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Running Back, Arizona Cardinals

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Draft: 2016 Round 3 (10)
College: Alabama
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 210 DOB: 1994-01-26 Age: 26
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#10 4 2.02

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2016 MIA 13 33 179 5.4 2 10 9 46 5.1 0 34.5 2.7
2017 MIA 14 133 644 4.8 3 48 32 239 7.5 1 112.3 8.0
2018 MIA 16 120 535 4.5 4 73 53 477 9.0 5 155.2 9.7
2019 ARI 14 170 817 4.8 8 68 50 345 6.9 0 164.2 11.7
2020 ARI 1 16 60 3.8 1 2 2 5 2.5 0 12.5 12.5
2020 (Projected) ARI   216 1,013 4.7 7   55 416 7.6 2 196.9  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
After multiple seasons stuck in committee backfields in Miami, Kenyan Drake finally got an opportunity to show that he can produce as a bell cow running back when he was traded to Arizona mid-way through the 2019 season.

Drake made his debut for the Cardinals in Week 9, against a very stout San Francisco defense. He carried the ball 15 times for 110 yards and a touchdown, while adding an additional 52 yards receiving. With Chase Edmonds out due to an injury, Drake proceeded to take over the backfield down the stretch, becoming a league-winning fantasy back as he produced monster games in the championship weeks.

While most would assume that Drake has run away with this backfield, there is a chance that this backfield remains somewhat of a committee here in 2020. Yes, we know that Drake was the best fantasy producer in the Cardinals backfield in 2019, but one of the most under-reported realities of the 2019 season is that David Johnson was a fantasy RB1 for the first six weeks of the season before he got hurt. He did it without going over 100 rushing yards in a single game, but he - like Drake - was a serious threat in the passing game and he scored five touchdowns in those six games. The Cardinals were quietly one of the best run-blocking offensive lines in football in 2019, which helped backup Chase Edmonds produce a 126-yard performance on 27 carries in his only full game as the Cardinals' starter before he too, got injured.

It wasn't until both Johnson and Edmonds were out that the Cardinals finally made the move to acquire Drake and while it paid off for Drake, Edmonds also never looked fully healthy when he came back and there's no guarantee that the coaching staff is suddenly going to completely hand over the backfield to Drake this season. We do expect that Drake will lead the backfield but don't be surprised if he's not a complete workhorse. Prior to 2019, Drake had never touched the ball more than 200 times in a season going back all the way to his four years in college at Alabama. He showed that he's capable of shouldering a full workload for at least some of the season, but Edmonds may be more involved than some people want to admit.

The memory of Drake dominating and being a real reason why some people walked away with their fantasy football championships has been ingrained in our minds all offseason and it's led to Drake shooting up draft boards to the point that he's now being selected as high as the late-first round in some leagues. Fortunately, Drake is a quality contributor in the passing game and 50 receptions would seem to be close to his floor if he stays healthy. He could be a league winner again this season if he does remain the team's bell cow back, so he's probably worth taking a shot on if he does fall to the mid-second round in PPR drafts.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Kenyan Drake
RB2RB2 Chase Edmonds
RB3RB3 Eno Benjamin
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Kenyan Drake "close" to returning to practice
WR DeAndre Hopkins also back soon for Cards
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Wed Sep 2, 7:28 am

Arizona Cardinals
Cards HC Kliff Kingsbury said both wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and running back Kenyan Drake are "close" to returning to full practice. Kingsbury had previously said he didn't want them back on the field until they were 100 percent with an eye toward being ready for the season opener Sept. 13. (AZCardinals.com)

FFToday's Take: They should be practicing next week as they lead up to the season opener against the 49ers. Drake will likely get a full workload in an offensive scheme that saw Drake become an every-week RB1 play late last season. He'll resume that valuable role this season with Chase Edmonds serving as his handcuff.


Injury Kenyan Drake in walking boot
HC calls move precautionary
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 24, 4:30 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury on RB Kenyan Drake being in a walking boot today at practice: He said it was more precautionary than anything, wouldn't say it would keep him out of the season opener at 49ers. (Bob McManaman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Drake took to Twitter shortly after the report and said, "I'm good." He even reminded folks he was in a walking boot around this time last summer. While the situation is one to monitor over the next few days, it doesn't appear to be a big deal. Chase Edmonds would be the next man up and has already proven himself to be a very capable NFL running back, so he would become a high-end RB2 at worst if Drake is forced to miss time for any reason in 2020.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SF W 24-20 16 60 3.8 1 2 2 5 2.5 0 12.5

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 BAL L 10-59 4 12 3.0 0 3 2 15 7.5 0 2.7
2 NE L 0-43 6 19 3.2 0 6 5 29 5.8 0 4.8
3 at DAL L 6-31 12 38 3.2 0 6 3 34 11.3 0 7.2
4 LAC L 10-30 9 44 4.9 0 5 3 29 9.7 0 7.3
6 WAS L 16-17 10 40 4.0 0 9 6 30 5.0 0 7.0
7 at BUF L 21-31 6 21 3.5 0 4 3 37 12.3 0 5.8
9 SF L 25-28 15 110 7.3 1 4 4 52 13.0 0 22.2
10 at TB L 27-30 10 35 3.5 0 7 6 6 1.0 0 4.1
11 at SF L 26-36 16 67 4.2 0 7 6 13 2.2 0 8.0
13 LAR L 7-34 13 31 2.4 0 5 2 20 10.0 0 5.1
14 PIT L 17-23 11 37 3.4 0 3 3 30 10.0 0 6.7
15 CLE W 38-24 22 137 6.2 4 1 1 9 9.0 0 38.6
16 at SEA W 27-13 24 166 6.9 2 4 3 18 6.0 0 30.4
17 at LAR L 24-31 12 60 5.0 1 4 3 23 7.7 0 14.3

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TEN W 27-20 14 48 3.4 0 4 3 18 6.0 0 6.6
2 at NYJ W 20-12 11 53 4.8 1 4 4 17 4.3 0 13.0
3 LV W 28-20 5 3 0.6 0 4 2 7 3.5 0 1.0
4 at NE L 7-38 3 3 1.0 0 2 1 13 13.0 0 1.6
5 at CIN L 17-27 6 46 7.7 0 11 7 69 9.9 1 17.5
6 CHI W 31-28 13 57 4.4 0 6 4 21 5.3 0 7.8
7 DET L 21-32 6 72 12.0 1 8 4 15 3.8 0 14.7
8 at HOU L 23-42 12 58 4.8 1 2 2 37 18.5 1 21.5
9 NYJ W 13-6 3 9 3.0 0 6 4 26 6.5 0 3.5
10 at GB L 12-31 8 27 3.4 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 3.8
12 at IND L 24-27 8 32 4.0 1 6 5 64 12.8 1 21.6
13 BUF W 21-17 7 31 4.4 0 4 2 13 6.5 1 10.4
14 NE W 34-33 6 24 4.0 0 1 1 55 55.0 1 13.9
15 at MIN L 17-41 1 6 6.0 0 3 3 28 9.3 0 3.4
16 JAC L 7-17 6 23 3.8 0 5 4 31 7.8 0 5.4
17 at BUF L 17-42 11 43 3.9 0 5 5 52 10.4 0 9.5

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