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Dolphins HC Adam Gase labeled RB Arian Foster "day-to-day" with the groin injury he suffered on Sunday in New England. It at least sounds like he avoided a serious injury. But considering Foster's history, he seems questionable at best to be ready for this weekend's game against the Browns. If he can't go, Jay Ajayi would likely serve as Miami's lead back, with Kenyan Drake also involved.

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake hasn’t practiced since suffering a hamstring injury on Friday, August 5. It’s nothing new for the rookie, who struggled to stay healthy at Alabama. Even with Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi facing their own durability issues, Drake isn’t a recommended late-round pick.

The Dolphins signed RB Arian Foster to a 1-year contract Monday afternoon. We don't know the terms yet, but they hardly matter. Foster likely wouldn't have signed at this point unless a team promised him at least a shot at significant work. Miami, meanwhile, sports a thin backfield beyond Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake. Ajayi remains a promising all-around back, but he is heading into just his 2nd season after arriving as a 5th-round pick last spring. We can't treat him as a sure thing. What's pretty certain is that Foster's arrival will push his ADP back down after we watched it rise a bit through the spring. That positions Ajayi as a potential draft value -- unless you believe Foster's about to turn into Miami's lead back. We'd bet on him being more of a complement after losing 23 games to injury over the past 3 seasons. That included the torn Achilles' tendon that ended his 2015 campaign and Texans career. Don't be surprised if Foster climbs well into the single-digit rounds of fantasy football drafts and beyond value range. Drake's fantasy potential, meanwhile, might be most in trouble. Foster has averaged 55 catches per 16 games over his 6 years as an NFL starter. We'll see once camp begins exactly what Miami plans for Foster and Ajayi (unless we hear from HC Adam Gase sooner).

According to the Miami Herald, Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi has struggled with drops in OTAs. Ajayi dropped 1 pass on only 11 targets last year, but poor hands weren't an issue in college. In fact, he notched 72 catches over his final 2 seasons at Boise State. Ajayi vowed to focus on his route running and receiving skills ahead of training camp. He’s still a potential 3-down RB, although rookie Kenyan Drake — if healthy — will push for a 3rd-down role. Ajayi still looks desirable as an RB2.

Dolphins HC Adam Gase said RB Kenyan Drake “should” be ready for the start of training camp. Drake suffered a right leg injury on Wednesday and missed practice Thursday. This sounds like a minor ailment, but it’s somewhat concerning for a player with Drake’s injury past. The rookie doesn’t have much competition for the #2 role, so it would be a disappointment if he can’t earn that title. Drake's just a fringe PPR RB4 in early drafts.

The Dolphins selected RB Kenyan Drake in the 3rd round of the 2016 NFL Draft, making him the 3rd RB off the board.  Drake played behind Derrick Henry, T.J. Yeldon and Eddie Lacy throughout his 4 years at Alabama, totaling just 223 carries and never reaching 100 in a season.  He averaged 6.4 yards per carry and scored 18 TDs.  Drake emerged as a strong pass-catching back this past year, tallying 276 yards and a score on 29 catches.  The 6'1, 210-pounder ran a nice 4.45-second 40-yard dash at the Combine but finished with a SPARQ score in the 35th percentile among RBs.  He's a bit of a wild card with such a limited college resume, but he's most likely to top out as a change-of-pace option.  If this is all Miami adds at RB, Jay Ajayi will be the favorite to lead the 2016 backfield in touches.

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