Week 11 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Orleans Darkwa had a quality day last week against the 49ers, albeit an unspectacular one. He averaged 5.0 yards on 14 carries, and added a pair of receptions for a total of 88 yards from scrimmage. Darkwa is the clear starter in the Giants backfield right now, giving him a high floor, especially in standard league formats.
This week, Darkwa has RB2 upside against a Chiefs run defense that has struggled this season. Only the Patriots are allowing more yards per carry on the ground this year, and they’ve allowed 9 rushing touchdowns on the season. The only thing that could hurt Darkwa is if the Chiefs score big early and force the Giants to abandon the run. Still, if he gets at least a dozen touches again, he should be a viable option.