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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:21:53 -0700
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) missed the entire spring practice sessions due to a lower leg injury, and that set him back in the pecking order among the team's tailbacks. He is expected to battle RB Andre Williams for the No. 3 job, while RB Bobby Rainey is also in the mix. The team invested a fifth round pick on RB Paul Perkins, so he is expected to make the team, too.
Fantasy Tip: The winner of the No. 3 job will be behind Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen on the depth chart, so they can mostly be avoided in all fantasy leagues initially.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:35:03 -0700
New York Giants RBs Andre Williams and Orleans Darkwa are likely competing with each other for a roster spot, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
Fantasy Tip: Williams hasn't played to his full potential in his first two seasons, but he did have a solid rookie campaign two years ago. Darkwa hasn't really done much in New York, and he may be the odd man out. Williams is the more intriguing fantasy option, but even he should be viewed as a late-round flier.
Mon, 23 May 2016 09:56:46 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, calf) and RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) were both working on the side with trainers during practice Monday, May 23. The Giants continue to take it slow with Cruz.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz's major knee injury is concerning. He's played in only six games in the last two years and will probably never be the same receiver he once was. The Giants drafted Sterling Shepard to make an immediate impact in the passing game because of the uncertainty surrounding Cruz. Consider Cruz a very risky fantasy asset moving forward as a late-round flier.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:28:41 -0700
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) is being held out of offseason workouts due to a small fracture in his tibia. He's expected to miss about a month of workouts.
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:20:10 -0700
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa signed his exclusive-rights tender Tuesday, April 12.
Fri, 25 Dec 2015 12:55:14 -0800
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (illness), DE George Selvie (concussion) and OT Ereck Flowers (illness) are probable for the Week 16 game against the Minnesota Vikings. LB Devon Kennard (foot), DT Markus Kuhn (knee), LB James Morris (quadriceps) and S Cooper Taylor (concussion) have been ruled out for the game. Kennard, Kuhn, Taylor and Morris did not practice Friday, Dec. 25. Selvie and Darkwa fully participated in practice and Flowers was limited Friday.
Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:39:35 -0800
New York Giants OT Ereck Flowers (illness), LB Devon Kennard (foot), DT Markus Kuhn (knee), LB James Morris (quadriceps) and S Cooper Taylor (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 24. RB Orleans Darkwa (illness) and DE George Selvie (concussion) practiced in full.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:53:02 -0800
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (illness), LB James Morris (quadriceps) and DE George Selvie (concussion) were limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23. LB Devon Kennard (foot), DT Markus Kuhn (knee) and SS Cooper Taylor (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.
Sat, 19 Dec 2015 08:24:27 -0800
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (illness) has been added to the injury report for the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers and is listed as questionable because of an illness.
Fantasy Tip: Darkwa ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has received a handful of carries over the last few games and probable would not receive a bigger role if he is active, so owners should look for other options.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:34:24 -0800
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa carried three times for 10 yards in the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins Monday, Dec. 14, and he added a six-yard catch. RB Shane Vereen had one grab for 10 yards and one carry for no gain. RB Andre Williams ran three times for just three yards.
Fantasy Tip: Darkwa appears to slowly (and unofficially) have jumped Vereen and Williams on the depth chart for the second spot on the running backs pecking order. Still, as long as Rashad Jennings is healthy none of the trio is worth a look in most fantasy formats.
Sun, 06 Dec 2015 19:50:58 -0800
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa ran eight times for a team-high 23 yards in the Week 13 game against the New York Jets, and he had a 10-yard catch. RB Andre Williams rushed six times for 22 yards, while RB Rashad Jennings had five totes for 14 yards and a 19-yard catch. RB Shane Vereen also had four runs for 13 yards and two grabs for seven yards.
Fantasy Tip: The Giants wanted to run the ball more effectively in Week 13, but not one piece of the four-player monster really seemed to be able to build any momentum. The Giants backfield is a fantasy nightmare, so stay away.
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:23:37 -0800
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back) was limited in practice all week and is probable for Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: Darkwa ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) needs to show us more before we're comfortable using a FantasyScore flyer on him against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:12:55 -0800
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (tailbone) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 5.
