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Rex Burkhead | Running Back | #33

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (190) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Rex Burkhead rushed 27 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns and caught 2-of-2 targets for 25 yards in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Ravens.
It was a thrilling effort for Burkhead -- particularly if you played him in DFS -- because he was a true workhorse, dominating the Bengals' backfield en route to 29 touches while No. 2 back Cedric Peerman handled only six. Burkhead gashed the Ravens between the tackles, scored twice in short yardage, and turned his two targets into gains of 12 and 13 in the passing game. An impending free agent, this was an excellent showcase game for the long-underrated Burkhead, who has been typecast as a special teamer in Cincinnati. Burkhead is worth rostering in Dynasty leagues to see where he lands in the offseason. Jan 1 - 3:56 PM

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Rex Burkhead rushed 12 times for 42 yards and caught 5-of-6 passes for 28 yards in Week 16 against the Texans.

Burkhead played ahead of Jeremy Hill, who saw just 13 snaps. He surprisingly didn't have a bigger role in the pass game with Tyler Eifert out. With Hill struggling and not fully healthy, Burkhead should remain involved in offense for Week 17 against the Ravens.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:29:00 PM

Rex Burkhead rushed seven times for 32 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 18 yards Week 15 against the Steelers.

Burkhead came up with a big 18-yard grab early in the game, and he got a series to himself in the second quarter. Burkhead looked good on several carries on that drive, but he was stuffed at the four-yard line and dropped a pass in the flat on the next play. With the offense sputtering after halftime, Burkhead was limited to just nine total yards. Taking on a surprisingly large chunk of Giovani Bernard's old role, Burkhead is a viable starter in deeper PPR leagues.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:57:00 PM

Rex Burkhead rushed for a career-high 45 yards on nine carries while adding one catch for six yards on two targets Sunday in the Bengals' Week 14 win over the Browns.

Burkhead had a series to himself late in the first half but Jeremy Hill got most of the rushing work after that. With Giovani Bernard (ACL) done for the year, Burkhead has settled in as a solid change-of-pace option behind Hill. With that said, Burkhead is only worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues. He gets the Steelers in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:46:00 PM

Rex Burkhead rushed eight times for 38 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 28 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Eagles.

Jeremy Hill out-carried Burkhead 23-8, but Burkhead was able to out-gain his backfield mate 38-33. In two games without Giovani Bernard, Burkhead has handled a total of 19 touches. However, he did lose a fumble on one catch over the middle. Burkhead should be heavily involved Week 14 at the Browns.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Rex Burkhead rushed five times for 29 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 19 yards in the Bengals' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

Burkhead actually led Cincinnati in rushing on a day where Jeremy Hill managed a 12-21 line on the ground. A lightly-used change-of-pace back in the absence of Gio Bernard (ACL), Burkhead is worth a look in particularly deep PPR leagues.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:03:00 PM's Geoff Hobson said the team has "enormous confidence" in Rex Burkhead's ability pick up the slack following Gio Bernard's season-ending knee injury.

With Gio out for the year and A.J. Green out for at least a couple weeks, the Bengals will need to replace 42 percent of their targets. Tyler Eifert, Brandon LaFell, and Tyler Boyd should take on most of that work, but Burkhead should see a handful of targets as well as a change-of-pace option for Jeremy Hill. Still, he is not worth a look in anything but the deepest leagues.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 10:21:00 AM's Geoff Hobson said Rex Burkhead could see more time at wide receiver this season.

Burkhead is a running back by trade, but he has spent some time in the slot the last two seasons. Desperate for receivers after Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu bolted in free agency, the Bengals could give Burkhead more of an opportunity in the slot. Cincinnati will almost certainly add a receiver early in the draft.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 12:21:00 PM

Rex Burkhead is expected to be fine after exiting the Bengals' preseason opener with a neck injury.

He could resume practicing as early as Monday. A running back by trade, Burkhead lined up as a slot receiver with the first-team offense on Friday night, the same position he played in the Bengals' playoff loss last season. Burkhead should lose that role once Marvin Jones gets up to speed, but Cincinnati appears determined to get him touches.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 12:08:00 PM

Rex Burkhead exited the Bengals' preseason opener with a neck injury.

His return was deemed questionable, with Cedric Peerman taking over in the backfield. Burkhead lined up at slot receiver with the first-team offense and was the second tailback through the rotation, seeing more action with the ones and twos than new punt returner Gio Bernard. Burkhead finished the night with three carries for 19 yards.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 08:42:00 PM

Bengals RB Rex Burkhead has continued to see time at receiver in camp.

Burkhead manned the slot in Cincinnati's Wild Card loss, and spent time there in the offseason program. OC Hue Jackson loves Burkhead's athleticism from the slot. "His 10(-yard split) times were off the chart. His three cone was off the chart," Jackson said, referencing Burkhead's 2013 Combine performance. "He's a tough tackle." This doesn't sound like a gimmick, but Burkhead is still going to lack for touches behind A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu and the Bengals' tight ends and running backs.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Bengals RB Rex Burkhead has been spending time at receiver in OTAs.

A 5-foot-10, 215-pound bowling ball, Burkhead spent time in the slot in Cincinnati's Wild Card loss. "(If) you have a talented player on your team, you see if you can find a way to get him involved," OC Hue Jackson said. "(Burkhead) can do a little bit of everything. ... He's one of the better players on our team so we will see what we can do with him." Jackson sounds determined to get Burkhead more involved after he touched the ball only 16 times last season, but barring injury to those ahead of him, he's not a threat for more than 30-40 touches.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Rex Burkhead rushed once for 23 yards in the Bengals' Wild Card loss to the Colts, adding three receptions for 34 yards.

With A.J. Green (concussion) sidelined, Burkhead was a surprisingly-big part of the game plan, gaining 23 yards on an end around on Cincinnati's first play from scrimmage. The four touches came after Burkhead got the rock only 16 times all season. Going on 25, Burkhead is due a meager $585,000 in 2015. He'll likely remain with the Bengals.
Sun, Jan 4, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Bengals RB Rex Burkhead (knee) will resume practicing this week.

Burkhead should be ready to return following the Bengals' Week 4 bye. He'll slot in as the Bengals' No. 4 back behind Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill and Cedric Peerman.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Bengals declared RB Rex Burkhead, CB Darqueze Dennard, LB Sean Porter, WR Marvin Jones, OL T.J. Johnson, WR James Wright, and DE Will Clarke inactive for Week 1 against Baltimore.

With Burkhead on the shelf and BenJarvus Green-Ellis on the street, the Bengals' tailbacks are Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill, and Cedric Peerman.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Jeff Driskel
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Rex Burkhead
3Cedric Peerman
4Tra Carson
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Rex Burkhead
3RB1Rex Burkhead
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Alex Erickson
3Cody Core
4Jake Kumerow
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Tyler Boyd
3James Wright
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Kroft
2C.J. Uzomah
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Jake Fisher
LG1Christian Westerman
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Kevin Zeitler
RT1Cedric Ogbuehi
2Eric Winston
K1Randy Bullock
2Jonathan Brown