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Why Kenyan Drake is such a volatile running back in fantasy football

Kenyan Drake showed signs of potential stardom late in 2017, but should he be a priority in fantasy drafts this season? Richard C. Lewis/Icon Sportswire

Over the final five games of the 2017 NFL season, Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake rushed for 444 yards with 4.88 yards per carry -- including an average of 2.67 yards after first contact. The film? It's loaded with plays that pop, too. Dynamic stuff. That's the long speed, the sweet feet and the receiving skills. Yeah, Drake looked like a guy with some serious upside to close out the year.

However, when we dive a little deeper into Drake's resume, is he primed to emerge as a true, workhorse back in '18? Or, are we chasing hype here based on a pretty small sample size? Let's get into it and discuss where managers should target Drake in fantasy drafts.