Former Husker Rex Burkhead is making a name for himself in Cincinnati. On Sunday, he took more snaps than usual starter Jeremy Hill.
Fantasy football players may want to take note of the emerging Burkhead. He took 38 snaps in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Ravens, compared to 37 for Jeremy Hill. Burkhead totaled five carries for 29 yards, and had two receptions on as many targets for 19 yards as the Bengals spent most of the game playing catch up.
Bengals final HB snap count: Rex Burkhead 38, Jeremy Hill 37. Out of 75— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) November 27, 2016
Several of those snaps came down the stretch as the Bengals attempted a comeback. On Cincinnati's final drive, Burkhead took three consecutive handoffs for 17, 7 and 4 yards, respectively.
Some dude named Rex Burkhead is gashing the #Ravens run defense.. In the 4th quarter.. Of a 7 point game..— Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinCSN) November 27, 2016