Ke'Shawn Vaughn

24-Year-Old Running BackRB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Vaughn entered his rookie year with some fanfare after ending his college career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons on the ground and 24 total touchdowns in those campaigns. However, the Buccaneers signed Leonard Fournette just before Week 1, and he joined Ronald Jones and LeSean McCoy in the backfield, relegating Vaughn to minimal work or inactive status from week to week. Vaughn ultimately saw action in 10 regular-season games, with the highlight a 15-carry, 62-yard effort Week 16. On paper, he faces a similar challenge for playing time to open this season. McCoy has been swapped out for a younger, more viable alternative in Giovani Bernard, while Fournette and Jones will battle for the early-down role. Consequently, Vaughn may need an injury to one of the trio to have an impact early on, but it's also possible he outplays Bernard in the offseason to the point he vaults over the veteran. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $4.76 million contract with the Buccaneers in July of 2020.
Serves as lead back Sunday
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 16, 2022
Vaughn rushed 17 times for 53 yards and a touchdown and brought in both his targets for nine yards during the Buccaneers' 31-15 win over the Eagles in an NFC wild-card matchup Sunday.
ANALYSIS
After logging all of five carries during last year's Super Bowl title run, Vaughn took on lead-back duties Sunday with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Ronald Jones (ankle) both out of action. The second-year back performed well with the extra workload and paid off for those rolling with him in fantasy playoff leagues and contests with a one-yard touchdown run just before the end of the first quarter. Vaughn has proven capable of handling a robust workload over the last several games due to the depleted state of the Buccaneers' backfield, but he could see a reduction in volume as soon as next weekend's divisional round if at least one of Fournette or Jones is back in action.
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How do Ke'Shawn Vaughn's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
27.8%
 
Positive Run %
77.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
75.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.8
 
Rushing TD %
5.6%
 
Touches Per Game
3.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
37.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
1.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
25.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.3
 
% Targeted On Route
15.7%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.51
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
67.0
 
Cornerbacks
69.1
 
Safeties
82.0
 
Linebackers
57.5
 
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2021 Ke'Shawn Vaughn Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Ke'Shawn Vaughn's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
214 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
8.88 in
 
Arm Length
30.88 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
A third-round pick out of Vanderbilt, Vaughn has the tools to be an effective early down option for the Buccaneers if he gets the chance. Solidly built at 5-9, 214, Vaughn runs with power and surprising speed in the open field thanks to his background as a sprinter in high school, and he has the balance to survive initial contact. He lacks elusiveness, however, and while he's a willing blocker, his receiving skills need some work - limitations that could keep him on the sideline for passing downs and give him fewer chances to make use of his 4.51 speed. Paired with Ronald Jones in the Tampa Bay backfield, Vaughn could thrive if defenses are forced to back off and respect the new Tom Brady-led passing attack, but Jones has the advantage of being in his second year under coach Bruce Arians. There's also the matter of a backfield committee potentially including a third player, with seventh-round rookie Raymond Calais competing for a role on passing downs, while LeSean McCoy was brought in right before the start of training camp. Making the situation even murkier for Vaughn's outlook was the addition of Leonard Fournette on Sept. 3, a development that threatens Vaughn's potential touch share even further and arguably places him fourth in the early-down-back pecking order behind Jones, McCoy and Fournette to open the 2020 season.
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Set for bigger role Sunday
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 15, 2022
Vaughn may share running back reps with Giovani Bernard (hip/knee) during Sunday's wild-card contest against the Eagles after the Buccaneers activated the latter from injured reserve Saturday, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
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Inefficient with extra opportunity
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 9, 2022
Vaughn rushed 10 times for 29 yards and a touchdown and brought in both targets for 12 yards in the Buccaneers' 41-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
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More snaps on tap for Week 18
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 7, 2022
Vaughn and Le'Veon Bell will be the Buccaneers' main running backs Sunday against the Panthers with Ronald Jones (ankle) ruled out and Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Giovani Bernard (hip/knee) still on injured reserve, Joey Knight and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times report.
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Logs full practice Wednesday
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 5, 2022
Vaughn (ribs) practiced fully Wednesday.
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Practicing Wednesday
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Ribs
January 5, 2022
Vaughn (ribs) was spotted participating in the early portion of Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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