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27 Kalen Ballage RB

Miami Dolphins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
31%9%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
12361915.311

Player Updates

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Dolphins' Kalen Ballage: Records 13 touches in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballage rushed 12 times for 47 yards and caught his only target for one yard during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills.

Ballage's 13 touches during Week 17's blowout loss tied his career high. The rookie fourth-round pick finishes up the season with 36 carries for 191 yards and one touchdown, in addition to nine receptions for 56 yards. Save for a highlight-reel 75-yard touchdown gallop in Week 15, Ballage was not able to use his size, athleticism and pass-catching abilities to differentiate himself among Miami's running back committee. There's little clarity to be found regarding the 23-year-old's future usage in the Dolphins' backfield, but the potential of veteran Frank Gore (foot) not returning in 2019, in addition to the possibility of a new coaching staff being brought in during the offseason, gives Ballage some upside going forward.

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Dolphins' Kalen Ballage: Six touches in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballage rushed four times for 10 yards and caught two of four targets for 39 yards in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville.

Ballage didn't come near his Week 15 workload -- one that saw him log 12 carries for 123 yards -- disappointing fantasy managers who risked starting him in their lineups. The rookie was mostly stifled alongside the rest of Miami's offense, which managed only 183 total yards on the day. Ballage was able to briefly showcase his receiving chops, averaging 19.5 yards per reception and doing most of his damage after the catch.

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Dolphins' Kalen Ballage: Primed for more work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballage is headed for a key role in the Miami backfield with Frank Gore (foot) expected to miss the rest of the season, ESPN.com reports.

Getting his first significant playing time as a professional, Ballage responded with 12 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Vikings, while Kenyan Drake saw just four touches despite handling a 53 percent snap share. The rookie fourth-round pick profiles as a more explosive replacement for Gore, who averaged 11.1 carries and 1.1 targets in 14 games this season. A Week 16 home contest against the lifeless Jaguars should give Ballage a decent shot to make it back-to-back productive outings, though Drake and Brandon Bolden also figure to get some carries.

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Dolphins' Kalen Ballage: Posts career game in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballage carried the ball 12 times for 123 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Vikings. He also caught one pass for a loss of two yards.

Ballage benefited from a substantial uptick in carries after Frank Gore (ankle) suffered a sprained foot during the first quarter, and made the most of his opportunity. The rookie fourth-round pick capped his performance with a highlight-reel 75-yard TD run on the first play of the second half, in which he broke straight through the middle of the line and then outran the Vikings' secondary. Ballage had entered Sunday's game with only eight carries for 11 yards on the season, but his breakout performance will now likely earn him an increased offensive role going forward. If Gore were to miss any time, Ballage will be an intriguing waiver wire pickup in all fantasy formats.

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Dolphins' Kalen Ballage: No offensive snaps Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballage did not play a single offensive snap during Sunday's 34-33 win over the Patriots.

Ballage's only contributions during the Week 14 victory came in the form of his 19 special-teams snaps. The rookie fourth-round pick appeared to have been carving out a niche role in Miami's rushing attack prior to Sunday's silent showing, but his volume for the rest of the season is now murky at best. It seems increasingly likely that Ballage won't get much of an opportunity for touches in 2018.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/9/18TEN0000
29/16/18NYJ0000
39/23/18OAK0000
49/30/18NE1330
510/7/18CIN1220
610/14/18CHI0000
710/21/18DET0000
810/25/18HOU1550
911/4/18NYJ1-2-20
1011/11/18GB0000
1211/25/18IND0000
1312/2/18BUF4380
1412/9/18NE0000
1512/16/18MIN12123751
1612/23/18JAC41060
1712/30/18BUF1247160
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2018Miami Dolphins120361915.3751110
TOTAL120361915.3751110
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2018Miami Dolphins1209566.2310102
TOTAL1209566.2310102
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2018Miami Dolphins1222613.01600
TOTAL1222613.01600
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2018Miami Dolphins1244.000000.0000
TOTAL1244.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2018Miami Dolphins1211000000
TOTAL1211000000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/237
Birthdate:
12/22/1995
Age:
23
Hometown:
Arvada, CO, USA
School:
Arizona State
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: