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Patriots | Rex Burkhead busy in Week 10

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:21:39 -0800

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.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead surfaces

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:04:07 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead has 31 yards in return

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:46:37 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Week 7 injury report for Patriots

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:09:15 -0700

New England Patriots LB Harvey Langi (back), CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion, ankle) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and have been ruled out for Week 7. LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and TE Jacob Hollister (chest) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. CB Johnson Bademosi (abdomen) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), WR Chris Hogan (ribs) and OG Shaq Mason (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead not on injury report

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:57:07 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Thursday injury report for Patriots

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:32:25 -0700

New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion, ankle), LB Harvey Langi (back), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 19. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) and OL Shaquille Mason (shoulder) were limited.

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Patriots | New England's Wednesday injury report

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:35:25 -0700

New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion, ankle), LB Harvey Langi (back), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 18. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) and OG Shaquille Mason (shoulder) were limited.

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Patriots | Week 6 inactives for New England

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:31:48 -0700

The New England Patriots have declared RB Rex Burkhead, OL Cole Croston, OT Cameron Fleming, CB Stephon Gilmore, LB David Harris, LB Harvey Langi, CB Eric Rowe inactive for Week 6.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead to miss another game

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:54:52 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Week 6 injury report for Patriots

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:02:40 -0700

New England Patriots CB Eric Rowe (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 13, and has been ruled out for Week 6. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. QB Tom Brady (shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead questionable for Week 6

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:52:18 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Thursday injury report for Patriots

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:54:12 -0700

New England Patriots CB Eric Rowe (groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 12. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were limited.

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Patriots | New England practice report for Wed.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:37:12 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and OT Nate Solder (non-injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 11. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were listed as limited participants.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead eyeing Week 6

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:31:28 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Week 5 inactives for Patriots

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:06:20 -0700

The New England Patriots have declared DL Alan Branch, OL Cole Croston, CB Eric Rowe, LB Harvey Langi, OT LaAdrian Waddle, RB Rex Burkhead, TE Rob Gronkowski inactive for Week 5.

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Patriots | Week 5 injury report for Patriots

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:28:10 -0700

New England Patriots CB Eric Rowe (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and has been ruled out for Week 5. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) was limited but has been ruled out. LB Elandon Roberts (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), CB Brandon King (hamstring), TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead ruled out

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:14:58 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Tuesday's practice report for Pats

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:26:26 -0700

New England Patriots CB Eric Rowe (groin) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 3. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), OL Marcus Cannon (ankle), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), DB Brandon King (hamstring), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were each listed as limited participants.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead limited Monday

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:54:50 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Week 4 inactives for New England

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 08:36:33 -0700

The New England Patriots have declared RB Rex Burkhead, OL Cole Croston, LB David Harris, CB Brandon King, LB Harvey Langi, WR Matthew Slater, OT LaAdrian Waddle inactive for Week 4.

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Patriots | Week 4 injury report for Patriots

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:33:22 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) was limited during practice and is listed as doubtful for Week 4. LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), CB Eric Rowe (groin), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) and CB Brandon King (hamstring) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. WR Danny Amendola (knee), WR Phillip Dorsett (knee), FS Nate Ebner (shoulder) and CB Stephon Gilmore (groin) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead unlikely to play

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:15:12 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead out of practice

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:40:52 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) was out of practice Thursday, Sept. 28.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead does not practice

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:32:16 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Wednesday's practice report for Pats

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:24:13 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 27. WR Danny Amendola (knee), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion), WR Phillip Dorsett (knee), DB Nate Ebner (shoulder), CB Stephon Gilmore, LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were listed as limited participants.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead still not at practice

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:42:34 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: After generating a fair amount of preseason hype for what owners were hoping was going to be a substantial role in the offense, Burkhead settled into a bit role prior to his injury. Dion Lewis essentially absorbed his snaps in Week 3 and still wasn't of much use in fantasy. Mike Gillislee and James White continue to see the majority of the snaps in New England's backfield, meaning owners can feel OK about moving on from Burkhead and Lewis if they haven't already.

