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Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake (ankle) is done for the year. The veteran, who's currently second on the team in rushing, suffered a broken ankle during Sunday's narrow loss to the Washington Football team. As a result, Josh Jacobs could see an uptick in production. However, based on his injury history, Peyton Barber, the next man up on the depth chart, should get some work moving ahead and have limited value as a flex option for those needing to fill a void in deeper fantasy formats.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake (leg) was carted off of the field after his leg was folded beneath a defender. This injury did not look good, and Drake could be out for an extended period. If Drake is out for a while, Josh Jacobs would receive a sizable upgrade as he would collect a lot more receiving work. However, for his entire tenure with the team, the Raiders have been hesitant to give Jacobs opportunities through the air. Therefore, perhaps once Jalen Richard returns, he could play a role in the offense; still, he's not worth a pickup in standard leagues. As for Drake himself, if he's set to miss time, it's okay to drop him.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake will have his future yet again determined by Josh Jacobs ahead of this weekend's matchup against the Washington Football Team. Jacobs was limited in Thursday's practice with an ankle injury, and if he can't go on Sunday Drake is the next man up. The Alabama product has seen a dip in production in recent weeks and only totaled 31 yards on four carries and two receptions against the Cowboys in Week 12, but that has mostly been because Jacobs has been shouldering most of the workload. Even if Jacobs can't go on Sunday, Drake becomes a solid RB2, so it's worth keeping an eye on things.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake is looking to make a big impact on Thanksgiving against the host Dallas Cowboys, but whether he can is a whole other story. The Alabama product had five carries for 23 rushing yards and one catch for six receiving yards in last week's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, resulting in the quietest game he's had in the post-Gruden era. With Josh Jacobs dominating the ground game and Vegas' passing game expected to flex some muscle against an injured Cowboys team, Drake doesn't offer a lot of upside in Week 12.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake had five carries for 23 rushing yards and one catch for six receiving yards in Sunday's 32-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Granted, the Alabama product's low numbers weren't all his fault given the Raiders as a collective had trouble getting going all day and were unable to convert on third downs. That being said, Drake had an opportunity in his hybrid role to advance the Raiders down the field and wasn't able to do that against the Bengals defense. He has an even bigger task ahead of him on short rest as the Raiders ready to visit the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake looks to make a big impact this Sunday against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals. The Alabama product Drake had four carries for 16 rushing yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 15 passing yards in last Sunday night's 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, continuing the trend of being solid in a hybrid role. With Jalen Richard (ribs) questionable for this week's game, Drake could have an elevated workload behind Josh Jacobs provided Jacobs is healthy for the entire game. Fantasy managers can expect good things from the 27-year-old this weekend.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake had four carries for 16 rushing yards and caught two of three targets for 15 receiving yards in Sunday night's 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Like the rest of Vegas' offense, Drake was significantly halted by Kansas City's defense and wasn't able to cover much ground when they got the ball. That being said, the Alabama product continues to thrive in his hybrid role and could have a bounce-back performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11 as an RB3/flex option in PPR leagues.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake looks to stay productive for the Silver and Black this Sunday against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. The Alabama product had four carries for 30 rushing yards and six catches on eight targets for 70 yards in last Sunday's 23-16 loss to the New York Giants. Even with Josh Jacobs still getting a ton of snaps, Drake has had an increasingly bigger role since Rich Bisaccia took over as interim head coach and continues to function well in a hybrid role. Drake is a solid RB3 for Week 10 against a KC defense that is allowing about 55 receiving yards per game to running backs.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake had four carries for 30 rushing yards and six catches on eight targets for 70 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the New York Giants. Drake was one of the Silver and Black's most productive offensive weapons against New York and could have done more damage had Vegas not come undone in the second half. After such a slow start to his season, Drake is starting to get more chances and is taking advantage of them. Fantasy managers can officially start paying the Alabama product more attention.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake looks to make a big impact in Week 9 against the host New York Giants. The Alabama product came up big for the Silver & Black in Week 7 when he registered 14 carries for 69 yards and a rushing touchdown and three receptions on three targets for 10 receiving yards against the Philadelphia Eagles, expertly taking on a larger workload when Josh Jacobs exited mid-game with a chest injury. Even if Jacobs plays all of Sunday's game against New York, Drake's fantasy ceiling is elevated given his hybrid role as both a running back and a short-pass specialist.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake had 14 carries for 69 yards and a rushing touchdown and three receptions on three targets for 10 receiving yards in Sunday's 33-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. According to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez, Drake has rushing TDs in back-to-back games after not scoring a rush TD in the previous six games dating back to last season. Drake grabbed more work after Josh Jacobs exited mid-game with a chest injury. