RB - ARI
Week 3 Outlook
Kenyan Drake carried the ball 20 times for 86 yards and added two catches for another nine yards through the air in Week 2.
Drake saw the majority of the work out of the Cardinals' backfield in Week 2, toting the rock 20 times vs. Chase Edmonds' three carries. He wasn't able to find the end zone against Washington, nor was he heavily involved in the passing attack. Through two games, Drake has just four catches on four targets for 14 yards through the air. If he's not getting into the end zone, it's going to be hard for him to be a true RB1 like he was drafted to be. Edmonds has nine targets in the first two weeks, and figures to be the Cardinals' preferred option in the passing game. That being said, Drake gets a soft Detroit run defense that just allowed the Packers to rush for 259 yards in Week 2.
Kenyan Drake had 16 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown as the Cardinals beat the 49ers in Week 1.
Drake averaged just 3.8 yards per carry, but managed to find the endzone to salvage his day. It was Chase Edmonds, not Drake, who head coach Kliff Kingsbury decided to utilize more in the passing-game. Edmonds saw five targets to Drake's two targets. While he certainly looks like the lead back for the Cardinals, Drake owners might have to come to terms with Edmond's being a bigger part of the gameplan than originally expected. The Cardinals get the Washington Football Team in Week 2.
Kenyan Drake (foot) was not listed on the Cardinals' injury report on Wednesday.
Fantasy twitter had themselves a meltdown when Drake was spotted in a walking boot back in August. Both Drake and the team downplayed the issue, however, and he looks ready to go for a Week 1 tilt with the 49ers. Fantasy managers can confidently fire him up as an RB1 this Sunday.
Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury says Kenyan Drake (foot) is "close" to returning to full practices.
Kingsbury has been playing things very cautiously with Drake during training camp. However, it sounds as if he'll be getting in a full week of practice leading up to the Cardinals' Week 1 tilt with the 49ers. Reports of Drake sporting a walking boot had fantasy twitter in a frenzy the other week, but there should be no fears of drafting him in the early second-round anymore.
Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake missed his third straight practice after being spotted in a walking boot Monday.
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury continues to downplay any sort of injury and just wants to make sure his starting RB is 100% healthy to start the season. We all want to see Drake practice fully again soon, but it sounds like the Cardinals are going to play it safe with their star running back over the next few weeks ahead of the regular season opener.
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