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Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 4: Kenyan Drake not worth starting just yet

Kenyan Drake appears to be becoming a factor in Miami’s backfield, but not enough so that you should start him vs. the Bengals.

Until the Miami Dolphins figure out their backfield situation, you would be wise to avoid their running backs in fantasy football.

The team is listing Jay Ajayi as the backup behind the injured Arian Foster, who is expected to miss Thursday's game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. However, Kenyan Drake was the back who led Miami in carries (9) and touches (11) in last week's win over the Cleveland Browns.

If Drake were to be the featured back vs. Cincinnati, he could be a sneaky PPR option because of his pass-catching skills. Drake has caught just four passes for 17 yards over the past two games while splitting time with Ajayi, Damien Williams, and Isaiah Pead.

Fantasy Impact: Yahoo! ranks Drake as the 34th-best running back in Week 4. He probably should be lower than that with all of the other Dolphins backs getting touches. Until the Dolphins commit to one back getting the majority of touches, keep Drake on the bench.