The Lions have released RB C.J. Anderson and signed RB Paul Perkins. Anderson played 29% of Detroit's offensive snaps and handled 11 carries in Week 1. But he dipped to a 20% snap rate and 5 carries in Week 2. He averaged an ugly 2.7 yards on his 16 attempts. Perkins hasn't tallied a regular-season touch since 2017 and sports a career 3.6 yards-per-attempt average. He shouldn't be a big factor in this backfield. We'd consider this move good news for RB Kerryon Johnson, although it looks like Detroit wants to get RB Ty Johnson involved, too.
The Giants have waived/injured RB Paul Perkins with a non-football injury, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. Perkins had surgery in late April for a torn pectoral muscle. If he clears waivers, he'll revert to IR with the Giants. An obvious disappointment even for a mid-round pick, Perkins must prove that he's worth our fantasy attention before you need bother with him further.
Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) is out for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. He got back on the practice field this week and should be nearing a return. But Perkins will likely find himself behind Orleans Darkwa and Wayne Gallman on the depth chart. Darkwa figures to serve as the lead back this weekend and is in the RB3/flex mix.
Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) is out for Sunday night's game vs. the Broncos. It'll be Wayne Gallman, Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen in the backfield. Don't expect New York's running game to get anything done against a Denver defense allowing just 2.4 yards per carry to RBs. Gallman and Vereen should soak up a good number of targets, though.
Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That's not a good start for his chances of returning for Sunday night's game against the Broncos. Perkins, of course, has pretty much fallen off the fantasy radar with the emergence of RBs Wayne Gallman and Orleans Darkwa.
Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) is out for this weekend's game against the Chargers. He practiced on Wednesday, but that evidently didn't go well. His absence leaves Wayne Gallman as New York's likely lead back, although he figures to lose some snaps to RBs Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa. Consider Gallman a RB3 with upside.
After putting in a limited practice on Wednesday, Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) did not practice on Thursday. It's unclear if he suffered a setback or just got the day off. We'll know more tomorrow. If Perkins can't go against the Chargers this weekend, Wayne Gallman will be a much safer fantasy play.
X-rays came back negative on Giants RB Paul Perkins' ribs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's dealing with a bruise, and his status going forward will hinge on his pain tolerance. Of course, the Giants might be better off sitting Perkins. He's mustered just 1.9 yards per carry through 4 games. Wayne Gallman gave the backfield a bit of a jolt in Sunday's loss to the Bucs, totaling 50 yards and a score on 13 touches.
Giants RB Paul Perkins injured his ribs in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bucs. He's officially questionable to return but was shown heading back to the locker room with trainers. Wayne Gallman has taken over as New York's lead back.
ESPN's Jordan Raanan believes the Giants will expand RB Orleans Darkwa's role in Week 3 -- even saying he might be "featured." The G-Men are looking for answers after totaling just 13 points through 2 games. RB Paul Perkins has been completely ineffective, averaging a pathetic 1.9 yards per carry on 14 attempts. Darkwa has carried just 6 times but averaged 5.2 yards per. This is a backfield to avoid in Week 3, but Darkwa is worth a wait-and-see stash in deeper fantasy leagues.
Giants RB Paul Perkins carried 6 times for 33 yards in Saturday night's preseason game against the Jets. More importantly, he played 15 of the first 17 offensive snaps. RB Shane Vereen played the other 2, and RB Orleans Darkwa didn't enter until Perkins was pulled for the night. It's been a disappointing August for Perkins, but he's still on track to enter the season as New York's clear-cut starter. He's worth a shot at his late-7th-round ADP.
According to ESPN's Jordan Ranaan, Giants RB Paul Perkins hasn't "blown anyone away with his performance this summer." That, of course, comes across as a euphemism for: Perkins looks disappointing. The team has been counting on Perkins to lead the backfield in his 2nd season after it let Rashad Jennings go in the offseason. But Orleans Darkwa is reportedly pushing for more work and has already been splitting recent 1st-team reps. Shane Vereen also could add more carries to a profile that should already include leading the group in receptions. We'd still bet on Perkins leading the team in carries this season -- as of now -- but the Giants seem headed for more of a committee approach than they probably hoped heading into camp. And Perkins looks more like the bench fodder that his fantasy football draft price has made him so far than a potential mid-round steal. We'll see if he can step it up.
Giants RB Wayne Gallman is "clearly" 4th on the depth chart behind Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa, according to insider Dan Duggan. Rookies tend to start their careers buried on the depth chart, but Gallman doesn't seem to be ascending. He "has had a quiet camp," notes Duggan. Gallman isn't worth a pick in redraft leagues at this point. Perkins, meanwhile, remains locked in as New York's lead back.
ESPN's Jordan Raanan believes the Giants are "all-in" on RB Paul Perkins after only adding 4th-round rookie Wayne Gallman to the backfield this offseason. "Any last doubts the New York Giants were serious about making Paul Perkins their feature running back should be removed now that LeGarrette Blount landed in Philadelphia," Raanan writes. The G-Men reportedly "never really made a serious play for Blount." So it's Perkins' starting job to lose. He averaged just 4.1 yards per carry as a rookie. But that looks more impressive when you consider the rest of the Giants' RBs mustered just 3.5. New York's offensive line remains a concern, but volume alone could make Perkins a fantasy starter. He's currently being drafted as RB31 in MFL10s.
Giants HC Ben McAdoo on Monday told reporters that RB Paul Perkins is the team's backfield starter, according to Pro Football Talk. That's no shocking revelation, but it's notable that McAdoo talks about the 2nd-year back that way rather than saying he'll need to earn the top job. Perkins followed an impressive run at UCLA by not leading the Giants in carries until Week 16. But he did finish the year starting over Rashad Jennings, including the playoff loss at Green Bay. The team drafted Clemson RB Wayne Gallman over the weekend, but he doesn't bring NFL-starter talent. And Jennings remains unsigned. RB Shane Vereen is still around and should claim plenty of receiving work -- if he can stay healthy (a big "if"). But early fantasy drafters should treat Perkins as the top back in what could easily be a top-10 scoring and yardage offense.
The Giants selected Clemson RB Wayne Gallman in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. A big part of Clemson’s offense over the past 2 seasons, Gallman totaled 2,647 rushing yards, 378 receiving yards and 31 TDs. But he doesn’t stand out on tape and tested as a 22nd percentile athlete at his position. He at least finds opportunity in a Giants backfield currently spearheaded by 2nd-year RB Paul Perkins.
The Giants have cut RB Rashad Jennings, saving $2.5 million against the 2017 salary cap. Jennings limped his way to just 3.3 yards per carry this past season and turns 32 in March. His days as a lead back are over. Jennings' departure leaves RB Paul Perkins atop the depth chart. He closed his rookie campaign with 72 carries for 301 yards (4.2 YPC) over his final 6 outings. Perkins is the current favorite for lead-back duties, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Giants add competition this offseason. The rookie RB class looks deep.
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