Miami Dolphins
  • 6'2"
  • 231
  • 24
  • 2 years
  • Arizona State
  • 2018 R4 O, None
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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 12 47 36 191 5.3 1 1 11 9 56 0 247 1 0 1 1

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 7/8/2019 10:47pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage appeared unnatural as a receiver out of the backfield during offseason practices, according to beat writer Barry Jackson, and he struggled with several balls thrown in his direction.

    Huddle Up: Ballage was limited to 7.5 carries per game last season, and as long as Kenyan Drake remains healthy, that number might not go up much. But Drake isn't a gifted receiver, so Ballage could earn more snaps if he improves in the passing game. For now, it appears to be a work in progress. Watch him in training camp and the preseason before using anything more than a late-round pick on him in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 4/18/2019 2:34pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage said he hopes to compete with RB Kenyan Drake for the starting job during training camp.

    Huddle Up: Ballage rushed for 191 yards and one touchdown on 36 carries last season but should have a bigger role in 2019. He should see a decent amount of carries even if he does not win the starting job and could be a No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 2/18/2019 4:25pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage was impressive during his rookie season but still has room to grow, according to running backs coach Eric Studesville. 'He's a big, physical body,' Studesville said. 'He can run. He's athletic. He's got a lot of growth to do as far as seeing and recognizing things. His work ethic is tremendous. He's got speed for a big man.'

    Huddle Up: Ballage rushed for 191 yards and one touchdown in limited playing time this past season but could be a contender for the starting running back job in 2019. He has a chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back depending on his role.

  • Posted: 12/30/2018 1:16pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage rushed 12 times for 47 yards in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: Ballage had his chance at more work down the stretch and he handled himself well. It's likely be and Kenyan Drake head into 2019 as the top two backs barring any additional personnel moves or draft picks in the offseason. Ballage could be quite a fantasy sleeper if things stay the way they are in the Miami backfield.

  • Posted: 12/23/2018 6:09pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage rushed four times for 10 yards and caught two passes for 39 yards in a 17-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Ballage didn't take over Frank Gore's role on early downs as many expected, but the Dolphins couldn't generate any type of offense in general. Ballage remains an intriguing keeper option, but he's no more than a flier in DFS formats in the regular season finale.

  • Posted: 12/21/2018 12:49pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Ballage took over when Frank Gore suffered an injury last week and likely will receive most of the carries this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He can be a possible flex option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 12/20/2018 2:53pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Ballage appears to be in line to receive most of the carries with Frank Gore out for the season. He will have a tough matchup this week but can be considered a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 12/19/2018 2:24pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (hip) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 19.

    Huddle Up: Ballage saw his most extensive work as a pro and went over 100 yards on the ground last week in Minnesota. It's uncertain if he'll handle the lion's share of the carries again this week against Jacksonville, but he is at least worth scooping up if still available off the waiver wire.

  • Posted: 12/16/2018 5:17pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage racked up 12 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: Ballage was the next man up, not Kenyan Drake, after Frank Gore departed with an injury. While the Dolphins overall were pretty pathetic, Ballage certainly looked good. He might be worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues if you need help at running back heading into Week 16.

  • Posted: 8/29/2018 12:07pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage might earn some reps as the season goes on, but the team plans to lean upon RB Kenyan Drake heavily during the early going, with RB Frank Gore working in short-yardage and goal-line situations as well as providing breathers.

    Huddle Up: Ballage is a versatile player with a bright future, but he rookie from Arizona State will have to wait his turn. As such, he doesn't offer much in the way of fantasy appeal right now, although Kenyan Drake hasn't had a lot of durability early in his career and Gore is rather long in the tooth. Ballage is just a nick or two away from seeing a much larger role, so remember his name.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
4 @NE 1 3 0 0 0 0
5 @CIN 1 2 0 0 0 0
7 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @HOU 1 5 0 0 0 0
9 NYJ 1 -2 0 2 17 0
10 @GB 0 0 0 1 6 0
12 @IND 0 0 0 2 -5 0
13 BUF 4 3 0 0 0 0
14 NE 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @MIN 12 123 1 1 -2 0
16 JAC 4 10 0 2 39 0
17 @BUF 12 47 0 1 1 0

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