Paul Perkins
Paul Perkins
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Giants
NFI
Injury Pectoral
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Perkins (pectoral) cleared waivers in May, reverting to the Giants reserve/non-football injury list in the process. He'll compete for a roster spot next season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.59 million contract with the Giants in May of 2016.
Reverts to NFI list
RBNew York Giants
Pectoral
May 11, 2018
Perkins (pectoral) cleared waivers Friday, reverting to the Giants reserve/non-football injury list in the process, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Although he remains with the Giants organization, Perkins doesn't count on the 90-man roster. Coach Pat Shurmur spoke of the importance of that spot, telling Michael Eisen of the team's official site, "We wanted the roster spot." Only moments before, Shurmur relayed Perkins will require a "significant" amount of time to recover from surgery on his left pectoral. While Perkins focuses on rehab, rookie Saquon Barkley will aim to lock down a workhorse role, despite the presence of free-agent pickup Jonathan Stewart and second-year back Wayne Gallman.
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Paul Perkins NFL Stats
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Snap Counts
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
289
193
2017
121
101
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 11"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   213 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.54 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   31.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   124 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
New York Giants Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
The 2016 fifth-round pick didn't see his first snap on offense until Week 4, but by the end of the season Perkins had assumed the top spot on the Giants' depth chart, rushing for 271 yards over the final four games, including a 21-carry, 102- yard performance in Week 17 against Washington. At 5-10, 208, he's a little undersized to be a feature back and doesn't run with enough power to be effective in a short-yardage role, making last year's zero rushing TDs perhaps a sign of things to come. Perkins does, however, possess outstanding vision and elusiveness, and his ability to cut on a dime can leave would-be tacklers looking foolish. Although he caught 80 passes in three seasons for UCLA, the Giants didn't involve Perkins in their passing game much during his rookie season, leaving those chores to Shane Vereen and creating some upside potential in Perkins' numbers if he can earn Eli Manning's trust as a receiving option. The Giants did add 2017 fourth-round pick Wayne Gallman and former 49er Shaun Draughn, but if Perkins can retain the bulk of the early-down touches while adding to his workload in pass-catching situations, he's capable of putting together a breakout season.
Not long ago, any running back taken in the fifth round of the draft would be seen as a longshot to make the team, let alone accrue fantasy value, but the shifting scale of NFL priorities forces us to recalibrate the scale. The Giants backfield is crowded with several options, but nobody in front of Perkins is an unmovable behemoth; Rashad Jennings turned 31 in the spring and Shane Vereen doesn't have a history of playing in all packages. Perkins averaged 5.6 yards per rush as a collegian, along with a 9.2 average on 80 receptions. He might not be thick enough to project as a true featured back down the line, but his versatility and elusiveness could allow him to win a sizable share of the backfield work at some point this year.
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Waived/injured by Giants
RBFree Agent
Pectoral
May 10, 2018
Perkins (pectoral) was waived/injured by the Giants on Thursday, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
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Surgery for pectoral injury
RBNew York Giants
Pectoral
April 26, 2018
Perkins suffered a torn pectoral muscle prior to the Giants' offseason program that required surgery, a source informed Dan Duggan of The Athletic New York.
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Spotted with left arm in sling
RBNew York Giants
Pectoral
April 24, 2018
Perkins appears to have suffered an offseason pectoral injury, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Special teams player
RBNew York Giants
January 2, 2018
Perkins had 41 carries for only 90 yards on the year and wound up spending most of the season's second half on special teams.
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Inactive Sunday
RBNew York Giants
Coach's Decision
December 17, 2017
Perkins (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Eagles.
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