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RB Paul Perkins - New York Giants

5-10, 208Born: 11-16-1994College: UCLADrafted: Round 5

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Summary

The Giants are looking for an answer at running back. Head coach Ben McAdoo has vaulted the Giants offense to new heights in his three-year tenure but attempts to foster balance have failed miserably. The combination of an inferior offensive line and one-dimensional running backs has besieged the Giants ground game for too long. If there is a running back on the roster capable of solving the problem, it's Paul Perkins. As a rookie, Perkins was good-but-not-great in a part-time role. He ran for 456 yards on 112 carries and caught 15 passes for 162 yards. Solid numbers in a limited role, but hardly enough evidence to confidently forecast Perkins as a breakthrough fantasy starter. McAdoo has already named Perkins the starter, and the combination of more consistent touches with a better offensive line are reasons for optimism. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 31, 21, 22, 25, 26, 31, 31, 31, 31, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 34, 36, 38, 38, 38, 44, 45
Overall Redraft - 95, 52
RB Redraft PPR - 31, 21, 24, 25, 26, 30, 30, 30, 30, 31, 33, 33, 33, 34, 35, 36, 36, 38, 38, 38, 39, 45, 46, 47
Overall Redraft PPR - 99, 52
RB Dynasty - 31, 27, 27, 29, 30, 34, 36, 40, 53
Overall Dynasty - 108, 70

Stats and Projections

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2016 NYG 14 112 456 0 24 15 162 0
2017 PROJ-Dodds 16 185 * * 21 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 190 * * 20 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 180 * * 25 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 178 * * 19 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 79
RB: 28
Overall-PPR: 82
RB-PPR: 29

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Latest News

Giants | Paul Perkins lacks explosiveness? (Fri May 19, 10:01 PM) - New York Giants RB Paul Perkins' longest run last year was 22 yards, and his 1.55 yards after contact ranked 28th out of 42 qualified running backs.

Our View: Perkins is an elusive runner, but he's not a burner by any stretch of the imagination. As a smaller back, he shouldn't be asked to run between the tackles as that won't work consistently. The Giants should use Perkins in a RBBC (perhaps as the lead back) with rookie back Wayne Gallman. Perkins has a current ADP of RB35 (7.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Giants | Wayne Gallman to see important carries (Sat May 13, 01:01 AM) - New York Giants RB Wayne Gallman will likely serve as the primary backup to RB Paul Perkins and could see carries at the goal line, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.

Our View: Gallman is the big back in this situation, so he may play a larger role than some think. We love Perkins' ability, but as a smaller back he's likely to have his touches monitored. We could see Perkins as the lead back, the pass-catching back but Gallman the powerback, short-yardage back and goal-line back in 2017. Let's see how things unfold in training camp and the preseason.
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2017 Schedule

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3@ Philadelphia Eagles
4@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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