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Shaun Draughn | Running Back | #24

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
College: North Carolina
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ESPN 49ers reporter Michael Wagaman foresees "plenty of playing time" for Shaun Draughn in San Francisco's passing-back role.
Although there has been a push for Carlos Hyde to become more of a pass catcher in some fantasy circles, he has never played in such a role even dating back to Ohio State. New 49ers coach Chip Kelly was willing to utilize role-specific backs both at Oregon and last year in Philadelphia. Despite getting no buzz, Draughn offers legitimate sleeper potential in PPR leagues. Draughn made six starts last season and averaged 4.2 receptions per game. Jun 20 - 3:49 PM

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Shaun Draughn is seen as the "early favorite" to serve as Carlos Hyde's primary backup this season.

Theoretically, Draughn is a stylistic complement to Hyde as a multi-purpose back with superior passing-game chops. Hyde caught only 34 passes in his three-year college career and has managed 23 receptions through 21 NFL games. On a team that projects to trail often, Draughn may wind up logging more snaps than most expect. Hyde has missed 11 games in two seasons with San Francisco.
Jun 2 - 6:16 PM

49ers re-signed RB Shaun Draughn to a one-year contract.

Draughn had a surprisingly busy 2015 season, starting six games in place of Carlos Hyde. He averaged a mediocre 3.5 yards per carry but played a big role in the passing game with 27 catches for 176 yards. He'll be a change-of-pace option for the Niners in 2016. Draughn should open camp as the favorite for No. 2 running back duties behind Hyde, and ahead of sophomore Mike Davis.
Mar 2 - 3:34 PM

49ers placed Shaun Draughn (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The move was expected after Draughn missed last week. Draughn was an every-down back in place of Carlos Hyde before going down, averaging 3.5 YPC in six starts. The 49ers plan to re-sign him.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Shaun Draughn (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16 at Detroit.

The 49ers will roll with Kendall Gaskins, DuJuan Harris, and FB Bruce Miller to carry the load against the Lions. Gaskins projects as San Francisco's lead runner. Miller vultured a goal-line score in last week's loss to Cincinnati.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Shaun Draughn (knee) remained sidelined Thursday.

It's looking like Draughn will miss Sunday's game against the Lions, leaving the 49ers with a laughably bad committee of Kendall Gaskins and DuJuan Harris. Jarryd Hayne could also be promoted from the practice squad.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 01:55:00 PM

Shaun Draughn (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

The 49ers are saying Draughn's injury isn't serious and that he's day-to-day, but we'd like to see him get in a couple limited sessions at least on Thursday and Friday. If he can't go, Kendall Gaskins is likely to handle early-down work for the 49ers against the Lions. DuJuan Harris is also in the mix.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 02:54:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports 49ers RB Shaun Draughn (knee) is day to day.

CSN Bay Area reported something similar earlier Tuesday. The 49ers swapped out Travaris Cadet for DuJuan Harris on Tuesday, which could be an indication Draughn's status is in doubt. Harris is more of an early-down runner than Cadet.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:56:00 PM

CSN Bay Area reports Shaun Draughn's knee injury isn't considered serious.

However, Matt Maiocco reports the team might still make a signing at running back. For now, Draughn should be considered day to day, and no better than 50-50 to suit up against the Lions. Owners need to have a back-up plan at their RB2 spot.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:09:00 PM

Shaun Draughn (knee) is undergoing an MRI on Monday.

His Week 16 status is in doubt. Travaris Cadet and Kendall Gaskins are the next men up for the 49ers' absurdly banged up running back corps.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Shaun Draughn (knee) is done for the day in Week 15 against the Bengals.

Travaris Cadet is the next man up for San Francisco. Before exiting, Draughn had 38 yards on nine carries and one reception for four yards.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Shaun Draughn rushed 11 times for 43 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for eight yards in the 49ers' Week 14 loss to the Browns.

Draughn had a plus matchup against the Browns' run defense, but fell victim to gameflow. He remained the clear lead back over Travaris Cadet. With Carlos Hyde on I.R, Draughn will close out the year as the 49ers' starter. He'll get the Bengals in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:51:00 PM

The 49ers plan to re-sign Shaun Draughn.

Draughn has been an every-down back in place of Carlos Hyde, averaging 3.3 YPC in four starts. A journeyman, he won’t cost more than the veteran minimum. Draughn should get an opportunity to compete for a 2016 roster spot.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 07:46:00 PM

Shaun Draughn rushed 13 times for 36 yards and a touchdown and caught 5-of-6 targets for 50 yards Week 13 against the 49ers.

Draughn surprisingly lost some work to Travaris Cadet, but he was still the clear lead back. With the 49ers struggling to maintain drives most of the day, Draughn could not find much success on the ground, but he scored his first touchdown as a 49er on a one-yard plunge in the second quarter and continued to contribute big gains in the passing game. Draughn has at least four catches and 35 yards receiving in every game with the 49ers this season. The receiving gives him a nice weekly floor in PPR formats, and he could find more success on the ground against a crumbling Browns defense next week. He will be a RB2 in that matchup.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Shaun Draughn played 56-of-56 snaps Week 12 against the Cardinals.

Draughn has now missed just five snaps the last two games and has every backfield touch over that span. Draughn has looked surprisingly good in his every-down role, and he should remain the clear lead back as long as Carlos Hyde (foot) is out. Draughn needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 10:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blaine Gabbert
2Colin Kaepernick
3Jeff Driskel
4Thad Lewis
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3DuJuan Harris
4Kelvin Taylor
5Mike Davis
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
FB1Bruce Miller
WR11Torrey Smith
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndrew White
4Dres Anderson
5Devon Cajuste
WR21Quinton Patton
2Jerome Simpson
3Eric Rogers
4Aaron Burbridge
5DeAndre Smelter
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1Vance McDonald
2Garrett Celek
3Blake Bell
4Je'Ron Hamm
5Rory Anderson
LT1Joe Staley
2Colin Kelly
3Fahn Cooper
LG1Zane Beadles
2Brandon Thomas
3Alex Balducci
C1Daniel Kilgore
2Marcus Martin
3Ian Silberman
RG1Josh Garnett
2Andrew Tiller
3Blake Muir
RT1Erik Pears
2Trent Brown
3John Theus
4Norman Price
K1Phil Dawson
2John Lunsford