Running backs Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams, who were backups all season, averaged 5.18 yards per carry against Oakland. Drake produced Miami’s longest rush of the season with a 42-yard scamper and averaged 7.7 yards per carry.
Both running backs were also a big part of the Dolphins’ passing game. Drake and Williams each had six receptions and combined for 82 yards. They were targeted 12 times and caught all 12 passes.
“I like where our run game is heading,” Gase said. “We were able to do a couple things where we popped a big one. ... I think it makes a difference.”
Drake was the more productive back despite Williams getting the touchdown. Drake looks like he'll get a majority of the carries with both getting involved in the passing game. Williams seems to be considered the better pass blocker which should give him the boost on third and passing downs. While it's looking like a committee, the roles seemed pretty defined at this point. Overall, Drake appears to be the better option here.