College: Alabama | 5 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 211 lbs
Birth Date: 1/26/1994
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2020 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
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Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake led the way for the team's backfield in Week 2, carrying the ball 20 times for 86 yards. He also caught both of his targets and gained a total of nine yards through the air. The Cardinals' No. 2 running back Chase Edmonds was quiet in the game, gaining just 13 yards on six touches (three carries). Drake's statline would have looked better with a touchdown or some more receptions, but fantasy owners certainly can't be disappointed by seeing him get 22 touches. Keep rolling him out there as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2.
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake was the team's primary ball-carrier in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, carrying the ball 16 times for 60 yards and a touchdown. He also added two catches for five yards on two targets. Expect to see him get a heavy workload in Week 2 as the Cardinals host the Washington Football Team. The Cardinals are favored by about a touchdown in the game. If they indeed hold a lead in the game, Drake will be leaned upon to keep that lead intact. The team's No. 2 running back Chase Edmonds will get plenty of work as well, primarily in the passing game, but Edmonds only saw six carries in Week 1 and doesn't figure to get many more than that going forward. Start Drake as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 in Week 2.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Week 1 versus the San Francisco 49ers. Drake also added five more yards on a pair of catches.
Fantasy Spin: It was a workmanlike effort from Drake, who also ceded nine touches to backup Chase Edmonds. Given the pace that Arizona played at in Week 1 (76 total offensive plays), it's fair to assume the Cardinals were doing nothing more than keeping their top back fresh. Fantasy owners should have no problem given Drake another start in Week 2 versus the Washington Football Team.
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake was the team's primary ball-carrier as expected in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. Drake rushed the ball 16 times for 60 yards and a touchdown. He also added two catches on two targets for five yards. Chase Edmonds emerged as the team's top pass-catching option out of the backfield in the game. Edmonds was targeted five times and caught three passes for 19 yards and a touchdown. If Edmonds continues to see most of the targets in the passing game, it will limit Drake's upside, but fantasy owners should still be pleased with 18 touches on the day for Drake. He figures to be a high-end RB2 most weeks going forward.
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake should be set to have a big role in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. While the 49ers were dominant against the pass last season (2nd in the league in yards per game), they were amongst the middle of the pack in rushing defense, allowing an average of 112.6 rushing yards per game. Expect the Cardinals to try to establish the run early and often in Week 1 and that will all begin with getting Drake going. Start Drake with confidence and expect for him to see at least 15 touches in the game with the potential to rack up around 100 yards and a score.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (lower body) missed more than a week or practice due to an unspecific lower-body injury which had him in a walking boot, and he said Monday, Sept. 7 that he had an illness which cost him a few more days. However, he is expected to be just fine for the Week 1 opener against the San Francisco 49ers.
Fantasy Spin: Drake enters the season as the No. 1 tailback for the Cardinals, and it's the first time in his career he has had a clear-cut starting job. He is playing on the transition tag this season, so he'll be doing all he can to earn a huge payday next season. Fantasy owners love that kind of green motivation.
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (soreness) returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out about two weeks with what was described by head coach Kliff Kingsbury as "soreness" and "precautionary stuff." Drake made some sports writers and fantasy drafters nervous when he was spotted wearing a walking boot a couple weeks back. Drake said there was nothing to be concerned about and given his quick return to the field, his lack of concern seems to be validated. The Cardinals should have a high-scoring offense this year and Drake is in line to receive the bulk of the carries and running back snaps for the team. He's a great low-end RB1 to target in drafts.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) is 'close' to returning to full practice, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Fantasy Spin: The Cardinals are easing Drake back into action, but all indications are that he will be 100 percent for the season opener. He shined as the lead back after joining Arizona in the middle of last year, and he should be a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2 in 2020.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 30.
Fantasy Spin: Drake has missed the last few practices and has been wearing a walking boot but said he will be fine. He was a big part of the offense last season and should have a similar role in 2020. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) shed his walking boot but was limited to running on the side at practice Friday, Aug. 28.
