Denzel Perryman
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Injury Knee
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Perryman has yet to complete a full 16-game season in the NFL, as the 2015 second-round pick has played in 33 of the 48 games to begin his career. The Chargers run defense was noticeably better last season after Perryman returned from preseason ankle surgery, but the 24-year-old's lengthy medical issues should be of note to IDP owners hoping for a breakout in 2018. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year contract with the Chargers in March of 2019.
Re-signs with Chargers
LBLos Angeles Chargers
March 8, 2019
Perryman (knee) is signing a two-year contract with the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The 2015 second-round pick was previously scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and would've been one of the top inside linebackers on the market. Perryman has missed 22 games in four NFL seasons, but he's never struggled to make an impact when healthy, averaging 5.4 tackles per game while doing solid work in coverage. He should be healthy for training camp after suffering a season-ending LCL injury in Week 10 of 2018.
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Measurables Review
How do Denzel Perryman's measurables compare to other linebackers?
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.
5' 11"
240 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.78 sec
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
Broad Jump
113 in
Bench Press
27 reps
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Perryman once again missed time in 2016 thanks to nagging knee and hamstring injuries. Factoring in last season, the 23-year-old has now missed six games in the last two years, and that's not counting at least two other games in which the young linebacker succumbed to injuries early in the contest. With Manti Te'o gone, Perryman will take over as the lead ILB and should be a relatively decent IDP option when healthy. It's the “when healthy” part that should give IDP owners pause, as there certainly appears to be less-risky options out there.
After Shazier, it's probably Perryman who has the most tantalizing upside outside of the top tiers. His total of 73 tackles from last year might not seem impressive at a glance, but it's actually incredible because he played just 386 defensive snaps. Sure, a handful of his tackles were likely accumulated on his 106 special teams snaps, but this is clearly a highly-unusual rate of production. In 2016, Perryman's play count will likely approach the 1,000-snap mark. That doesn't mean he'll make 200-plus tackles in 2016, but it's hard to argue that the possibility should be ruled out. Buy.
Perryman is a nasty hitter who is good against the run, and he is expected to push Manti Te'o and Donald Butler for playing time as a rookie.
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Can hit free agency
LBLos Angeles Chargers
February 15, 2019
Perryman (knee/hamstring) can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official website reports.
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Placed on injured reserve
LBLos Angeles Chargers
November 13, 2018
Perryman (knee/hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of reports.
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Out for season
LBLos Angeles Chargers
November 12, 2018
Perryman (knee/hamstring) will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with an LCL injury in his knee as well as a hamstring injury that likely requires surgery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Exits game with knee injury
LBLos Angeles Chargers
November 11, 2018
Perryman is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders due to a knee injury.
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Picks up first interception of season
LBLos Angeles Chargers
October 21, 2018
Perryman tallied eight combined tackles and an interception during Sunday's 20-19 win against Tennessee.
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