Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Miami Dolphins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.38 million contract with the Dolphins in June of 2016.
Finds pay dirt in Week 2 win
RBMiami Dolphins
September 16, 2018
Drake rushed 11 times for 53 yards and a touchdown while catching all four of his targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jets.
ANALYSIS
Drake opened the scoring with a six-yard touchdown run, and he topped out at 20 yards on his longest carry. Frank Gore once again cut into Drake's workload with 10 touches of his own, but Drake has been explosive enough to stay productive, despite ceding about 40 percent of the work to Gore through two weeks.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    82
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
109
245
2017
477
138
2018
82
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 1"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   211 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.45 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.04 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   31.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   123 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   10 reps
TERRIBLE
Miami Dolphins Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Gets 14 carries in opener
RBMiami Dolphins
September 9, 2018
Drake rushed 14 times for 48 yards and caught three of four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 27-20, Week 1 win over the Titans.
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Listed as co-starter on depth chart
RBMiami Dolphins
September 5, 2018
Drake and Frank Gore are listed as co-starters on the Dolphins' depth chart ahead of the team's Week 1 matchup with the Titans.
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Highly efficient on per-touch basis
RBMiami Dolphins
August 25, 2018
Drake rushed four times for 32 yards and brought in one of two targets for 36 yards in the Dolphins' 27-10 preseason loss to the Ravens on Saturday.
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Competing with Gore
RBMiami Dolphins
August 22, 2018
Drake and Frank Gore are both expected to have major roles in the Miami offense when the regular season begins, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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Solid to open preseason
RBMiami Dolphins
August 9, 2018
Drake rushed three times for 16 yards and secured his only target for seven yards in the Dolphins' 26-24 preseason loss to the Buccaneers on Thursday.
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