College: Alabama | 4 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 211 lbs
Birth Date: 1/26/1994
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 8
Avg Pts: 0.89
Rank: 51 RB
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|Week 9||8||Kenyan Drake 1 receiving 2XP (2 pts)|
Kenyan Drake 4 yd TD rush (6 pts)
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Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson was benched by head coach Kliff Kingsbury in the Week 10 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in favor of RB Kenyan Drake. Johnson lost a fumble in the third quarter and Kingsbury like what he saw from Drake. 'We just felt like with Drake, needed to get something going and kept him rolling,' Kingsbury said Monday, Nov. 11. 'The last couple weeks, practices, games (he) has brought a little pop to the run game, the pass game, and we felt like he was the guy to try and close the game out with.'
Fantasy Spin: Kingsbury added that the decision was his and had nothing to do with Johnson's recent rash of injuries. He said he'll figure out the best role for both Johnson and Drake over the next few weeks. It's bad news for Johnson's fantasy owners, as he already has struggled to live up to his early-round draft status.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake rushed 10 times for 35 yards in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added six receptions for just six yards on seven targets.
Fantasy Spin: David Johnson wasn't on the injury report with his ankle injury, but he clearly wasn't 100 percent with just five carries for two yards and one grab for eight yards. As long as Johnson isn't 100 percent it appears Drake is going to get some decent run. He is worth using as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams, particularly PPR formats.
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake is in a peculiar situation in Week 10. All-Pro running back David Johnson (ankle) is back, and the team has been coy in discussing their plans for the backfield. The matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers isn't a great one, either, but Drake could be leaned upon heavily in the passing game. The Cardinals have gotten very little from their wideouts this season, and you could see Drake lined up wide with Johnson in the backfield. If you're in a point-per-reception league, you should lean toward using Drake as a flex. The team said they didn't want to give Johnson 40 touches, and they gave Drake a lot more work than expected last week.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake played 84% of his team's offensive snaps in the Week 9 game against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Spin: It was an excellent debut for the former member of the Miami Dolphins, but his role is guaranteed to shrink as soon as one of David Johnson or Chase Edmonds is able to return from injury. The Cardinals visit the top rush defense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, limiting Drake's appeal even if he retains his significant role for one more game.
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake busted out for 110 rushing yards, 52 receiving yards and a touchdown against a stifling San Francisco 49ers Defense Thursday night. He had 15 rushes and four catches in what was supposed to be a "manageable" workload for a player they just acquired this week. Drake set the tone with a 36-yard run to open the game and later scored on the drive. The 49ers settled in and kept Drake under control the rest of the game. The Cards have about 10 days before they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Running back David Johnson (ankle) should be healthy and be someone for Drake to share the work with. Both backs would be in the RB2 range for the game.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake ran 15 times for 110 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, Oct. 31. Drake also caught four passes for 52 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Talk about making a positive first impression. With David Johnson and Chase Edmonds both inactive, Drake stepped in and racked up 162 total yards and a score after being acquired earlier this week. Despite that, it's anyone's guess what the backfield will look like in Week 10 against the Bucs based on whether or not Johnson and/or Edmonds are able to return. Keep an eye out for injury updates.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake 'will get major run' Thursday, Oct. 31, against the San Francisco 49ers, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Fantasy Spin: Drake had a single-game high of 44 rushing yards this season with the Miami Dolphins. The 49ers defense should stifle expectations for him in his Cardinals debut, but he can be used as a desperation flex play, if needed.
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake won't have a heavy workload in Week 9 after just arriving via trade a few days ago. He's also facing one of the best defenses against the position the last five weeks. Running back David Johnson (ankle) will be a game-time decision, and Drake will either share the load with him or Alfred Morris. The most likely scenario is Morris takes first and second down, and Drake comes in on third downs and passing situations. The San Francisco 49ers have allowed nine grabs for 86 yards to running backs the last four games. There just isn't enough there to suggest starting Drake this week. However, if you're up against it due to injuries or bye weeks, he's only a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake will be given a "manageable" workload in Week 9 to help his transition to a new team in a short week, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Look for him to share work with Alfred Morris or Zach Zenner against the daunted San Francisco 49ers Defense. The Niners have allowed one touchdown to backs over the last five weeks. Drake is a flex option in point-per-reception leagues, but if he's scaled back to 10 to 15 touches, the upside against this defense isn't there. If running back Chase Edmonds (hamstring) makes a rapid recovery from his hamstring injury to suit up, he's a flex candidate as well.
