News: 6 days agoDrake (undisclosed) returned to practice Friday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Spin: Drake landed on the active/non-football injury list Wednesday with an undisclosed issue, though the Raiders didn't appear to be particularly concerned. He was considered day-to-day with a chance of returning to practice Friday, and he has indeed done so.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Drake's value went the wrong direction during the offseason, as he's headed from feature back duties in Arizona to a complementary role behind Josh Jacobs in Las Vegas. Last season, Drake finished no lower than 12th among RBs in snaps (594), carries (239), rushing yards (955) and TDs (10), while ranking second in the NFL in carries inside the 5 (21) and third in OTD (13.4). He won't come close to that usage with the Raiders. Drake was limited to 31 targets in 2020 but totaled 139 the prior two seasons in Miami and Arizona. Though his receiving efficiency hasn't been good (career 5.5 YPT on 226 targets), Drake figures to return to a more prominent role in that department, with Jacobs handling most of the carries and goal-line work. Drake is a PPR flex and very good insurance policy.