New York Giants
  • 5'10"
  • 208
  • 23
  • 2 years
  • UCLA
  • 2016 R5 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 NYG 14 136 112 456 4.1 0 0 24 15 162 0 618 0 0 1 0
  Avg 11 89 72 259 3.0 0 0 17 11 99 0 357 0 0 1 0

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 NYG 7 41 32 61 1.9 0 0 9 7 35 0 96 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/2/2017 11:50am ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 2.

    Huddle Up: As has been well documented, Perkins has been a no show this season even when healthy. He'll really have to tick his game up a few notches if he wants to earn his starting job back from Orleans Darkwa. With Perkins behind him, Darkwa is an RB2 or flex consideration in Week 9.

  • Posted: 11/1/2017 12:54pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Nov. 1.

    Huddle Up: It looks like Perkins will be able to return to the field this weekend barring any setbacks. Unfortunately, he has done next to nothing as New York's starting running back this year. Orleans Darkwa, and even Wayne Gallman, remain better fantasy options until Perkins can get his head on straight.

  • Posted: 10/20/2017 8:12am ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) is out for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Orleans Darkwa took control of the backfield last week with 21 carries for 117 yards against the best defense against RBs in the league this season. The Seattle Seahawks have been good as well, but Darkwa makes a solid flex choice.

  • Posted: 10/13/2017 7:29am ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Wayne Gallman has a rough matchup against the Denver Broncos, which limits any upside his increased usage would bring. He's a risky flex play this week.

  • Posted: 10/12/2017 9:11am ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) remains out of practice Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Huddle Up: Wayne Gallman had an 11-57-0 rushing line and a 5-25-0 receiving line last week. He'll be a flex option in a rough matchup against the Denver Broncos if Perkins can't go.

  • Posted: 10/6/2017 7:58am ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Wayne Gallman should be scooped up off waivers if nothing else but to block other owners. He had 42 yards rushing and a receiving touchdown last week. The rookie out of Clemson has some uncertainty, but that's actually a good thing. You know what you have in Perkins and Shane Vereen. While Vereen has some PPR pop, he offers nothing in terms of rushing. Gallman could be a flex possibility against the Los Angeles Chargers.

  • Posted: 10/5/2017 1:30pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 5.

    Huddle Up: Perkins' availability for Week 5 is uncertain at this point, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Shane Vereen and Wayne Gallman probably would share snaps if Perkins is ruled out and could be flex options in some leagues if owners are looking for bye week replacements.

  • Posted: 10/4/2017 4:26pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.

    Huddle Up: Perkins should have a decent chance to play in Week 5 as long as he can handle the pain from his injured ribs. He has only rushed for 61 yards on 32 carries this season and should only be considered a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 10:52am ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) had X-rays on his bruised ribs, which were negative. It's likely to be a pain tolerance issue moving forward.

    Huddle Up: Perkins is averaging 1.9 yards per rush this season in what has been a total bust thus far. He still has roster value in deeper formats, but that is dissipating.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 8:25pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) exited against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a rib injury Sunday, Oct. 1, and did not return.

    Huddle Up: Perkins has been ineffective all year, and even if the injury isn't serious, he may have opened the door for rookie Wayne Gallman. Hang on to Perkins for now, but Gallman is also worth scooping up off waivers heading into Week 5.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 4:32pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins rushed nine times for 22 yards in Week 3 against the Eagles and he posted two grabs for eight yards on his only two targets.

    Huddle Up: Perkins and fan favorite Orleans Darkwa are giving the G-Men absolutely nothing on the ground, forcing Eli Manning to heave it early and often. Darkwa left with a back injury, so perhaps Perkins gets more touches and fantasy value in Week 4 at Tampa Bay, although he'd only be worth a roll of the dice in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 9/18/2017 9:15pm ET

    New York Giants rookie RB Paul Perkins rushed seven times for 10 yards in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions on Monday, Sept. 18, while added two catches for 12 yards.

