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Rex Burkhead - Fantasy Points Outlook

Basic StatsRex Burkhead's Basic Stats

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ADP: N/A
Bye: 6
Experience: 9 Yr(s)
Age: 32.3
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

Rex Burkhead's Weekly Outlook

Week 5 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
9.3 0.1 2.9 20.4 0.1 4.3
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
16.6 0.1 2.1 10.1 0.1 3.9

Rex Burkhead's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#78 Running Back

35.9 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 40.8 134.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 22.2 166.7 0.7

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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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Dameon Pierce, RB HOU

6:25am EDT 9/26/22

Pierce has nice outing

Texans RB Dameon Pierce rushed for 80 yards and a TD on 20 carries in Sunday's 3-point loss to the Bears. He added 2 catches for 21 yards on 2 targets. Pierce again worked well ahead of RB Rex Burkhead on the rushing side while watching the veteran lead on passing downs. Burkhead led Houston with 4 catches on 5 targets (2nd to Brandin Cooks) but logged only 3 rushing attempts.

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Texans RB Dameon Pierce went from trailing Rex Burkhead in Week 1 opportunities to a big lead in Sunday's loss to the Broncos. The rookie handled all 15 of Houston's RB carries, gaining 69 yards (4.6 per rush). He added an 8-yard catch on his only target. Burkhead still beat Pierce 3-2 in targets, catching 2 for 9 yards. But Pierce ran just 4 fewer routes than Burkhead against Denver. That gap proved wider in Week 1, with Burkhead running a route on 60% of drop backs vs. just 12% for Pierce.

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Rex Burkhead operated as Houston's clear lead back in Sunday's opener vs. the Colts. He out-snapped RB Dameon Pierce 50 to 20, out-carried the rookie 14 to 11 and out-targeted him 8 to 1. Neither guy had any success on the ground, averaging 3.0 and 2.9 yards per carry, respectively. But Burkhead's usage has him on the fantasy radar for Week 2. We're still expecting Pierce's role to grow at Burkhead's expense throughout the season. But, for now, Pierce can't be trusted in fantasy lineups.

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The Texans list rookie RB Dameon Pierce #1 on their initial regular-season depth chart. Although "unofficial," this matches up with all other indicators from the team through preseason. Pierce carries upside from RB3 range in fantasy football drafts.

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The Texans have cut RB Royce Freeman. With Marlon Mack on the practice squad, Houston’s depth now turns up Rex Burkhead and Dare Ogunbowale behind rookie Dameon Pierce.

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Rex Burkhead, RB HOU
Dynasty MVP 7.6
Position Rank #134 RB
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