Posted: 4/09/2020 10:52 pm UTC
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.'
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 4/09/2020 2:16 am UTC
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.'
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 3/26/2020 10:09 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake officially signed his transition tag tender Thursday, March 26, according to sources.
Posted: 3/21/2020 4:32 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake on Saturday, March 21, signed his transition-tag tender offer. Signing a longer-term deal also remains a possibility for Drake this offseason.
Huddle Up: Drake averaged an impressive 19.7 fantasy points (standard scoring) in eight games with the Cards last season, and that figure would've ranked second on the season behind only Christian McCaffrey (22.1). He's a low-end RB1 candidate for 2020 with David Johnson now out of the picture in Arizona.
Posted: 3/16/2020 3:21 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake received the transition tag Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Drake looks like he'll stay put, which was expected all along. Drake had a couple of monster games with the Cardinals and can be expected to ebb and flow as a fantasy back. He might be a low-end RB1 in PPR formats.
Posted: 3/05/2020 10:22 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake is 'one to watch' for the Detroit Lions in free agency, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic Thursday, March 5.
Huddle Up: Signing Drake would certainly be bad news for Kerryon Johnson's fantasy value. Drake showed last season with the Cardinals he can lead a backfield, and he'd be likely to take over as the No. 1 option. He could be a low-end RB2.
Posted: 2/28/2020 9:43 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake is believed to be looking for $8 million to $10 million per season in his next contract.
Huddle Up: Drake was a big factor on offense once he joined the Cardinals with 643 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in eight games. He likely will be a starter no matter where he plays in 2020 and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 2/25/2020 9:56 pm UTC
Impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake is wanted back by the team, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We'd love to have him back, he's a perfect fit for our offense,' Kingsbury said. 'He's certainly a guy we would like to have back but again not sure what the market is going to do,' said Keim.
Huddle Up: Drake rushed for 643 yards and eight touchdowns over eight games with the Cardinals after being acquired from the Miami Dolphins. He dethroned David Johnson and Chase Edmonds in the backfield, and he'll be a top-end RB2 wherever he plays in 2020.
Posted: 2/14/2020 8:42 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake has had some contract talks with the Cardinals since the end of the season, and general manager Steve Keim said he has told Drake that the team wants him back.
Huddle Up: Drake played very well after his trade to the Cardinals and rushed for 643 yards and eight touchdowns in eight games with Arizona. He probably would receive most of the touches at running back if he re-signs and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/23/2019 2:36 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake rumbled 24 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks, while adding three receptions for 18 yards on four targets. His big blow was an 80-yard rushing touchdown in the first half.
Huddle Up: Drake came over from the Miami Dolphins in the middle of the season and he pushed David Johnson to the bench and moved himself into a starring role in Kliff Kingsbury's offense. He might be an early-round fantasy pick if he sticks in Arizona heading into 2020 and beyond.