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RB Countdown: No. 30 Paul Perkins

What can you expect from New York Giants running back Paul Perkins in 2017? At RotoViz, our motto is Seeing is believing. Our team leverages various internal apps and external resources to make that motto come to fruition. This series will provide you a fantasy outlook on our top-40 RBs according to projected points in PPR formats. My intent is to provide you a line of sight on the pros, cons, and projections for these RBs to empower you to make educated decisions on draft day.

Paul Perkins

Perkins only logged 289 snaps during his rookie season, playing behind Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen.1 He touched the football or was targeted on 47 percent of them, which gave him a line of 127 touches and 618 total yards. Perkins closed the season strong over the last four games. He managed double-digit carries in each, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Perkins had 62 carries for 271 yards over that time frame. Perkins had a full NFL offseason to improve heading into the 2017 season. He only attended two minicamps prior to training camp last season. NFL rookies are tapped with getting physically acclimated to the pro game in addition to grasping complex offenses and defenses. The word on the street suggests Perkins had a productive offseason and is entering training camp as the Giants starting RB. The team’s offensive coaching staff believes he could be deployed as a workhorse RB. What effect will the Giants offensive line have on Perkins outlook this season? Will he be used more as a receiver out of the backfield? How many touches will RBs Vereen and Orleans Darkwa receive? Can a bounceback from Eli Manning have a positive impact on Perkins’ outlook in 2017? I will address these questions and more while discussing the pros and cons of his role as part of the Giants RB by committee.
  1. Vereen’s season ended abruptly due to a torn triceps five games in and Jennings became increasingly ineffective throughout the season.  (back)

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