Fantasy Spin: There has been no indication that Drake is in jeopardy of missing time this season, and if he stays healthy in his first full year with the Cardinals, he has RB1 upside.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) and running back Kenyan Drake (foot) continue to sit out of practice, and head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that he doesn't want either player to practice until they're 100 percent healthy. Neither player's injury is considered serious, but the Cardinals aren't taking any chances early in training camp with two of their most dangerous offensive weapons. Hopkins is missing valuable repetitions with new quarterback Kyler Murray, but the All-Pro should still be considered a top-10 fantasy wideout. Drake was spotted in a boot on Monday, but Arizona is downplaying the situation. Until he gets back onto the practice field, fantasy owners will be extra cautious in targeting him as a low-end RB1 in drafts.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Fantasy Spin: The team likely is taking a cautious approach with Drake to make sure he is ready for Week 1. He has been a great fit in the offense since joining the team and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) said he will be fine despite wearing a walking boot at practice Monday, Aug. 24.
Fantasy Spin: It appears that Drake is dealing with a minor injury and likely will return to the field in the near future. He played tremendously after being acquired by the Cardinals last year and will be heavily involved in the offense in 2020. He should be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (leg) was held out of practice on Monday and was seen in a walking boot. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury made it sound like it was just precautionary. Drake also added in a Tweet, "Was in a walking boot around this time last summer too. Just trying to stay consistent lol no worries Im good." We don't know much about what caused Drake to be in the walking boot in the first place, but we should have further details soon. For now, maybe consider drafting his backup Chase Edwards a bit earlier in drafts, but don't actively avoid drafting Drake if he's there for you at a good value.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (lower body) was spotted wearing a walking boot Monday, Aug. 24. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury deemed it 'more precautionary than anything' but declined to answer any other questions on the topic.
Fantasy Spin: The fact that Drake is wearing a boot isn't all that alarming in and of itself, but Kingsbury's refusal to answer any more questions about his status makes this a situation to monitor over the coming days. Chase Edmonds is 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 this injury or another one down the road kept Drake out of the lineup for any length of time.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake will be more involved in the passing game this season, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury. 'He's hard to tackle one-on-one in space,' Kingsbury said. 'So that's an area we'd like to get him more involved in.'
Fantasy Spin: With David Johnson completely out of the picture and the prospect of more targets in the passing game, Drake seems primed to build on the success he had once he joined the Cardinals last season. He is a low-end RB1 candidate.
Running back Kenyan Drake is entering his first full season with the Arizona Cardinals and one of his first NFL seasons as the clear-cut No. 1 running back on a team. Drake was a revelation for the Cardinals last season, compiling 643 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in just eight games, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. He also added 171 receiving yards. Drake has RB1 production written all over him as long as he can stay healthy and effective. Behind him on the depth chart is Chase Edmonds, who was also quite effective last year, averaging 5.1 yards per carry, but his workload was quite minimal once the team acquired Drake last year.
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake, who had the transition tag placed on him, isn't close to a long-term deal with the team, but he said that he's not too concerned with a contract extension right now. "Thatll come in due time. Right now Im focused on everyday getting in the best shape of my life to help this team play winning football," Drake wrote. The former Miami Dolphin has already signed his tag ($8.4 million) and can continue negotiating with the Cardinals until July 22. Arizona will have exclusive negotiating rights on Drake through Week 10. Everyone expects the 26-year-old to have a big year in 2020 in an offense on the rise, especially after he dominated in the desert after being traded from Miami in 2019. Drake should be considered a top-10 fantasy back with a potential breakout on the horizon.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake said he is not worried about his contract situation and believes he will receive an extension at some point.
Fantasy Spin: Drake was outstanding after joining the Cardinals and will receive most of the work at running back this season. He should be considered at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues and could be a low-end No. 1 back in some leagues.
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray worked out with a number of his teammates Monday, June 29. WR DeAndre Hopkins, WR Christian Kirk, RB Kenyan Drake, RB Chase Edmonds and TE Maxx Williams are among the players participating in the workout.
Fantasy Spin: Murray has not been able to work out with his teammates this offseason, so this workout allows him to build chemistry with Hopkins and the other offensive players. He has the chance to be part of one of the top offenses in the NFL in 2020 and should be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback.