Player Outlook
Drake should be recovered from the broken ankle he suffered last season, which cost him the final five games of the year. He should return as the No. 2 running back for the Raiders behind Josh Jacobs, and Drake is worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues, with his value higher in PPR. New Raiders coach Josh McDaniels should use Drake in the passing game as a complement to Jacobs, and Drake is also a lottery ticket in case Jacobs gets hurt. Drake scored at least 11 PPR points in four of his first games last season before getting hurt, and he could emerge as a flex option in deeper leagues. Just make sure his ankle is 100 percent for training camp before drafting him this season.

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2021 254 4.03 2 30 291 1 726
2020 955 4.00 10 1 25 137 16611.1
3y Avg. 675 4.30 7 1 35 258 0 1329.4
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Limited on ground Thursday

    Drake rushed five times for nine yards during the Raiders' preseason win over the Jaguars in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game. Drake drew even with Josh Jacobs for third in carries on the night in what was his first game action since Week 13 of last season. The veteran back seems to be fully recovered from the ankle injury that cut short his 2021 campaign, and as Week 1 approaches he'll look to solidify his standing in a Raiders backfield that also includes Jacobs, Zamir White, Ameer Abdullah and Brandon Bolden.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Cleared to start camp

    Drake (ankle) has received medical clearance to begin training camp, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Drake will retake the practice field for the first time since undergoing December ankle surgery, and subsequently missing June minicamp. The 28-year-old veteran will look to compete to reprise his complementary role alongside top option Josh Jacobs (undisclosed) during the 2022 campaign, though rookie fourth-rounder Zamir White and Brandon Bolden could offer competition for touches.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: On track for training camp

    Drake (ankle) is expected to participate in the start of training camp, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. Drake was held out of June minicamp while recovering from December ankle surgery, and even if he isn't back to 100 percent health by the start of training camp, the Raiders at least expect him to participate in on-field activities. It remains to be seen what sort of role the 28-year-old will handle under new coach Josh McDaniels, though it's worth noting that Josh Jacobs also missed minicamp due to an undisclosed injury. Rookie fourth-round pick Zamir White could offer Drake competition for early-down work if he's able to impress McDaniels and the coaching staff.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Recovering well from ankle injury

    Drake is bouncing back well from the broken ankle he suffered last year, Tashan Reed and Vic Tafur of The Athletic report. Drake appeared in 12 games with the Raiders last season prior to undergoing season-ending surgery on his broken right ankle. While it remains to be seen if he'll have any initial limitations in practice, barring any setbacks, the 28-year-old should be well past the injury ahead of Week 1. This coming season, Drake will reprise his complementary role in Las Vegas' backfield, a context that gives him a degree of PPR utility while working behind top early-down back Josh Jacobs. Also in the mix for running back touches are the versatile Brandon Bolden and 2022 fourth-rounder Zamir White. White's role out of the gate figures to hinge on his ability to improve as a receiver and display aptitude as a blocker, but for now we'd expect that Drake's experience and ability as a receiver should give him a place in the team's offense under new coach Josh McDaniels.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Restructures contract

    Drake (ankle) restructured his contract with the Raiders on Thursday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Drake compiled just 545 scrimmage yards across 12 appearances in his inaugural season in Las Vegas, and he's currently recovering from season-ending right ankle surgery. Agreeing to restructure his deal helps the Raiders free up cap space for some potential splashes in free agency, and keeps the the 28-year-old on track to operate as the No. 2 backfield option behind Josh Jacobs in new coach Josh McDaniels' scheme. Drake could have a shot at making it back on the field in time for spring OTAs.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Officially placed on IR

    Drake (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. Drake's move to IR was fully expected after Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia said Monday that the running back will undergo season-ending surgery on his right ankle later this week. He'll likely have a chance to return in time for OTAs next spring, but the Raiders aren't expected to establish a return timetable for Drake until after his procedure. Jalen Richard (reserve/COVID-19 list) and Peyton Barber are in line to serve as the primary backups to Josh Jacobs for the remainder of the season.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Getting surgery on broken ankle

    Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia said Monday that Drake will undergo surgery on his right ankle in Birmingham, Ala. later this week, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. As expected, Drake will require a procedure to address the season-ending fractured right ankle he sustained in Sunday's 17-15 loss to Washington. The Raiders should have a clearer idea on a recovery timeline for Drake once surgery is completed, but he could have a shot at making it back for OTAs in the spring. He'll conclude his first season in Las Vegas with 545 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns on 7.7 touches per game over his 12 appearances. Drake's absence leaves Jalen Richard and Peyton Barber as the lone depth options at running back behind starter Josh Jacobs, who could take on a slightly larger role as a ballcarrier and pass catcher with Drake out of the picture.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Diagnosed with broken ankle

    Drake broke his ankle in Sunday's loss to Washington and will miss the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Drake's leg was rolled up on when he was tackled on his third touch of the day, and his injury will wind up costing him the rest of the campaign. With Drake unavailable the rest of the way, Jalen Richard will likely pick up his work on passing downs when he comes off the COVID-19 list, and Peyton Barber could also see more work when starter Josh Jacobs needs a breather.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Exits Sunday's game

    Drake injured his ankle during Sunday's game against Washington. With Drake ruled out for the remainder of the contest and Jalen Richard (reserve/COVID-19 list) unavailable, Peyton Barber is on hand to spell lead back Josh Jacobs. Prior to his injury, Drake logged one carry for no gain and caught one of his two targets for eight yards.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Nine touches against Cowboys

    Drake took seven carries for 25 yards and caught two passes on as many targets for five yards in the Raiders' Week 12 overtime win at Dallas. Drake has two or less receptions in each of his last three contests, but he still earned nine total touches on just 15 offensive snaps in the Thanksgiving Day victory. However, starter Josh Jacobs figures to remain the workhorse out of the backfield against Washington in Week 13.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Little usage again Sunday

    Drake carried the ball five times for 23 yards and caught one of two targets for six yards in Sunday's 32-13 loss to the Bengals. For the second straight game, Drake managed only a half-dozen touches and failed to do much with his limited opportunities. He also failed to catch multiple passes for the first time since Week 5, but game script wasn't in his favor Sunday as the Raiders' offense didn't see a lot of the ball and didn't fall behind by more than one score until the fourth quarter. Drake could see more action in a Thanksgiving Day clash with the Cowboys, but he remains a risky fantasy option.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Targeted thrice in loss

    Drake ran for 16 yards on four carries and caught two of three targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 41-14 loss to Kansas City. The Raiders struggled to get much going on the ground before K.C. continued to extend its lead in the second half, which could've been a positive development for Drake and his pass-catching abilities out of the backfield. However, starter Josh Jacobs secured five targets of his own as Drake played less than one third of the team's 54 total offensive snaps. Both Jalen Richard (ribs) and Alec Ingold (knee) exited Sunday's contest with injuries, so Drake's role behind Jacobs may expand to a small degree against the Bengals in Week 11.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Productive as pass catcher

    Drake rushed for 30 yards on four carries and caught six of eight targets for 70 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Giants. Drake failed to find the end zone for the first time since Week 5, but he posted season highs in targets, receptions and receiving yards while playing over 40 percent of the Raiders' offensive snaps Sunday. Starter Josh Jacobs paced the team's rushing attack with 13 carries for 76 yards, though Drake proved more useful in the passing game. A similar script could materialize against the Chiefs in Week 10, as Drake looks to earn his fair share of targets if Las Vegas trails during the contest.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Finds end zone in Week 7 win

    Drake carried the ball 14 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and caught all three of his targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 33-22 win over the Eagles. Josh Jacobs got off to a good start and scored a rushing TD in the second quarter, but after he left with a chest injury, Drake saw his workload increase significantly. He saw double-digit carries for the first time all year and double-digit touches for the first time since Week 3. The former Dolphin and Cardinal has scored three TDs in the last two games as interim coach Rich Bisaccia appears to see more value in Drake than Jon Gruden did, but Jacobs will have extra time to heal up over the Raiders' Week 8 bye.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Back into the picture

