Kenyan Drake Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 26, 1994 (25)
- 4th Season
- 2016 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 73 (MIA)
Kenyan Drake News
The Miami Dolphins are not currently engaged in contract-extension talks with running back Kenyan Drake, according to a league source. The 25-year-old was underutilized by the last coaching staff, but he should be a part of the team's future as they rebuild. However, the talented back has a chance to be more effective under new offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea. Over his first three years in the NFL, Drake has averaged a healthy 4.7 yards per carry. Expect his total touches to go up in 2019, which will make Drake a potential excellent value pick in fantasy drafts.
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake was the team's most involved running back in Miami's 17-7 loss to Jacksonville in Week 16. 'Unfortunately, being the team's most involved back didn't amount to much today. Drake rushed six times for 23 yards and caught four passes for 31 yards. The Dolphins offense was downright anemic in this game, running only 33 plays total compared to 49 plays for Jacksonville. Without Frank Gore the Dolphins seem to favor a hot hand approach, but when no one has the hot hand it results in an overly-crowded mess. Drake is a desperation flex in Week 17 against Buffalo.
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake is a risky flex option in Week 16 against the Jaguars. In theory, Frank Gore's injury should create more opportunities for Drake, but Kalen Ballage's 123 yard performance last week probably gives Ballage the edge in playing time. Drake only received one carry last week against Minnesota, as the coaching staff rode the hot hand in Kalen Ballage. Perhaps the split will be more equal this week, but Ballage seems to have the upper hand for touches going into this game. Drake is a boom-or-bust flex this week.
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said running back Kenyan Drake's lack of touches in Week 15 had nothing to do with his shoulder injury. Drake had just one carry in the game despite Frank Gore going down with a foot sprain that is expected to end his season. Rookie Kalen Ballage stepped in after Gore's injury and was given 12 carries, and he took advantage of the opportunity by running for 123 yards and a touchdown. For some reason Gase just doesn't like using Drake, and that shouldn't change now that Gore is out, especially after Ballage's performance in Week 15. Ballage has RB2 upside to close out the year if Drake continues to collect dust in the backfield.
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake took a backseat in the Dolphins' 41-17 loss to Minnesota. Drake rushed once for six yards and caught three passes for 28 yards. Frank Gore suffered a foot sprain earlier in this game, but the Dolphins elected to use Kalen Ballage as their primary ball-carrier in Gore's absence. Ballage took advantage of that opportunity, rushing for 123 yards on 12 carries, including a 75-yard touchdown run. Even if Gore is out for Week 16 Drake would be hard to trust against Jacksonville.
Kenyan Drake Stats
The following is a breakdown of Kenyan Drake stats. This page is updated weekly throughout the NFL season showcasing the Miami Dolphins RB. Our situational tables show Kenyan Drake stats in a number of variations which include different time periods and game situations.