It's another week without starting running back J.K. Dobbins for the Baltimore Ravens. His knee injury will keep him sidelined against the Miami Dolphins, which slides veteran Kenyan Drake back into the starting role. Drake's Week 2 fantasy outlook now gets a big boost heading into Sunday afternoon.
Kenyan Drake Fantasy Outlook
Dobbins practiced in full this week, which made it seem like he could give it a go. However, the Ravens clearly don't want to rush their top ball-carrier back too soon and are taking a cautious route, instead. The 23-year-old missed the entirety of the 2021 season after suffering a torn ACL in training camp.
Drake tallied 31 rushing yards on 11 carries in Week 1 and added 15 receiving yards on 1 catch. It's important to note he played in 59% of the offensive snaps, which outshined both other RBs on the roster in Justice Hill (19%) and Mike Davis (12%). Drake has earned some early trust in Baltimore.
Miami's rush defense showed some improvement in Week 1, holding the New England Patriots to 3.5 yards per carry. This is still a Dolphins squad that posted the eighth-highest yards after contact per carry rate in 2021, though. Drake shiftiness should allow for some missed tackles and chunk plays.
This game is expected to be close considering the spread is only set at 3.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook. That means Drake should be getting touches up until the final whistle blows. He lines up as a viable FLEX play in Week 2, especially for managers dealing with an injury to their starting lineup.
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