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ESPN's Jordan Raanan believes the Giants will expand RB Orleans Darkwa's role in Week 3 -- even saying he might be "featured." The G-Men are looking for answers after totaling just 13 points through 2 games. RB Paul Perkins has been completely ineffective, averaging a pathetic 1.9 yards per carry on 14 attempts. Darkwa has carried just 6 times but averaged 5.2 yards per. This is a backfield to avoid in Week 3, but Darkwa is worth a wait-and-see stash in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Giants HC Ben McAdoo said RB Orleans Darkwa injured his calf on his 23-yard TD run in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers. He carried just twice more the rest of the way, taking a backseat to RBs Wayne Gallman and Shane Vereen. We'll monitor Darkwa's status throughout the week.

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back) is inactive for today’s game against the Bucs. Rookie RB Wayne Gallman is active for the 1st time this season. He joins Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen in the backfield.

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back) is questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Bucs. He was limited on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. Darkwa shouldn’t be in your Week 4 fantasy plans. His absence would turn RB Paul Perkins from a bad fantasy play to a sorta-bad fantasy play.

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back) is probable for Sunday’s game against the Bucs. He practiced all week and shouldn't have any limitations. But we’re all just guessing about how the Giants will divvy backfield touches.

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa is out for the rest of Sunday's game with a back injury, according to the WFAN radio broadcast.  He finishes with 4 carries for 23 yards.

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