Shaun Draughn Fantasy News

49ers look for backup to Carlos Hyde

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:28am

Mercury News - [Full Article]

Carlos Hyde is the undisputed catalyst to this season’s offense, which promises to be run-oriented. But what if Hyde’s durability issues resurface? The 49ers scrambled for replacements after Hyde broke his left foot last season, and some viable options surfaced.

Shaun Draughn emerged as a surprising find off his Cleveland couch last midseason, but he scored only one touchdown in 76 carries. If not Draughn, then 5-foot-8 DuJuan Harris might be the shifty, change-of-pace back to complement Hyde.

Kendall Gaskins (practice-squad call-up), Mike Davis (1.7 yards per carry as a rookie) and sixth-round draft pick Kelvin Taylor (5-foot-10) aren’t ready to lead a run-oriented attack. Oh, and Jarryd Hayne is out of country, and out of the sport, with no comeback in sight.

Fantasy Impact:

This writer felt Draughn would win the job behind Hyde. He is probably the most proven out of the group. This could be a key battle to watch for Hyde owners as Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense and Hyde's injury history means the team's RB2 will have some fantasy value.

49ers Beat: RB Shaun Draughn should see 'plenty of playing time' as passing-down back

Monday, June 20, 2016, 8:44pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Carlos Hyde’s got the top spot in the 49ers backfield as long as he can stay healthy. Shaun Draughn’s ability to catch passes brings some versatility to the offense and should garner him plenty of playing time.

Fantasy Impact:

Chip Kelly discussed Hyde's ability to be an every-down back, so these third-down snaps are where he can gain a lot of value, especially in PPR formats. This is a situation to monitor this summer.

49ers re-sign Shaun Draughn

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

49ers bringing back their late-season standout, reaching agreement with RB Shaun Draughn on a 1-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Draughn will likely back up Carlos Hyde in 2016.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. DuJuan Harris joined the team this week (at the expense of Travaris Cadet), so he could see some touches with Draughn.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Draughn is considered “day-to-day,” which means he could potentially play in Week 16, but it’s not looking good. DuJuan Harris joined the team this week (at the expense of Travaris Cadet), so he could see some touches if Draughn is out. For now, we’re assuming Draughn sits.

49ers sign DuJuan Harris

Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 8:54pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jarryd Hayne fans waiting in joyful hope for the Australian rugby league star’s return to the San Francisco 49ers' active roster were likely dealt a blow to the gut with Tuesday’s signing of running back DuJuan Harris off the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad.

The thinking was that with Shaun Draughn nursing a knee injury suffered in Sunday’s 24-14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and the Niners extremely thin at running back, they would contemplate promoting Hayne from the practice squad, where he has resided since Nov. 2, two days after the team surprisingly waived him.

Instead the Niners signed Harris, 27, who has been with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks and Ravens since entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of Troy in 2011.

Fantasy Impact:

Harris filled in after Thomas Rawls went down in Seattle two weeks ago. Harris got the bulk of the work that game, but fumbled, and was cut when it looked like he might be the Seahawks top back until Marshawn Lynch returned. With Draughn's status up in the air for Week 16, it's possible the team turns to Harris.

Shaun Draughn getting MRI on knee

Monday, December 21, 2015, 4:31pm

Mercury News - [Full Article]

The 49ers could be forced to start their fourth different running back this season depending upon Shaun Draughn’s knee injury from Sunday’s 24-14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Draughn, their starter the past six games, was undergoing an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his knee injury.

Coach Jim Tomsula didn’t speak to favorably as if Mike Davis would be able to step back into action this week, even though he’s eligible to return off short-term injured reserve. Davis suffered a fractured hand at St. Louis.

“We have to see how that goes,” Tomsula said. “You’ve got a running back with a hand (issue). … We’re not going to put him in any danger.”

Fantasy Impact:

Travaris Cadet, Kendall Gaskins and Bruce Miller are next up on the depth chart for the 49ers. Cadet, however, is more of a third down back. Without Draughn, the 49ers RB situation is very much up in the air for Week 16.

Shaun Draughn suffers knee injury

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 7:47pm

WPTZ.com - [Full Article]

San Francisco 49ers starting running back Shaun Draughn suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and at halftime he was ruled out for the remainder of the contest.
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The extent of the injury was not disclosed.

Fantasy Impact:

Draughn was replaced by Travaris Cadet, the story said. But Cadet is best used as a third down option and probably isn't a "carry-the-load type" of back. However, it's a situation worth monitoring for those hurting at the RB position.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 14. Shaun Draughn is expected to get another start. He’s averaging 19.5 touches for 86 yards in his last four games.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Shaun Draughn is expected to get another start.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. Shaun Draughn will continue to carry the load for the 49ers. He has three straight 20-touch games.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Shaun Draughn will continue to carry the load for the 49ers.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot, out) missed practice again Thursday and is out for Week 12. Shaun Draughn has 20 touches in back-to-back games and will continue to carry the load with Hyde out.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot, out) missed practice again Thursday and is out for Week 11. Shaun Draughn will get the start and is a volume play in a terrible matchup against the Seahawks. He had 20 touches in the team’s last game.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Shaun Draughn is a volume play in a terrible matchup against the Seahawks. He had 20 touches in the team’s last game.

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