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Rex Burkhead

New England Patriots
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 210

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Patriots | Dion Lewis' roster spot likely safe

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:08:36 -0700

New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis still has a spot on the club despite the additions of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead this offseason, likely as a kickoff returner and reserve running back who will play 15 to 20 snaps per game, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Lewis showed off his trademark burst in OTAs per Reiss, who believes the team will "carefully manage" the injury-prone running back. James White is the favorite to remain the team's primary passing-down back, leaving Lewis' owners in a tough spot. Consider White a solid mid-round option in PPR leagues and Lewis more of a late-round gamble.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

Patriots | Rex Burkhead terms

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:33:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead's one-year deal is worth $3.15 million. He receives a $1.1 million signing bonus, a $1.8 million salary and can earn $250,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

Fantasy Tip: Burkhead enters a crowded backfield with Dion Lewis and James White, and all three guys do a lot of similar things. Burkhead will be clearly behind those two, but he could be utilized in certain matchups. He's a late-round flier in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Patriots | Rex Burkhead signs with Patriots

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:02:51 -0700

Free-agent RB Rex Burkhead (Bengals) signed an undisclosed deal with the New England Patriots Tuesday, March 14, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The plethora of targets for Tom Brady continues to grow. The Patriots now have three capable pass-catching running backs in Dion Lewis, James White and Burkhead, among others. Of course, they will each lower each other's fantasy ceiling. Lewis and White are still the better bets for PPR leagues, but Burkhead is at least worth a late-round flier.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead visiting champs

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:56:39 -0700

Free-agent RB Rex Burkhead (Bengals) is visiting the New England Patriots Monday, March 13.

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Falcons | Rex Burkhead meets with Atlanta

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:25:17 -0800

Free-agent RB Rex Burkhead (Bengals) met with the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, March 11, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Burkhead does not appear to be a great fit for the Falcons because they have Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Burkhead likely will be able to find a backup role with a team but should not be more than a No. 4 or 5 running back for fantasy owners.

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Bengals | Rex Burkhead may not be back with CIN

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:08:15 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent RB Rex Burkhead probably will not re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals unless he receives a bigger role in the offense, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Katherine Terrell.

Fantasy Tip: Burkhead finished the 2016 season with 119 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Week 17. He probably will receive interest from teams looking for a No. 2 running back in free agency and his fantasy value will depend on his team. He probably should be considered a No. 4 or No. 5 running back depending on his role.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Katherine Terrell

Bengals | Rex Burkhead will be FA

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:49:49 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Rex Burkhead will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

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Bengals | Rex Burkhead surpasses 100-yard mark

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 14:18:36 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Rex Burkhead rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17. He also caught two passes for 25 yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Burkhead was starting because Jeremy Hill was injured and made the most of his opportunity. He will be a free agent this offseason and could receive interest from multiple teams. He probably will not find a starting job but could find a solid role as a backup with a team and could be a late-round option.

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Bengals | Rex Burkhead leads mediocre run game

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:17:54 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals WR Rex Burkhead ran five times for 29 yards in a 19-12 loss to the Baitimore Ravens.

Fantasy Tip: Burkhead averaged nearly six yards per carry and picked up the slack when Jeremy Hill exited with ankle issues. With Giovani Bernard out due to a torn ACL, Burkhead could see more touches moving forward. The fact he gained nearly 30 yards on so few carries against Baltimore is encouraging.

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Bengals | Rex Burkhead to pick up slack

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:50:29 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals WR/RB Rex Burkhead will take RB Giovani Bernard's (knee) place on third downs and serve as a receiver, runner and blocker. He only has 38 regular-season touches from scrimmage with 19 carries for 70 yards and 19 catches for 167 yards in four seasons. However, the team has expressed confidence in him stepping up into Bernard's role.

Fantasy Tip: Burkhead will have a less-than-enticing matchup against the Baltimore Ravens this week. He's a flex option, but it would be wise to see how he fits into the offense this week before trying to count on him in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

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