Shaun Draughn Fantasy News

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa 'challenging for a feature role'

Friday, August 11, 2017, 8:43pm

NY Daily News - [Full Article]

The Giants’ re-signing of Orleans Darkwa to a modest one-year deal this spring was a blip on the radar compared to the splashes Jerry Reese made with Brandon Marshall’s free-agent acquisition and a blockbuster contract extension for Jason Pierre-Paul.

But Darkwa, 25, now is splitting first-team reps with presumed starting running back Paul Perkins and seeing even more work than usual with Shane Vereen hobbled and unavailable. And with Rashad Jennings gone and veteran Shaun Draughn (foot) also not practicing, Darkwa quietly seems to be challenging for a feature role.

“I’ve said this for years now: At the end of the day, my mentality is to want to be the starter on this team and be an impact player on the offense,” Darkwa said after Thursday’s practice. “That’s not gonna change. That chip on the shoulder is not gonna go anywhere. So I’ve just got to prepare myself like that and keep getting better.”

Darkwa, a fan favorite the Giants signed off Miami’s practice squad in 2014, has shown flashes of production as a runner in the two-and-a-half seasons and 33 regular season appearances.

He has averaged 4.01 yards on 71 carries as a Giant (285 yards) and scored four touchdowns. That included 10 carries, 53 yards and a TD in Week 3 against Washington last season, and 12 carries, 48 yards and the Giants’ lone TD in Week 4 in Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact:

If this is truly the case, it puts a dent in the upside of Paul Perkins, which is already capped due to Shane Vereen's presence on third downs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 3:20pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

So the NY Giants add an RB, Shaun Draughn, who scored 6 TDs last season. More RB depth for Giants.

Fantasy Impact:

Draughn will replace Rashad Jennings in the Giants' backfield. He's a versatile back who will provide depth behind Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) took full practice reps all week. Draughn figures to play a big role with Carlos Hyde out. The matchup isn’t good, but he could rack up the catches.

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (knee) 'praying' injury not serious

Sunday, December 25, 2016, 12:19pm

San Francisco Chronicle - [Full Article]

Carlos Hyde is just 12 rushing yards from the first 1,000-yard season of his career.
And he might not get there.

The 49ers’ running back left in the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ 22-21 win over the Rams on Saturday when cornerback E.J. Gaines slammed into his left knee after he caught a short pass. Hyde lost a fumble on the play and it initially appeared he might have suffered a horrific injury.

Related players: DuJuan Harris, Shaun Draughn, Mike Davis

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, Hyde was able to walk to the locker room, with just a slight limp, and he was hopeful that the MRI exam he’ll have Sunday will provide good news. He didn’t rule out playing in the season finale against the Seahawks next Sunday. Obviously we can't take a players optimism too seriously. With a week to go and the season lost, there isn't much reason to play Hyde if he's not 100-percent. Harris played well with Hyde out earlier this season, but Draughn and Davis could also figure in should Hyde miss time.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) took full practice reps all week.

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) practiced fully Wednesday.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) took full practice reps all week.

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:16pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) practiced fully Wednesday.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:41pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:27pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:58pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

RB Carlos Hyde INACTIVE for 49ers

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:42pm

49ers Inactives
Carlos Hyde RB
Aaron Lynchg OLB
Keshawn Martin WR
Christian Ponder QB
Mike Purcell NT
Rashard Robinson CB
John Theus OT

Related players: Mike Davis, DuJuan Harris, Shaun Draughn

Fantasy Impact:

Davis, Harris and Draughn likely split this workload. Last week Harris got 13 touches while Davis had seven and Draughn six.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 9. Hyde has a sprained AC joint, apparently. He’s been practicing in a non-contact jersey this week and has been noncommittal about his status. If he’s out, DuJuan Harris (13 touches last week), Mike Davis (7 touches) and Shaun Draughn (6 touches) would form a committee against the Saints. Harris seems to be the best bet for work if Hyde is out. The 49ers play late on Sunday.

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