Ke'Shawn Vaughn

Ke'Shawn Vaughn

27-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ke'Shawn Vaughn in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Released by the Patriots in May of 2024.
Dropped by New England
RBFree Agent
May 13, 2024
The Patriots cut Vaughn on Monday, Evan Lazar of the team's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The 27-year-old running back out of Vanderbilt signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots back in January, but he's now been cut loose. Vaughn spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Buccaneers, recording 384 rushing yards on 103 attempts. This move comes as New England frees up space within the 90-man roster limit, and Vaughn will now seek an opportunity to compete elsewhere.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ke'Shawn Vaughn's 2023 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 %
16.7%
 
Positive Run %
75.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
116.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
4.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
48.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
40.0%
 
Drop Rate
20.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.5
 
% Targeted On Route
23.8%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.10
 
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2023 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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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could be joining New England
RBFree Agent
December 18, 2023
Vaughn is expected to sign with the Patriots' practice squad after being waived by the Buccaneers on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
A third-round pick out of Vanderbilt in 2020, Vaughn was never able to establish himself in the Tampa Bay backfield and was a healthy scratch for five straight games prior to being waived. He would provide some experienced depth for the Patriots as they wait for starting running back Rhamondre Stevenson to return from an ankle injury.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Vaughn heads into what shapes up as a pivotal 2023, at least in terms of his Buccaneers tenure, with a fighting chance to carve out more meaningful playing time than during his first three seasons. He's collected only 79 carries and 12 receptions over that span, logging 383 special-teams snaps to 242 from scrimmage. The 2020 third-round pick appeared set to potentially serve as the No. 2 back at minimum this coming season when Leonard Fournette was released, but the signing of Chase Edmonds seemingly gives the speedy new option the inside track to the primary backup job and change-of-pace role behind Rachaad White.
Vaughn saw a slight uptick in opportunity during his second season in 2021, logging 36 carries for 180 yards and the first two rushing touchdowns of his career. The Vanderbilt product was featured prominently in the wild-card win over the Eagles with Leonard Fournette sidelined due to a hamstring injury, recording a career-high 17 carries that he parlayed into 53 yards and a touchdown. When Ronald Jones was allowed to depart in free agency this offseason, it appeared Vaughn was set to take on primary complementary back duties behind the re-signed Fournette, but the investment of a third-round pick in Rachaad White, who generated 1,462 total yards and 16 touchdowns during his final season at Arizona State, in April's draft throws that into question.
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.
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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Hanging around New England
RBNew England Patriots
January 8, 2024
Vaughn signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on Monday.
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Headed to New England
RBFree Agent
December 19, 2023
Vaughn signed with New England's practice squad Tuesday.
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To join Pats' practice squad
RBFree Agent
December 18, 2023
The Patriots are expected to sign Vaughn to their practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Let go by Tampa Bay
RBFree Agent
December 15, 2023
Vaughn was waived by the Buccaneers on Friday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
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Remains inactive Sunday
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Coach's Decision
December 3, 2023
Vaughn (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
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