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Running Back, Las Vegas Raiders

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Draft: 2016 Round 3 (10)
College: Alabama
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 210 DOB: 1994-01-26 Age: 27

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 15 239 955 4.0 10 31 25 137 5.5 0 169.2 11.3
2021 LV 2 13 20 1.5 0 11 10 105 10.5 0 12.5 6.3
2021 (Projected) LV   121 485 4.0 4   45 288 6.4 1 107.3  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
Kenyan Drake is coming off of the least-efficient season of his career as he was only able to scrape together a 4.0 yards per carry average despite playing in one of the league's most fast-paced offenses in Arizona. That yards per carry drop could be due to a number of different things, but he had never been held below 4.5 yards per carry in a season prior to that. Additionally, teammate Chase Edmonds completely obliterated Drake's 4.0 yards per carry by posting a whopping 6.1 yards per carry in the same offense, albeit on less than half as many carries. The Cardinals opted not to re-sign Drake this offseason, instead choosing to sign former Steelers starter James Conner, which allowed Drake to move to the AFC and sign with the Raiders.

Drake leaves an offense in Arizona in which he was the perceived top running back to join an offense in Las Vegas where he's likely to be the complementary back to former first round NFL Draft pick Josh Jacobs. Jacobs isn't much of a pass catcher which would seem to lend itself to the idea that Drake could carve a niche out in the passing game, but Drake wasn't that type of back in Arizona. The obvious pushback would be, with a mobile quarterback like Kyler Murray, the Cardinals weren't likely to pass to their running backs much to begin with. However, a closer look at the numbers would tell you that while Drake was targeted just 31 times in 2020, it was Edmonds, who more than doubled that with 68 targets - tied for sixth-most among all running backs this past season. Drake does have a 73 and a 68-target season on his resume from his days in Miami, but that was also a number of years ago and in a severely depleted backfield.

It appears most likely that Drake will do enough to cut into the touches that Jacobs will no longer be an RB1 this season, but probably not enough that Drake will be a reliable fantasy option himself. However, Drake's ADP is currently in the ninth round and he's being selected alongside players like Jamaal Williams, Alexander Mattison and Latavius Murray who are almost exclusively handcuffs in their respective offenses. Drake offers that high-end handcuff upside, but could actually have some weekly value as well. This makes him a potential value where he's currently being drafted.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Kenyan Drake
RB2RB4 Peyton Barber
RB3RB1 Josh Jacobs
RB4FB1 Alec Ingold
RB5RB3 Jalen Richard
Raiders Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Raiders rule out Josh Jacobs for Week 2
Gruden talks up Peyton Barber
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 17, 3:32 pm

Las Vegas Raiders
Interesting from Gruden, when asked about the opportunity for Kenyan Drake with Josh Jacobs out: "We're excited about the opportunity for Peyton Barber. We really like Peyton Barber." #Raiders (Vic Tafur on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gruden talking up Peyton Barber is interesting and worthy of a chuckle at the same time but most likely Drake will come out of this game with the most fantasy points between the two running backs. Jacobs (toe) was obviously hobbled in the Raiders Week 1 game against the Ravens.


Injury Josh Jacobs downgraded to Questionable, illness
Monday night game against Baltimore
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 12, 7:44 pm

Las Vegas Raiders
#Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (illness) has been downgraded to questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. Baltimore. (Vic Tafur on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kenyan Drake could see increased usage if Jacobs sits but at this time we don't have a good read on the severity of the illness. Stay tuned...



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 BAL W 33-27 6 11 1.8 0 5 5 59 11.8 0 7.0
2 at PIT W 26-17 7 9 1.3 0 6 5 46 9.2 0 5.5

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
2 WAS W 30-15 20 86 4.3 0 2 2 9 4.5 0 9.5
3 DET L 23-26 18 73 4.1 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 7.9
4 at CAR L 21-31 13 35 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.5
5 at NYJ W 30-10 18 60 3.3 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 12.2
6 at DAL W 38-10 20 164 8.2 2 2 0 0 - 0 28.4
7 SEA W 37-34 14 34 2.4 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 4.1
10 BUF W 32-30 16 100 6.3 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 10.9
11 at SEA L 21-28 11 29 2.6 1 5 4 31 7.8 0 12.0
12 at NE L 17-20 22 78 3.5 2 4 3 15 5.0 0 21.3
13 LAR L 28-38 10 49 4.9 1 3 2 9 4.5 0 11.8
14 at NYG W 26-7 23 80 3.5 1 1 1 10 10.0 0 15.0
15 PHI W 33-26 10 26 2.6 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 4.0
16 SF L 12-20 18 45 2.5 1 2 2 5 2.5 0 11.0
17 at LAR L 7-18 10 36 3.6 0 3 3 15 5.0 0 5.1

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

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