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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: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#28 4 7.06

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 8 72 319 4.4 1 44 32 232 7.3 0 61.1 7.6
2019 (Projected) ARI   149 685 4.6 4   40 302 7.6 2 134.7  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
The most significant boost to Kenyan Drake's fantasy value this offseason came with the departure of former head coach Adam Gase, the supposed offensive genius who opted to give geriatric tailback Frank Gore more carries than Drake despite the latter's clear superior talent.

We don't know how the new coaching regime under Brian Flores will handle their running backs. Hopefully spending the previous few seasons game planning against Drake will give Flores insight into the skill set the fourth-year running back possesses.

Drake should garner more consideration in PPR formats based on the fact that he secured 53 of his 73 targets for 477 yards and five touchdowns last season compared to only 120 carries. However, he does still carry value as a high-floor pick in non-PPR leagues based on his career-high nine total touchdowns in 2018.

Second round player Kalen Ballage will likely assume the Frank Gore, early-down role in the offense and will most likely garner at least 120 carries. But negative game scripts based on the poor Miami defense should work in favor of Drake, especially as a receiver out of the backfield.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 David Johnson
RB2RB3 Kenyan Drake
RB3RB2 Chase Edmonds
RB4RB4 Zach Zenner
RB5RB5 D.J. Foster
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury David Johnson says he's playing Sunday
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 6, 3:43 pm

Arizona Cardinals
RB David Johnson (ankle) on his availability for Sunday against the Buccaneers: "I'm definitely playing. I'm good, ready to go." (Kyle Odegard on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Last time we saw David Johnson on the field, it was Week 7 for one play against the Giants. It remains to be seen how much playing time he'll cede to newly acquired Kenyan Drake who popped off for 162 total yards and 1 TD in Week 9 against the 49ers. With Chase Edmonds expected to be sidelined, DJ and Drake should handle all of the RB duties.


Injury Chase Edmonds out, expect RBBC for Cardinals
Avoid Cardinals RBs
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 30, 3:48 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Chase Edmonds won’t play. David Johnson is “still working through it,” Kingsbury said. Regardless it’ll be “running back by committee.” Alfred Morris will be active. (Darren Urban on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It doesn't sounds like DJ (ankle) is going to play leaving newly acquired Kenyan Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris to handle the rushing duties in Week 9 against the 49ers. This is a good spot to avoid for fantasy owners.


Injury Chase Edmonds expected to miss multiple games
Injured hamstring in Week 8
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 28, 5:25 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds likely will miss a few weeks with a hamstring strain, source said. With David Johnson also banged up, that explains today's trade for Kenyan Drake, who's in line for a big role Thursday night against the 49ers. (NFL Network - Tom Pelissero)

FFToday's Take: It's the most reasonable explanation as to why Arizona traded for Kenyan Drake. Edmonds flashed the ability to be a feature back at some point in the near future in Week 7, but he'll likely go back to handcuff status behind David Johnson whenever he is able to return.


Miami trades Kenyan Drake to Arizona
MIA receives conditional 2020 draft pick
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 28, 9:58 am

Miami Dolphins
Trade: Arizona has reached agreement in principle to trade a conditional 2020 draft pick to Miami for RB Kenyan Drake, league sources tell ESPN. Arizona lost RB Chase Edmonds to a hamstring injury Sunday, already had RB David Johnson dealing with an ankle injury that is expected to sideline him this week and now will add RB Kenyan Drake, who could be in line for significant work Thursday night vs. San Francisco. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With the Cardinals banged up at running back, Drake could get thrown right into the fire against the stout 49ers defense on Thursday night. This move isn't a good sign for the health of David Johnson or Chase Edmonds. This transaction also elevates Mark Walton in Miami although his team situation caps his value as a weekly Flex play.


Injury Kenyan Drake returns to practice
Expected to be ready for Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 26, 11:45 am

Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake, who had missed two weeks due to an injury that required a walking boot on a foot, returned to practice Monday. Drake appeared explosive and sharp in his cuts as he ran through drills in a portion of practice open to the media. Drake’s injury, sustained in a joint practice at Tampa Bay, was reported by The Post as non-structural. Drake is now on track, it would seem, for the season opener against Baltimore on September 8. (Palm Beach Post)

FFToday's Take: Drake's ADP has slipped to RB33 in over the last couple weeks being taken somewhere in the middle of round 7 on average. He'll likely be splitting time with Kalen Ballage but Drake should be the lead back in this committee. Miami's offense isn't one fantasy owners should be targeting but Drake is currently priced at a discount.


Injury Kenyan Drake out of walking boot
RB get some jogging in Thursday
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 22, 10:00 pm

Miami Dolphins
By the way, Kenyan Drake, last seen in a walking boot due to foot injury, is out of the walking boot and jogging. (Miami Herald - Armando Salguero)

FFToday's Take: Initial reports had Drake out "a while" and perhaps in danger of missing the opener, but this report suggests he should be good to go barring a setback. Kalen Ballage has reportedly been a standout in camp, but it hasn't carried over to preseason action. While it's far from a trendy pick at the moment, Drake has the right combination of skill (especially in the passing game) and likely negative game script to be a top-20 PPR back again in 2019.



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

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 OAK 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

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
2 at LAC W 19-17 1 -3 -3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -0.3
3 at NYJ L 6-20 1 0 0.0 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 0.2
4 NO L 0-20 1 6 6.0 0 3 2 5 2.5 0 1.1
5 TEN W 16-10 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
8 at BAL L 0-40 6 22 3.7 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.2
9 OAK L 24-27 9 69 7.7 0 6 6 35 5.8 0 10.4
10 at CAR L 21-45 7 82 11.7 1 2 2 10 5.0 0 15.2
11 TB L 20-30 7 4 0.6 0 2 1 10 10.0 0 1.4
12 at NE L 17-35 9 20 2.2 0 4 3 27 9.0 1 10.7
13 DEN W 35-9 23 120 5.2 1 5 3 21 7.0 0 20.1
14 NE W 27-20 25 114 4.6 0 6 5 79 15.8 0 19.3
15 at BUF L 16-24 16 78 4.9 1 11 6 35 5.8 0 17.3
16 at KC L 13-29 13 57 4.4 0 3 0 0 - 0 5.7
17 BUF L 16-22 14 75 5.4 0 3 3 15 5.0 0 9.0

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