1Will he be the preferred passing-down RB?
Now on the Ravens by way of the Raiders, Kenyan Drake needs to secure a passing-game role to maintain deep-league streaming value. Will Baltimore commit to him through the air more than Las Vegas did last season?
2A more crowded offense than in 2021
His new offense is more crowded than what he encountered in 2021. J.K. Dobbins will start as long as he’s healthy, and Gus Edwards will return eventually. Former semi-reliable starter Mike Davis looms. In his largest-workload season (2020), Drake punched in 1-yard scores seven times (with one coming from the 2-yard line and another from the 4-yard line). The year before, he had six scores inside the 5-yard line. Assuming the Ravens’ offense picks up steam this year, could Drake earn more scoring opportunities, including near the goal line? Or will he be relegated to an even more tertiary role?
3Dobbins is the X-factor
Dobbins enters this season an above-average durability risk. It’s not farfetched to think he and Edwards might be out at the same time at least once, if not multiple times. Davis can pound the ball for 2-4 yards pretty consistently. There’s a path for Drake to shine early this season if Dobbins has a setback.