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Fantasy Football 2020 Kenyan Drake

Fantasy Football Impact of Kenyan Drake 2020. The Counselor and special Arizona Insider Mike dive into the value of Kenyan for 2020.

Fantasy Football 2020 Kenyan Drake

 

Joseph:

Welcome to the show, everybody. Joseph Robert fantasy football counselor. We are continuing on with the impact series. Very, very important episode today. We’re talking about Kenyan Drake and his fantasy football 2020 value. We’ve got a special guest here representing Arizona. It is Mike the AZ sports fan who’s doing really well on YouTube size channel. Had to get him on. Again, I’m getting the best, brightest and top accounts in regards to that particular team. It looks like Mike has got a handle for Arizona Cardinals and I want to introduce him to you. What’s going on, Mike?

Mike:

Hey, what’s going on man? It’s going, good man. It’s going really well here. So I’m just kind of hanging out and I’m ready to talk some Arizona Cardinals.

Joseph: 

Man. I’m excited. I want to get your input, particularly on Kenyan Drake. Before you get into that guys, make sure you guys click subscribe. Leave a thumbs up. Let me know in the comments after this video or now, are you going to be drafting Kenyan Drake for 2020 fantasy football? Of course, click on the link below. Get the 16 round draft solution, the first-ever video training to help you guys draft the optimal players in each round. Guys, it’s a game-changer. It’s going to help you crush your leagues for 2020. Also, Mike, do you want to just quickly shout out your channel? How do they find you and why did you get started in regards to … how and why? Why do you do this?

Mike:

Basically the reason why I did it is that nationally Arizona Cardinals are not really ever talked about at all. So I wanted to go ahead and build a network to where every Arizona Cardinal fan, even out of Canada, I have some people from Germany just love the content. A, because they can’t have the content. B, just to have a community to overall, emotionally, especially when we have hard losses. I love to go ahead and talk about it, so I just wanted to build a community for everybody to talk.

Joseph:

No, I appreciate it. Thank you. It is that team where it isn’t as big as let’s say a Patriots or a Cowboys type of franchise. So we need guys like you out there hustling because there is a big fan base. Again, just not as big as those main Cowboys type franchises. But again, this needs to happen, so I’m glad you’re out there offering this advice. All right. Today I want to focus specifically on Kenyan Drake. I have a lot of questions about him. He fixed the mole … By the way, I don’t know if you know the whole backstory with me. I guess we just recently met but I was really bitter with the Arizona Cardinals. I hate Kingsbury. I’m not a fan of this team. I was a fan because David Johnson, if you don’t know this, endorsed my brand for fantasy football counselor. I don’t know if you knew this, back 2016.

Mike:

Oh wow. I didn’t know that.

Joseph:

Yeah. Before his big breakout year where he had 20 all purpose touchdowns, 2000 plus scrimmage jars. That big season where he had like 407 PPR fantasy points. That year, before that, I went to his house. Part of my brand was this fantasy frame thing. That was before I got really full on with the counselor brand. I was selling these frames, which are like league prizes. So he was repping that for a bit and I went to his house. Super nice guy, super ultra competitive. So I was kind a fan basically of David Johnson throughout the years. I’ll tell you the story what happened this year. So again, this year I know he’s had some hiccups, had the wrist injury, stuff like that. As you know, going into this year, when I draft a running back, I look at a guy that’s going to get a lot of volume , that’s the work-horse.

There’s no other guy insight that’s going to steal the volume. David Johnson fit the mold. He was my Cuddy system. Durability was an issue, but I think there are fluke injuries. This was the year where he was set to break out and have another breakout year and do it. So it came out, looked pretty strong the first four or five weeks, putting up pretty good fantasy numbers in my opinion. Then bam. Right in the back. He got stabbed in the back with the coaching and literally Kenyan Drake came in. A guy that had years to wow me, and I’m not wowed. If you ask me, Kenyan Drake sucks. I’m looking at his Miami numbers. Absolute trash. I can go in and run the same amount of volume. You can’t. Yes, I can. He sucks.

