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Giants | Orleans Darkwa has surprise outing

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:55:21 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa gained 117 yards on 21 carries in Week 6 against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Where did this come from? That's the question many fantasy owners probably ask Monday morning. It's tempting to pick up Darkwa, considering the Broncos only gave up over 50 yards rushing a game prior to this. However, one performance does not make a player. See if Darkwa can do this more often before you take a flyer.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa not on injury report

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:46:17 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (calf) is not on the team's injury report for their Week 6 game Sunday, Oct. 15, versus the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: This means Darkwa should be able to suit up after hurting his calf this past Sunday, but he'll be in a matchup that no owner should want any part of. The Broncos have the league's best rush defense, and with Wayne Gallman likely lined up for the majority of work, that makes Darkwa a tough start in any league. He only deserves consideration in the deepest of formats.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa injures calf

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:22:51 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (calf) suffered a calf injury on his touchdown run in the Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa is a fan favorite, and he does some impressive things to make him attractive from a fantasy perspective. However, he has been banged up with a back injury, and now this calf issue. He is only worth fantasy attention in deeper formats at this point.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa receives start

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 08:54:32 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa will be the starting running back against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa has been named the starter for this week but will be sharing work with Wayne Gallman and Shane Vereen during the game. Darkwa could be considered a flex option in deeper leagues but owners should not expect a big performance from him.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa ready for Week 5

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:57:56 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 6, and has been removed from the injury report ahead of Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa will be battling Wayne Gallman for touches in the New York backfield with Paul Perkins ruled out. He is still only worth a look in deeper fantasy formats and as a low-priced DFS option.

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Giants | Friday's injury report for NYG

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:56:12 -0700

New York Giants OG John Jerry (hamstring), DE Avery Moss (shoulder), RB Paul Perkins (ribs), C Weston Richburg (concussion) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6. Perkins and Richburg were ruled out, while the others are considered questionable for Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, knee) was limited and is questionable. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle, finger) was limited, but removed from the injury report, while RB Orleans Darkwa (back), CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) and WR Brandon Marshall (toe) practiced in full.

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Giants | Thursday practice report for Giants

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:22:00 -0700

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), C Weston Richburg (concussion) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 5. RB Orleans Darkwa (back) and CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Giants | Wednesday practice report for Giants

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:32:55 -0700

New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee, shoulder), C Weston Richburg (concussion) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4. RB Orleans Darkwa (back) was limited during practice.

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Giants | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 11:41:54 -0700

The New York Giants have declared DE Avery Moss, OT Bobby Hart, QB Davis Webb, LB Deontae Skinner, TE Matt LaCosse, CB Michael Hunter, RB Orleans Darkwa inactive for Week 4.

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Giants | Week 4 injury report for NYG

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:10:59 -0700

New York Giants LB Jonathan Casillas (ankle, wrist) did not practice for the third straight day Friday, Sept. 29, and is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Orleans Darkwa (back) C Brett Jones (hip) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) each were limited in practice and are also listed as questionable. LB B.J. Goodson (shin), OG Bobby Hart (ankle) and RB Shane Vereen (calf) were also limited in practice Friday but removed from the injury report. CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) practiced in full for the third straight day and also no longer appears on the injury report.

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Giants | Four Giants questionable

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:41:32 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back), LB Jonathan Casillas (ankle, wrist), C Brett Jones (hip) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) are listed as questionable for Week 4.

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Giants | Thursday practice report for Giants

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:15:48 -0700

New York Giants LB Jonathan Casillas (ankle, wrist), RB Orleans Darkwa (back), C Brett Jones (hip), LB J.T. Thomas (groin) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 28. OT Bobby Hart (ankle) and LB B.J. Goodson (shin) were limited during practice, while CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa does not practice

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:13:19 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa and Paul Perkins have been splitting carries, and Shane Vereen also has been getting touches. If Darkwa is to miss Week 4 then Perkins might see a much higher workload and some value in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Giants | Wednesday's practice report for NYG

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:02:37 -0700

New York Giants LB Jonathan Casillas (ankle, wrist), RB Orleans Darkwa (back), OG Bobby Hart (ankle), LB J.T. Thomas (groin), RB Shane Vereen (calf) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 27. LB B.J. Goodson (shin) was limited, while CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) practiced in full.

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Giants | No practice for Orleans Darkwa on Wednesday

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:34:19 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back) was limited to riding a stationary bike and did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa already shouldn't be on fantasy rosters in most leagues and is only a bit relevant due to how poorly Paul Perkins has started the season. With the exception of perhaps Shane Vereen in deeper PPR leagues, owners should avoid this backfield until further notice.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa expects to play

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:40:02 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back) doesn't know if he'll practice this week, but he does expect to be able to take the field in Week 4. Darkwa will receive treatment for tightness in his tweaked back.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa does not have serious injury

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:00:14 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa's (back) back injury is not serious, and he has a chance to participate in practice this week, according to a source.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa totals eight touches

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:31:20 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa rushed seven times for 22 yards in Week 3 against the Eagles and he added one catch for 11 yards on his only target. He left in the second half due to a back injury.

