Dolphins list Kenyan Drake as the week-one starter
The Miami Dolphins released their week-one depth chart as they prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday and Kenyan Drake is there.
While it is easy to get caught up in all the new names on Miami’s roster, Kenyan Drake, who saw limited playing time this preseason, stands out as a week-one starter.
There was plenty of hype surrounding Kalen Ballage during the offseason, but the excitement died down after a preseason that included 18 rushing attempts for just 40 yards. He finished with an average of 20 yards per game, averaged 2.2 yards per carry and found the end zone once.
Many expect Ballage to have a breakout 2019 after a few impressive runs last season, which included a 75-yard touchdown run against the Vikings.
TO‼️ THE‼️ HOUSE‼️
Ballage takes it 75-yards to open up the second half!
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Kenyan Drake saw just four attempts in the preseason, however, he solidified himself as a play maker in Miami, scoring 13 touchdowns over the last two seasons.
THE MIRACLE AT HARD ROCK STADIUM
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It is important to keep in mind that it is common practice for a team to use a handful of backs, compared to just one who may touch the ball 20-25 times a game. Odds are that both Kenyan Drake and Ballage will get their fair share of touches.
Miami’s running back depth will be worth watching, especially for those who own one or both in fantasy as the Dolphins try to uncover players who fit into Miami’s long-term plan.
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