Miami Dolphins
  • 6'1"
  • 211
  • 24
  • 3 years
  • Alabama
  • 2016 R3 O, None
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 MIA 16 43 33 179 5.4 2 0 10 9 46 0 225 2 0 0 2
2017 MIA 16 181 133 644 4.8 3 2 48 32 239 1 883 4 0 4 4
  Avg 11 86 64 308 4.7 2 1 22 16 107 0 415 2 0 1 2

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 MIA 2 33 25 101 4.0 1 0 8 7 35 0 136 1 0 0 1

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 9/19/2018 2:00pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (abdomen) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Sept. 19.

    Huddle Up: Drake is listed with an abdominal issue, but the good news is that it didn't limit him in any way on Hump Day. It appears he'll be just fine to suit up for the Week 3 tussle with the Oakland Raiders. He is a solid low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option across the board as long as he remains healthy.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 7:42pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed 11 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the New York Jets and he added four receptions for 17 yards on his four targets.

    Huddle Up: Drake hasn't lit the world afire so far, but he hasn't been terrible, either. He has managed at least 48 rushing yards and at least three receptions in each game while scoring once. Treat him as a low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 3 against the visiting Oakland Raiders.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 6:44pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed 14 times for 48 yards and caught three of his four targets for 18 yards in a 27-20 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: The good news is that Drake led all running backs in carries and touches, but he wasn't able to generate any big plays. Frank Gore is going to cut into his carries, but Drake is still a viable RB2 candidate in PPR formats heading into a Week 2 meeting with the New York Jets.

  • Posted: 8/29/2018 11:57am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake will be leaned upon heavily by head coach Adam Gase in the 2018 season. 'You'd love to get in that 70-75 plays per game (range) as a unit. If that happens, then you're looking at hopefully anywhere from 15-20 carries and 6-8 targets,' Gase said of Drake. The Dolphins averaged a little over 62 plays in 2017, but are using the no-huddle offense this season.

    Huddle Up: While Gase's number of plays might be a bit ambitious, his comments are good news for fantasy owners. Drake will be the workhorse in the Miami offense, taking over as the new Jay Ajayi this season. He racked up 444 rushing yards on 75 carries and 150 receiving yards on 17 catches in the final five games of 2017 to give everyone a preview. Drake is a low-end RB2 or flex player with plenty of upside in most fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 8/25/2018 7:28pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed four times for 32 yards and caught one pass for 36 yards in a 27-10 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: Drake will likely surrender some early-down carries to Frank Gore, but he should still lead the backfield in touches and is the far more explosive option. Draft him as a low-end RB2.

  • Posted: 8/17/2018 8:33pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed eight times for 54 yards and caught three passes for four yards in a 27-20 preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 17.

    Huddle Up: Frank Gore is going to see some touches, but Drake is the more explosive back. He's a low-end RB2 candidate.

  • Posted: 7/26/2018 4:23pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake opened up with the starters on the first day of training camp Thursday, July 26, and looked 'very good.'

    Huddle Up: Drake exhibited enormous potential last year when he got the keys to Miami's backfield after the club jettisoned Jay Ajayi to Philadelphia. However, his workload may not be as significant entering the new campaign, with the Dolphins bringing in Frank Gore to potentially serve as the '1B' running back. Owners should wait to see how this plays out through August.

  • Posted: 5/10/2018 10:13am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is ready to 'bust out' this season, according to head coach Adam Gase.

    Huddle Up: We can only assume that 'bust out' and 'break out' are the same thing. Gase is right, though, Drake is a prime breakout candidate heading into 2018. His main competition will be soon-to-be 35-year-old Frank Gore, but Gore should primarily be used in short-yardage and goal-line scenarios. Drake sits comfortably in RB2 territory with added PPR appeal.

  • Posted: 4/14/2018 6:56pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake said Friday, April 13, that he has added more than five pounds this offseason to handle a full season as the starting back.

    Huddle Up: The Dolphins added Frank Gore during free agency, but Drake should still be the lead back. After impressing as the starter down the stretch last season, he's a RB2 candidate heading into 2018.

  • Posted: 2/22/2018 11:24pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake ranked as the third-most elusive running back under an NFL 'Next Gen Stats' metric that measured yardage gained after defenders got within a yard of the ball-carrier. Drake finished third (4.55 yards), behind only New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (4.76) and Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (4.63).

    Huddle Up: Drake definitely showed something special last year after the team jettisoned Jay Ajayi right before the trade deadline. Overall, the second-year tailback rushed for 644 yards on 133 rush attempts -- good for an impressive 4.8 yards per carry -- to go with three touchdowns. He also accumulated 32 catches in the passing game for 239 yards and one receiving score. Assuming he's the full-time starter next year, Drake is looking like a solid RB2.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 5:36pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed 13 times for 57 yards in Week 16 against the Kansas City Chiefs and he did not have a catch on three targets.

    Huddle Up: Drake is wrapping up the season as the team's bellcow, but he isn't doing a lot with his opportunity. It's uncertain if the team has seen enough from Drake to rely on him as the top ball carrier heading into 2017.

  • Posted: 12/21/2017 10:33am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake likely wouldn't be running as much as he has if RB Damien Williams (shoulder) were healthy, according to offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.

