RB2 — Rex Burkhead, Patriots: Persuading you to leave this page isn't exactly good business but there may still be time to pause briefly and go check whether Burkhead is still available in your league. We've dedicated a lot of words to him in our fantasy space of late because he's such a versatile threat and appears fresh following the injury layoff. A look at Burkhead's remaining fantasy opponents and their Football Outsiders defensive rankings vs. RBs: at Oakland (28th), vs. Miami (21st), at Buffalo (25th), at Miami, at Pittsburgh (18th), vs. Buffalo.
Burkhead was in on a season-high 36 snaps and handled a season-high 13 touches in Denver, where he exposed FO's 17th-ranked 'D' vs. backs in coverage. The matchups, and Burkhead's role, appear increasingly favorable down the stretch.