Patriots RB Rex Burkhead’s Fantasy Football Outlook as ‘Top Ball-Carrier’

The New England Patriots have always gone with a rotational method when it comes to the running back position. Bill Belichick and company have been known to switch things up literally at any point throughout the game. And for fantasy football owners, it can be incredibly frustrating.

Fortunately, it seems we may have some clarification on the Patriots’ gameplan ahead of Week 1 at running back, and it seems that it’ll feature quite a bit of Rex Burkhead.

As NESN’s Doug Kyed revealed, Burkhead will be the team’s “top ball-carrier” against the Houston Texans. It’s positive news for fantasy football owners this week, but it doesn’t change the concern over his long-term outlook as the 2018 season gets underway.


Rex Burkhead’s 2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

The fact that Burkhead will get the nod in Week 1 and likely see a big workload is positive news for daily fantasy football players and owners who need a strong flex player. But there’s certainly some reason to avoid going all-in on the Burkhead hype, and one key thing holding me back is rookie Sony Michel.

Source: Heavy Sports