New England Patriots
  • 5'10"
  • 210
  • 28
  • 6 years
  • Nebraska
  • 2013 R6 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2013 CIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 CIN 9 19 9 27 3.0 1 0 10 7 49 0 76 1 0 0 1
2015 CIN 16 19 4 4 1.0 0 1 15 10 94 1 98 1 0 0 1
2016 CIN 16 94 74 344 4.6 2 1 20 17 145 0 489 2 0 1 1
  Avg 10 46 30 128 3.2 2 0 16 13 108 1 295 3 0 0 2

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 NE 10 100 64 264 4.1 5 0 36 30 254 3 518 8 0 1 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 3/14/2018 2:04pm ET

    Free-agent RB Rex Burkhead (Patriots) is re-signing to a three-year contract with the New England Patriots, according to a source. The deal is heavy on guaranteed money, but financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: This move isn't a big surprise since the Patriots already lost Dion Lewis to free agency. Burkhead was a jack of all trades for the Patriots in 2017 and figures to be in a similar role this season. He has more upside in PPR formats and should be considered a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3, although injuries are a concern after he missed six games last year.

  • Posted: 1/21/2018 10:53am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is officially active for the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead will have a role in the offense against the Jaguars and should be involved in the running and passing game. He can be a flex option for fantasy owners this week.

  • Posted: 1/20/2018 8:55pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead has been a utilized as both a runner and receiver when healthy, and he will be worth a look in DFS contests this weekend.

  • Posted: 1/19/2018 1:07pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead appears to have a decent chance to play in the championship game, but owners will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He would have a role in the rushing and passing game if he plays and could be a flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/18/2018 1:30pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead did not play last week despite practicing, so his status for the AFC Championship game is uncertain at this point. He probably would receive a limited role if he is active for the game but could be a flex option in leagues.

  • Posted: 1/17/2018 1:37pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead was one of the most unsung free-agent signings last offseason. After eight total touchdowns and over 500 total yards, he'll be a quality low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 candidate in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 1/15/2018 5:00am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is expected to play in the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: The team has a number of injuries at the position, and Burkhead could slot in for some short-yardage work. He's a flex option in playoff formats.

  • Posted: 1/13/2018 7:14am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is not expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead was listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited participant in all three practice sessions during the week. Expect RB James White to see additional snaps if Burkhead is held out of the game.

  • Posted: 1/11/2018 1:08pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead appears to be on track to play against the Titans as long as he does not suffer a setback over the next few days. He would have a role in the passing and running game if he is active and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/10/2018 2:36pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 10.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead received an extra week to rest his injured knee and appears to have a decent chance to play against the Tennessee Titans. He would be involved in the running and passing game if he plays and can be at least a flex option for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 1/9/2018 2:30pm ET

    New England Patriots RBs Rex Burkhead (knee) and James White (ankle) were limited practice participants Tuesday, Jan. 9.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead ran away with the Patriots' touchdown shares as the regular season progressed while White faded into the background. Burkhead is the best play in New England's backfield, but White still has value in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 12/29/2017 2:32pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 29, and he will miss the Week 17 game against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: With Mike Gillislee also sidelined, and James White questionable as a limited participant, Dion Lewis should handle a good chunk of the carries with Brandon Bolden also perhaps seeing a larger role.

  • Posted: 12/28/2017 1:19pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead probably will not be ready to play until the playoffs, so owners in all leagues should avoid him. Dion Lewis will continue to be the main running back for the Patriots and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/27/2017 3:26pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead was expected to miss several weeks because of his injury, so he probably will not play against the New York Jets. Dion Lewis will receive most of the work at running back and should be at least a No. 2 running back.

  • Posted: 12/22/2017 1:24pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and has been ruled out for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Dion Lewis should receive most of the work at running back this week, but Mike Gillislee could receive some carries and James White probably will be involved in the passing game. Lewis can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues, while the other two can be flex options.

  • Posted: 12/21/2017 3:35pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Dion Lewis, Mike Gillislee and James White should all be involved in the offense while Burkhead is sidelined. Lewis should receive most of the touches at running back and can be a No. 2 running back. Gillislee has a chance to be a No. 2 running back or flex option in standard leagues because of his touchdown potential.

