldn’t be in your fantasy plans. We’ll see if he’s active on Sunday.

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