Posted: 6/13/2020 5:08 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake is eager for the opportunity to serve as his team's clear-cut No. 1 running for the first time in his five NFL seasons. 'I'm looking forward to, one, putting myself in the best situation; two, be available to be able to do that,' Drake said in an interview in May. 'I had I guess a couple injuries in college that prohibited from me being available on the field. Since I've been in the league, I've been fairly healthy. I'm really just trying to put my body in a situation where I can take a load or get X amount of carries or touches in general.'
Huddle Up: Drake averaged a healthy 18.8 touches, 101.8 yards from scrimmage and one TD in his eight games with the Cards last season, and should be valued as a low-end RB1 in drafts this summer with David Johnson now out of the picture.
Posted: 6/10/2020 2:24 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake picked up a first down on 42 of his 123 carries with the team following his trade from the Miami Dolphins in 2019, leading to a league-best first-down rate of 34.1 percent (among players with at least 100 rushing attempts).
Posted: 5/24/2020 1:11 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake 'could pass 350 touches if he stays healthy' in 2020, in the opinion of Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Huddle Up: Drake logged 151 touches in eight games after being acquired by Arizona last season, so 350 touches isn't out of the realm of possibility in a full season as the lead back. If he can handle the workload, he has RB1 upside.
Posted: 5/19/2020 2:02 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake averaged a league-best 8.1 yards per carry (minimum 100 attempts) on off-tackle runs in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions.
Posted: 5/03/2020 5:08 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake said he was fine with receiving the franchise tag this offseason and hopes the two sides will be able to reach a long-term contract at some point.
Huddle Up: Drake was a breakout star after joining the Cardinals during the 2019 season and will be the main running back this upcoming season. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 4/26/2020 5:15 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Eno Benjamin is not expected to receive many offensive snaps during his rookie season since he is behind RBs Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds on the depth chart.
Huddle Up: Benjamin probably will receive a handful of touches early in the season but could earn a bigger role later in the season if he is productive. Fantasy players can avoid him during their drafts but should keep an eye on him during the season.
Posted: 4/16/2020 3:21 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, as an update to previous reports, said he has spoken with RB Kenyan Drake's agent, Pat Dye, Jr., about signing Drake to a long-term deal. Drake has been re-signed to a one-year deal already, but Keim has made it clear the team would like Drake to remain with the Cardinals for longer than that.
Huddle Up: In eight games with the Cardinals last season following a mid-season trade from the Miami Dolphins, Drake rushed for 643 yards on 123 carries and scored eight touchdowns. He added another 171 yards on 28 receptions. While talented with huge upside in a scheme that appears to fit his talents better than Miami's system did, Drake should be considered a RB2 entering draft season.
Posted: 4/16/2020 2:09 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake has already signed his one-year transition tag for $8.4 million, but general manager Steve Keim told the team's official website on Wednesday, April 15, that Drake is a player the team would 'like to have long-term.'
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.