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Experts' Pick
 
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
vs. MIA, Sun 4pm EDT
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Sep 26th, 2021
92%
Recommended by
170 of 185 experts
8%
Recommended by
15 of 185 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 29# 41-
Best Rank# 25# 35-
Worst Rank# 42# 45-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. MIA at DEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs MIAThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att2012
Rush Yds89.345
Rush TD10.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total12.510.8-
Avg Game6.35.4-
Avg Projection9.45.7-
Week 25.58.8-
    
Misc 
    
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Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
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Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
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Seth Klein S. Klein
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Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
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Robert Waziak R. Waziak
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Brad Evans B. Evans
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The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
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Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
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The Athletic The Athletic
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The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
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Chris Meaney C. Meaney
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Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
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The Athletic The Athletic
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Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
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The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
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The Undroppables The Undroppables
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. BAL
6 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 59 yds, 0 td
at CAR
4 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
7 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 46 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
11 rush, 59 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. MIA at DEN
Week 4 at LAC vs. TEN
Week 5 vs. CHI at ATL
Week 6 at DENBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. PHI at NE
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. CIN
Week 9 at NYG at IND
Week 10 vs. KC vs. BUF
Week 11 vs. CIN vs. MIA
Week 12 at DAL at HOU
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. PHI
Week 14 at KC vs. NO
Week 15 at CLE at MIA
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. JAC
Week 17 at IND vs. TB
Week 18 vs. LAC at BUF
Player Projections Comparison
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
vs. MIA, Sun 4pm EDT
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts10.99.0
Rush Yards45.035.5
Rush TDs0.30.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.41.7
Rec Yards25.112.8
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.45.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
2021 Points 
Week 17.02.0
Week 25.58.8
Week 3
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Week 5
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Week 8
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Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total12.510.8
Average6.35.4
Player Targets Comparison
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
2021 Targets 
Week 152
Week 263
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
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Notes for Player Combination
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
vs. MIA, Sun 4pm EDT
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
With Josh Jacobs out last week, Drake only saw one more touch than he did in Week 1, so the boost in opportunities was surely exaggerated. Still, Drake has caught 10 balls this season, and his work as a receiver gives him a study floor in PPR formats. C'mon - you're not playing Peyton Barber this week, right? 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With Josh Jacobs listed as "very questionable" by Jon Gruden for this upcoming matchup, it seems like we're going to see the duo of Kenyan Drake and Barber out there again for the Raiders. Drake certainly has not been efficient on the ground this year so far and that's evidenced by his 1.5 YPC on 13 rush attempts. However, he's at least providing a safe floor for fantasy managers with his involvement in the receiving game. He now has 10 receptions for 105 yards on the season and he has some value in Full PPR formats because of it. With that being said, he's still not worth viewing as anything more than a mid-range RB3 in that format. There are other options you can turn to that carry more upside than Drake in this offense.It appears as though the Jets have moved on from Tevin Coleman already, which honestly doesn't surprise me all that much. At this point of his career, we know that Coleman is simply not going to cut it as a starting RB and it's the right move for the Jets to make. All throughout the off-season, I had talked about Michael Carter as being a perfect RB3 or RB4 on your roster because of his talent. I had to adjust that once Ty Johnson came into the picture, but the sentiment remained. Eventually, the Jets were going to bench Coleman (or he was going to get injured) and Carter would be able to come in and showcase his talent as both a runner and a receiver. This has happened sooner than I anticipated though and Carter stepped in in week two and made n impact for fantasy football. He carried the ball 11 times and averaged 5.4 YPC against a tough defense. Additionally, he also saw three targets and was able to reel in two of them for 29 yards. It's not a dominant performance by any means, and he still has Johnson in this backfield to worry about stealing touches, but this is a very encouraging sign for fantasy managers that drafted Carter and held onto him on your bench. He's showing that he has the talent to demand more of a workload and the Jets coaching staff might need to feature him more to take the pressure off of their young QB. If Carter is somehow still on your waiver wire, he deserves to be added and stashed on your bench. He's not in the top-30 of my RB rankings just yet, but he's well on his way.
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Josh Jacobs still isn't practicing because of an ankle injury, and it's looking like another week with Drake and Barber as the Raiders' top two backs. Drake played a robust 71% of the offensive snaps in Week 2. He had 7-9-0 rushing and 5-46-0 receiving, and it's that usage in the passing game (along with the promise of a generous snap count) that has me regarding him as a low-end RB2 this week. Barber dominated carries last week with a 13-32-0 rushing line, and he may well serve as the goal-line guy while Jacobs is away, but the floor and ceiling with Barber are both uncomfortably low.It's a mystery why Carter was so buried on the depth chart when the Jets broke training camp, but never mind. What matters is that he quickly worked his way up the depth chart. Carter and Ty Johnson each played 45% of the Jets' offensive snaps last week while Tevin Coleman was left out in the cold. That's how it should be, since Carter and Johnson are intriguing young talents and Coleman is a known, unexciting commodity. Carter looked pretty good against the Patriots last week, carrying 11 times for 59 yards and catching 2 or 3 targets for 29 yards. It's not hard to understand how Carter was able to force a timeshare with Javonte Williams at North Carolina - Carter just moves differently. He has an NFL skill set, no question. Johnson reasonably fared well against the Patriots, too, carrying 12 times for 50 yards. He didn't see any targets, and passing-game usage is probably going to propel Carter way past Johnson in terms of fantasy value. Carter is very good in the passing game. Johnson has been an inefficient pass catcher at the NFL level and wasn't used much in the passing game during his college career at Maryland. Carter is the guy to roster here, although I don't particularly like his outlook this week, on the road against a tough defense.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Jacobs is still questionable for this week, making Drake a high-end flex option against a Dolphins team that is 29th against fantasy backs through 2 weeks.