Shaun Draughn
RB NYG (8)
6 days ago

Draughn has agreed to terms on a contract with the Giants, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn entered last season as San Francisco's No. 2 running back, and while he proved to be a useful complement to Carlos Hyde on passing downs, the 29-year-old gained only 196 yards on 74 carries (2.6 YPC), dropping his career-long YPC to an ugly 3.2. This doesn't seem like a great fit, as the Giants already have a pair of solid pass-catching backs in Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen (triceps). Draughn could round out the depth chart while contributing on special teams, or he may be viewed as an insurance policy for Vereen. It's also possible Draughn will end up clawing for one of the final roster spots if the Giants add more talent in the backfield.

Shaun Draughn
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Draughn caught four of six targets for 68 yards and added 41 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn circled out of the backfield for gains of 27 and 29 yards and put San Francisco in the driver's seat early with a pair of one-yard touchdown runs. The veteran journeyman enters free agency as a player who has found a niche in San Francisco as a pass-catching back. His future in the Bay Area is somewhat limited, however, given the likely changes at the top and the fact that Carlos Hyde, who missed Sunday's game with an injury, is one of the few pieces of promise on the team's roster.

Shaun Draughn
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Draughn only gained 17 yards on 10 carries, but he tied a season-high with six catches for 48 yards in Saturday's 22-21 win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

This was the type of performance those in deep PPR leagues were hoping for from the receiving back all season. Unfortunately, this was just the third time Draughn had five or more catches, and only the fourth time he topped 30 receiving yards, making him more of a headache than a fantasy factor this season. That being said, the journeyman back may get a healthy dose of touches next week if Carlos Hyde (knee) is unable to suit up. The matchup would come against the Seahawks, so even with a start, Draughn would be a desperate flex play at best.

Shaun Draughn
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Draughn carried the ball four times for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn continues to spell Carlos Hyde on Sundays, but his role as a receiving back seems to have disappeared in recent weeks. With just one catch (negative five yards) on three targets over his last three games, Draughn is no longer a deep PPR option.

Shaun Draughn
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Draughn carried seven times for 32 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Jets. He lost five yards while catching his only target.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn had a productive game by his modest standards, totaling a season high in rushing yardage while finding the end zone for the firs time since Week 1. Carlos Hyde continues to serve as the team's early-down workhose, which limits Draughn's effectiveness and puts an extreme cap on his fantasy upside heading into next week's matchup with the Falcons.

Shaun Draughn
RB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Draughn (ribs) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets after fully practicing Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn was limited both Wednesday and Thursday, but his full session Friday removed any concern that he'll play through his ribs problem Sunday versus New York.

Shaun Draughn
RB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Draughn (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Over the last three games, Draughn has made an impact as either a receiver or rusher, but in both realms. During that span, he's totaled five carries for 20 yards and nine receptions (on 11 targets) for 92 yards, so he continues to hold some utility as Carlos Hyde's primary backup. As a result, deep league owners should keep an eye on Draughn as the week unfolds.

Shaun Draughn
RB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Draughn gained 20 yards on six carries in Sunday's 26-6 loss to Chicago. He did not haul in either of his targets in the passing game.

EDGE Analysis

It's tough to blame Draughn for his lack of involvement as a receiver when you consider two San Francisco quarterbacks combined for five completions and 39 yards in Sunday's snowy affair. Except Draughn to remain involved in the passing game under normal conditions, but he isn't more than a deep league PPR option at best.

Shaun Draughn
RB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Draughn secured all six of his targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Dolphins. He did not receive any carries.

EDGE Analysis

It was another strange stat line for Draughn, who saw all of his touches exclusively come through the air for the second consecutive week. While it's disappointing to see he's all but fallen out of the backfield rotation in favor of both Carlos Hyde and DuJuan Harris, the five-year veteran continues to be a presence in the passing game, now having caught nine passes for 92 yards and a touchdown over the last two games. Draughn's productivity will naturally fluctuate week to week while being deployed in this manner, making him a low-end fantasy option at the moment.

Shaun Draughn
RB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Draughn caught all three of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-17 loss to New England.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn had been a forgotten man the last couple of weeks, but made a couple of nice plays, including his 13-yard touchdown catch late in the game. He's not going to supplant starter Carlos Hyde, but it's interesting that backup RB DuJuan Harris was not targeted once in the passing game.