The Arizona Cardinals have built up the depth at their running back position, and after Week 10, we might not be entirely clear on the situation. David Johnson returned from his ankle injury, but looked shaky. Meanwhile, recently acquired Kenyan Drake led the team in touches, but was not particularly effective. Johnson have five rushes for two yards and one eight-yard reception to finish with one DKFP. Drake had ten rushes for 35 yards and six receptions for six yards to finish with 10.10 DKFP.
Chase Edmonds was sidelined while he continues rehabbing his hamstring injury. For the next week or two, Johnson and Drake will be the primary backs.
Fantasy football analysis: Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake
It was a less than stellar outing for Drake, but it’s notable that he got more work than Johnson. It does not guarantee that moving forward, particularly given that Johnson does not look to be at 100 percent. If he and Chase Edmonds can get healthy, this becomes a difficult backfield to decipher.
For the time being, Drake probably has the edge, but is not a great fantasy option. In Week 11, the Cardinals travel to face the 49ers in a rematch of their Week 9 TNF matchup and Drake has a DraftKings salary of $5,400. Drake looked great in the Week 9 matchup, but 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh likely has a few tricks up his sleeve to better manage Drake. It’s worth passing on Drake in DFS next week.