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What to do with Kenyan Drake, Chase Edmonds in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Kenyan Drake, Chase Edmonds ahead of the Cardinals Week 16 matchup against the 49ers.

Kenyan Drake #41 of the Arizona Cardinals in action against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 13, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Arizona Cardinals defeated the New York Giants 26-7. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Kenyan Drake hasn’t exactly been the poster child of upside in 2020 and has a tough matchup in a big week for fantasy managers. Can he pull through and help bring his managers home a trophy in Week 16? We break down the analysis of Drake and teammate Chase Edmonds below.

Fantasy Football analysis: Cardinals RBs Kenyan Drake, Chase Edmonds

Though Kenyan Drake has had a disappointing season overall, he’s provided fantasy managers with a relatively safe floor considering his consistent workload. Edmonds has been a nuisance in the passing game, but Drake’s firm grasp on the team’s goal-line work gives him scoring upside.

Edmonds surprisingly ranks as the RB21 on the season, averaging 11.5 fantasy points on his ten touches per game. Since Week 10, Edmonds surprisingly ranks third in team targets, but his downfall is his lack of carries inside of the five. In full-PPR formats, Edmonds holds more value than the general public may perceive.

The matchup against the 49ers is a difficult one for opposing RBs overall, allowing just two backs on the season games of 80 or more rushing yards. These backs will likely need a touchdown to provide the ceiling play you’d ideally get in the fantasy football championship.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Kenyan Drake as an RB2. If you’ve lost a major piece like Clyde Edwards-Helaire or James Robinson this week, you could do worse than an RB3 option like Edmonds.