Shaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
5 days ago

Draughn was held to 12 yards on six touches (five carries and one catch) in Sunday's 37-18 loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn did next to nothing with his limited touches Sunday. His absence from the gameplan in a contest that the 49ers trailed from end-to-end is concerning for a back who's value relies on getting receptions out of the backfield. This further proves that Carlos Hyde is the unquestioned, every-down back in San Francisco.

Shaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
2 weeks ago

Draughn carried the ball nine times for 21 yards but did not record a catch in Sunday's 46-27 loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn hasn't been able to get anything going on the ground in the 49ers' first two games, but the more concerning issue is his lack of involvement in the passing game. For a player that was expected to be a deep PPR option, two catches on three targets just isn't going to cut it. Draughn's lack of usage through the air may have been attributed to the 49ers' gameplan for the Panthers. Carolina boasts two of the more active linebackers in the league, so Chip Kelly may have decided to steer clear of that area and take his chances against a young secondary. Next week's opponent (Seattle) has stronger defensive backs than linebackers, so Draughn may finally see his fair share of targets out of the backfield.

Shaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Draughn carried the ball seven times for 19 yards and a score Monday, adding 18 yards on two catches but also lost a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Draughn was the clear number two behind starter Carlos Hyde. The touchdown saved what would have been a fairly disappointing fantasy performance in a 28-0 win. Draughn should continue to serve as a change-of-pace back and see a handful of touches on the ground and through the air. He won't have much value unless Hyde goes down with an injury.

Shaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Draughn (ribs) wasn't listed on the 49ers' injury report Thursday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Absent from the final three preseason games due to a rib injury, Draughn will enter the regular season with a relatively clean bill of health. If Carlos Hyde's bout with a concussion had lingered into Week 1 prep, Draughn would have been first in line for touches out of the 49ers' backfield. However, Hyde didn't land on the injury report, either, indicating his removal from the league's protocol for head injuries. As a result, Draughn is destined for a minor role in Week 1, at best.

Shaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Draughn (ribs) was seen at Wednesday's practice without the blue non-contact jersey he had been wearing while recovering from his rib injury, The Sacramento Bee reports.

EDGE Analysis

While this doesn't make him a definite go for Monday's season opener against the Rams, it definitely bodes well for his availability. 49ers' starter Carlos Hyde (concussion) was seen wearing a blue non-contact jersey at practice, making Draughn an important handcuff for the prime-time game.

Shaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
1 month ago1 Comment

Draughn (ribs) was held out of Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

This move comes as no surprise considering Draughn had already been named the primary backup to Carlos Hyde (concussion), so the 49ers had no reason to risk re-injuring his ribs in a meaningless game. It sounds like he will be ready to go for the season opener against the Rams on Sept. 12, but he won't be more than a change-of-pace back so long as Hyde is healthy.

Shaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
1 month ago

Draughn (ribs) may miss Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers, The Sacramento Bee reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even if Draughn is healthy enough to play, the 49ers would be wise to hold their 28-year-old running back out of Thursday's game, as he's seemingly already locked in as the top backup to Carlos Hyde (concussion). With Hyde making quick progress in the NFL's concussion protocol, the Niners should have their full stable of running backs Week 1 against the Rams. Thursday's preseason game won't be entirely without intrigue, as Mike Davis, DuJuan Harris (and possibly) Kelvin Taylor are duking it out for the No. 3 running back job. Draughn is expected to be fine for Week 1.

Shaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
1 month ago

Draughn (ribs/back) wore a blue jersey at Sunday's practice to signal that he's exempt from being hit, The Sacramento Bee reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn hasn't played in either of the 49ers' past two preseason games due to a ribs injury he suffered during a practice scrimmage with the Broncos. While that condition requires the protection associated with a blue practice jersey, starting running back Carlos Hyde's concussion suffered Friday against Green Bay makes protecting Draughn's health even more important. At the moment, he projects as the Niners' No. 2 running back, so if Hyde is unavailable, he represents the team's next option at the position, where the alternatives don't appear too attractive. It's also worth noting that Draughn was involved with returning punts during Sunday's session.

Shaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
1 month ago

Draughn's teammate Carlos Hyde suffered a concussion in the first half of Friday's preseason loss to Green Bay, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn actually missed the game with a minor back/rib injury, despite going through warmups in uniform, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports. Even after missing the past two preseason games, Draughn seems to have a strong hold on the No. 2 running back job, as Mike Davis and DuJuan Harris have failed to impress. Draughn may also replace Hyde on passing downs, which means he could have a three-down role if Hyde were to miss time with an injury. For what it's worth, Hyde doesn't have any confirmed concussions on his NFL track record.

Shaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
1 month ago

Draughn (back) was held out of Saturday's contest as a precaution, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn took a shot to his lower back in last week's preseason game against Houston and was held out of Saturday's contest as a precaution. Despite not playing, Draughn appears to have tightened his hold on the 49ers' primary backup job after Mike Davis -- who had a strong showing last week -- took a step back, losing two fumbles Saturday.