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  • 5' 10"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Paul Perkins - Week 17, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Washington

Paul Perkins had 15 carries for 68 yards last week in a loss against the Eagles. With fellow Giants back Rashad Jennings also receiving nine carries however, it’s hard to get too excited about Perkins’ chance for an increased workload. It seems like the Giants have a RBBC situation going on right now.

Washington is tied for 28th in the league in rushing touchdowns allowed this year, but even with a good matchup, it’s hard to trust Perkins to get a full workload. He has some upside since he got the lion’s share of the carries last week, but he should still be avoided if possible in most leagues.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Paul Perkins - Week 16, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Philadelphia

Paul Perkins had 11 carries last week against the Lions and gained 56 yards. While starter Rashad Jennings had 18 tough, Perkins was more effective with his workload, gaining 5.1 yards per carry compared to only 2.1 for Jennings. Both backs were on the field for 39% of the team’s offensive snaps, which was typical for Perkins as of late.

This week, Perkins faces a Philadelphia run defense that has been average against the run this season. They have allowed only 10 rushing touchdowns this season, but they give up 104.9 yards per game on the ground. Still, Perkins is a risky option because he shares time and isn’t guaranteed touches. He should be considered a nice keeper/dynasty league stash, but no better than a desperation RB3 this week.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Paul Perkins - Week 15, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Detroit

Paul Perkins had 45 yards on 15 carries last week against Dallas, mirroring the totals of fellow Giants back Rashad Jennings. Jennings still outsnapped him, but Perkins has been on the field for at least 37% of the team’s offensive snaps three weeks in a row now. He’s been eating into Jennings’ touches, although Jennings still get most of the work on passing downs and is still the starter.

Perkins has a tough matchup against a Detroit run defense that has only allowed six rushing touchdowns this season, and the fact that he shared time makes him too risky to trust in most fantasy leagues. He’s still a decent dynasty/keeper league option, but probably should stay on the bench in most leagues.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Paul Perkins - Week 14, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Dallas

Paul Perkins had only seven carries for 38 yards against the Steelers last week, and he continues to encroach upon starter Rashad Jennings’ workload. He’s been on the field for nearly 40% of the team’s offensive snaps over the past four games and should continue to at least get change-of-pace work. However, half a dozen or so touches each week isn’t enough to be worth starting in most leagues, especially this week against a stout Dallas run defense that has allowed only five rushing touchdowns all season.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Paul Perkins - Week 13, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 vs. Pittsburgh

Paul Perkins had nine carries and two receptions for a total of 43 yards against the Browns last week. He’s been getting more work over the past few weeks, but his nine carries were probably more indicative of the Giants leading the whole game than anything else. Perkins could continue to get work but starter Rashad Jennings is getting more touches and has been more effective with his opportunities. Until that changes, I recommend rostering Perkins but not starting him yet.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Paul Perkins - Week 12, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 vs. Cleveland

Paul Perkins was increasing his snap count up until a regression last week, and he wound up with only change-of-pace work against the Bears. He wound up with only four carries and a pair of receptions for a total of 35 yards. With starter Rashad Jennings looking good and getting a full workload last week, it seems unlikely that Perkins will get a ton more work moving forward while Jennings is healthy.

This week, Perkins will face a Browns team that has allowed the second most rushing touchdowns and the second most rushing yardage per game to opposing teams this year. If the Giants get up early and go to running the ball every down, that could mean good things for Perkins, but I think that’s too much risk to count on in most leagues, and he should likely stay on the bench.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Paul Perkins - Week 11, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. Chicago

Paul Perkins didn’t do a lot against the Bengals, with only 31 yards, but he did get nine carries and was on the field for 40% of the Giants’ offensive snaps. The starting job still belongs to Rashad Jennings, but Perkins is chipping away at it as his snaps percentage has gone up in each of his past three games.

This week, Perkins faces a surprisingly effective run defense. The Bears have allowed only 3.7 yards per carry to opposing teams this year, good for seventh in the league. Perkins is worth picking up and stashing in case he can wrestle away the job from Jennings on a more permanent basis, but while he’s still splitting carries he should be considered a low-end RB3 at best.

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