    Drake ran for 34 yards and one touchdown on four carries against Denver on Sunday, adding two receptions for 39 yards and one touchdown on two targets. After almost completely disappearing from the Raiders offense the prior two games, producing just 13 yards on three carries and 28 snaps, Drake got back into the offense in a big way against the Broncos. Unfortunately for Drake's fantasy investors, six touches from scrimmage still grades as a meager workload, and the touchdown production isn't normally in play for Drake. Indeed, these were his first two touchdowns of the season. Drake's fantasy upside is further compromised by the fact that he didn't see his workload increase when starter Josh Jacobs missed time in prior weeks. His weekly floor is very low, and -- at least under Jon Gruden's watch -- Jacobs' absence did nothing to help that. Perhaps the interim regime will look to use Drake more than Gruden did, but Jacobs is clearly still the workhorse.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Plays second fiddle to Barber

    Drake had eight carries for 24 yards and caught three of six targets for 33 yards during Sunday's 31-28 overtime win over the Dolphins. Drake played 71 percent of the offensive snaps in the absence of Josh Jacobs (ankle) in Week 2, but it was Peyton Barber who dominated the backfield work against Miami on Sunday with 26 touches for 142 yards and a touchdown with Jacobs missing his second straight game. Drake and Barber split things pretty evenly during the first half with six and eight carries, respectively, but Drake had only four touches after halftime. It appears Drake's role as a pass-catching back won't change much week-to-week, regardless of whether or not Jacobs misses any more time.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Likely to lead backfield again

    Drake is expected to lead the Raiders backfield Sunday against the Dolphins with teammate Josh Jacobs (ankle) listed as questionable, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports. Drake got the start and 71 percent snap share in a Week 2 win over Pittsburgh, taking seven carries for nine yards and five catches for 46 yards in Jacobs' absence. Meanwhile, Peyton Barber finished the afternoon with a team-high 13 carries for 32 yards, with eight of those coming in the fourth quarter, including five on the final drive. While Drake is the reliable choice for snaps and touches, it's possible Barber remains a thorn in his side with a role that includes clock-killing work and potentially short-yardage.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Abysmal on ground

    Drake carried the ball seven times for nine yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Steelers. He added five receptions on six targets for 46 yards. Drake was out-carried by Peyton Barber 13-7. Neither mustered much on the ground, as Drake was limited to 1.3 yards per carry with his longest rush going for five yards. He showed a bit more promise as a receiver, breaking off gains of 13, 11 and 10 yards in that role. Drake's role moving forward will largely be dependent on the health of Josh Jacobs (toe/ankle), who reportedly has a chance to return for the team's Week 3 matchup against Miami.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: In line for added work Sunday

    With Josh Jacobs (toe/ankle) ruled out Sunday against the Steelers, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal believes that Drake figures to take the majority of the Raiders' backfield snaps Week 2. That's a notion echoed by Levi Edwards of the Raiders' official site, though it's worth noting that coach Jon Gruden suggested that Peyton Barber is also in the team's plans this weekend. "It's an opportunity for Peyton Barber," Gruden noted. "We really like Barber. I like the way he runs and catches and picks up blitzes." With that in mind, look for Drake to maintain a key role in the team's passing game, while seeing added carries Sunday after logging six Week 1, while Barber mixes in some on early downs.
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  • Raiders' Kenyan Drake: Added opportunity in Week 2

    Drake should be in line for a larger role Sunday against the Steelers, as Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports that Josh Jacobs (toe/ankle) has been ruled out. Drake should be more involved on the ground after getting only six carries to go with five catches in his Raiders debut. That being said, coach Jon Gruden hinted that third-stringer Peyton Barber could fill a chunk of the early-down rushing void created by Jacobs' absence, per Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus. Though Barber could siphon some early-down touches against a tough Steelers front with Jacobs out, Drake is certainly in the RB2 and flex discussion, given that he figures to see an uptick in carries in Week 2, while maintaining his role in the team's passing game.
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