RB Kalen Ballage - Miami Dolphins

6-2, 227Born: 12-22-1995College: Arizona StateDrafted: Round 4, pick 131 (2018)

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Summary

Ballage is a bit of a mystery and given his lack of opportunity last season, we just don't know how good he can be at the pro level. He'll be battling with Kenyan Drake for the starting job but both Drake and Ballage have been committee backs their entire careers since high school, so there;s a good chance that this will be more of the same for them. Ballage has some size and speed, but we didn't see much of it last season. The job in Miami is wide open and while we suspect it will be a committee, Ballage has the upside to pry the greater amount of carries away. (May 29)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 43, 36, 38, 40, 44, 44, 44, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 46, 38, 38, 39, 39, 40, 43, 43, 45, 47, 48, 48, 48, 49, 51, 51, 52
RB Dynasty - 52, 40, 47, 53, 55, 56, 70

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2018 MIA 12 36 191 1 11 9 56 0 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 130.0 * * 18.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 115.0 * * 38.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 145.0 * * 24.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 127.0 * * 25.8 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Kalen Ballage's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 119
RB: 43
Overall-PPR: 118
RB-PPR: 43

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Latest News

Dolphins | Kalen Ballage assumes top spot for now (Wed Aug 14, 11:16 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage will serve as the team's starting running back until RB Kenyan Drake (foot) is ready to return.

Our View: Ballage will have a tough draw Week 1 against the Ravens if he starts, but he'll be worth a flex play. Mark Walton projects as the third down back for now, although he could face a suspension.
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Dolphins | Kalen Ballage scores in win (Fri Aug 9, 01:12 AM) - Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage rushed six times for 23 yards and a touchdown and failed to catch either of his targets in a 34-27 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 8.

Our View: Ballage was mostly unimpressive. After lots of buzz that he could push Kenyan Drake for the starting job, Ballage is losing momentum.
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Dolphins | Kalen Ballage returns to the field (Sat Aug 3, 10:26 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (undisclosed) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 3, and saw time with the starters.

Our View: Ballage should be a big part of this backfield in any scenario, and he has a chance to start. Getting back on the field quickly after a short absence helps his case.
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2019 Schedule

1vs Baltimore Ravens
2vs New England Patriots
3@ Dallas Cowboys
4vs Los Angeles Chargers
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs Washington Redskins
7@ Buffalo Bills
8@ Pittsburgh Steelers
9vs New York Jets
10@ Indianapolis Colts
11vs Buffalo Bills
12@ Cleveland Browns
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ New York Jets
15@ New York Giants
16vs Cincinnati Bengals
17@ New England Patriots