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RB Orleans Darkwa - New York Giants

5-11, 210Born: 2-28-1992College: TulaneDrafted: ---

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Week 3: at Philadelphia Eagles

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Few teams are running the ball with less interest and less efficiency than the Giants. They've run just 30 times for 97 yards through 2 weeks, and there's no real hope on the horizon. Lacking a ball-control element between the tackles, their running game is little more than a mix of forced, uninspired smashes up the middle and the occasional Shane Vereen space run on passing downs. Paul Perkins, who's yet to show even a whiff of starting-caliber talent, was badly miscast in that early-down role by summer prognostications and has brought nothing to the table (14 rushes, 26 yards). And Orleans Darkwa is a scout-team talent forced into occasional usage when Perkins proves ineffective. With the passing game in such nasty disarray, there's nothing keeping defenders honest and out of the tackle box on running downs, so their middling talent levels are on full display. The Eagles have been mixed at halting the run dating back last season. Their up-and-down 2016 ended with a bit of a collapse down the stretch, as zone-running teams began to find solid lanes through their front seven. That stretch included a solid day by these Giants, with both Paul Perkins and Rashad Jennings posting efficient lines. And last week, Kansas City rookie Kareem Hunt dazzled in the second half, when he gathered 73 of his 81 yards. Still, this home matchup looks exponentially easier than either of those. And it's worth noting that Hunt only managed 3 yards or more on 5 of his 13 rushes. The Eagles' run defense may be boom-or-bust, but it's exceptionally hard to bust against this toothless of a running game.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at DAL 8 3 14 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1.3
2 vs DET 11 3 17 0 1 1 3 0 0 2
3 at PHI PROJ-Dodds * 8 * * 1 * * * *
3 at PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 6 * * 1 * * * *
3 at PHI PROJ-Bloom * 8 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs DET (3 / 17 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Rotated frequently with both Shane Vereen and Paul Perkins, Orleans Darkwa was unable to establish much. The offensive line consistently lost the battle up front against Detroit's front, which made a habit of tackling Giants runners for no gain or a loss of yards. Darkwa showed good burst on a 10-yard scamper off left tackle early on, but beyond that he was a passenger in a car that was stuck in first gear.


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