According to multiple reports, the Redskins are going to sign former Baltimore Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman. He had worked out for the team earlier today.
We all know the story of Perriman by now, he was the 26th overall pick in the 2015 draft. His problems started right away as he missed his entire rookie season with a knee injury. Perriman’s best year came in 2016, when he played in 16 games and caught 33 passes for 499 yards and three touchdowns. But he couldn’t build on that season in 2017 as he was limited to 11 games with a concussion and he caught just 10 passes for 77 yards.
BAL WR Breshad Perriman - 2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
Last season, Breshad Perriman showed flashes of the big-play potential that made him a first round pick in 2015. He caught 33 balls for 499 yards and 3 touchdowns, while averaging 15.1 yards per reception. Perriman has a rare blend of size and speed that makes him a potential No. 1 WR if he can ever stay on the field and become more consistent with his hands.
Unfortunately for Perriman, the Ravens signed Jeremy Maclin in the offseason, which will limit his ability to earn a starting role opposite Mike Wallace. While Perriman should win the No. 3 WR job on the team, Baltimore may not put up enough passing numbers to sustain more than one or two receivers. Perriman also needs to stay healthy. He’s already battling hamstring issues during camp, and after missing his entire rookie season with nagging injuries, it’s hard to bank on him staying on the field.
2017 Bottom Line
Perriman remains a nice dynasty stash and late-round flier, as the Ravens need a WR to break out and earn the top job on the depth chart. Additionally, Maclin is coming off an injury-plagued 2016 season, so it’s reasonable to think there’s room for Perriman to climb the depth chart through attrition. Fantasy owners should consider him a stash option on their rosters, and not draft him with the assumption he’ll be a spot starter.