Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Miami Dolphins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Expected to step into a starting role in 2018, Drake instead saw fewer carries than he had the year before, as since-fired coach Adam Gase stuck the third-year back into a timeshare with the ageless Frank Gore. To be fair to Gase, Gore actually posted the higher YPC of the two, and the coach did deploy Drake much more often as a receiver, but the end result was barely 1,000 scrimmage yards for the Alabama product. Drake's big-play ability is unquestioned, and he possesses elite elusiveness as well as the speed to escape defenders in the open field. Despite a frame that's a little narrower than the NFL ideal, he has yet to miss a game as a pro, likely due to the combination of his modest workload and the difficulty of laying a clean hit on him. With Gore in Buffalo and second-year back Kalen Ballage as his main competition, Drake once again has a chance to earn more work, but it remains to be seen whether new offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea (who spent a decade under Bill Belichick as the receivers coach and is accustomed to backfield committees) will commit to giving Drake 200-plus touches. The fourth-year pro saw his cause take a knock when he suffered a foot injury in August, leaving Ballage -- at least temporarily -- as the top option in the Miami backfield. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.38 million contract with the Dolphins in June of 2016.
Possible trade candidate
RBMiami Dolphins
October 17, 2019
Drake could be traded before the deadline if the right offer presents itself, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Drake is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020, and it doesn't appear as if he and the team have been in talks regarding a potential contract extension. With the winless Dolphins clearly setting up for the 2020 season and beyond, it might be wise for them to deal the running back and accumulate another asset in the form of a draft pick. The team has already had trade conversations with potential suitors, and Drake has expressed openness to being moved.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kenyan Drake's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
14.6%
 
Positive Run %
82.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
64.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.4
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
12.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
33.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
6.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.17
 
% Team Air Yards
1.9%
 
% Team Targets
16.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.5%
 
Drop Rate
6.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.2
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
54.5
 
Cornerbacks
51.7
 
Safeties
31.8
 
Linebackers
76.2
 
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2019 Kenyan Drake Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kenyan Drake's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
211 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.45 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.04 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
10 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
31.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Drafted in the third round out of Alabama in 2016, Drake made his biggest impact as a rookie in the return game and entered last season stuck firmly behind Jay Ajayi on the depth chart. Coach Adam Gase liked what he saw, and when Ajayi was sent packing at the trade deadline, Drake finally got his chance to shine. Miami tried to keep his workload in check, but by Week 13 he was handling 20-plus carries per game without issue. He had 851 scrimmage yards in nine games after Ajayi's departure, including 594 yards over his final five once he fully locked down the lead role. Drake offers world-class elusiveness as a runner, and his 4.45 speed can turn even a small crease into a big play - skills he needed while working behind a banged-up offensive line. The Dolphins upgraded their interior line by swapping out Mike Pouncey for Josh Sitton, but they also restocked the depth chart behind Drake, signing Frank Gore and drafting Kalen Ballage in the fourth round. Drake's injury history in college does give Miami reason for concern with his workload, but despite Gase stating he wants to get Gore involved, it's difficult to envision the 13-year veteran wrenching a large number of touches from Drake.
A third-round pick out of Alabama last season, Drake didn't get much of a chance to contribute on offense after Jay Ajayi established a lock on the starting job. Drake has the physical attributes to be a threat, however, and his premium speed and explosiveness were on full display in 2016 as a kick returner, where Drake averaged over 30 yards per return with one touchdown. The Dolphins didn't make any significant additions to their RB depth chart in the offseason, so he should head into this season as Ajayi's top backup, but that assignment may not provide Drake with many more snaps than he got as a rookie. Ajayi is also a capable receiver, so despite his ability to turn any touch into a touchdown, Drake may have to settle for being a mere change-of-pace option for now.
Drake was a big play waiting to happen at Alabama, be it as a change-of-pace runner, a pass catcher or a return man. We love The Drake. His 95-yard kick return touch-down against Clemson was a big part of the Tide securing another championship. But how much of a workload can Drake realistically handle? He's just 210 pounds despite having a 6-foot-1 frame, and he battled major injuries (broken leg, broken arm) the last two seasons. The Dolphins would like Drake to get up to speed as quickly as possible, though the team's addition of Arian Foster could suppress Drake's short-term upside. Meanwhile, Jay Ajayi is unproven as a feature back, and after that it's just Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas, Isaiah Pead and Drake. A role awaits Drake, in any case, but he must re-prove his health after being slowed by hamstring issues this summer. How large said role might be hinges on how well the Foster experiment goes. Look for Drake to be a staple on kick returns (and perhaps punt returns) when the season begins, along with some spot work on offense. He was the third overall back taken in the draft (albeit in the third round), which tells you how Miami feels about him.
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Gains 70 yards
RBMiami Dolphins
October 13, 2019
Drake ran for 40 yards on 10 carries and added 30 yards on six catches during Sunday's 17-16 loss to Washington.
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Totals 73 scrimmage yards
RBMiami Dolphins
September 29, 2019
Drake carried nine times for 44 yards and caught three of five targets for an additional 29 yards during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers.
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Racks up 72 scrimmage yards
RBMiami Dolphins
September 22, 2019
Drake carried 12 times for 38 yards and caught three of six targets for 34 yards during Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Cowboys.
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Quiet as team blown out again
RBMiami Dolphins
September 15, 2019
Drake rushed six times for 19 yards and caught five of six targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 43-0 loss to the Patriots.
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Subject of trade talks
RBMiami Dolphins
September 15, 2019
The Dolphins are trying to trade Drake away, Fox's Jay Glazer reported on their Sunday morning pregame show.
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