% chance misses at least 2 quarters
1- 17√1-% Inj/Season
Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable
Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly
|Jun 4, 2013||NFL||Back Vertebral Disc Hernia||Pierre-Paul underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back on June 4 but was ready for the start of the regular season.|
|Nov 24, 2013||NFL||Shoulder|
|Jul 4, 2015||NFL||Hand Metacarpal Fracture||Pierre-Paul had to have his right index finger amputated after a fireworks accident. He also suffered a fractured thumb. Pierre-Paul returned to play the final 8 games of the season.|
|Dec 4, 2016||NFL||Inguinal Groin Sports Hernia||Pierre-Paul had sports-hernia surgery and missed the final 4 games of the regular season -- plus the Giants' 1 playoff game.|
|May 2, 2019||NFL||Cervical Neck Fracture||Pierre-Paul suffered a fractured neck in a car accident. He missed six opening games of 2019 season|
|Jun 26, 2020||NFL||Knee MCL Tear Grade 3||Pierre-Paul had arthroscopic surgery on his knee on June 26|
JPP's top-3 finish among D-linemen last year means you don't really need to make a case for him ranking this high. Rather, the question is why not rank him higher?
It's simple, really. Pierre-Paul isn't the most efficient pass-rusher around. He played the 2nd most pass-rushing snaps among all edge players last season, yet tied for just 22nd in total pressures (with Maxx Crosby). JPP delivered 2 fewer QB hits (16) than he did in 6 fewer games in 2019.
His fantasy stats benefited from a pair of INTs -- his first since 2013 -- a career-high 4 forced fumbles and 2 recoveries. JPP also defensed 6 total passes, 2 more than his combined total for the previous 2 seasons.
Pierre-Paul has always been a cross-category scoring threat, his primary appeal. But there are more efficient pass-rushers and tacklers around, making them safer week-to-week bets. Heading into his age-32 season, there's also risk that JPP loses some big-play flair.
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