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.
Posted: 8/09/2019 5:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed four times for 12 yards in a 34-27 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Kalen Ballage rushed six times and found the end zone in the same game, and a committee seems inevitable at this point. Drake's ability to catch the ball should keep him locked into a third-down role, but he is looking more like a PPR flex option than a RB2 candidate.
Posted: 8/05/2019 5:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake had the best day of practice Monday, Aug. 5, according to Sun-Sentinel writer Omar Kelly. Drake was ranked No. 1 in a list of three performers to excel, with Kelly citing Drake being 'elusive all day in space.'
Huddle Up: While it is just one day of practice, it is encouraging to see Miami's top fantasy asset standing out. Drake appears to be destined for a timeshare with Kalen Ballage, which also could result in the more dynamic Drake being utilized more in the passing game. He's a so-so RB3 in PPR formats, despite a suspect offensive line and limited weapons around him to alleviate defensive pressure.
Posted: 8/01/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RBs Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage could possibly end up playing similar roles to James White and Sony Michel, respectively, under new offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea in 2019. ESPN's Cameron Wolfe made an early touch split prediction of 45/40/15 for the Dolphins' backs, with Ballage on the high end of that, followed by Drake and then a combination of the other Miami backs after that.
Huddle Up: It appears quite possible owners will get stuck with Drake in a committee for a third straight year, although assuming the James White role in an offense that figures to be playing quite often with negative game script isn't the worst situation for him. Owners in PPR leagues should still view him as an RB2 with RB1 upside, if only because Ballage has struggled to maintain any level of consistency during his college and pro career.
Posted: 7/27/2019 1:07 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake said he isn't worrying about splitting reps with RB Kalen Ballage during the first two days of training camp. 'There's only one ball,' Drake said Friday, July 26. 'I try to go out there and put my team in the best position to win games. That's all I can do.'
Huddle Up: It is still early, but it looks like Drake and Ballage could be headed for a committee. Drake's versatility gives him a higher ceiling, but if Ballage ends up taking a lot of work on early downs, it will push Drake back into flex territory.
Posted: 7/26/2019 1:07 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake was the second running back to mix in with the starters during practice Thursday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Let the speculation begin. Kalen Ballage opened camp with the first-team offense, which immediately calls into question the pecking order in the Miami backfield. Still, Drake is the more explosive, versatile back with RB2 upside. For now, Drake should be the first Miami running back off the board, but the situation will be worth monitoring.
Posted: 6/21/2019 1:06 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake said he has focused on following a routine this offseason to ensure that he maximizes his potential. 'I think that's the most important thing and aspect that any professional at any given level continues to kind of develop,' Drake said. 'When you get that routine down, everything else kind of falls into place from there.'
Huddle Up: Drake has been able to produce explosive plays as both a runner and receiver, but inconsistent usage his hurt his fantasy value. He probably won't be an every-down workhorse, but if he is just given a steady workload, he has RB2 upside in PPR formats.
Posted: 4/18/2019 1:04 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, and there are no contract extensions talks at the moment, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: Drake might head into the season with a chip on his shoulder, and that could be a good thing for prospective fantasy owners. He has averaged 4.7 yards per rush over the first three seasons of his career, and he could be tied with Ezekiel Elliott and Adrian Peterson, behind only Jamaal Charles, if he had enough carries to qualify. He has a new slate with Brian Flores at the helm, so he enters as a nice fantasy sleeper in 2019.