Patriots RBs Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee out against Titans

Patriots RBs Rex Burkhead Mike Gillislee not expected to play vs. Titans

Patriots RBs Rex Burkhead Mike Gillislee not expected to play vs. Titans

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead won't play on Saturday against the Tennessee Titans. White, who was dealing with an ankle injury, missed Week 17 but will be active.

Both Burkhead and Gillislee practiced in a limited capacity and were listed as questionable. Both Burkhead and Gillislee are out with knee injuries. Burkhead not only rushed for 264 yards and five touchdowns, but he also recorded 254 receiving yards and caught three touchdowns. The 27-year-old was injured in a 37-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills on December 24. The Patriots have to hoping that he heals up in time for the AFC Championship game.

The Titans have seven players on their inactive list for Saturday's game, including running back DeMarco Murray, who was ruled out for Saturday's contest two days ago because of a knee injury.

In 10 games, Burkhead's averaged 11.5 FanDuel points on 9.4 touches per game this season. Prior to that game, he had missed six games - five as a healthy scratch and one because of illness. He's appeared in nine games and rushed for 383 yards. With Mike Gillislee (knee) expected to be sidelined, expect Dion Lewis and James White to handle the bulk of the work out of the backfield. The Titans possess a stout run defense but struggle more than any other team at covering running backs in the passing game.

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