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News: 21 hours agoBurkhead (knee) announced Tuesday via his personal Twitter account that he will miss the remainder of the season.
Spin: Though the Patriots have yet to confirm as much, Burkhead is believed to have suffered a torn ACL to his right knee during Sunday's loss to the Texans. Assuming that's the case, Burkhead will likely undergo surgery in the coming days as he aims to get back to full speed before teams convene for training camp in 2021. In the meantime, the Patriots are likely to rely more heavily on James White as the clear top change-of-pace option behind lead ballcarrier Damien Harris.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Burkhead returns to a crowded backfield in New England that includes Sony Michel, James White, Damien Harris and Brandon Bolden. Burkhead is entering his age-30 season having never cleared 74 carries or 38 targets in a season. His best fantasy finish was 39th in 2017. Burkhead would need multiple injuries to emerge as a reliable weekly fantasy starter, and even then, he might not be overly appealing with Tom Brady no longer under center. Burkhead is worth a look only in the deepest of leagues.