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Kalen Ballage - Injury History

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#103 Running Back

24 Projected Points

ADP: 30.1
Bye: 7
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 25
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 228
40 Time: 4.46

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

Low Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021

14%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

0.9%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021

0.20

Durability

5

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 24, 2016 Non-NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Ballage injured his left knee early in the 1st quarter against Cal but was able to return for the 2nd half.
Aug 13, 2018 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Ballage sustained a concussion in training camp.
Dec 1, 2019 NFL Pedal Achilles Sprain Grade 2 Ballage was carted off and ruled out in the second half against the Eagles with a leg injury.

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The Steelers have signed RB Kalen Ballage to a 1-year deal, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Ballage lands in a backfield with plenty of opportunity currently available. We'll see, though, whether Pittsburgh adds a RB in the draft. We'd bet on the Steelers doing so, with the big question being how early. Ballage saw surprising touch volume with the Chargers last season, after injuries knocked out Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson. But he averaged only 3.3 yards per rush and 5.0 per reception. If you want to take a shot on Ballage at the very end of best-ball drafts, there's little risk. But we'd hope to see more touches go to Anthony McFarland -- who sure looks like he has a higher ceiling -- than Ballage. Even Benny Snell would probably still be a better bet for carries on the current depth chart.

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Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (calf, ankle) is not expected to play Sunday at Buffalo, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ballage is officially questionable, so we'll confirm his status when the inactives come out. His absence would leave the backfield to a returning Austin Ekeler, with Troymaine Pope and Joshua Kelley behind him.

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Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills after a limited week of practice. RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring), meanwhile, has a "chance" to return for that one, HC Anthony Lynn said Friday. We'll have to keep a close eye on this backfield leading up to Sunday's game. It's a 1 pm ET start, so we'll get the inactives by 11:30 am ET. Ekeler will be worth getting right back into fantasy lineups if he plays. If Ekeler is out and Ballage suits up, the latter will be a volume-based fantasy starter. The Bills rank 22nd in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs.

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The Dolphins have placed RB Kalen Ballage (leg) on IR and signed RB Zach Zenner. It ends a laughably bad season for Ballage, who finishes with 1.8 yards per carry and 4.5 yards per catch. Zenner is a plus athlete but has averaged just 3.9 yards per carry over 5 NFL seasons. He joins Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskin in Miami's backfield. Avoid the situation in Week 14's matchup vs. the Jets' 10th-ranked RB defense.

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Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage suffered a leg injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Eagles and is officially questionable to return. His absence leaves Miami with RBs Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskins.

Update: Ballage has been ruled out.

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