College: Arizona State | 2 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 231 lbs
Birth Date: 12/22/1995
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 5
Total Pts: 23
Avg Pts: 2.88
Rank: 60 RB
|Week 1||1||Kalen Ballage 13 receiving yds (1 pts)|
|Week 2||2||Kalen Ballage 6 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Kalen Ballage 6 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 3||2||Kalen Ballage 10 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Kalen Ballage 17 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 4||1||Kalen Ballage 7 rushing yds (1 pts)|
|Week 6||7||Kalen Ballage 1 rushing TD (6 pts)|
. . . Kalen Ballage 1 yd rushing TD
Kalen Ballage 7 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 7||7||Kalen Ballage 1 rushing TD (6 pts)|
. . . Kalen Ballage 3 yd rushing TD
Kalen Ballage 7 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 8||2||Kalen Ballage 11 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Kalen Ballage 8 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 9||1||Kalen Ballage 19 rushing yds (1 pts)|
|Week 10||4||Kalen Ballage 2 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Kalen Ballage 43 rushing yds (1 pts)
Kalen Ballage 43 rushing yds (2 pts)
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Now with the backfield almost completely to himself, Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage did little in Miami's 16-12 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, rushing 20 times for just 48 yards. Following the trade of Kenyan Drake and the suspension of Mark Walton, Ballage was virtually the only option out of the backfield for Miami, with just two carries going to backup Jordan Laird. Ballage may have the job to himself for the foreseeable future but Miami continues to be a subpar offense, making him only a desperate play for most fantasy owners. Until he and the Dolphins can prove they are able to manage more than the 229 yards of offense that they did on Sunday, leave Ballage on the waiver wire where he belongs.
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage rushed 20 times for 43 yards and caught four passes for two yards in a 16-12 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10.
Fantasy Spin: Ballage enjoyed a hefty workload as the last man standing in the Miami backfield, but he continued to struggle with efficiency. Even if he continues to receive a majority of the touches going forward, he is a volume-based flex play, at best.
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage 'should get at least 75 percent' of the touches against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com.
Fantasy Spin: Ballage has managed an abysmal 2.0 yards per carry this season, but following the trade of Kenyan Drake and the suspension of Mark Walton, he is the closest thing Miami has to a lead back. That being said, he is a volume-based flex play, at best, against the Colts.
With all of his competition having been either traded or suspended, Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage is officially the lead back headed into a Week 10 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Ballage was a popular sleeper headed into 2019, being drafted around three rounds higher than incumbent starter Kenyan Drake but was a complete disappoint before being eventually passed on the depth chart by Mark Walton. Even though he has just 70 yards rushing in 2019, Ballage is now the only option in Miami after Drake was traded to Arizona and Walton was suspended for four games. With his only competition coming from unknowns Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskin, expect Ballage to get a majority of the work going forward. Even with the guaranteed touches, Ballage is still running behind a bad offensive line and is facing a Colts Defense in Week 10 thats giving up the ninth-fewest points to running backs in 2019. Unless in a desperate spot, Ballage should be left on fantasy benches until he proves he belongs elsewhere.
Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage will likely continue to yield carries to Mark Walton on Sunday against the Jets. Even with the departure of Kenyan Drake, who is now an Arizona Cardinal, the 23-year-old continues not to be involved in the offense, rushing just six times for 15 yards over the last two games. With this level of activity, it is safe to say that Ballage should continue to remain benched in all formats but is worth a stash if you have some room to spare.
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage rushed three times for eight yards with one catch for 11 yards on one target in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, Oct. 28.
Fantasy Spin: Ballage made the start following the trade of Kenyan Drake earlier in the day, but it was Mark Walton who had 11 carries and 14 total touches. If you're looking for fantasy help in the backfield following the Drake deal, Ballage is only worth a look in the deepest of formats.
Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage only had three carries for seven yards in a 31-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but two of them came inside Buffalo's five-yard line, with Ballage cashing in the second of the two for a three-yard touchdown. Ballage was far out-touched by Mark Walton and Kenyan Drake and is currently the clear third option on the league's worst team, making him nothing but fodder for the waiver wire. Even if Drake is traded before this month's deadline, it seems that he'd still be behind new starter Walton in the pecking order, which should give fantasy owners few reasons to roster the once-popular sleeper pick ahead of a Week 8 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage rushed for seven yards and one touchdown on three carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7.
Fantasy Spin: Ballage appears to be the goal line back for the Dolphins but probably is not a reliable weekly option for fantasy players.
Miami Dolphins CB Johnson Bademosi (ankle), RB Kalen Ballage (foot), OL Jesse Davis (elbow), WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring), LB Trent Harris (foot), CB Xavien Howard (knee), S Reshad Jones (ankle), CB Chris Lammons (toe), S Bobby McCain (hamstring, shoulder), WR Albert Wilson (calf, hip) and CB Jomal Wiltz (groin) were limited in practice on Friday, Oct. 11, and are listed as questionable for Week 6 versus the Washington Redskins. C Daniel Kilgore (knee) was limited in practice Friday but has been removed from the injury report. DE Charles Harris (wrist) was a full participant in practice Friday, while RB Mark Walton (illness) was not given a practice designation; both players no longer appear on the injury report.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson (calf, hip) and running back Kalen Ballage (foot) were both limited in practice on Friday and are questionable for Week 6 against the Redskins. Both players should be able to suit up in this excellent matchup. Wilson hasn't played since Week 1, but he could be a sneaky DFS and deep league play in PPR formats out of the slot against Washington. Ballage took a back seat to Mark Walton as the No. 2 to Kenyan Drake before the bye week and should be avoided everywhere if he's active.