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on Jacobs' status as the Raiders come out of their bye next week, because an extended absence could open the door for Drake to get more carries.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake will look to be a difference-maker in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but it isn't clear how much of an impact he will actually have. The Alabama product was all over the place last week against the Denver Broncos, logging four carries for 34 yards and one rushing touchdown as well as two receptions for 39 yards and another touchdown. Despite having a big game, Drake remains inconsistent, especially since Josh Jacobs is now healthy and getting most of the work on the ground. Drake could potentially see some extra work this week since Philly isn't very good at defending the rush, but he isn't likely to have much of a fantasy impact.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake was all over the field in Sunday's 34-24 win over the host Denver Broncos. The Alabama product had four carries for 34 yards and one rushing touchdown as well as two receptions for 39 yards and another touchdown. Drake wasn't utilized regularly through the first five weeks of the season, becoming more of a short-distance pass target for Derek Carr as opposed to a traditional running back. Drake hasn't produced regularly enough just yet to generate much fantasy value, but managers may want to keep an eye on him since Vegas' offense is transforming under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake will look to be a role player in Week 5 against the Chicago Bears, but it isn't clear how much work he will get. Drake recorded just one carry for two yards in Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and didn't record any receptions despite functioning as a short pass-game specialist in the previous two game. The 27-year-old was expected to play a big role while Josh Jacobs was sidelined with an ankle injury, but he never got the carries or the traction that Peyton Barber did. Week 5 poses an even bigger challenge since the Bears have been good at defending the ground game. Barber is questionable to play Sunday after sustaining a toe injury, and Jacobs is still bouncing back from an ankle injury, but Drake just doesn't have much fantasy upside heading into Sunday's game.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake could play a big role in Week 4's matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers if Josh Jacobs remains sidelined. While Peyton Barber has owned the ground attack in Jacob's absence, Drake could get more of an opportunity in Week 4 if Jacobs stays out given that the Chargers defense ranks last in the league against the rush, giving up 170 yards per game. Drake had eight carries for 24 yards and three receptions on six targets for 33 yards last week and has served in a hybrid role since Jacobs sustained an ankle injury in Week 1. Fantasy managers should continue keeping a close eye on whether Jacobs is good to go in Week 4 before making a decision on Drake.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake had eight carries for 24 yards and three receptions on six targets for 33 yards in Sunday's crazy 31-28 overtime win over the Miami Dolphins. The 27-year-old spent his second week in a row being used as a short-pass specialist with Peyton Barber leading the ground game with 23 carries for 111 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown. Even in the hybrid role, however, Drake has been productive with Josh Jacobs sidelined and Vegas' ground game in flux. Fantasy managers should continue using Drake in flex roles since his production is too unpredictable for other formats.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake is looking to improve on his Week 2 performance this Sunday when his team hosts the Miami Dolphins. The 27-year-old traded off rushing duties with Peyton Barber in last week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers since Josh Jacobs remains sidelined with an ankle injury, and while Barber had six more carries against Pittsburgh, Drake was used more as a short-pass specialist and ended the day with five receptions on six targets for 46 yards. Both Drake and Barber have fantasy upside against the Dolphins defense, but Drake should still be the starter with Jacobs still out.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake had seven carries for nine yards and five receptions on seven targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 26-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 27-year-old was expected to take on the bulk of the rushing duties Sunday with Josh Jacobs sidelined with a toe injury. Instead, Vegas opted to focus on their passing game against the Steelers and Derek Carr chose to rotate his intended targets. Carr ended up targeting Drake for short-pass situations and gave more handoffs to Peyton Barber, who led the ground game with 13 carries for 32 yards. But don't expect the Raiders to continue abandoning the run game so heavily, especially against less intimidating defenses coming up on the schedule. Drake still has a fantasy impact with Jacobs on the sidelines.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake is set to have a big impact in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With Josh Jacobs officially ruled out for Sunday's game at Heinz Field, Drake is primed to be the star of Vegas' rush game. The 27-year-old split time with Jacobs in Week 1, recording six carries for 11 yards and catching all five of his passes for 59 yards. While fellow RB Peyton Barber will likely also see some action on Sunday, expect Drake to do most of the heavy lifting. Fantasy managers should absolutely start Drake in all formats against Pittsburgh.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake could see significant usage despite being listed as Josh Jacobs' backup, according to Tashan Reed of The Athletic. While Jacobs, the incumbent starter, will handle the duties of a lead back, Drake offers upside as someone who can provide a change of pace. Specifically, Reed notes that the Raiders' coaching staff "wants to do a better job of keeping [Jacobs] fresh after he dealt with injuries in both of his first two seasons in the league." He also presents versatility in the form of his receiving abilities, especially with Jalen Richard temporarily sidelined. Drake isn't worth starting in Week 1, but you should feel comfortable drafting him at his current ADP. It's very possible that he can maintain FLEX status while playing alongside Jacobs.
