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.

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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.

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