The usage of Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage continued to drop in a 31-10 Week 4 loss to the Chargers, with Ballage only rushing the ball twice and finishing with seven yards. Ballage dropped his only target of the game on a likely 12-yard touchdown pass and was seemingly supplanted by Mark Walton as starter Kenyan Drake's backup for the remainder of the contest. A sleeper heading into 2019, many thought Ballage could eat into Drake's playing time, but heading into Miami's Week 5 bye, he can safely be dropped in all standard leagues.
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage was on the field for only eight offensive snaps during the Week 4 game.
Fantasy Spin: Kenyan Drake appears to be the clear No. 1 running back for the Dolphins, so Ballage does not have much fantasy value at this point. Fantasy players can consider dropping Ballage if they need a spot on their roster.
Miami Dolphins running backs Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage shared the tiny load equally on Sunday, in a 43-0 loss at home to the New England Patriots. Ballage started the game and played in the second series as well before giving way to Drake for Miami's final three drives of the half. The two backs then alternated series in the second half before giving way to backup Mark Walton late in the blowout loss. Neither back put much on the stat-line, with Drake rushing six times for 19 yards and Ballage managing only six yards on four carries. While they were near equal in targets, Drake did more with his six - catching five passes for 29 yards - while Ballage caught only one of his five targets for six yards. Given the state of disarray in Miami, owners of either back can only hope that the recent rumors about Kenyan Drake being on the trade block are true, as a trade may put him in a better situation as well as allow Ballage to take over the full-time job for the Dolphins.
Seeing he had a 113 ADP in NFBC, more than a few people thought Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage would not only be a viable fantasy play in 2019 but might also be a threat to steal the starter's job from incumbent Kenyan Drake. But it was a committee approach for the Dolphins in Week Two, with both backs receiving six touches and failing to impress much on any of them, combining for just 11 yards rushing and 28 yards receiving. While it is hard to take away much from the game plan considering how quickly the Dolphins fell behind in a 59-10 blowout loss to the Ravens, it is clear that neither back can currently be trusted in your lineup in anything but the most desperate situations. Ballage should still be stashed in deep leagues until the situation becomes clearer but your best chance for production in Week Two against New England will likely hinge on how many garbage-time points can be had once the Dolphins are significantly behind on the scoreboard.
Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage was thought to be the backup to Kenyan Drake but got the actually got the starting nod in Week 1, carrying the ball five times for -1-yards in a 52-10 blowout loss to the Ravens. Ballage also caught his lone target for a 13-yard reception, while Drake had four carries and two receptions on three targets. Given that the Dolphins were already down 28-0 in the first quarter, it's hard to judge a running game that was abandoned early. But Ballage's owners have to be happy with his usage and starting role, even though it seems it'll be a committee situation for the time being in Miami.
Miami Dolphins RBs Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage will be involved in the offense in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens, according to running backs coach Eric Studesville. However, head coach Brian Flores seemed to indicate Wednesday, Sept. 4 that Drake would see a heavier workload.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy owners of Ballage can't be terribly pleased, but it's just Week 1. Treat Ballage as a RB4 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams, with slightly more value in PPR formats.
Miami running back Kalen Ballage sat out the Dolphins final preseason game, playing in a total of two games and rushing for 40 yards on 18 carries. The second-year back will be will likely be splitting carries with starter Kenyan Drake and may end up with more goal-line carries, being the larger of the two backs. But with Miami's offense taking another hit with Saturday's trade of their best offensive lineman Larry Tunsil, as well as wide receiver Kenny Stills, the Dolphins trips to the red zone may be few and far between, making both Ballage and Drake highly volatile investments.
Thrust into a temporary starting role while Kenyan Drake deals with a leg injury, Kalen Ballage played in all six series of the Dolphin's first half, rushing 12 times for only 17 yards, with 11 of those coming on one play. Ballage has been a popular sleeper this year, with his 105 ADP only 30 spots after that of starter Kenyan Drake. With Drake out of his walking boot and an uncertain role in an anemic offense, a near top-100 pick is a high price to pay for Ballage.
Miami backup running back Kalen Ballage is now considered the starter in Miami's backfield until further notice, with starter Kenyan Drake still without a timetable to return from the foot injury he suffered in practice last week. With Drake likely to miss at least the rest of the preseason, Ballage sat out the Dolphin's second preseason game as a precaution. Even before the injury to Drake, Ballage had been impressive in training camp, getting an equal amount of work with the first-team. With a 101 ADP in the NFBC, owners that passed on the Drake for the upside of Ballage could be rewarded if Drake is unable to play in Week One.
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage will serve as the team's starting running back until RB Kenyan Drake (foot) is ready to return.
Fantasy Spin: Drake suffered a foot injury in practice on Tuesday and he is now a question mark for Week 1. Ballage should be scooped up in the late rounds on draft day as a handcuff to Drake, and he isn't a bad PPR option for those looking for a little depth and upside.