Kenyan Drake Fantasy Football News 2021

The Raiders signed RB Kenyan Drake to a 2-year, $14.5 million deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's a head-scratching investment after the team spent the 24th overall pick of the 2019 draft on RB Josh Jacobs, who's been solid for 2 seasons. Per Rapoport, Raiders HC Jon Gruden "sees Kenyan Drake as a jack-of-all-trades — a joker, as they say. He’ll figure prominently in the passing game." Drake will certainly be a bigger drain on Jacobs' volume than guys like Devontae Booker, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington have been. The signing is bad news for both Jacobs and Drake's fantasy values.

There's "optimism" Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hip) will be able to play vs. the Rams today, although he remains a game-time decision, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Edmonds has been playing through injuries for a few weeks now. He can't be trusted in Week 17 fantasy lineups, but his presence would continue to cap RB Kenyan Drake's upside.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Rams. HC Kliff Kingsbury said he’ll be a game-time decision. Edmonds’ absence would be a boost to RB Kenyan Drake’s projected volume.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (ankle, knee) got in just 1 limited practice this week and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the 49ers. He was in the same boat last week -- and then went out and led Arizona RBs with a 53% snap rate, 11 carries and 5 targets. We'll get Edmonds' game status around 3 pm ET on Saturday.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (ankle) is expected to play against the Eagles today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He may have a reduced role, though, depending on how he feels," Rapoport adds. Edmonds was a fringe fantasy option at less than 100% and shouldn't be in lineups now. It sounds like RB Kenyan Drake might be in for a few extra touches.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Eagles. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, and HC Kliff Kingsbury said earlier in the week that Edmonds would be a game-time decision. He can't be trusted in fantasy lineups at less than 100%. Edmonds' absence would be a boost to RB Kenyan Drake's target projection.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled him a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Eagles. We'll keep a close eye on Edmonds' status leading up to that one. His absence would mean more passing-game work for RB Kenyan Drake.

11:12am EST 12/13/20

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (hip) is active for today’s game against the Giants. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited again on Friday, so expect him to be operating at less than 100% in this one.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (hip) is expected to play against the Giants today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Drake was added to the injury report on Thursday, limited again on Friday and listed as questionable. Don't expect him to be at 100% today, but he remains in the RB2 mix.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Giants. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited again on Friday. We’ll find out whether Drake is active by noon ET on Sunday. If he’s out, Chase Edmonds would step in as Arizona’s lead back.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a hip issue. We don't have any other details but should have a better idea of Drake's Week 14 status when the final injury report comes out tomorrow. Chase Edmonds would step in as Arizona's lead back if Drake misses Sunday's game vs. the Giants.

2:11pm EST 11/15/20

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Bills. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport suggested this morning that Drake might be limited in his 1st action since Week 7, leaving him as a risky RB3 or flex play. Downgrade RB Chase Edmonds with Drake back — but we still like Edmonds as a RB2 today.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) is "planning to play" against the Bills today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He’ll be watched closely in warmups to determine how significant a role he has," Rapoport adds. It sounds like there's a decent chance that Drake will play a limited role in his 1st game back. That leaves him as a risky Week 10 fantasy start. RB Chase Edmonds is the better bet today.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is a game-time decision for Sunday’s tilt vs. the Bills, HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday. That’s a 4:05 pm ET kickoff, so hopefully we get an update on Drake on Sunday morning. His return would make this a committee backfield alongside Chase Edmonds. Drake’s absence would make RB Chase Edmonds a workhorse RB1.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. It gives him a shot to play against the Bills this weekend. We'll see what he's able to do the next 2 days and how Arizona lists him on the final injury report.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) could be seen on the field for at least the early portion of Wednesday's practice. We'll see what the team's injury report says about his participation and watch that aspect through the week. Arizona gets a favorable rushing matchup with the Bills this Sunday.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. That should put Chase Edmonds into a feature-back role vs. Football Outsiders’ 32nd-ranked run defense.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) "day to day" on Monday. Drake’s injury "looks more severe probably than it's gonna end up being hopefully," and he's made “good progress," Kingsbury said. He went on to say, though, that Drake is uncertain for this weekend's game against the Dolphins. Plan on Drake missing that one -- and Chase Edmonds serving as the feature back. We'll keep an eye on the situation this week.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake is expected to miss "a few weeks" with a "slight tear of a ligament in his ankle." Arizona is reportedly treating it like a high-ankle sprain. If that's the case, we could see Drake miss 4+ weeks. The Cardinals have a Week 8 bye, but expect RB Chase Edmonds to get starts at least the next 2 weeks vs. the Dolphins and Bills. He figures to be a borderline RB1 for those contests.

X-rays on Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake's ankle came back negative, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Drake is scheduled for an MRI today to determine the extent of his injury. We should have a better idea of how much time he'll miss by the end of the day.

 
 
 

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