The Las Vegas Raiders have placed running back Kenyan Drake on the non-football Injury list. It's unclear what exactly the Drake injury is, but with it still being early in camp, there's plenty of time for Drake to get healthy and return to practice. This Raiders backfield is an interesting one this season, as Josh Jacobs was set to be a low-end RB1 play before the team went out and acquired Drake this offseason. Coming off a season in which he had 955 rushing yards, 10 touchdowns, and 25 receptions, Drake's upside takes a drop now that he'll share touches with Jacobs. Consider him an RB3 option with a ceiling on his upside.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake wasn't thrilled about being pigeonholed as an early down back with the Arizona Cardinals and said he expects to play a more versatile role alongside Josh Jacobs in his new home. Head coach Jon Gruden unsurprisingly loves Drake's skill set and versatility, but it remains to be seen how they'll use him in tandem with Jacobs. Drake had a career year in 2020 with 955 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns and 25 catches for 137 yards in 15 games. He'll be more attractive as an RB3/flex in PPR leagues as the likely pass-catching back in Las Vegas, but Jacobs' presence will certainly limit his overall ceiling. Conversely, Drake's presence will limit Jacobs' ceiling as an RB2.
Former Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake is signing a two-year, $11 million deal with the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, according to a source. Drake can make up to $14.5 million in incentives. It's a curious landing spot, as the Raiders already have bell-cow back Josh Jacobs in the fold in their backfield. The addition of Drake, who had 25 receptions for 137 yards with the Cardinals in 2020, could mean that Jacobs will be less involved in the passing game moving forward. Drake had his best season last year, rushing for 955 yards and 10 touchdowns on 239 carries. But the 27-year-old will be more of a complementary piece in his new home behind Jacobs, drastically reducing his fantasy ceiling. The Raiders also have Jalen Richard as depth in their backfield behind Jacobs and Drake.
Running back Kenyan Drake and linebacker Haason Reddick both did not have the franchise tag utilized on them by the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, paving the way for the duo to become free agents. The decision on Reddick is hardly a surprise after the investment that the front office made in bringing J.J. Watt aboard. Reddick played in all 64 regular-season games for Arizona since having been the No. 13 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, recording a career-high 12.5 sacks this past season. Drake is also coming off a career year, one in which he racked up 955 yards and 10 scores on the ground. Should Drake ultimately sign elsewhere, Chase Edmonds stands to take over RB1 duties for the Cardinals come 2021, which would skyrocket him up season-long Draft boards.
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent running back Kenyan Drake, who is coming off his best season (955 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns), is open to anything as he approaches free agency next month. "There are gonna be several different circumstances that I guess I'll come together with my team to kind of deliberate with exactly who we feel will be the best fit. But right now, I feel like anything is up in the air," Drake said. The 27-year-old had 1,598 rushing yards, 18 rushing TDs and 308 receiving yards in 23 games (21 starts) in Arizona. With Chase Edmonds still with the Cardinals, they could choose to pair him with a cheaper option and let Drake walk. Staying with the Cardinals rising offense would probably be best for Drake's fantasy value as an RB1, but he could land in another favorable position on the open market. Stay tuned.
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