He comes in and I guess he does fit that office a little bit better. David Johnson got pushed aside and by the way, I’m very, very happy that he’s with Houston now. I hope to God that he has another breaker year because again, I like the guy. If you follow, you probably follow him, his social media, family guy, nice guy. So what ended up happening the week he said he was going to play, he came out. He said, “Yeah, I’m going to play.” Comes out, gets one fantasy point, sits on the bench. I’m losing it. I take his rookie sports card, his signed card, smashed it. Smashed his rookie signed 10 out of 10 card. It was a beautiful card, probably like $400 worth of value. Smashed it, put it on social media, tagged him. He blocked me. I’ve been blocked ever since from David Johnson.

The same week or so, within the same week, Kyler Murray posted something about fantasy points or something. Like someone said, “Hey, you didn’t perform fantasy he goes, “I don’t care.” And I said to Kyler Murray, “You better care. Fantasy is more important than reality.” I said something along that line. He blocked me too. So Kyler and David Johnson have currently blocked me on Instagram. Obviously I’m making a lot of noise, which is a good thing. So can you give me your thoughts? First of all, before we get into 2020 fantasy football on Kenyan Drake’s value, what happened there? Was this simply a coaching decision? What do you think happened there? Why was Drake chosen? Other than the obvious. Yes, he fit the offense better. Why did they get away from their work horse-back? I’ve never seen a guy get screwed like this, like the Arizona screw job with David. What happened? Do you know?

Mike:

Yeah, so I’m glad we’re actually starting with this because this is something that I always wanted to talk about as well. David Johnson was unfortunately put at the wrong place at the wrong time, in my a specific opinion here. When Cliff Kingsbury came out, there was super a lot of different interviews with David Johnson saying he’s super excited because Cliff Kingsbury is going to make him the focal point. So all the fans were … the buzz was all going around saying, “Wow. We’re going to get another David Johnson like we’ve seen in 2016; draft David Johnson for fantasy.” It didn’t happen. For some reason once we seen him play … now this year specifically, everybody noticed it first game, second game, third game. David Johnson wasn’t running like David Johnson used to run. He used to just get down at first contact, wasn’t running hard. Now keep in mind, this is all opinion of fans. You know what I mean?

They weren’t really happy with what they’re seeing. So I honestly do think it was something to do with the back end, where Steve [inaudible 00:06:20] which is the general manager and Cliff Kingsbury got together saying, “Hey, this is the best for the organization at this point. We’re going to sit him down and not give him all the reps because he’s not our future back.” Then at that point, they went ahead and got Kenyan Drake for a fifth brown pick. David Johnson was just history at that point. He had no way to succeed. He was never on the field. When he was on the field, it didn’t seem like he was putting his 110%. I mean, why would if a team pretty much gave up on you?

Joseph: 

But why are you so nice? To me, I’m a little bit like, I would have told him to F right off. I’m your workhorse back, go F yourselves. I mean he didn’t say anything. I get he’s a nice guy. I would have told them to F right off. I’d tell them to shove it up their ass. I really don’t care. Why was he so nice about this?

Mike:

I think he’s an overall family guy. I think he always puts his brain over his heart. He wants to be involved within the NFL still. He doesn’t want to burn bridges. He doesn’t want to be the next Antonio Brown because he had the ability to go to different teams and make impact. I do think that David Johnson will be able to become a good fantasy asset, but not as a running back. In my personal opinion, he’s really good at catching the ball out of the backfield, even becoming as a wide receiver. He’s a matchup nightmare with any middle linebacker. He’s a big physical guy. He can catch balls and he makes plays out in the open field. It’s just as a running back, everybody here has been talking about, hey is it the wife’s fault? It got really to the point where it got uncomfortable speaking more into his family terms, especially on the radio. Everybody was saying like, “Oh hey. It’s his wife. They don’t want him to get hurt. He’s a family man. He’s putting his family over NFL.” That got really eerie and I didn’t like that conversation because I don’t like bringing up personal stuff, you know what I mean? But it got really, really bad here in the sports networks.

