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Kenyan Drake

Kenyan Drake

RB - ARI
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 211 lbsAge: 26College: AlabamaDrafted: #73 (3rd Rd. by Miami)

Week 2 Outlook

WAS @ ARI
Sun 4:05pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #13
Projection 12.7 pts

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Drake rushed 16 times for 60 yards and one score, catching both of his targets for five yards last week.

Kenyan Drake's 18 touches and a touchdown in Week 1 were very encouraging in a tough matchup, although he only finished as the RB17 on the week. Week 2 brings another tough matchup against a Washington front seven that looked dominant in Week 1. However, Drake is going to see another high touch total and he has the talent to produce in this offense despite the difficult matchup. He's a solid RB2 this week.

Jacob Wayne - LineupsSep 18, 2020

Drake wasn't involved much in the receiving game last week, but saw 16 carries on the ground. That's promising moving forward, but this is another tough matchup for Drake. He's a RB2 against this defense.

It was a tough matchup right out of the gate for Drake, but he came through with a touchdown, salvaging the week. The downside to his performance was that Edmonds saw five targets to his two targets. Looking closer, though, you shouldn't be too concerned, as Drake was in on 27 pass plays, while Edmonds was on the field for 15 of them. Drake played 30 more snaps overall, so he's clearly the lead back here. Washington isn't a cake matchup by any means, as their front seven is the strength of their team. Now under Ron Rivera, we must try to eliminate the 4.71 yards per carry they allowed last year and look at what they're doing now. The combination of Boston Scott and Corey Clement totaled just 54 yards on 15 carries against them last week. The one thing that helps you feel better about Drake is that they're a big home favorite in a game they should total 65-plus plays on offense. That's a recipe for success with running backs, and we can't just forget that a similar front seven allowed ten different running backs to post top-10 numbers against them in 2019. Drake should be considered a high-end RB2 with some upside.

Washington allowed the fewest points to fantasy running backs in Week 1, but the Eagles had line issues and Miles Sanders was not active. Drake should be a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 at home.

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