  • Posted: 12/20/2017 3:42pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead is expected to be sidelined until the playoffs, so owners can avoid him in all leagues. Dion Lewis, Mike Gillislee and James White should all see playing time with Burkhead sidelined. Lewis is probably best fantasy option among the group and can be at least a flex option in leagues. Gillislee has a chance to be a flex option in standard leagues, while White could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 12/19/2017 6:10am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was diagnosed with a sprained knee and should return for the playoffs, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Dion Lewis and Mike Gillislee will likely see the bulk of the rushing work, and James White will see action in the passing game. Lewis remains an RB2, but Gillislee and White are risky flex options.

  • Posted: 12/18/2017 6:06am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is believed to have a sprained knee and a bruise but avoided a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He'll have an MRI Monday, Dec. 18.

    Huddle Up: Dion Lewis' stock only gets better, and Mike Gillislee could become a factor again. James White could start to see more carries, too. However, it's anyone's guess which back will be featured any given week. Burkhead's fantasy season is likely over.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 3:24pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) suffered a left knee injury in the second half of the Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he has been declared out for the rest of the game. He had a rushing touchdown before departing.

    Huddle Up: With Burkhead on the mend it is Dion Lewis receiving a bulk of the work against the Steelers. Mike Gillislee could also be back in the picture in Week 16 if Burkhead is forced to miss time.

  • Posted: 12/11/2017 9:58pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead had only five carries for eight yards, but did manage a touchdown in the team's Week 14 defeat Monday, Dec. 11, versus the Miami Dolphins. In addition, he recorded five grabs for 45 receiving yards.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead was on a bit of a roll entering Week 14 after receiving double-digit carries and logging at least 50 yards on the ground in each of the last two weeks, but none of that happened here. Still, his touchdown and receiving totals made it a useful day at the office. At the end of the day, though, he's a tough-to-trust FLEX option.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 1:54pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed 12 times for 78 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 13 game against the Buffalo Bills. He also had three receptions for 25 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead piled up 103 total scrimmage yards. Not bad. He'll look to carry the momentum into next Monday's road game against the Miami Dolphins. He can be trusted as a low-end RB2 or flex play in most fantasy leagues right now.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 5:03pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead carried 13 times for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Miami Dolphins and he posted two grabs for three yards and a score.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead posted a tremendous fantasy line while Dion Lewis topped the century mark in yardage. Despite the big day Burkhead should be treated as more of an RB3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues going into Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 5:21am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed 10 times for 36 yards and caught three passes for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: The game was a blowout, which may have led to his season-high in rushes. Burkhead isn't used enough on a weekly basis to trust as a flex option.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 7:04pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead ran four times for 15 yards and caught seven passes for 68 yards in a 21-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: It was Burkhead's best effort of the season and the first time he reached double-digit touches. He could be worth a stash in PPR formats, but he will be tough to trust when his role is likely to fluctuate significantly from one game to the next.

  • Posted: 10/23/2017 4:46am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead, who missed time due to a rib injury, returned in Week 7 and had six rushes for 31 yards. Burkhead also caught his only pass for 11 yards.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a bad return for Burkhead, but he remains a flex option due to the state of flux in New England's crowded backfield.

  • Posted: 10/20/2017 2:57pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead likely will be back in uniform after missing several games because of his injury. He will be sharing work with Mike Gillislee, James White and Dion Lewis if they are all active. Owners probably should look for other options to use this week since Burkhead's role is uncertain.

  • Posted: 10/14/2017 12:54pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) has been ruled out of the team's Week 6 game.

    Huddle Up: James White and Dion Lewis should continue to have solid roles on offense with Burkhead sidelined. White can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues because of his role in the passing game, while Lewis can be a flex option in deeper standard leagues.

  • Posted: 10/13/2017 1:52pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Burkhead is able to play against the New York Jets. Burkhead may be limited if he plays because of his injured ribs. Owners probably should consider other options because of Burkhead's uncertain status.

  • Posted: 10/5/2017 7:31pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) is expected to return against the New York Jets in Week 6, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead has been sidelined since Week 2, but he had 49 receiving yards and a score in two games before suffering the injury. His role in the New England offense isn't clear, but he is worth a speculative stash in PRR formats in case he emerges as consistent weapon.

  • Posted: 10/4/2017 1:14pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, but has been ruled out for Week 5.

    Huddle Up: James White and Dion Lewis will continue to see more playing time with Burkhead out. White probably has more fantasy value and can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues because of his role in the passing game.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 1:54pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead has missed the last two games because of the injury and his status for Week 5 is uncertain at this point. Owners probably should consider other options even if Burkhead is active for the game. James White has been more involved with Burkhead out and could be a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 9/29/2017 2:15pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 29, and is listed as doubtful for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Burkhead will be sidelined for at least one more week. James White and Dion Lewis should see more playing time with Burkhead out, but neither player was very productive in Week 3 when Burkhead sat out. White may be the more valuable option at this point, but neither should be in fantasy lineups this week.

