Rex Burkhead

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  1. sprintstar

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    glad he got the extension but the wording of the article is essentially saying he is a bandaid for the running back situation lol He is a #1 rb anyday of the week.
     
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    I put the odds at about 5% or less, but it is possible than Burkhead’s career follows a John Riggins model. Now I’m not saying he’d be as good as Riggins, even if he got a chance, but simply that he’d be in his 30s when first given a starters role. We all know that White’s have great longevity, toughness and determination so it’s not impossible. The Texans would just have to believe in him.
     
  4. Don Wassall

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    I hadn't thought about that, but it's within the realm of possibility. Riggins' career started in the early 1970s, well before the NFL went hard-core Caste and he was an established star while White RBs and WRs were systematically phased out in the '80s, which made him a dinosaur by the time his long career ended in the mid-80s. Rex would need to play at a very high level, with few below-average games, and be more durable than he's been to have a shot at being a starter in his 30s. Would be cool as can be if it happens.
     
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    Glad to hear Rex will have his career extended at least one more year. I thought his knee injury last year was going to be the end of the line for him.
     
  6. Warhawk_46

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    No running lanes in the final game for Rex. Still, given they didn’t utilize him until the last few weeks of the season him finishing with over 400 yds rushing is admirable.

    I will say it again, give this man 200 carries a year and another 50 receptions and he will put up a 1300 yards from scrimmage season coupled with double digit touchdowns. All he needs is opportunity.
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    Rex has zero upside according to this DWF dolt:

    Top Contenders: Marlon Mack vs. Dameon Pierce vs. Rex Burkhead

    Any starting running back in the NFL has some value on opportunity alone. The Houston Texans backfield put that to the test last year with the worst run game in the league, but Rex Burkhead actually went over 10 points in PPR leagues in three of the last four games of the fantasy season last year. The Texans are still clearly in rebuild mode. However, the offensive line isn't terrible. They are ranked 22nd in PFF's preseason rankings and still have Laremy Tunsil at left tackle. If the 32-year-old Burkhead seizes the job, it will be a bit disappointing because the other two options have some upside on paper.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles...aining-camp-battles-for-fantasy-football-2022
     

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