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Mark Walton getting starting opportunity over Kenyan Drake in Week 6

Dolphins running back Mark Walton is getting some serious run in Week 6. We break down the fantasy football implications for him and Kenyan Drake.

Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton plays catch with fans before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Hard Rock Stadium. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins are hosting Washington in the first Garbage Bowl of the 2019 season, but even a crappy football game can offer some intriguing fantasy perspective. The team decided to give second-year running Mark Walton a shot at some starter-type snaps. Kenyan Drake has more carries in the first half (six to five), but Walton got the official start and has more total touches (nine to eight), and is clearly a significant part of the game plan.

At halftime, Walton has rushed five times for 28 yards and caught four passes for 25 yards. Drake has six rushes for 20 yards and two receptions for nine yards. Kalen Ballage has one rush for six yards.

Fantasy football analysis, Dolphins RBs Kenyan Drake, Mark Walton

This is certainly an intriguing development. Mark Walton is owned in 0.7 percent of fantasy leagues, so you can expect to see him as a popular waiver wire pickup in Week 7. Of course, the Dolphins still stink, so his season-long potential is somewhat limited. He’s a great keeper and dynasty league addition given the Dolphins potentially improve with all those draft picks. In a single season league, if you went zero RBs early in your draft and/or are struggling at the position he’s worth an add.