The Athletic's Jeff Howe reports that Patriots RB Rex Burkhead has a "slight tear" in his knee. "But it’s been deemed a minor injury and something he’ll be able to play through," Howe adds. This remains a murky situation (as usual with the Patriots), and no other media members have reported on Burkhead's injury as of Friday morning. We'll continue to look for updates, but Burkhead obviously comes with plenty of risk in drafts right now. It's completely unclear what's torn in his knee, how effective he'll be playing through it and how long it'll hold up. New England, of course, is still without rookie RB Sony Michel, who had fluid drained from his knee a couple of weeks ago. That leaves Jeremy Hill and Mike Gillislee as the healthy early-down backs. Both guys saw time with the 1st-team offense in Thursday night's preseason game, but Hill again out-performed Gillislee. The former Bengal is averaging 4.8 yards per carry through 2 exhibitions vs. Gillislee's 2.8. Hill is looking more and more intriguing as a late-round flier by the day.

Recent Shark Bites

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.

3:10pm EDT 10/27/19

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.

Recent Featured Analysis

Read All Analysis
Podcast: Week 2 Preview 9-17-20

Michael Thomas. Chris Godwin. George Kittle? We could be without some fantasy stars this week. Here's how to handle it ...

14 hours ago Read More
Podcast: FFPC Week 2 Waivers 9-15-20

Matt and Adam hunt for upside in what might be the biggest waiver-wire run of the year for main-event competitors ...

11:09pm EDT 9/15/20 Read More
Premium Content DFS Showdown Tips: Titans-Broncos

Is Derrick Henry a MUST play from Week 1's final game?

5:09pm EDT 9/14/20 Read More
Premium Content DFS Showdown Tips: Steelers-Giants

Ben Roethlisberger's back. His receivers are healthy. And the Giants are under new management. Where's the value for this Monday-night DFS showdown?

3:09pm EDT 9/14/20 Read More
Premium Content Week 2 IDP Free Agent Focus

Marcus Maye's big day should get him owned in most IDP leagues by Week 2. Who else can help your fantasy football team the rest of the way?

9:09pm EDT 9/13/20 Read More
Premium Content Week 2 Free Agent Focus

Nyheim Hines scored twice in a loss -- and could benefit from a different Colts loss. He heads a list of 16 guys to consider on waivers.

8:09pm EDT 9/13/20 Read More
Premium Content DFS Showdown Tips: Cowboys-Rams

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play