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake will reportedly be given a 'manageable workload' against San Francisco 49ers in Week 9, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Fantasy Spin: Drake was acquired Monday morning and will have just over two days to process as much of the Cardinals' playbook as possible before taking the field Thursday against the 49ers. It's going to be hard for fantasy owners to start him due to his unfamiliarity with the scheme and the matchup, but he's probably going to need to be started in many leagues based on the likelihood he'll see at least 10 to 12 touches and given how many good backs are on a bye this week.
Former Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake was shipped out on Monday morning to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick that could be turned into a fifth-round draft pick. Drake had been the leading rusher for the Dolphins, but he hadn't made the trip with the team ahead of their Monday night football matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which showed that a trade was imminent. Drake could be in for a heavy workload on Thursday night in Week 9 for the Cardinals against the San Francisco 49ers. The team's other two running backs,David Johnson (ankle) and Chase Edmonds (hamstring), are both at risk of missing this week's game.
Updating earlier reports, Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake was traded to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a sixth-round pick that could become a fifth-round pick.
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake was acquired by the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Oct. 28, in exchange for a conditional 2020 draft pick.
Fantasy Spin: Drake will enter a crowded, but injured backfield in Arizona. David Johnson (ankle) is expected to be out in Week 9, and it appears Chase Edmonds (hamstring) has now been put on the backburner as well. Drake has a short week with the Cardinals playing on Thursday night, but he'll be a low-end RB2 in PPR formats.
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake did not travel with the team for their Week 8 game since he is involved in trade talks, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: It appears like Drake will be traded in the next few days, so his fantasy value will be determined by his new team. Mark Walton should receive most of the work at running back moving forward and can be a flex option for fantasy players.
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake did not travel with the team for Monday night's game against the Steelers, which is a clear sign that he'll likely be traded before Tuesday's deadline. Miami is hoping for a mid-round pick in return. Like the rest of the Dolphins offense, Drake has been a disappointment, rushing 47 times for 174 scoreless yards (3.7 yards per carry). He also has 22 catches for 174 yards and no touchdowns through the air. If Drake is dealt, Mark Walton will continue to start for the 'Phins, with Kalen Ballage mostly a short-yardage and goal-line back. There's a chance that Drake could become more attractive in fantasy if he's dealt, but it depends on where he lands.
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake has received some trade interest from the Tennessee Titans, but the Titans are unwilling to meet the asking price, according to sources. It is believed that the Dolphins are looking for at least a fourth-round draft choice.
Fantasy Spin: The Titans have Derrick Henry as their starting running back, so Drake would be a change-of-pace back if he joins the Titans. He would take a hit in terms of his fantasy value if the Titans acquired him but could be a flex option in some leagues depending on his role.
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake has received some trade interest from the Detroit Lions, but the Lions are unwilling to meet the asking price, according to sources. It is believed that the Dolphins are looking for at least a fourth-round draft choice.
Fantasy Spin: The Lions recently lost Kerryon Johnson, so Drake likely would share time with Ty Johnson if he joins the Lions. He has a chance to be a flex option in some leagues if he joins the Lions.
With multiple teams suffering recent injuries in their backfields, Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drakes chances of being traded before the Oct. 29 deadline seem to be going up. A trade may be the only chance he has to be relevant in fantasy this year, as Drake has only rushed for 164 yards for the Dolphins and is still looking for his first touchdown of the season. While head coach Brian Flores says he expects Drake to remain with the team, all indications point to the Dolphins continuing to shop the veteran around, such as rookie Mark Walton getting the start over Drake and out-touching him 15-9 in a loss to the Bills last Sunday. Heading into a Week 8 game with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, Drakes current status on the Dolphins is too much of a liability to consider using him as even a dart throw.
Likely in a move to limit his usage in anticipation of a trade, Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake was mostly absent in a 31-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. With Mark Walton getting the surprise start, Drake didnt get his first carry until near the end of the first quarter and ended up rushing for just 21 yards on six carries. Drake did add three catches on four targets and finished with 37 yards receiving but was still out-touched by Walton 15-9. With a rash of injuries to running backs on Sunday, teams might be more motivated to trade for the fourth-year back out of Alabama, but until then Drake is going nowhere fast on the league's worst team and can be dropped as soon as you need the roster spot.
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed for 21 yards on six carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7. He also caught three passes for 37 yards during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Drake has received at least 10 carries in only two of the six games this season but has been targeted at least five times in four of the last five games. It is not known if he will be with the Dolphins past the trade deadline, but he can be a flex option because of his role in the running and passing game.