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Patriots | New England's Week 3 inactives

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:36:34 -0700

The New England Patriots have declared OL Cole Croston, LB Dont'a Hightower, CB Eric Rowe, LB Harvey Langi, OT Marcus Cannon, WR Matthew Slater, RB Rex Burkhead inactive for Week 3.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead out for Week 3

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:24:07 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | New England injury report for Week 3

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:22:32 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) and DT Vincent Valentine (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 2. Burkhead is out for Week 3, while Valentine was placed on the Reserve/Injured list. WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion), WR Phillip Dorsett (knee), S Nate Ebner (shoulder), CB Stephon Gilmore (groin), TE Rob Gronkowski (groin), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (thumb), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were each limited in practice and considered questionable for the game against the Houston Texans.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead misses another practice

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:47:06 -0700

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (rib) did not participate in practice all week and will likely be ruled out for Week 3 against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Burkhead has drawn the start in each of the first two games and scored the Patriots' first touchdown last week, but Mike Gillislee and James White appear very much to be the primary options in the backfield. That should remain the case this week as well, although Burkhead's likely absence may lead to more snaps for Dion Lewis.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead still not practicing

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:10:39 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | New England practice report for Wednesday

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:55:00 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion) and TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20. WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), WR Phillip Dorsett (knee), CB Stephon Gilmore (groin), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (thumb), CB Eric Rowe (groin), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) and NT Vincent Valentine (knee) were limited in their participation.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead absent from practice Wednesday

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:58:32 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (rib) was not at practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Burkhead has drawn the start each of the first two weeks, but it has resulted in a total of nine touches. Until his usage spikes dramatically, it will obviously be difficult to start him in fantasy.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead gets into end zone

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:56:47 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead suffers injury

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:04:49 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead to see more action?

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:42:47 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead should play more than the 10 offensive snaps he did in Week 1 in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Following an impressive performance which may have led in part to him getting a start in Week 1, Burkhead saw only 10 snaps against the Kansas City Chiefs. With Julian Edelman out for the season and Danny Amendola out at least this week, Reiss believes it is possible Burkhead and James White could see time in the backfield together in a projected shootout with the Saints. With that said, Burkhead probably belongs on fantasy benches for now.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead could see snaps in slot Week 2?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:17:59 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | James White saw bulk of snaps Thursday

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:37:28 -0700

New England Patriots RB James White played in 43 of 81 offensive snaps in a Week 1 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 7. Mike Gillislee finished second on the team with 24, Rex Burkhead had 10 and Dion Lewis tallied six.

Fantasy Tip: The Patriots' committee backfield remained very much intact in the opener, although Gillislee certainly appears to have the edge at the goal line, as expected. Burkhead got the start, but it was White who saw the most playing time - primarily as when the Patriots used tempo. For now, Gillislee has the look of a volatile RB3/flex option who will pile up short-yardage scores when given the opportunity, while White is also a flex play in PPR. The other two backs are complete dart throws at the moment.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead returns to practice

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:22:54 -0700

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

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | No depth chart at RB in New England

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:26:05 -0700

New England Patriots RBs Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis form a "deep, talented group" and any one of the four could be featured at any given time, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Fantasy Tip: Gillislee, who was expected to be the early-down and goal-line back in New England this year, has missed the last two weeks with a hamstring injury, giving Burkhead time to shine. White is locked into a passing-game role, while Lewis figures to contribute in just about every way possible on offense and special teams. Owners may be able to hit big on occasion in this backfield on a weekly basis, but all of them will be hard to trust as anything more than flex options.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead steps up

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:39:12 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: 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.

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Patriots | Dion Lewis, James White listed on first-team

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:20:21 -0700

New England Patriots RBs Dion Lewis and James White are ahead of Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee on the team's unofficial depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: Unofficial depth charts in early August before even one preseason game has been played are usually pretty meaningless, but Gillislee on the third team is notable, even if he has been sidelined for approximately a week due to a hamstring injury. Lewis and White have been with the team longer than Burkhead, which likely explains why they "rank" higher. Burkhead is still the player to target here if Gillislee can't get healthy soon. White is a RB3 in PPR, while Lewis is worthy of a bench spot in fantasy.

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Patriots | Rex Burkhead getting work in short-yardage

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:35:04 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead was reportedly "chased by head coach Bill Belichick and Bill Belichick alone" and was signed in large part due to his versatility. So far in camp, the team hasn't been shy about trying him in short-yardage situations down at the goal line.

Fantasy Tip: Burkhead is the most versatile of the Patriots' top running backs and appears to be fighting Dion Lewis for the tweener role in the offense, meaning he will play when the team isn't using Mike Gillislee on early downs/short-yardage or James White on passing downs. The fact he can excel in both areas, however, probably makes him the top backup in every situation. Gillislee remains the favorite to be the best fantasy play, but that cannot be taken for granted. Burkhead needs to be drafted in virtually all leagues.

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Patriots | D.J. Foster on the bubble?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:37:38 -0700

New England Patriots RB D.J. Foster was effective catching the ball in spring practices, but Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com believes the offseason signings of RB Mike Gillislee and RB Rex Burkhead could make it tough for Foster to make the roster.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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