Posted: 9/21/2020 7:18 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake carried the ball 20 times for 86 yards against the Washington Football Team in Week 2. He added two receptions for nine yards.
Huddle Up: Drake hasn't been the explosive playmaker he was after being acquired from Miami last year, but the season is still young and he's getting the majority of the work in the backfield on an emerging offense. Stay the course with Drake as an RB2.
Posted: 9/14/2020 7:09 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Week 1 versus the San Francisco 49ers. Drake also added five more yards on a pair of catches.
Huddle Up: It was a workmanlike effort from Drake, who also ceded nine touches to backup Chase Edmonds. Given the pace that Arizona played at in Week 1 (76 total offensive plays), it's fair to assume the Cardinals were doing nothing more than keeping their top back fresh. Fantasy owners should have no problem given Drake another start in Week 2 versus the Washington Football Team.
Posted: 9/08/2020 3:59 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (lower body) missed more than a week or practice due to an unspecific lower-body injury which had him in a walking boot, and he said Monday, Sept. 7 that he had an illness which cost him a few more days. However, he is expected to be just fine for the Week 1 opener against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Drake enters the season as the No. 1 tailback for the Cardinals, and it's the first time in his career he has had a clear-cut starting job. He is playing on the transition tag this season, so he'll be doing all he can to earn a huge payday next season. Fantasy owners love that kind of green motivation.
Posted: 9/02/2020 1:23 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) is 'close' to returning to full practice, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals are easing Drake back into action, but all indications are that he will be 100 percent for the season opener. He shined as the lead back after joining Arizona in the middle of last year, and he should be a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2 in 2020.
Posted: 8/30/2020 10:41 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 30.
Huddle Up: Drake has missed the last few practices and has been wearing a walking boot but said he will be fine. He was a big part of the offense last season and should have a similar role in 2020. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/29/2020 3:01 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) shed his walking boot but was limited to running on the side at practice Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: There has been no indication that Drake is in jeopardy of missing time this season, and if he stays healthy in his first full year with the Cardinals, he has RB1 upside.
Posted: 8/26/2020 7:18 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: The team likely is taking a cautious approach with Drake to make sure he is ready for Week 1. He has been a great fit in the offense since joining the team and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/24/2020 11:16 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) said he will be fine despite wearing a walking boot at practice Monday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: It appears that Drake is dealing with a minor injury and likely will return to the field in the near future. He played tremendously after being acquired by the Cardinals last year and will be heavily involved in the offense in 2020. He should be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/24/2020 5:57 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (lower body) was spotted wearing a walking boot Monday, Aug. 24. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury deemed it 'more precautionary than anything' but declined to answer any other questions on the topic.
Huddle Up: The fact that Drake is wearing a boot isn't all that alarming in and of itself, but Kingsbury's refusal to answer any more questions about his status makes this a situation to monitor over the coming days. Chase Edmonds is the next man up and has already proven himself to be a very capable NFL running back, so he would become a high-end RB2 at worst if this injury or another one down the road kept Drake out of the lineup for any length of time.
Posted: 8/20/2020 1:03 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake will be more involved in the passing game this season, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury. 'He's hard to tackle one-on-one in space,' Kingsbury said. 'So that's an area we'd like to get him more involved in.'
Huddle Up: With David Johnson completely out of the picture and the prospect of more targets in the passing game, Drake seems primed to build on the success he had once he joined the Cardinals last season. He is a low-end RB1 candidate.