Joseph: 

Wow. So again, was it do you think he was slowing down? Because people said he looked sluggish, like he was carrying sandbags. Was it the back injury thing, the lower back seemed like it was bothering him? Or was it just a talent than out of shape thing?

Mike:

I think it’s more along the lines is he was playing more cautiously. I think he was healthy. They were telling us he was healthy. He was 100%. he was telling us he was 100% but when you seen him on the field, he was a different person. He was running slow. He didn’t hit the holes hard at all. When he first got contact, he fell down. There was just no bursts at all.

Joseph: 

Do you think he knew this was happening and that’s why he said, “I’m going to preserve my body to get on another team”?

Mike:

I think so, yeah. I think that somewhere down the line he had a conversation with the general manager and Cliff Kingsbury. He knew probably midway through the season that he was not going to be the guy.

Joseph:

That’s what I think too. So it’s kind of like you have a job and your employer says, “Well, you’re going to be gone in about three weeks. You can still keep working, but you’re going to be gone in three weeks.” Would you work? I’d probably just sit there and just do the bare minimum. I’d probably be faking on the computer, typing something. It’s the same type of thing. That’s what I think happened with David Johnson. I’m excited for him in Houston. We don’t want to go to much off on a tangent here. We can talk about this later or something, but I want to focus on Kenyan Drake. We’re finally getting to the point here, but there’s a lot of backstory here. Kenyan Drake years to wow me. I wasn’t wowed in Miami. Had about three good games fantasy-wise where he crushed it. I think two or like in week 15 to 16 I believe they were. I don’t have the stats up. I can pull them up. I’ll take a look here.

Killer week 15 where he had 137 rushing yards. Phenomenal. I mean 6.2 yards per carry. Came back and crushed it again in week 16. Again, with 166 Russian guards. I mean four touchdowns in week 15, two touchdowns in week 16. I mean they were playing Cleveland and Seattle those matchups. I don’t know. What happened? Would we expect this all the time out of Kenyan Drake? Or was this an anomaly? Because prior to that, he had a really good week nine. Then after that, it was kind of a mixed bag, couple seven-point games. What is this? A nine-point game, fantasy PPR points. Nothing exciting. Is he the real deal? What do you see happening here?

Mike:

I think the idea is for a Kenyan Drake to be number one running back. Right now behind him we have Chase Edmonds. I do think somewhere along the draft they’re going to be bringing somebody else in as well. Maybe fourth, sixth-round pick, whatever have you. But I do think that the idea is to have Kenyan Drake to become the workhorse back there and become the number one running back. It’s in my personal opinion. I think he fits the scheme just perfectly.

Joseph:

Is he that good though? Like again, he’s not a new guy. He’s been in the league for years.

Mike:

He’s not.

Joseph: 

Again, years to wow me. I’m not wowed. Is he the guy? Can he handle the load? Is he going to …

Mike:

So here’s my opinion. I know he’s had multiple different … he actually has some pretty good games when he was with Miami Dolphins. The moment he got switched over to the Arizona Cardinals, the way we perceived it here as far as the fan base, we were like, oh perfect. Another person to be behind David Johnson. That’s the first thing we thought. Little that we know that David Johnson was going to get stripped away that title, and Kenyan Drake was going to be the [inaudible 00:11:26] at that point. The moments that he started showing some flashes, the moments that Cliff Kingsbury was like, “Hey, this is going to be our guy.” I think that’s where the shift started to happen. We became less of an air raid offense, and then more of a, hey let’s be balanced because we have somebody back there that can run the ball really, really hard. He doesn’t get down at first contact and he’s just overall, just a baller. I can’t really explain it anymore. With the Arizona Cardinals, he’s like a different person than he was with Miami.

Joseph:

Maybe he was a product of the office. We see it all the time. We had Le’Veon Bell do really well with the Steelers and then he craps the bed with the Jets; doesn’t have the same type of season. I feel the offense is a huge part of people’s success. He doesn’t have to be ultra-elite if you are on a team that’s really going to help lift you and become better. I think they’re going to spread the offense really good. They’ve got a great receiving core. Do you think they’re going to be looking at another wide receiver running back first, if you had to choose? I think they want another wide receiver. Do they not?