Fantasy Tip: The fan favorite had a 20-yard scamper, but he was mostly stacked up the rest of his attempts. He and rookie Paul Perkins continue to give the Giants nothing in the run game. Perkins might be worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues if Darkwa is unable to play due to the back injury he suffered.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa getting first-team run

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:52:41 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa has been splitting first-team reps with Paul Perkins and seeing even more work than usual with Shane Vereen unavailable recently. According to the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard, Darkwa appears to be challenging for a feature role.

Fantasy Tip: Perkins is not an elite NFL feature back, but he certainly brings more ability to the table than Darkwa. It is highly unlikely Darkwa will do much more than take a few early-down snaps from Perkins. Vereen is more of a threat to Perkins' overall playing time, assuming the former can stay healthy. The Giants seem to want a committee backfield, so it will be Perkins to achieve much more than RB4 production.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa works with first-team

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:18:38 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa worked extensively with the first-team offense Tuesday, June 13.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa is behind Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen on the depth chart, but he could carve at least a modest role. He's on the RB5 horizon.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa returning to NYG

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:24:18 -0800

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa will return to the Giants on a new one-year deal, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa has shown brief illustrations of capability but will remain buried barring an injury. Avoid him in all conventional formats.

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Giants | No tender for Orleans Darkwa

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:21:39 -0800

New York Giants restricted free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa will not be tendered, according to a source. Darkwa will test the free-agent market, but a return to the Giants is still possible. Darkwa was recently cleared from a leg injury.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa placed on IR

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:28:12 -0800

Updating a previous post, New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Nov. 29. LB Eric Pinkins has been promoted from the practice squad to fill Darkwa's spot.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa likely going to IR

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:38:55 -0800

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) is likely heading to the Reserve/Injured list, according to a source.

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Giants | Friday's Giants injury report

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:58:30 -0800

New York Giants OL Brett Jones (calf), Marshall Newhouse (knee) and Justin Pugh (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 25. Meanwhile, WRs Roger Lewis (concussion), Dwayne Harris (wrist), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), OL Adam Gettis (calf) and RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) were limited participants. Jones, Newhouse and Pugh have already been ruled out for Week 12, while Darkwa, Gettis, Lewis and Pierre-Paul are considered questionable to play.

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Giants | Thursday injury report for Giants

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:39:37 -0800

New York Giants C Brett Jones (calf), OT Marshall Newhouse (knee), OG Justin Pugh (knee) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 24. OG Adam Gettis (calf), WR Dwayne Harris (wrist) and WR Roger Lewis (concussion) and RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) were limited during practice.

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Giants | Giants injury report for Friday

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:37:36 -0800

New York Giants OL Justin Pugh (knee), Brett Jones (calf) and RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 18. Meanwhile, OL Adam Gettis (calf) and WR Dwayne Harris (toe) got in a limited practice. Jones and Pugh have already been declared out for Week 11, while Darkwa and Gettis are questionable.

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Giants | Thursday injury report for Giants

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:00:58 -0800

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (leg), OG Brett Jones (calf) and OG Justin Pugh (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 17. OG Adam Gettis (calf) and WR Dwayne Harris (toe) were limited during practice.

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Giants | New York's Wednesday injury report

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:54:19 -0800

New York Giants OG Adam Gettis (calf), WR Dwayne Harris (toe), OG Brett Jones (calf) and OG Justin Pugh (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 16. RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) was limited.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa sharp in loss

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:42:15 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa made the start in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Oct. 3. He ran 12 times for 48 yards and a touchdown. He was also targeted twice in the pass game but did not have any receptions.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa has been one of the most impressive backs in the preseason and into the regular season for Big Blue. If he continues to start he might be worth a look as a low-end RB2 going forward.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa to have big role

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:08:03 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa is likely to split the load with RB Bobby Rainey in Week 4 with RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) likely out.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa rushed 10 times for 53 yards and a score last week. He should see the majority of carries between the tackles, but he faces a stout Minnesota Vikings defense. He's a flex option this week in fantasy.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa playing catch-up

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.

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Giants | Andre Williams fighting for spot?

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.

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Giants | Victor Cruz taking it slow

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa sidelined

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa signs tender

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:20:10 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa signed his exclusive-rights tender Tuesday, April 12.

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Giants | Friday practice report for Week 16

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.

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Giants | Thursday practice report for Week 16

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.

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Giants | Wednesday practice report for Week 16

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa questionable

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa, Shane Vereen do little

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.

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Giants | NYG struggle to run the ball

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa probable

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa limited

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa limited Wednesday

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa has tailbone issue

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa suffers back injury

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.

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Giants | Andre Williams the odd man out?

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa turning heads

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.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa to see more touches?

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.

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