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Kenyan Drake
Running Back
Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 211 Age: 27 Exp: 6 years College: Alabama Drafted: 2016 R3 73
Avg FF PTS
6.25
Per Game
Cumulative FF PTS
12.5
Position Rank: 40th
Projected FF PTS
7
Week 3 vs MIA
Upside / Downside
-2.44
Week 3 vs MIA
Posted: 9/20/2021 12:32 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake rushed seven times for just nine yards in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he added five grabs for 46 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: Drake had the opportunity to be the lead back with Josh Jacobs on the inactive list due to injury, but he averaged just 1.3 yards per carry. The good news is that Peyton Barber had 13 runs, but just 2.5 yards per carry, so he didn't do much to differentiate himself in the event Jacobs is out again in Week 3. Still, Drake is a risky fantasy play in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins, his former team.
Posted: 9/20/2021 12:32 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake rushed seven times for just nine yards in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he added five grabs for 46 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: Drake had the opportunity to be the lead back with Josh Jacobs on the inactive list due to injury, but he averaged just 1.3 yards per carry. The good news is that Peyton Barber had 13 runs, but just 2.5 yards per carry, so he didn't do much to differentiate himself in the event Jacobs is out again in Week 3. Still, Drake is a risky fantasy play in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins, his former team.
Posted: 9/14/2021 5:34 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake ran six times for just 11 yards in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens, and he added five grabs for 59 yards on his five targets.
Huddle Up: Drake didn't do anything in the run game, but he showed his elusiveness with his hands catching out of the backfield. If you have fantasy stock in Josh Jacobs, it might be a good idea to grab Drake as a handcuff, too, either off the waiver wire if he is still available, or via trade. Jacobs already looked banged up, and it could be just a matter of time before Drake is handling the workload on his own.
Posted: 7/30/2021 10:01 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) was activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 30, and has returned to practice.
Huddle Up: Drake will have a solid role in the offense even though he will not be the No. 1 running back. He can be considered a No. 3 fantasy back or a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 7/28/2021 10:15 pm GMT
Las Vegas RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 28.
Huddle Up: Drake can be activated at any point and should be able to practice during training camp. He will not be the starting back for the Raiders but should have a decent role in the offense. He can be considered a No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues that can be a flex option against certain opponents.
Posted: 7/09/2021 6:44 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake said Friday, July 9, that he expects to have a sizable role alongside lead back Josh Jacobs in the Raiders' offense. 'I'm definitely excited to see how our roles continue to develop with obviously Josh being the main guy to do what he needs to do because I have much respect and love for him and his game and what coach (Jon) Gruden has planned for us in that specific capacity,' Drake told SiriusXM NFL Radio. 'But I feel like I might have a big role in this offense. With them being a top-10 offense last year, the sky is the limit for us. I'm ready to see us take it to the next level.'
Huddle Up: Drake doesn't figure to get anywhere near the career-high 264 touches he logged a season ago with the Cards but more than doubling his 25 receptions is well within reach as Jon Gruden and Co. have been seeking a pass-catching back. Value him as a PPR RB3 in drafts this summer.
Posted: 7/08/2021 5:37 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake should be featured more in the passing game than he was with the Arizona Cardinals, and could often line up as the X or Y receiver, in the opinion of NFL analyst Gil Brandt.
Huddle Up: Drake, who caught a four-year low 25 passes last season with the Cards, won't see nearly as many rushing attempts (a career-high 239 in 2020) with Josh Jacobs already atop the depth chart, but he definitely should be featured in the Vegas passing game, which desperately needs a No. 2 option behind TE Darren Waller. Consider him a low-end RB3 option in PPR drafts.
Posted: 4/06/2021 6:51 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake expects 'to be used in a multitude of ways' and isn't overly concerned about being a starter, according to comments he recently made to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez. 'Well, with my abilities, just being a starter ... isn't something that is a high priority, in terms of being out there for however many plays. What Coach (Jon) Gruden said (in) how he was going to use me was just being on the field in a multitude of ways - playing receiver, playing running back. ... Just having the ability to kind of use my versatility as a weapon in the open field is something that really spoke to me. And to kind of share that role with Josh, and him being obviously such a capable back, I feel like it spells success for this team,' Drake said.
Huddle Up: It is possible Gruden envisions Drake in a role similar to the one Austin Ekeler had with the Los Angeles Chargers before Melvin Gordon signed with the Denver Broncos, but giving a two-year deal with $11 million guaranteed to the ex-Arizona Cardinal hints at a larger role. Regardless, Drake's arrival figures to knock Josh Jacobs out of fantasy RB1 consideration and more into the mid-range RB2 conversation at best. Drake's likely role in the passing game should make him a high-end flex at worst.
Posted: 3/26/2021 1:47 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake said he was told he would be used in a 'multitude' of ways in the offense, including lining up at wide receiver.
Huddle Up: Drake's addition to the offense all but guarantees that Josh Jacobs will continue to be used sparingly in the passing game. Jacobs will likely remain the top fantasy option in the Las Vegas backfield, but he caps out in the RB2 range while Drake becomes a PPR RB3 with upside.
Posted: 3/19/2021 12:39 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake received a two-year, $11 million deal. He'll earn $3 million in 2021 and $8 million in 2022 with a $5.5 million roster bonus that's fully guaranteed. The deal is worth a maximum of $14.5 million.
Huddle Up: Drake lands in a rough spot for his fantasy value as Josh Jacobs is arguably more talented and younger. Both backs take a hit for fantasy purposes, and Drake is now a low-end RB2 in PPR formats.
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