College: Fordham | 3 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 4/13/1996
2020 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
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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.
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds averaged 5.1 yards per rushing attempt, 2.95 yards after contact and sported a 15 percent explosive run rate (per Pro Football Focus) - all team-best marks among running backs - on 60 carries in 2019. He also forced a missed tackle on 13.3 percent of his carries - good for on the team second behind Kenyan Drake's 17 percent forced missed tackle rate.
Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds had 20 rushes of 15-plus mph on just 59 carries last year, resulting in the highest percentage of explosive runs (minimum of 50 rushes) in the entire league. Edmonds had 303 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 13 games (two starts) last year for the Cardinals. As long as Kenyan Drake is healthy as the lead back, Edmonds probably won't see more than a handful of touches per game, though. The 24-year-old makes for a great handcuff for Drake owners, and he could have tremendous value in Arizona's rising offense if Drake were to go down with an injury at any point.
Arizona Cardinals RB Eno Benjamin is not expected to receive many offensive snaps during his rookie season since he is behind RBs Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds on the depth chart.
Fantasy Spin: Benjamin probably will receive a handful of touches early in the season but could earn a bigger role later in the season if he is productive. Fantasy players can avoid him during their drafts but should keep an eye on him during the season.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said the third running back spot behind RB Kenyan Drake and RB Chase Edmonds may still be open following the re-signing of RB D.J. Foster. 'We think he has a good skill set,' Kingsbury said in regard to Foster, 'but that's an area we'd like to have three that you feel like we could roll through and not lose much.'
Fantasy Spin: Drake is the clear fantasy target from the Cardinals' backfield, and he'll be a strong RB2 as the depth chart currently stands. The selection of a top-end rookie back within the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft could take away from Drake's appeal in re-draft leagues, and the younger option would likely become the superior dynasty target.
Arizona Cardinals RBs Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds have head coach Kliff Kingsbury 'really excited' about the first two spots on the depth chart, but Kingsbury told a group of reporters in a videoconference on Tuesday, April 7, that he'd like to have three running backs 'that we feel like we could roll through and not lose much.'
Fantasy Spin: While this could be an indication Kingsbury wants to use a three-man committee, it's more than likely a realization that he wants to be deep at a position that was ravaged by injuries in 2019. Drake did more than enough after arriving via trade at midseason to warrant at least 15 touches per week and should be considered a low-end RB1 for fantasy purposes. Edmonds also performed well before getting hurt and should be considered Drake's high-upside handcuff.