The Arizona Cardinals are riding high off their 37-34 win against division rival Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately, losing running back Kenyan Drake during the game killed their buzz. Arizona expects to play without Drake, who has been diagnosed with a “slight ligament tear,” for the next few weeks. It’s officially Chase Edmonds’ time to shine in the desert.
Cardinals’ RB Kenyan Drake is expected to miss “a few weeks” with a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle, per source. Cardinals are treating it like a high ankle sprain.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 26, 2020
Kenyan Drake may have been a disappointment to those who drafted him to their Fantasy teams, but his presence has always been important to second-year quarterback Kyler Murray. Until it wasn’t. Chase Edmonds stepped in for Drake and immediately stole the show with 5 carries and 58 yards. That’s a remarkable 11.6 yards/carry that the Cardinals will hope will continue after their Week 8 bye.
Arizona had a reason for acquiring Kenyan Drake in 2019. Edmonds, whom they drafted in 2018, is no Emmitt Smith. However, it is reasonable to believe Edmonds can hold down the fort until Kenyan Drake returns.
Fantasy Football participants should know that Chase Edmonds loves to catch the ball out the backfield, and head coach Kliff Kingsbury isn’t shy about throwing it.
Chase Edmonds gets his day in the sun, at least for the next few weeks. He may not like that it comes as a result of injury, but that’s life in the NFL. He also makes $700,000 a year, mostly to play back up. We don’t feel bad that he now has to earn that salary on game day.