But the way it looks right now, Drake will be the main back in a multi-back offense (expect Kalen Ballage to be the No. 2 back) as opposed to a singular workhorse back.
Despite the surprising longevity of Frank Gore, and ending the 2018 season as RB29 in total touches and RB105 in touch rate (TCH/Snap), Kenyan Drake still managed to produce in the meager Dolphin offense. Thanks in part to his pass catching - 53 receptions on the year, Drake’s final numbers as RB14 in PPR points was four spots higher than his RB18 ADP. This year he should see an uptick in usage even with Ballage as the No. 2 back and is currently being undervalued in both best-ball and redraft formats. John Paulson has Drake ranked as RB13 in PPR leagues, and his ADP sits as RB24. Ballage's ADP is currently RB58.
MIA RB Kalen Ballage - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Buffalo Bills
Miami goes to cold Buffalo with nothing to play for in Week 17 (except maybe its head coach). The Dolphins have a miserable implied team total of just 17.5 points as 4.5-point underdogs. With Ryan Tannehill posting fewer than 15 combined fantasy points over the past two weeks, no player involved in this passing game is worthy of starting consideration in Week 17 against a tough Bills secondary. Despite that, even the Dolphins run game is risky due to Adam Gase's RBBC. This appears to be a run funnel offense, with Buffalo ranked 29th in aFPA to RBs. If there's one player to start in this offense, it would be Kenyan Drake in PPR leagues. Kalen Ballage is just a dart throw FLEX option.