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  Kalen BallageK. Ballage
RB - MIA
Kalen Ballage
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
 
 
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ECR# 41# 48-
Best Rank# 26# 31-
Worst Rank# 63# 68-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total28.763.5-
Avg Game2.47.1-
Avg Projection100.879.8-
    
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  Kalen BallageK. Ballage
RB - MIA
Kalen Ballage
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. BAL at NE
Week 2 vs. NE vs. SEA
Week 3 at DAL at SF
Week 4 vs. LAC vs. CIN
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. BAL
Week 6 vs. WAS at LAC
Week 7 at BUFBYE WEEK
Week 8 at PIT vs. MIA
Week 9 vs. NYJ vs. IND
Week 10 at IND vs. LAR
Week 11 vs. BUF at CLE
Week 12 at CLE at CIN
Week 13 vs. PHI vs. CLE
Week 14 at NYJ at ARI
Week 15 at NYG vs. BUF
Week 16 vs. CIN at NYJ
Week 17 at NE at BAL
  Kalen BallageK. Ballage
RB - MIA
Kalen Ballage
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts127.474.8
Rush Yards628.6313.2
Rush TDs3.82.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions23.732.2
Rec Yards175.1259.9
Rec TDs0.42.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points100.879.8
   
  Kalen BallageK. Ballage
RB - MIA
Kalen Ballage
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
2018 Points 
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 40.3
Week 50.2
Week 6
Week 70.0
Week 80.51.7
Week 91.50.2
Week 100.68.9
Week 11
Week 12-0.51.2
Week 130.38.5
Week 140.09.2
Week 1518.117.2
Week 164.912.4
Week 172.84.2
  Kalen BallageK. Ballage
RB - MIA
Kalen Ballage
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
2018 Targets 
Week 1
Week 2
Week 30
Week 400
Week 500
Week 60
Week 70
Week 800
Week 920
Week 1014
Week 110
Week 1222
Week 1303
Week 1407
Week 1512
Week 1643
Week 1718
  Kalen BallageK. Ballage
RB - MIA
Kalen Ballage
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
Expert 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Other than Brian Flores and Ballage's family, there is almost no one who wants to see Ballage get first-team work over Kenyan Drake. But Drake's preseason injury allowed Flores to pursue that route with little blowback. Unfortunately, Ballage has looked terrible this preseason, showing little burst or vision. Assuming Drake is able to make it back for Week 1, Ballage's role should begin to decrease. He's draftable, of course, but only as a borderline RB3. 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
The hype surrounding Ballage continues to grow by the day. Before the Drake injury, reports out of camp suggested that the two would be slitting time, similar to Lindsay and Freeman. Then, after the first preseason game, it seemed as they viewed Drake as their Lindsay and Ballage as their Freeman. However, Drake is currently in a walking boot. We don't yet know how severe the injury is, but this is going to help our Ballage a lot. He's now getting all the first team reps, and he's reportedly looked much improved over last season. That's a good thing for Ballage because he was terrible in his rookie season. Aside from one long carry he was veyr bad, and not elusive at all. There's still a lot working against Ballage. His offensive line is bad, and this isn't a good offense. Plus Drake will have a role when he returns. If his ADP gets insane then just stay away. But at least as of right now, he's a value for where you can get him in drafts.There have been conflicting reports out of the Steelers camp about how much they intend to use Samuels. At the end of the day, we're going to know once the preseason begins. We'll be able to see how many first teams snaps he, Conner, and Snell are getting, and from there we can determine the expected split. I'm still of the belief that Conner will get mos of the work, but that doesn't make Samuels a bad pick. We saw last season that he's capable of producing for fantasy if something were to happen to Conner. He's more of a handcuff/flier...but most players in this range are anyways.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Miami Herald's Adam Beasley notes that Kalen Ballage is the Dolphins' starting running back until Kenyan Drake (foot) returns. Drake is unlikely to play the rest of the preseason after suffering a foot injury during Tuesday's practice, and he should be considered questionable for the regular season opener. 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Ballage is currently running with the first team in Miami's offense under the new Head Coach. He may end up like Chris Carson and flat out win the starting job, but it still seems more than likely that Drake will end up with the lion's share of the running back touches.There have been reports circulating that James Conner won't be relied on as much this season as a workhorse, but even if that is true, you aren't starting Samuels unless Conner is injured and out of the way entirely. Even if that happens, Benny Snell, and not Samuels could assume the starting RB role.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Some seem to believe Ballage has a shot at the starting job, but you shouldn't bank on that. Kenyan Drake is the superior running back of the two and has already shown what he's capable of on the NFL level. Even if Ballage gets into a timeshare, it's not going to be a high-scoring offense in year one under Brian Flores, so you wouldn't be getting much. He should be treated as a low-level handcuff to Drake.The Steelers have talked about sharing the workload in the backfield, and they reinforced that when they drafted Benny Snell in the fourth-round of the NFL Draft. Samuels was never meant to be a 20-plus touch back, but he's likely going to be involved much more, even when James Conner is healthy. The issue is that Snell is a threat to his upside and would likely be the primary back if Conner were to go down with an injury. Because of that, Samuels may be locked into a Chris Thompson/Giovani Bernard type role, which doesn't do much for your fantasy team. Unless we hear he's the primary backup, he's not someone you should roster