  • Posted: 9/27/2017 1:32pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead was sidelined in Week 3 against the Houston Texans, so it was Mike Gillislee and James White filling the void. Avoid Burkhead for fantasy purposes until he can get back into the mix and carve out a role for himself again.

  • Posted: 9/22/2017 2:24pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) did not practice Friday, Sept. 22, and he has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: With Burkhead out, Mike Gillislee and James White will likely see a few more touches in the New England backfield, and Dion Lewis should also see a few extra snaps.

  • Posted: 9/21/2017 10:10am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) remained absent from practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead hasn't been used much through the first two weeks of the season, but he did catch three passes for 41 yards and a touchdown last week. If Burkhead is unable to play then James White gains even more value in PPR leagues and can be used as at least a flex.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 6:56pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead posted three receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 2 against New Orleans and he added two runs for three yards.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead has been talked up as a potential fantasy sleeper and this is why. He'll find the end zone on occasion. He'll likely continue to see a handful of targets and red zone opportunities going forward, and might see more responsibilities if Rob Gronkowski is forced to miss time.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 1:04pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) injured his ribs during the team's Week 2 game and was considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead was involved in the offense during the first half of the season but did not play after halftime. Owners should know more about his situation in the next day or two. The Patriots use multiple running backs in their offense, which limits Burkhead's fantasy value. He could be a flex option at times this season.

  • Posted: 9/15/2017 9:17am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead is a 'logical choice' to see snaps in the slot with the Patriots potentially down to three healthy receivers, including one (Phillip Dorsett) who has been with the team for less than two weeks, according to CSN New England's Mike Giardi.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead somewhat surprisingly only played 10 snaps in Week 1, so this would be a smart way to get him on the field more often with Danny Amendola likely out Week 2 and Julian Edelman done for the season. It remains to be seen if New England agrees, but Burkhead is still worth holding onto in fantasy until we see a few more offensive game plans from the Patriots.

  • Posted: 8/28/2017 3:22pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (undisclosed) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 28. Burkhead missed the last week because of the injury.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead will be part of a committee at running back for the Patriots this season, so his workload will probably change each week. He has played well during the preseason and could be a late-round option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 8/19/2017 9:39pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead worked with the starters in a 27-23 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19, finishing with seven carries for 20 yards and three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: With Mike Gillislee sidelined, it was Burkhead who was thrust into a major role. Even if Gillislee is ready for the start of the year, Burkhead is worth grabbing as a RB5 in case injury or Bill Belichick's fickle nature puts him in a featured role.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 KC 3 15 0 1 8 0
2 @NO 2 3 0 3 41 1
7 ATL 6 31 0 1 11 0
8 LAC 4 15 0 7 68 0
10 @DEN 10 36 0 3 27 1
11 @OAK 5 16 0 4 21 0
12 MIA 13 50 1 2 3 1
13 @BUF 12 78 2 3 25 0
14 @MIA 5 8 1 5 45 0
15 @PIT 4 12 1 1 5 0
P3 JAC 1 5 0 0 0 0
P4 PHI 3 18 0 1 46 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 DEN 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NE 2 16 0 0 0 0
7 CLE 4 23 0 1 10 0
8 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @NYG 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 BUF 0 0 0 1 14 0
12 @BAL 5 29 0 2 19 0
13 PHI 8 38 0 4 28 0
14 @CLE 9 45 0 1 6 0
15 PIT 7 32 0 2 18 0
16 @HOU 12 42 0 4 25 0
17 BAL 27 119 2 2 25 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @OAK 0 0 0 1 24 0
2 LAC 0 0 0 1 8 0
3 @BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 KC 0 0 0 1 27 0
5 SEA 1 -2 0 0 0 0
6 @BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 CLE 0 0 0 1 7 0
10 HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @ARI 0 0 0 1 7 0
12 LAR 2 4 0 2 4 0
13 @CLE 1 2 0 1 4 0
14 PIT 0 0 0 1 5 1
15 @SF 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @DEN 0 0 0 1 8 0
17 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
P1 PIT 1 4 0 1 5 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
6 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @IND 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 JAC 0 0 0 2 10 0
10 CLE 4 12 0 2 3 0
11 @NO 2 1 0 3 36 0
14 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @CLE 3 14 1 0 0 0
16 DEN 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
P1 @IND 1 23 0 3 34 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
10 @BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0

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