Kenyan Drake Injury Update Clouds Fantasy Outlook Moving Forward

Kenyan Drake's latest injury update clouds his fantasy outlook moving forward.
Kenyan Drake's latest injury update clouds his fantasy outlook moving forward. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

Updated (4:45 p.m. EST, Monday Oct. 26): An MRI revealed Kenyan Drake has suffered a slight tear to an ankle ligament. This injury will likely sideline him for the next few weeks. The news makes Chase Edmonds a must-add player even though the Arizona Cardinals are on bye in Week 8. Edmonds should be viewed as a solid RB2 as long as Drake is on the shelf.

The Arizona Cardinals secured a massive overtime victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football, but saw their starting running back Kenyan Drake get hurt in the process. Drake had to be carted off the field in the fourth quarter after he suffered an ankle injury.

Kenyan Drake Injury Update

Kenyan Drake has had an up and down season, but losing him to an injury would be a blow to any fantasy football team with him rostered. Drake was coming off a Week 6 performance in which he ran for 164 yards on 20 carries and scored 2 touchdowns. He has gotten at least 13 carries in every game so far this season.

Although he hasn't been as much of a receiving threat this year, Drake receives enough work week in and week out to be started in fantasy. His absence would provide a huge boost to the fantasy value of his backup Chase Edmonds.

Chase Edmonds Fantasy Outlook

Chase Edmonds has quietly been a rather productive player in fantasy football this year, as he is averaging a career-high 6.1 yards per attempt and has seen 5-plus targets in four of the Cardinals' seven games so far. He seems to already be splitting the work with Drake this season and has excelled in that role.

If Drake is forced to miss time, Edmonds becomes a high-end RB2 in fantasy football as he has proven he has what it takes to be a starter in the NFL. His dual-threat ability makes him even more valuable in PPR formats. Don't be surprised if he is a top waiver wire add this week.

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