Fantasy Tip: Rashad Jennings proved to still be the top running back for the Giants last week, at least on the ground. Darkwa ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is too risky to consider on FantasyScore as he has Jennings, Andre Williams and Shane Vereen to compete with.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:23:46 -0800
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (tailbone) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Fantasy Tip: Darkwa ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) still has much to prove in the NFL, and he still has Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams to compete with on the ground. It's safer to stay away from Darkwa on FantasyScore considering his lack of experience and the crowded backfield.
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19:11:29 -0800
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (tailbone) might not be able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 4, after suffering a badly bruised tailbone in the Week 8 loss against the New Orleans Saints. However, he is still hopeful of playing in Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: Darkwa ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has a little bit of upside, but he needs to be at least 100 percent health first. Let him prove his health in a full game without any setbacks before trusting him in FantasyScore again.
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 12:34:07 -0800
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back) is listed as questionable to return to Week 8's game against the New Orleans Saints because of a back injury.
Sat, 31 Oct 2015 17:10:10 -0700
New York Giants RB Andre Williams is the most likely running back to lose touches to RB Orleans Darkwa going forward, but Jordan Raanan of NJ.com believes, the Giants will use a four-back rotation against the New Orleans Saints in Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: Averaging just 2.9 yards per carry, Williams ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) had little value to begin with, and with Darkwa ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) possibly cutting into his carries, Williams needs to be avoided at FantasyScore.
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 20:54:23 -0700
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa scored the team's only offensive touchdown in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, and he likely earned more playing time at the expense of RBs Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. "He certainly did look good out there," head coach Tom Coughlin said after the win. "His touchdown run when he cut back behind the slanting defensive line was really quite an outstanding play."
Fantasy Tip: Darkwa ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) isn't quite worth using in FantasyScore yet, but monitor this situation closely. The former Tulane standout could emerge as a useful option sooner rather than later if he continues to turn heads.
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:51:31 -0700
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa had played on just two offensive snaps heading into Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, but he was the leading rusher in the preseason by averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo was non-committal if Darkwa would see more work behind RBs Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Andre Williams.
Fantasy Tip: That question was answered: Darkwa had eight carries for 48 yards and a touchdown against Dallas. While he could continue to be mixed in, the G-Men just have too many mouths to feed for Darkwa to continue to be anything more than a deep sleeper option for FantasyScore users.
Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:59:23 -0700
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa had eight carries for a team-high 48 yards and a touchdown in a 27-20 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: Darkwa ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) made the most of his first carries of the season. As putrid as the Giants' ground game has been this year, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Darkwa continue to play a role going forward. He is worth a speculative grab in seasonal leagues.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:34:56 -0700
New York Giants DE Robert Ayers (hamstring), TE Jerome Cunningham (knee), TE Daniel Fells (ankle) and DT Markus Kuhn (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 1. OT Ereck Flowers (ankle) was limited, while RB Orleans Darkwa (knee), DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa (foot) and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (concussion) practiced in full.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:12:10 -0700
New York Giants TE Jerome Cunningham (knee) and TE Daniel Fells (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 30. DE Robert Ayers (hamstring), RB Orleans Darkwa (knee), OT Ereck Flowers (ankle), DT Markus Kuhn (knee) and DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa (foot) were limited during practice, while CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (concussion) fully participated in practice.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:08:23 -0800
New York Giants RB Michael Cox (leg) was placed on Reserve/Injured Wednesday, Nov. 12. The Giants signed RB Orleans Darkwa off the Miami Dolphins' practice squad.
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:49:54 -0800
Miami Dolphins practice squad RB Orleans Darkwa or RB LaMichael James could be added to the active roster if RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) is not able to play in Week 10.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:24:08 -0700
The Miami Dolphins waived TE Jacob Maxwell from the practice squad Wednesday, Oct. 8. RB Orleans Darkwa, who was cut earlier this week, was re-signed.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:15:38 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Keith Smith, Detroit Lions PK Alex Henery, Indianapolis Colts LB Chris Carter, Miami Dolphins RB Orleans Darkwa, New England Patriots DT Joe Vellano and New York Giants DB Chandler Fenner and WR Julian Talley cleared waivers and became free agents Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:29:50 -0700
The Miami Dolphins waived RB Orleans Darkwa Monday, Oct. 6.
Wed, 14 May 2014 05:44:26 -0700
The Miami Dolphins signed undrafted free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa (Tulane).
Sun, 11 May 2014 16:08:52 -0700
Undrafted free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa (Ensworth) has been invited to participate in the Tennessee Titans' upcoming rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.