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Rex Burkhead 2018 Outlook

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On 11/28/2018 at 7:46 AM, Pooskay said:

Sony, White, Patterson, Burkhead.

 

Two are dominant and the other two are just reserves, with one of them having major injury issues the past two seasons. 

 

Let's get real.

 

I would be shocked if Patterson still receives any run, outside of a gadget play or two, with Burkhead back in the mix. I do agree he's mostly a handcuff, but I suspect he'll see more work than guys like Ware or Brown.

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Just now, LongBalls said:

 

I would be shocked if Patterson still receives any run, outside of a gadget play or two, with Burkhead back in the mix. I do agree he's mostly a handcuff, but I suspect he'll see more work than guys like Ware or Brown.

I wouldn’t be so sure.  Patterson has earned BBs respect and I’m sure McDaniels likes showing different options in the backfield.

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25 minutes ago, philnutz said:

Any reason to pick him up

He's a solid RB2 with either a Michel or White injury, so yeah there's definitely value there. Essentially zero at present time, but he's one of the better cuffs IMO.

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Not that adp matters this time of season, but he went ahead of white and Michel in drafts, so expectations were high coming into season.  A lot has changed since then, but agree he’s a solid cuff for the playoffs.

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10 minutes ago, herschel said:

Not that adp matters this time of season, but he went ahead of white and Michel in drafts, so expectations were high coming into season.  A lot has changed since then, but agree he’s a solid cuff for the playoffs.

 

I'd say his past success in the Pats offense gives him a slightly higher floor than typical handcuffs. He will get touches in both the run and passing game. I could easily see him being a hot waiver add next week based on his usage against the Vikings.

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Week 16 vs Buffalo, after the Patriots get up, I have a hunch it could be Burkhead carrying the load in the second half to preserve Michel and White for the real NFL playoffs. Could be a very good sneaky pick up and start for FF championship week.

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6 hours ago, Red Dog said:

Week 16 vs Buffalo, after the Patriots get up, I have a hunch it could be Burkhead carrying the load in the second half to preserve Michel and White for the real NFL playoffs. Could be a very good sneaky pick up and start for FF championship week.

maybe in dfs but i cant see banking on that with championships on the line....

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Yes, the move makes more sense in 16 team leagues where just about everyone has a volital flex position to fill.

 

I think there is a good chance those who are starting Michel WK 16 end up disappointed though.

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