Dolphins head coach Adam Gase is ready to make a major change to his offense.
Gase wants to revamp the offense into the league's most up-tempo unit; last season, under Gase and Jay Cutler, the group finished second-to-last in the number of plays run per game.
Running that many plays would be a huge shift for Miami. They're 31st in plays run over the last two seasons. https://t.co/hfNdydWQaB— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) August 29, 2018
According to what Gase has claimed are his offensive goals, the Dolphins will aim to run more plays this time around than the 2017 NFL leader in plays per game, the New England Patriots. With the offense running what sounds like as many plays as possible, Miami's skill position players are set up for a boost in fantasy impact and production.
While there's the opportunity for starting QB Ryan Tannehill to have a bounce-back year under this new offensive philosophy, it sounds like running back Kenyan Drake stands the most to gain for his fantasy owners.
Gase wants Drake to be involved heavily in both the running and passing game, a more expansive role than he's seen previously in his career.
In 2017, his biggest workload to date, Drake averaged three passing targets per game and 14.9 receiving yards per game. In the rushing department, Drake averaged 8.3 attempts per game and 40.3 YPG last season.
It should be noted that for part of last year, Drake was the secondary back behind Jay Ajayi before the latter was shipped to Philly.
His production was expected to go up as the feature back this year, but this change to a more uptempo offense could provide an added boost for fantasy owners they didn't foresee when drafting him. Definitely something to be mindful of if your league's draft is on the horizon.
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