Kenyan Drake

Kenyan Drake

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 57%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 5.1%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 1.2
Durability: question mark 5

Medium Risk

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Kenyan Drake Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Traded to Arizona midway through last season, Drake averaged 102 total yards and 1 TD per game over 8 outings with the Cardinals.
  • He ranked 4th among RBs in PPR and non-PPR points during that stretch.
  • Drake is poised to play a similar role in 2020 after the Cardinals traded RB David Johnson and added only 7th-round rookie Eno Benjamin to the backfield.


Potential flashed in Miami

Drake spent his first 3.5 NFL seasons toiling in committee backfields on mostly bad Dolphins offenses. He regularly flashed in spite of that, though. In fact, his 4.75 yards per carry from 2016 to 2018 ranked 6th among 61 RBs with 200+ attempts over that span. The only backs more efficient: Aaron Jones, Alvin Kamara, Saquon Barkley, Matt Breida and Mark Ingram.


A breakout in Arizona

So we weren’t shocked when Drake blew up over the 2nd half of last season after being traded to Arizona. Over the final 8 games, he took 123 carries for 643 yards and 8 TDs. Those marks ranked 11th, 6th and 2nd among RBs. Drake’s 5.2 yards per carry over that span was good for 5th among 42 backs with 50+ attempts over that span. He ranked 11th in Pro Football Focus’ rushing grades.

He wasn't quite as efficient in the passing game, hauling in 80% of his targets but averaging just 6.1 yards per catch. He ranked 28th in yards per target and 9th in PFF’s receiving grades among 32 RBs with 20+ targets from Week 9 on. But Drake got nice volume. His 35 targets over that span ranked 12th at the position.

Most importantly, Drake ranked 4th among RBs in both PPR and non-PPR points as a Cardinal. He flashed a lofty weekly ceiling, with a trio of top-3 weekly PPR finishes. And he ranked among the top 21 RBs in PPR points in 6 of his 8 outings.


2020 outlook

While the Cardinals have yet to commit to Drake with a long-term contract, they did use their transition tag on him in March. That’ll pay Drake $8.5 million, mak…

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Kenyan Drake Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 11, 2018 NFL Shoulder Drake hurt his shoulder in Week 10 but was able to play through it the rest of the season.
Aug 14, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Drake missed 1 week of training camp with a concussion.
Aug 5, 2016 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Drake missed about 3 weeks of training camp with a hamstring injury.
Nov 14, 2015 Non-NFL Arm Humerous Fracture Drake missed 2 games with a broken bone in his right arm.
Oct 24, 2015 Non-NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Drake sustained a concussion in 2015, although the exact date is unknown. He didn't miss any games.
Oct 4, 2014 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Fracture Drake missed the final 9 games of the 2014 season with a broken and dislocated ankle.