Kenyan Drake Fantasy Outlook Climbs After Dominating Cardinals Workload Over David Johnson

Jason Schandl

Even though David Johnson was removed from the Arizona Cardinals' injury report for Week 11, Kenyan Drake dominated the workload in the first half of the team's game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Drake has played a huge role since the Cardinals acquired him in Week 9, tallying a total of 25 carries and 13 targets across his first two games with Johnson banged up. That trend has continued in Week 11, with six carries and four targets in the first half against the 49ers.

Despite apparently being healthy, Johnson didn't see a single rush attempt or target in the half.

Playing at 100 percent or not, it's clear that Johnson has fallen down the depth chart for the time being, leaving Drake as the top dog in the Arizona backfield — both as a rusher and as a receiving option.

This lead back role makes Drake the player to own in the backfield and a solid RB2 option, especially in PPR leagues. Not touching the ball at all, Johnson should be kept on your bench unless we get some sort of indication that his workload is going to bounce back.

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