2020 fantasy recap
Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds have gotten pretty equal opportunities to tote the rock this year. Drake is only 81 yards away for the first 1,000 yard rusher the Cardinals have had since David Johnson in 2016. Meanwhile Edmonds has been used as more of pass-catcher than rusher, despite him having more rush yards. It’s more of the fact that when he’s on the field he’s associated with a pass play. Edmonds is also having his best year as a pro.
2021 fantasy predictions
This is probably the toughest one to forecast out of all the position groups. Drake’s transition tag is up at the end of this year, and the Cardinals will try to reach an extension. By the looks of it, it seems like Drake would like to stay with the team. I think that Kliff Kingsbury gets him more involved in the receiving game to make up for the lack of depth at the WR position and to add another facet to the offense.
Chase Edmonds will not remain a viable fantasy option next year unless Drake goes down. There is also the fact that Eno Benjamin still hasn’t seen the field. If Benjamin can get some snaps, then the #2 spot is up for grabs in my opinion.
Who can you trust?
Just barely it’s Drake. I drafted Drake in the 2nd round of my 10-team league, and he was so reliant on getting touchdowns to make him relevant in your lineups. He has 10 touchdowns on the year, but almost half of them were scored in the Dallas and New England games (2 each). There are much better options to explore at RB, and I implore you to do so. I’d only draft him if he was the best player left on the board.