New York Giants
  • 6'0"
  • 215
  • 26
  • 4 years
  • Tulane
  • n/a

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2014 NYG 11 7 4 2 0.5 0 0 3 3 31 0 33 0 0 0 1
2015 NYG 16 41 36 153 4.3 1 0 5 3 31 0 184 1 0 0 1
2016 NYG 10 34 30 111 3.7 2 0 4 2 12 0 123 2 0 0 2
  Avg 13 70 60 254 3.2 2 0 10 7 48 0 302 3 0 1 2

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 NYG 15 199 171 751 4.4 5 0 28 19 116 0 867 5 0 2 5

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 1/1/2018 8:20am ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa rushed for 154 yards in Week 17 to hit 750 rushing yards on the season for a $200,000 incentive.

    Huddle Up: The Giants could see a big overhaul on offense in the offseason, and it's unknown if Darkwa will be in their plans. He has shown flashes to give him some RB4 viability if he can at least be part of a committee next season.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 5:37pm ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa was limited to 29 yards on 10 rushes in Week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys and he added two catches for 15 yards on three targets.

    Huddle Up: The starting job for Darkwa appears to be slipping away, as rookie Wayne Gallman is coming on and gaining a lot of confidence. Darkwa averaged just 2.9 yards per rush in Week 14, while Gallman was good for 4.9 yards per tote. At this point Darkwa is only worth using as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option in deeper leagues heading into Week 15.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 1:54pm ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa rushed for 29 yards on 10 carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14. He also caught two passes for 15 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa has been the starter for most of the season but may be sharing playing time with Wayne Gallman moving forward. He will be facing a tough Philadelphia Eagles defense in Week 15 and could be benched if owners have better options.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 8:58am ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (illness) is active for Week 14's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa has collected just 70 all-purpose yards over the last two games and could lose some playing time to Wayne Gallman and Paul Perkins this afternoon. At best, Darkwa should be considered a low-end RB2 or flex option in deeper fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 6:29am ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (illness) is expected to play in Week 14's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, Dec. 8, and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He should be viewed as nothing more than a low-end RB2 or flex option in most fantasy leagues, although it remains to be seen if the head coaching change will impact his role in the Giants' offense.

  • Posted: 12/8/2017 2:25pm ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (illness) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 8, and he is considered questionable for Week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa is a little under the weather, while Wayne Gallman (hip) was removed from the injury report and Paul Perkins is also available. There is a new regime with the G-Men, too, so perhaps they'll go another way. Darkwa's questionable status, the health of the others and the new coaching staff make Darkwa a risky fantasy proposition on Sunday.

  • Posted: 12/7/2017 11:46am ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (illness) was not able to practice Thursday, Dec. 7.

    Huddle Up: The exact illness wasn't disclosed, but players are usually able to recover from sickness in time for games. Darkwa has scored twice in two weeks, but he is only averaging 45.3 rushing yards per game over that span. View him as a low-end RB2 or flex.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 8:17pm ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa rushed 14 times for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Week 13 game against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa has tailed off in the yardage department over the past two games, but he has two rushing scores across the past three outings. He remains a useful RB3 or flex fantasy play as long as he is getting a majority of the touches in the New York backfield.

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 9:23pm ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa carried 11 times for 30 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in a 20-10 loss to the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa had rushed for at least 70 yards in three straight games prior to tonight's outing, and he remains a potential flex option as the lead back for the Giants.

  • Posted: 11/21/2017 2:32pm ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Tuesday, Nov. 21.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa has played OK since taking over starting duties in New York's backfield. He has averaged 16 carries two catches over his last five games, so the opportunities are there to produce. Darkwa has only scored once in that span, but he is an RB2 candidate as long as he is seeing that many touches.

  • Posted: 11/20/2017 1:38pm ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (hamstring) was limited in practice Monday, Nov. 20.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa has strung some solid games together since taking over New York's lead backfield role. The Giants do have a short week as they play Thursday night, but Darkwa should be able to take the field barring any setbacks and remains an RB2 option going forward.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 2:45pm ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa rushed for 74 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11. He also caught two passes for 16 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa has rushed for at least 70 yards in each of the last three games and likely will keep the starting job for the rest of the season. He can be a low-end No. 2 running back or flex option in all standard leagues.

  • Posted: 11/12/2017 7:41pm ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa rushed 14 times for 70 yards in the Week 10 game against the San Francisco 49ers while tacking on 18 yards on a pair of receptions.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa has emerged as a solid RB3 or flex option in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. The Giants host the Chiefs in a difficult matchup in Week 11.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 1:54pm ET

    New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa rushed for 71 yards on 16 carries against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9. He also caught two passes for eight yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa bounced back after a disappointing Week 7 performance and looks to be the team's starting running back moving forward. He can be a flex option for owners next week against the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Posted: 10/16/2017 4:55am ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/11/2017 7:46pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 2:22pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 8:54am ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 10/6/2017 2:57pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 4:31pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 6/14/2017 7:18am ET

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

    Huddle Up: 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.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @DAL 3 14 0 1 -1 0
2 DET 3 17 0 1 3 0
3 @PHI 7 22 0 1 11 0
5 LAC 8 69 1 1 3 0
6 @DEN 21 117 0 1 13 0
7 SEA 9 35 0 3 13 0
9 LAR 16 71 0 2 8 0
10 @SF 14 70 0 2 18 0
11 KC 20 74 1 2 16 0
12 @WAS 11 30 0 1 9 0
13 @OAK 14 32 1 1 -1 0
14 DAL 10 29 0 2 15 0
15 PHI 9 7 1 1 9 0
16 @ARI 6 10 0 0 0 0
17 WAS 20 154 1 0 0 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NO 1 -1 0 1 3 0
3 WAS 10 53 1 1 9 0
4 @MIN 12 48 1 0 0 0
5 @GB 7 11 0 0 0 0
7 @LAR 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 CIN 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 DAL 8 48 1 0 0 0
8 @NO 4 23 0 0 0 0
9 @TB 6 23 0 0 0 0
10 NE 5 15 0 0 0 0
12 @WAS 2 2 0 0 0 0
13 NYJ 8 23 0 1 10 0
14 @MIA 2 10 0 1 6 0
15 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @MIN 1 9 0 1 15 0
17 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NE 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @BUF 0 0 0 3 31 0
3 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @OAK 4 2 0 0 0 0
11 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @JAC 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TEN 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @LAR 4 21 1 2 17 0
17 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0

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