Drake rushed six times for 24 yards and caught his lone target for a 55-yard touchdown in Sunday's 34-33 win over the Patriots. Drake was looking at a massively disappointing afternoon entering the game's final play, but managed to score an unbelievable touchdown to give the Dolphins the win. Ryan Tannehill completed a short pass to Kenny Stills and two laterals later Drake was able to navigate through numerous Patriots defenders for the touchdown. Frank Gore carried 12 times for 92 yards and Brandon Bolden had 60 yards and two touchdowns on two carries, as Drake received few opportunities in the run game. The exhilarating finish aside, the 24-year-old finished with fewer than 10 carries and 40 rushing yards for the fourth straight game. The Vikings second-ranked rush defense (3.7 YPC) awaits in Week 15.
Drake (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports. Drake remains limited to non-contact work in practice but should be fine to handle his usual workload this weekend in a backfield timeshare with Frank Gore. The third-year pro hasn't made much of a dent on the ground since October, but he hit paydirt on receptions the past two weeks, giving him eight total scores for the season.
Drake (shoulder) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Drake repeated his level of participation from a day earlier and could be restricted again in the Dolphins' final session of the week Friday, as the team has been reluctant to expose him to contact during their recent practices. It ultimately shouldn't impact his availability for Sunday's game against the Patriots, as Drake failed to practice in full capacity at any point last Wednesday through Friday before avoiding an injury designation heading into the Dolphins' eventual 21-17 win over the Bills in Week 13.
Drake (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday. Drake sported a non-contact jersey during Wednesday's practice, per Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post. That was also the case last week, but the running back ended up playing in the Dolphins' victory over the Bills on Sunday. During the contest, Drake played 30 of the team's offensive snaps, parlaying the workload into seven carries for 31 yards and two receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown on four targets. With no reported setbacks in that contest, it's assumed Drake's limitations Wednesday were precautionary.
Drake rushed seven times for 31 yards and brought in two of four targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 21-17 win over the Bills on Sunday. Despite seeing single-digit carries for the fourth straight game, Drake managed to salvage his line to an extent with a receiving touchdown for the second consecutive contest. The 24-year-old actually struggled to find running room despite a solid 4.4 yards per carry average Sunday, as the majority of his production came on his game-long 20-yard run. Head coach Adam Gase doesn't seem inclined to put an end to his backfield timeshare, which significantly caps Drake's fantasy upside. He'll hope for a bump in overall opportunity against the Patriots in Week 14.
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