Posted: 9/15/2019 9:09 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake has been the subject of trade talks with other teams this week.
Huddle Up: Drake was held to only 12 yards last week and will continue to split time with Kalen Ballage as long as he remains with the Dolphins. He probably is only a flex option at this point, but his fantasy value could increase if he is traded.
Posted: 9/11/2019 7:09 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake saw a few of his teammates receive new contracts, but the impending free agent running back has not received an offer from the team. He is not bothered by the fact. 'The things I do right now are going to put me in the best position to get the things I want at the end of the day,' Drake said Wednesday, Sept. 11. While he has not asked for a trade, the team could consider dealing him before the league trade deadline.
Huddle Up: Drake is the No. 1 back in Miami, but he's on a bad football team which could find themselves behind early and often, forcing the team to scrap the ground-based attack more in favor of the passing game. That's bad news for fantasy owners, and for a guy looking to roll up stats for a big payday in the offseason. Treat him as more of a RB3 or flex fantasy option since he is the lead back.
Posted: 9/04/2019 6:09 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is expected to be involved heavily in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. 'I think he's both physically and mentally ready,' head coach Brian Flores said Wednesday, Sept. 4. 'This is a guy who has as much talent as we have on our team. He's fast. He's physical. He's explosive. He makes a ton of plays, and we're looking forward to getting him a lot of touches this week.'
Huddle Up: That's music to the ear of fantasy owners, as Drake sounds like he'll be the workhorse, with Kalen Ballage spelling him occasionally. Treat Drake as a solid RB3 or flex fantasy option, as long as he gets off to a quick start and doesn't let Ballage carve into his workload.
Posted: 8/28/2019 8:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake could be used as trade bait as the Dolphins pursue Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney.
Huddle Up: It's food for thought as the Texans lost RB Lamar Miller (knee) for the season, but they already acquired a receiving back in Duke Johnson. Drake hasn't shown that he can be the bellcow, and it's a questionable fit with Johnson. If Drake remains with Miami, he's an RB3 with Kalen Ballage slightly under him as an RB4.
Posted: 8/26/2019 8:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (foot) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Drake's stock rises while Kalen Ballage's descends, but Ballage might still wind up being the one to own for the long haul. Drake is an RB3, and Ballage is teetering on the RB3/RB4 boundary.
Posted: 8/25/2019 12:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (foot) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins are optimistic about Drake's status for Week 1, so fantasy players should monitor his status over the next few weeks. He likely will share playing time with Kalen Ballage this season and could be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back depending on his role.
Posted: 8/19/2019 9:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (foot) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Drake figures to see the lion's share of work in the backfield, but Kalen Ballage is coming on strong. Drake is an RB3, and Ballage is an RB4, but they could switch places at any point.
Posted: 8/14/2019 2:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (leg) was wearing a walking boot Wednesday, Aug. 14, after leaving practice the previous day.
Huddle Up: There are no specifics, but Kalen Ballage has already been rising up draft boards. It might be tough to land him as an RB4 now. Drake could still wind up ahead of Ballage to start the season, but keep tabs on the severity of his ailment.
Posted: 8/14/2019 11:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (foot) will miss some time because of a foot injury, but head coach Brian Flores said the team hopes Drake will be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Drake has been competing for the starting running back job but should receive a solid amount of targets even if he is not the starter. He can be considered a No. 3 running back in some leagues depending on his role.
Posted: 8/13/2019 11:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (lower body) limped off the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 13, due to an apparent lower-body injury. Head coach Brian Flores didn't offer specifics after practice but said 'hopefully he's back out there tomorrow.'
Huddle Up: Drake will likely split work with Kalen Ballage when both are healthy this season. Any amount of missed time for either could open the door for the other, capping their draft stock as RB3s in standard leagues.