Mike:

I love this question. We’re talking about this everywhere, like on all my videos. Honestly, the draft, we’re going any which way. We can go offensive line, which everybody nationally thinks that we need offensive line.

Joseph:

For sure.

Mike:

Currently right now our offensive line isn’t that bad. Most of the sacks that Kyler Murray actually gotten was to the fault of Kyler Murray. He was trying to do too much. He was running around too much. He’s going to get back and get all that stuff done, rookie mistakes and all that different stuff. Our offensive line is not that bad. If we do get O line, I want it to get a little bit more in the draft. Maybe a third round, fourth round, something along those lines. I want to get CeeDee Lamb. I would love to see the connection with Kyler Murray, CeeDee Lamb, DeAndre Hopkins, Fitzgerald and Christian [inaudible 00:13:09] it’d be dynamic. Kenyan Drake in the back, oh my God. We’re going to be freaking fantastic.

Joseph:

Fantasy point, that’s a disaster. That’s a disaster. You don’t know who’s going to get the ball. From a realistic point, you’ve got the best wide receiver core on the planet probably of all time. Potentially, I mean this is crazy if that were to happen. I think Kyler Murray’s decision making alone got better as the season went on. Throwing the ball away when he needs to, he just got better. I think that tweak alone could compensate if you don’t go O line. But I think O lines should be addressed. I think you’re solid at wide receiver. The only reason you may want to consider CeeDee Lamb is if Larry Fitzgerald is retiring this year, and you want that investment. Because I don’t know if Christian Kirkham fully sold on him being ultra-elite. Then you’ve got CeeDee and Hopkins for several years moving forward.

That is why I consider it predicated on the fact that Fitzgerald is going to be gone. We’re addressing the future. We want to be locked and loaded for this type of offense for years down the road. That’s what I’m seeing here. Again, going back to Kenyan Drake. Fantasy production wise, is he going to produce week in, week out? Do you see him catching the ball at the backfield a lot? Do you see him run running up the middle a bit more? Is he going to get the goalline work? Or is Chase Edmonds going to come in for the goal line work? How is this going to play out? How much volume is he going to get? A lot of questions there, but how do you see it?

Mike:

I do think that overall Kenyan Drake is going to be the workhorse that we all want and fantasy that we all need. Honestly, we had the worst O line as far as statistics wise, but Kenyan Drake last year within the last eight games, we became the top 10 rushing hold … like a whole rushing in all of the NFL, which is pretty insane to think. Especially if we have the worst offensive line. Kenyan Drake, I feel like is going to be a product of our offense and because of that, we are going to go ahead and make him the workhorse. He’s going to be all that , like I think top 10 running back personally.

Joseph: 

Wow. Interesting. I like the ceiling. He’s one of those guys that, I don’t know if I want to buy the fool’s gold. I don’t want to be sold on him. I think he’s going to go in the second round, a lot of fantasy drafts. Again, I do really, really like the ceiling of him. He’s a very high risk, high reward kind of guy. I don’t know if I’m sold. I don’t know. Again, the years to wow me, I’m not wowed is what’s scaring me. We’ve seen such a small amount of time from him producing on a high level. Again, we’re going to have to see how the draft unfolds. Now if they address the O line, maybe it’s going to be good. But then another thing, they’ve got all these wide receivers who are going to feed him. Are they going to spend more time throwing, or is he going to still see the ball a lot? What do you think?

Mike:

So I think it really depends on who we go in that first round. I think Kenyan Drake is going to be open more as far as he’ll get more rushing yards when we got DeAndre Hopkins , because they won’t have too much people stacked in the box. So everyone would be focused on doubling DeAndre Hopkins. So let’s say we go the O line route like you said, I think Kenyan Drake is just going to get more of an opportunity because our offensive line that we have is actually better than everybody thinks. They’ll just make more holes. They won’t be stacked in the box. I just don’t think that Kenyan Drake is going to be great in this offense overall.

