The 27-year-old RB has totaled 30 catches for 254 yards and three receiving touchdowns this season. He has also carried the ball 64 times for 264 yards and has run for five scores.
With Burkhead potentially missing the last two games of the season, this now gives an opportunity for Mike Gillislee to get some playing time. The 5-foot-11 running back has been a healthy scratch since the team returned from the bye in Week 9. He was on the injury report just one of those weeks with an illness.
Gillislee ran for four touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season.