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Running Back, Miami Dolphins

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Draft: 2018 Round 4 (31)
College: Arizona State
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 227 DOB: 1995-12-22 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#41 5 9.09

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 MIA 12 36 191 5.3 1 11 9 56 6.2 0 30.7 2.6
2019 MIA 9 55 113 2.1 2 16 8 42 5.3 0 27.5 3.1
2019 (Projected) MIA   145 565 3.9 4   34 221 6.5 0 102.6  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
The departure of Frank Gore to Buffalo presumably opens the door for Ballage to become the early down and short-yardage tailback for the Dolphins in 2019, with Kenyon Drake splitting carries and working as the primary receiving back for Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh Rosen.

Of the two, Ballage is the better draft day bargain and more of a value compared to Drake, however, Drake's explosiveness and receiving prowess give him a higher ceiling.

At 6'1", 230 pounds, Ballage is a beast of a man and fast for his size. However, he does not excel at making quick cuts in space and is not a skilled receiver at this point in his pro career.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Kalen Ballage
RB2RB3 Myles Gaskin
RB3FB1 Chandler Cox
RB4FB2 Patrick Laird
RB5RB1 Mark Walton
Dolphins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Mark Walton handed four-game suspension
Violated league's conduct and substance abuse policy
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 4, 5:00 pm

Miami Dolphins
Mark Walton has been suspended for the next four games for violating NFL conduct and substance abuse policy. (ESPN - Cameron Wolfe)

FFToday's Take: On the one-week anniversary of Kenyan Drake getting traded to Arizona, the Dolphins lose the back they were beginning to lean on as their guy in the backfield. There's not a ton of fantasy upside in Miami's rushing attack, but there's always going to be some value with any back seeing 15 touches on a regular basis. His absence means - at least for the moment - that Kalen Ballage will become the workhorse. Only truly desperate owners should consider adding him in fantasy.


Injury Kenyan Drake returns to practice
Expected to be ready for Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 26, 11:45 am

Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake, who had missed two weeks due to an injury that required a walking boot on a foot, returned to practice Monday. Drake appeared explosive and sharp in his cuts as he ran through drills in a portion of practice open to the media. Drake’s injury, sustained in a joint practice at Tampa Bay, was reported by The Post as non-structural. Drake is now on track, it would seem, for the season opener against Baltimore on September 8. (Palm Beach Post)

FFToday's Take: Drake's ADP has slipped to RB33 in over the last couple weeks being taken somewhere in the middle of round 7 on average. He'll likely be splitting time with Kalen Ballage but Drake should be the lead back in this committee. Miami's offense isn't one fantasy owners should be targeting but Drake is currently priced at a discount.


Injury Kenyan Drake out of walking boot
RB get some jogging in Thursday
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 22, 10:00 pm

Miami Dolphins
By the way, Kenyan Drake, last seen in a walking boot due to foot injury, is out of the walking boot and jogging. (Miami Herald - Armando Salguero)

FFToday's Take: Initial reports had Drake out "a while" and perhaps in danger of missing the opener, but this report suggests he should be good to go barring a setback. Kalen Ballage has reportedly been a standout in camp, but it hasn't carried over to preseason action. While it's far from a trendy pick at the moment, Drake has the right combination of skill (especially in the passing game) and likely negative game script to be a top-20 PPR back again in 2019.



2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 BAL L 10-59 5 -1 -0.2 0 1 1 13 13.0 0 1.2
2 NE L 0-43 4 6 1.5 0 5 1 6 6.0 0 1.2
3 at DAL L 6-31 8 17 2.1 0 3 1 10 10.0 0 2.7
4 LAC L 10-30 2 7 3.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.7
6 WAS L 16-17 3 7 2.3 1 0 0 0 - 0 6.7
7 at BUF L 21-31 3 7 2.3 1 0 0 0 - 0 6.7
8 at PIT L 14-27 3 8 2.7 0 1 1 11 11.0 0 1.9
9 NYJ W 26-18 7 19 2.7 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.9
10 at IND W 16-12 20 43 2.2 0 4 4 2 0.5 0 4.5

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
4 at NE L 7-38 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.3
5 at CIN L 17-27 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
8 at HOU L 23-42 1 5 5.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.5
9 NYJ W 13-6 1 -2 -2.0 0 2 2 17 8.5 0 1.5
10 at GB L 12-31 0 0 - 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 0.6
12 at IND L 24-27 0 0 - 0 2 2 -5 -2.5 0 -0.5
13 BUF W 21-17 4 3 0.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.3
15 at MIN L 17-41 12 123 10.3 1 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 18.1
16 JAC L 7-17 4 10 2.5 0 4 2 39 19.5 0 4.9
17 at BUF L 17-42 12 47 3.9 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 4.8

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