    Huddle Up: Drake has been up to the task with Williams sidelined. He has averaged 149 total yards over his last three games, scoring twice. Drake should see plenty of work this week, too, if Williams is still out. He's a borderline RB1.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 4:57pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed 16 times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills, and he posted six receptions for 35 yards on 11 targets.

    Huddle Up: Drake has excelled as the bellcow since Jay Ajayi was traded to Philadelphia and Damien Williams went down to injury. He can be trusted as a low-end WR2 or flex fantasy option in all leagues heading into Week 16 in Kansas City.

  • Posted: 12/11/2017 8:58pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed for 114 yards on 25 carries in the team's Week 14 victory Monday, Dec. 11, versus the New England Patriots. He also hauled in five of six targets for 79 receiving yards.

    Huddle Up: It's becoming clearer why Miami jettisoned ex-starting running back Jay Ajayi for virtually nothing. Drake has looked terrific since moving up the depth chart, and he's even now logged his first two career 100-yard efforts in back-to-back games. Even when Damien Williams returns from injury, Drake should still remain very busy. If you were fortunate enough to pluck the second-year back off the waiver wire, just keep riding him.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 7:10pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed 20 times for 120 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 21 yards in a 35-9 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: With Damien Williams sidelined with a shoulder injury, Drake had the backfield to himself. If Williams can't play in Week 14, Drake will be an upside RB2 against a vulnerable New England Patriots rushing defense.

  • Posted: 11/27/2017 6:26am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is poised for a big role in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos with RB Damien Williams (shoulder) out.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos have been exploited on defense of late, and their offense can't move the ball. The Dolphins have a good chance to remain in the game, which keeps the run a factor. Drake is a good flex option next week.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 4:39pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed nine times for just 20 yards in Week 12 against the New England Patriots while adding three receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Drake was able to muster just 2.2 yards per carry, and he also lost a fumble, while Damien Williams has gobbled up 6.4 yards per total over his past two games. Still, the two are basically splitting the backfield workload right now and warrant fantasy consideration as a WR3 or flex play heading into Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 5:37pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake ran seven times for four yards in Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added one reception for 10 yards on two targets.

    Huddle Up: Drake went nowhere, while Damien Williams ripped off a 69-yard run in this one, finishing with 102 yards from scrimmage. These two will continue to jockey for touches in Adam Gase's backfield, and Williams easily won the battle in Week 11. Next up is a trip to meet the Patriots in Week 12.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 9:59pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake logged 82 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven carries in the team's Week 10 defeat Monday, Nov. 13, opposite the Carolina Panthers. He also added a pair of receptions for 10 yards.

    Huddle Up: Notably, Drake nearly doubled his rushing yardage total entering the ballgame, and he's looked real good since the team dealt away Jay Ajayi prior to the trade deadline. In the last two weeks, Drake has now totaled 151 yards on only 16 rushing attempts (9.4 yards per carry!), so you have to believe he's in line for more work in the weeks ahead. As a result, he's a fine FLEX option right now.

  • Posted: 11/6/2017 5:27am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake had nine carries for 69 yards and six catches for 35 yards in Week 9 Sunday, Nov. 5, against the Oakland Raiders. He did lose a fumble, though.

    Huddle Up: In contrast, Damien Williams had seven carries for 14 yards and a 6-47-1 receiving line. So Drake isn't ahead of the committee by much, if at all. We'll see how that fumble affects his workload. He's a solid RB3 for now.

  • Posted: 11/2/2017 9:21am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake will be the lead back with RB Damien Williams serving as the goal line back, according to offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.

    Huddle Up: Drake was a popular waiver claim this week, and he's a flex option in a sneaky solid matchup with the Oakland Raiders.

  • Posted: 10/6/2017 3:54pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake has had the benefit of more reps in practice with RB Jay Ajayi not working every day during the week. Head coach Adam Gase said Friday, Oct. 6, he'd like Drake to be the backup to Ajayi.

    Huddle Up: Drake could be on the verge of passing Damien Williams on the depth chart, but neither of the two backups are worthy of much fantasy consideration as long as Ajayi is up on game day.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 TEN 14 48 0 3 18 0
2 @NYJ 11 53 1 4 17 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
2 @LAC 1 -3 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 1 0 0 1 2 0
4 NO 1 6 0 2 5 0
5 TEN 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 @ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @BAL 6 22 0 0 0 0
9 OAK 9 69 0 6 35 0
10 @CAR 7 82 1 2 10 0
11 TB 7 4 0 1 10 0
12 @NE 9 20 0 3 27 1
13 DEN 23 120 1 3 21 0
14 NE 25 114 0 5 79 0
15 @BUF 16 78 1 6 35 0
16 @KC 13 57 0 0 0 0
17 BUF 14 75 0 3 15 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @SEA 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NE 2 12 1 2 6 0
3 CLE 9 37 0 2 11 0
4 @CIN 2 15 0 0 0 0
5 TEN 2 4 0 2 16 0
6 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 NYJ 0 0 0 1 6 0
10 @LAC 1 9 0 0 0 0
11 @LAR 1 2 0 0 0 0
12 SF 1 9 0 0 0 0
13 @BAL 1 1 0 1 4 0
14 ARI 1 8 0 1 3 0
15 @NYJ 5 16 0 0 0 0
16 @BUF 4 56 1 0 0 0
17 NE 4 10 0 0 0 0
P1 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0

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