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Kalen Ballage
Running Back
Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 231 Age: 23 Exp: 2 years College: Arizona State Drafted: 2018 R4 131,
Posted: 8/14/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage will serve as the team's starting running back until RB Kenyan Drake (foot) is ready to return.
Huddle Up: Drake suffered a foot injury in practice on Tuesday and he is now a question mark for Week 1. Ballage should be scooped up in the late rounds on draft day as a handcuff to Drake, and he isn't a bad PPR option for those looking for a little depth and upside.
Posted: 8/09/2019 5:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage rushed six times for 23 yards and a touchdown and failed to catch either of his targets in a 34-27 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins had five backs log at least four touches in this one, but after many expected Kenyan Drake to lead the backfield this season, it seems clear that Ballage is going to have a large role. He could be a flex option as Miami's early-down back.
Posted: 8/04/2019 2:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (undisclosed) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 3, and saw time with the starters.
Huddle Up: Ballage in on track to be part of a committee with Kenyan Drake, and early signs point to Ballage leading that committee. At this point, both backs are flex candidates with Drake having the edge in PPR formats.
Posted: 8/02/2019 1:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (undisclosed) remained out of practice Thursday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: The reason for Ballage missing time remains unclear, but when he was on the field, he appeared locked into committee with Kenyan Drake. Both backs will have flex potential, but Drake is the preferred option in PPR formats.
Posted: 7/31/2019 8:07 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 31.
Huddle Up: Ballage has received worked with the starters since the start of training camp, so he can win the starting job if he returns to practice soon. He has a chance to be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back if he receives a majority of the carries.
Posted: 7/27/2019 2:07 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage has a 'real chance' to open the year as the starting running back, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: For much of the offseason, it was assumed that Kenyan Drake would be the lead back with Ballage stealing some work on early downs. It sounds like roles could be reversed, and Drake may end up remaining a change-of-pace back while Ballage handles most of the early-down work. This is shaping up to be a committee situation.
Posted: 7/26/2019 3:07 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage was working with the first-team offense again Friday, July 26.
Huddle Up: It's two days in training camp, but there is a buzz developing around this situation. Can he at least split work with Kenyan Drake? It looks like he's getting a look to do so. Start thinking about him as a rising RB4.
Posted: 7/25/2019 10:07 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage received snaps with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Ballage may compete with Kenyan Drake for the starting job during training camp, but both players will be involved in the running game this season. Ballage has a chance to be a late round option in some deeper leagues depending on his role.
Posted: 7/09/2019 5:07 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage appeared unnatural as a receiver out of the backfield during offseason practices, according to beat writer Barry Jackson, and he struggled with several balls thrown in his direction.
Huddle Up: Ballage was limited to 7.5 carries per game last season, and as long as Kenyan Drake remains healthy, that number might not go up much. But Drake isn't a gifted receiver, so Ballage could earn more snaps if he improves in the passing game. For now, it appears to be a work in progress. Watch him in training camp and the preseason before using anything more than a late-round pick on him in PPR formats.
Posted: 4/18/2019 9:04 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage said he hopes to compete with RB Kenyan Drake for the starting job during training camp.
Huddle Up: Ballage rushed for 191 yards and one touchdown on 36 carries last season but should have a bigger role in 2019. He should see a decent amount of carries even if he does not win the starting job and could be a No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues.
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