Fantasy drafters are confident that Mike Gillislee will operate as the Patriots' early-down back this season. He's going in the early 6th round of recent MFL10 drafts. Rex Burkhead, meanwhile, is lasting into the 17th. While we're still betting on Gillislee producing more fantasy points, the situation isn't as clear as those price tags would suggest. In fact, Burkhead has been receiving goal-line reps in training camp -- as well as impressing as a pass-catcher. He might just be the most well-rounded back on New England's roster. Insider Phil Perry went as far as predicting that Burkhead will lead the team's RBs in snaps this season. He's well worth a look late in drafts.

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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.

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.

The Patriots have downgraded RB Rex Burkhead (foot) to out for Monday night's game against the Jets. That can only help the touch outlook for James White and Sony Michel. Each is worth RB2 consideration for Week 7 fantasy lineups.

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Jets. It's the same boat Burkhead was in last week before missing the Giants game. He shouldn't be in Week 7 fantasy lineups.

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