Rex Burkhead

RB, Houston Texans

Height 5'10" Weight 215
DOB 1990-07-02 Age 32.3
College Nebraska

2022 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 50 (Tier 7)

Position Rankings

Tier 7
48Boston Scott, PHI727.610.1
49Jerick McKinnon, KC830.52.9
50Rex Burkhead, HOU632.37.5
51Rachaad White, TB1123.611.04
52Kenneth Walker III, SEA1122.18.10
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Rex Burkhead Injured In Loss To Miami

    Houston Texans running back Rex Burkhead (head) exited Sunday's meeting with the Miami Dolphins to receive a concussion evaluation. He did not return. The journeyman finished with only one catch for five yards, which isn't surprising considering he hasn't been involved the entire season. Nevertheless, there should be an update on his condition soon, but it shouldn't impact many fantasy managers either way.

    Nov 27 · Source via Texans Rex Burkhead
  • Rex Burkhead Catches Touchdown In Week 4

    Houston Texans running back Rex Burkhead was targeted five times in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, catching all five passes for 39 yards and a touchdown. But Burkhead didn't see a single touch in the run game, as all 14 carries for the team went to Dameon Pierce. Burkhead's receiving work would make him a potential dart throw in deep leagues if it was accompanied with just a little bit of rushing work, but Burkhead now has a total of three carries over the last three games. This is Dameon Pierce's backfield. For now, all Burkhead is doing is taking targets away from players who might otherwise have more upside.

    Oct 2 · Source via Texans Rex Burkhead
  • Rex Burkhead Quiet Against Bears

    Houston Texans running back Rex Burkhead has seen his role with the Texans fall off since the start of the season. On Sunday against the Bears, Burkhead had just three carries, finishing with nine rushing yards. He was targeted five times, hauling in four catches for 21 yards, so it's not like Burkhead didn't have a role at all, but his limited number of touches keeps him from having fantasy relevance right now.

    Sep 25 · Source via Texans Rex Burkhead
  • Rex Burkhead's Week 3 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Houston Texans running back Rex Burkhead looked like Houston's No. 1 back in Week 1 against the Colts, when he carried the ball 14 times. But last week, Burkhead had zero carries against the Broncos, though he did have a pair of receptions for nine yards. Burkhead was a popular waiver add after Week 1, but last week's showing suggests that he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar when Houston plays the Bears on Sunday.

    Sep 23 · Source via Texans Rex Burkhead
  • Dameon Pierce Sees Increased Role In Week 2

    Houston Texans rookie running back Dameon Pierce was a popular preseason sleeper, but his role in Week 1 against the Colts really stymied that hype when he took a back seat to Rex Burkhead. That trend took a major shift in Week 2's loss to the Broncos, though, as Pierce ended up being the only running back on the team with a carry. Pierce ended the day with 15 carries for 69 yards, plus one catch for eight yards. This was the game that everyone hoped he'd have last week. Now the question is how to weigh the two weeks. Consider him an RB4 play for now but with the upside to do more.

    Sep 18 · Source via Texans Rex Burkhead Dameon Pierce
  • Rex Burkhead's Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Houston Texans running back Rex Burkhead appears to be the team's lead back heading into their Week 2 matchup with the Broncos. Burkhead had three more carries than Dameon Pierce last week, as well as seven more targets than the rookie. Burkhead could have some appeal in deep PPR leagues as a flex play, but the Texans run game is unlikely to find much room against this Broncos defense.

    Sep 16 · Source via Texans Rex Burkhead
  • Rex Burkhead A Risky Week 1 Play

    Houston Texans running back Rex Burkhead could see a lot of work in the passing game this season, but there's too much uncertainty around the veteran running back for him to be in fantasy lineups in Week 1. The Colts were a strong run defense last year, which could theoretically boost Burkhead over teammate Dameon Pierce due to pass-game usage. But that's a fairly big "if" and at this point, fantasy managers likely have a safer option than Burkhead, who rates as an RB5/6-type player this week.

    Sep 9 · Source via Texans Rex Burkhead
  • Running Back Stats



    1INDT 20-209.55071.431.42214402.86085306.000
    3@CHIL 20-235.02440.713.68393.00054215.300
    4LACL 24-3412.41831.68.8500-055397.810
    5@JACW 13-63.81220.710.363155.00032136.500
    7@LVL 20-384.42335.412.38284.00065112.200
    8TENL 10-170.71018.53.7200-01122.000
    9PHIL 17-292.01321.75.03199.0002166.000
    10@NYGL 16-244.01625.04.73122.000222814.000
    11WASL 10-230.0916.10.0000-0000-00
    12@MIAL 15-301.01118.03.3200-02155.000


    1JACW 37-211.11012.82.6200-02166.000
    3CARL 9-241.0814.51.8100-01155.000
    4@BUFL 0-40-
    6@INDL 3-310.056.71.3100-0100-00
    8LARL 22-3812.33050.015.094215.25143279.000
    9@MIAL 9-170.92130.42.92294.500000-00
    11@TENW 22-134.02742.228.11818402.220000-00
    12NYJL 14-216.93561.426.31512272.25033279.000
    13INDL 0-315.02446.219.2108303.750211515.000
    14SEAL 13-338.63644.418.51511403.64044266.500
    15@JACW 30-165.23864.432.21916412.5603166.000
    16LACW 41-2927.94261.835.324221496.7722200.000
    17@SFL 7-2310.94465.732.82216472.94066325.300
    18TENL 25-288.14071.428.61612242.000434214.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 25, 1


    1MIAW 21-113.21929.710.977324.570000-00
    2@SEAL 30-356.95170.816.712620.330644711.800
    3LVW 36-2031.33246.423.2166498.172107497.010
    4@KCL 10-265.52634.716.01211454.0901155.000
    6DENL 12-181.41831.68.855142.800000-00
    7SFL 6-336.22548.115.484123.000433511.700
    8@BUFL 21-243.63249.210.876264.3301155.000
    9@NYJW 30-2714.23442.018.51512564.67133113.700
    10BALW 23-1720.62034.519.0116315.17054358.820
    11@HOUL 20-272.21217.410.17471.7503252.500

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 5, 2, 1
    Receiving: 11, 7, 24


    1PITW 33-311.03245.722.9168445.50085418.200
    2@MIAW 43-07.81723.69.775214.200224723.500
    3NYJW 30-1415.95774.023.41811474.27176223.700
    4@BUFW 16-101.21218.51.5100-01177.000
    8CLEW 27-131.81318.85.84341.3301199.000
    9@BALL 20-373.92435.89.064184.500211616.000
    11@PHIW 17-105.82128.410.885142.800323417.000
    12DALW 13-92.71521.410.07231.50052147.000
    13@HOUL 22-281.544.64.643155.000100-00
    14KCL 16-231.51826.911.987152.140100-00
    15@CINW 34-1312.92030.812.386538.8312263.000
    16BUFW 24-1717.71926.012.395204.001447719.301
    17MIAL 24-275.91321.311.576488.0001166.000
    WCTENL 13-205.11118.09.86341.330333210.700

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 2, 33, 1

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