The Miami Dolphins have been shipping out talent left and right for draft picks this season and Drake is now a prime candidate to be the next to leave town.
Kenyan know when that hotline bling, that can only mean one thing. And he was right. The Miami Dolphins have been shipping out talent left and right for draft picks this season and Kenyan Drake is now a prime candidate to be the next to leave town. We found out around 10am EST on Monday morning that the Arizona Cardinals have sent a conditional 2020 pick for Miami RB Kenyan Drake. If you’ve been holding onto Drake or acquired him last week, good job. What does this trade mean for Drake’s fantasy value?
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 28, 2019
Kenyan Drake Has Been Traded!
This trade makes a lot of sense for the Cardinals. David Johnson has a lingering ankle injury that will keep him off the field until, at least, Week 10. Chase Edmonds had an enchanting performance in Week 7. Unfortunately he did absolutely nothing and then left the game early in Week 8 with a hamstring injury. Hamstrings aren’t an RBs best friend, friend, acquaintance, no; a hamstring is an RBs nightmare and they can linger.
The team currently has Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris (both signed last week) on the roster. Kenyan Drake will step in and take the starting job. The NFC is stacked and a Wildcard would be tough to attain, but the Cards are only one game under .500.
This is one of the most ideal landing spots for Drake, at least in the short term but maybe the long term as well. In the short term he is the Cardinals starting RB, and he is an RB2 with upside in that high flying offense in which I believe he will thrive. If Johnson and Edmonds come back, Drake is more of a dynasty stash at that point, or you hold on to him in case one of those guys gets hurt again before the fantasy playoffs. Either way, Drake is worth rostering in almost all formats.
Since 2016 – Forced missed tackles per carry among RBs (min. 300 carries)
1. Nick Chubb – 0.23
1. Kareem Hunt – 0.23
3. Kenyan Drake – 0.22 👀
4. Dalvin Cook – 0.21
4. Alvin Kamara – 0.21
4. Chris Carson – 0.21
4. Jay Ajayi – 0.21
— PFF (@PFF) October 28, 2019
This trade may also tell us something about the severity of David Johnson and/ or Chase Edmond’s injuries. Trading a future draft pick, even a mid round pick, isn’t nothing. The Cardinals moving this pick for Drake means they want to use him. Johnson or Edmonds could be worse off than we know, or maybe they could be on the move as well.
The Cardinals play this Thursday against the spooky (it’ll be Halloween, which is fitting) San Francisco 49ers, who have been dominating opposing team’s RBs. While Drake may be the main guy on Thursday night, he might be a wait and see type guy this week. But if you’re feeling risky, or desperate, and you’ve been holding Drake this long maybe throw him out there and see if you can catch lightning in a bottle.
The bottom line is that Kenyan Drake has fantasy football value yet again as an Arizona Cardinal. He will be the waiver wire ‘bell of the ball’ this week. If he is available in your league, he’ll be worth the priority.