Joseph:

I just want Kyler Murray to unblock me because I want to talk to him. I don’t care.

Mike:

That’s funny.

Joseph:

Yeah, because I was a big fan. Actually, I don’t know. I have his sports card here. I bought his rookie card down here, I got to pull it up later. I was really high on him. He’s a guy that I was going to …. because I was a big Andrew Luck fan. Then in came Kyler Murray, and I’m like, I’m going to really watch this guy. I think he’s going to be good. Then I figured out he’s not a big fantasy fan. So I think we’re going to have a budding of heads here. I mean if you took the time to block me, he obviously cares to some degree not to see me. He knows I exist, so that’s a good thing.

Mike:

Sure. You’re making an impact like you said.

Joseph:

Yeah, a lot of players know I exist. I get DMs a lot from players telling me to chill out because I’m yelling at them for fantasy. It is what is. There’s got to be a voice for fantasy, so I’m filling that void there. All right man. Well I appreciate you coming on. Guys, there’s a link here below to follow him. He thinks he should draft Kenyan Drake top 10 potential. I think there’s top five, top 10 potential here. I definitely see the ceiling. It comes with risk. If you do get Kenyan Drake, make sure you guys get him in a robust RB strategy. I talk about that in the 16 round draft solution. Mike, anything else you want to add?

Mike:

One thing I want to say. Kenyan Drake has everything to prove. He is on a one year deal right now. He didn’t get that big everybody thought. Elliott, David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell, Todd Gurley. He’s going to want to prove something and he will be the focal point in my opinion. He wants to get paid. That’s what everybody was talking about during the off-season. He is going to be the main focal point or at least a good chunk of the running game for the Arizona Cardinals. So he’s going to have definitely something to prove.

Joseph:

I don’t trust the Arizona Cardinals right now to add to that. David Johnson got screwed. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a … he’s got to watch his back when it comes to the coaching staff there Arizona. No job is secure with the Arizona Cardinals, that’s for sure.

Mike:

That’s perfect. Yeah, perfect example. Josh Rosen, for example. We all thought Josh Rosen was our guy. One year later, Kyler Murray gets drafted.

Joseph:

There it is. There it is. There it is. I don’t trust the Arizona Cardinals. Sorry to say man. They’re a very vindictive team. To what they did to David Johnson should be etched in everybody’s minds for the future years to come. As long as the same coaching and organization is still there, I do not trust these guys. Snakes, no offense to you.

Mike:

That’s fair. That’s completely fair. I don’t work for them. It’s all good.

Joseph:

All right. All right, thanks guys. Make sure you guys shoot him a follow. Do you want to shout out? Because there’s a lot of people listening on audio. Can you tell us how to find you?

Mike:

Yeah, absolutely. You’re going to be able to find me going to YouTube. It’s the AZ Sports Fan, as well as Twitter. I just barely got that up and running. It’s going to be the AZ Sports Fan, the number one. Then I also now got an Instagram. It’s just the AZ Sports Fan. Pretty much, it’s the cartoon version of me. You’ll notice [inaudible 00:19:28] I got Larry Fitzgerald jersey and I got awesome hair.

Joseph:

Now, number one. Yeah, AZ is the number one snakes all right.

Mike:

Nice.

Joseph:

I’m just joking. All right. Kenyan Drake guys, top 10 potential, but with risks. Draft with caution. Thanks, Mike for being on. Make sure you guys shoot him a follow. Leave a thumbs up. Do you guys trust Kenyan Drake for 2020 fantasy football? Even better, do you trust the coaching staff to make Kenyan Drake to be the guy? Really curious to hear your feedback. Make sure you guys subscribe and check out the whole impact series. I’ve got analysts from the Giants, the Cowboys, almost every team. I’m building it out right now. Check it out below and thanks for being here guys. Thanks Mike again.

Mike:

Thanks man. Thank you.

Joseph:  We are out!

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