Paul Perkins
Paul Perkins
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ostensibly in the Saquon Barkley backup mix, Perkins' tenure in NY is hanging on by a thread after he had only 2.2 YPC in 2017 and then missed all of 2018 with a pectoral injury. He's in the last year of his rookie contract and probably is a long shot to wind up on the team's 53-man roster. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.59 million contract with the Giants in May of 2016.
Participating in OTAs
RBNew York Giants
May 23, 2019
Perkins (pectoral) is participating in the opening of OTAs, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Perkins has fallen from grace since opening the 2017 season as the Giants' starter, but he nonetheless remains on the roster after spending the entire 2018 campaign on the Non-Football Injury list due to a pectoral issue. Not only that, Perkins appears healthy and ready to compete with Wayne Gallman and Rod Smith for depth slotting under Saquon Barkley.
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How do Paul Perkins' 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' 11"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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June 19, 2018
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December 5, 2017
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December 3, 2017
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November 7, 2017
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October 31, 2017
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Uncertain future with New York
RBNew York Giants
Pectoral
April 17, 2019
Perkins (pectoral) is uncertain to retain his roster spot with the Giants in 2019, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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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.
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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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