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.
Posted: 12/20/2019 5:45 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said Friday that the team is hoping to retain the running back they traded for earlier this season. 'As far as waiting until after the season (to re-sign Drake), that's not necessarily the thing either. I would certainly love to have Kenyan Drake back,' Keim said Friday in an Arizona radio interview. 'I think he fits in this offense, and he really has given us a spark in many ways.'
Huddle Up: The rapid demise of David Johnson has been stunning this season, but the Cardinals continue to show they're committed to Drake after he received 23 of the team's 26 RB touches in last Sunday's four-TD fantasy blow-up game against the Browns. Bank on Drake sticking with Cards for dynasty and keeper purposes heading into the offseason.
Posted: 12/16/2019 4:14 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake rushed 22 times for 137 yards and four touchdowns and caught one pass for nine yards in a 38-24 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 15.
Huddle Up: After a couple of lackluster outings, Drake erupted for the best game of his career. He has become a workhorse since being acquired by Arizona, logging at least 14 touches in all six games. He'll be a fringe RB2 option with upside against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16.
Posted: 12/09/2019 3:37 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake rushed 11 times for 37 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards in a 23-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14.
Huddle Up: After a fast start with the Cardinals, Drake has been held to less than 40 rushing yards in three of the last four games. He continues to lead the backfield in touches, but Drake is a desperation flex play at this point.
Posted: 12/02/2019 4:50 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake rushed 13 times for 31 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards in a 34-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 13.
Huddle Up: The entire Arizona offense struggled in this one, but on the plus side for Drake continued to dominate the backfield touches. He figures to be the lead back in Week 14, but a matchup against a solid Pittsburgh defense makes him more of a flex option.
Posted: 11/18/2019 3:10 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake rushed 16 times for 67 yards and caught six of his seven targets for 13 yards in a 36-26 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Drake has tallied at least 16 touches in all three games since joining Arizona, and David Johnson didn't touch the ball at all against the 49ers. Drake looks like the No. 1 back in Arizona, and he should be a RB2 the rest of the way if his current usage continues.
Posted: 11/17/2019 4:02 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake is expected to be treated as the starting running back for Week 11's game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: This is not good news for fantasy owners of David Johnson, who has experienced a disappointing season and did not appear to be anywhere near 100 percent during Week 10's contest versus Tampa Bay. Drake merits consideration as an RB2 this afternoon, especially in PPR fantasy formats.
Posted: 11/11/2019 12:23 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 11/06/2019 1:28 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.