Orleans Darkwa, RB

  • 6'0"
  • 215
  • 26
  • 4 years
  • Tulane
  • n/a
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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
2017 NYG 15 199 171 751 4.4 5 0 28 19 116 0 867 5 0 2 5
  Avg 13 70 60 254 3.2 2 0 10 7 48 0 302 3 0 1 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 4/9/2018 6:47am ET

    Free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa (Giants) is visiting the New England Patriots Monday, April 9, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa has some RB5 viability, and he could be as high as an RB3 in the right situation.

  • Posted: 3/5/2018 9:15pm ET

    The New York Giants have interest in bringing back impending free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa, according to a source, and it 'just depends on the price.' It's possible a deal with Darkwa could get done before the start of free agency on Wednesday, March 14.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa is coming off a breakout season, rushing for more yards in 2017 (751) than he did in his previous four years combined (287). Overall, he averaged a career-best 4.4 yards per carry and also added five touchdowns. Unfortunately, if he remains in New York and the club ends up drafting Saquon Barkley, there would be no reason to select Darkwa in any fantasy league other than as a handcuff.

  • Posted: 2/27/2018 3:44pm ET

    New York Giants impending free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa is a player the Giants may try to re-sign before the start of free agency, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan.

    Huddle Up: Darkwa took over the starting job during the second half of the season and finished with 751 yards and five touchdowns. He may not be the starter if he re-signs with the Giants but could still be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back.

  • 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.

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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