    Huddle Up: Perkins really struggled in the run game, and the offensive line certainly wasn't blowing open holes for Perkins or the rest of the tailbacks to run through. Unless the O-line for the Giants improves dramatically it will really hold down the fantasy value of Perkins going forward. The Giants meet the Eagles on the road in Week 3.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 10:07pm ET

    New York Giants rookie RB Paul Perkins carried seven times for just 16 yards in Week 1 at Dallas and he hauled in two receptions for nine yards.

    Huddle Up: There was no running game to speak of for the G-Men in this one, mostly because the Giants didn't have Odell Beckham Jr. on the field to open anything up. They'll look for better results in Week 2 against the Lions.

  • Posted: 8/13/2017 8:55am ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins has not 'blown anyone away with his performance this summer,' according to ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan. He also drew criticism from head coach Ben McAdoo for his inability to get a first down on one of his few carries in the team's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 'He has to make (that safety) miss and he has to run him over. We have to at least get a first down on that play,' McAdoo said.

    Huddle Up: Orleans Darkwa has reportedly split some first-team reps with Perkins recently, which is obviously not a good sign. Perkins' upside was already a bit limited given the Giants' desire to use a committee, but it was assumed he would have a fairly good grasp on early-down duties. The second-year back is little more than a fantasy RB4 and will probably remain that way in 2017.

  • Posted: 6/7/2017 4:23pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins has the skills to become a three-down running back, according to running backs coach Craig Johnson.

    Huddle Up: Perkins is considered the leading candidate for the starting running back and could be on the field for most of the snaps if he shows he can be a receiver out of the backfield and be a pass blocker. Owners probably should consider Perkins as a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 5/19/2017 7:01pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: Perkins might not break a lot of big runs, but he was the best back the Giants had last year and will open 2017 as the starter. He could sneak into RB2 territory.

  • Posted: 5/12/2017 10:01pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: The Giants have been searching for a lead back for a while, so Gallman could carve out a steady role as a rookie. The potential for carries in the red zone makes him worth grabbing in the final rounds of drafts.

  • Posted: 5/1/2017 1:32pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins will be the starting running back, head coach Ben McAdoo announced Monday, May 1.

    Huddle Up: Perkins was clearly the most talented running back on the Giants in his first professional season last year. He was given more opportunities later on and even saw 13 touches in a playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. Perkins will lose some touches to Shane Vereen and Wayne Gallman, among others, but with Rashad Jennings gone he should still be viewed as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.

  • Posted: 4/23/2017 2:48pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins said his goal is to become a three-down running back for the Giants.

    Huddle Up: Perkins likely is considered the starting running back at this point, but the Giants are believed to be looking for another running back to pair with Perkins. He probably would be used more in the passing game if the Giants added another running back. Perkins probably can be considered a No. 3 running back in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/8/2017 5:45pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins finished with 10 carries for 30 yards in a 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 8.

    Huddle Up: On the plus side, Perkins led the team in carries and looks to have a shot at opening 2017 as the lead back. He has RB3 potential and is worth keeping an eye on throughout the offseason.

  • Posted: 1/4/2017 8:11am ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins should be the starting running back for the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Perkins started in Week 17 and delivered the only 100-yard rushing game for the team this season. His yardage has increased in each of the past six games, and his blocking has improved.

    Huddle Up: The Packers have been solid against running backs the last five weeks, and Perkins will probably share the load with Rashad Jennings. He's more of a secondary option in playoff leagues.

  • Posted: 12/22/2016 9:21pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins tied a season high with 15 carries for 68 yards and added one catch for nine yards in a 24-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Dec. 22.

    Huddle Up: Perkins seems to be grabbing the reins in the backfield, and he could be a flex option in Week 17 against a Washington team that has struggled to defend the run.

  • Posted: 12/18/2016 1:57pm ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins had 11 carries and 56 yards Sunday, Dec. 18, in a 17-6 win over the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Perkins and Rashad Jennings are a running back by committee, so if you own one you should own the other just in case. Perkins has some good qualities, but consider the Giants just signed Shane Vereen and that backfield is getting crowded.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 8:39pm ET

    New York Giants rookie RB Paul Perkins rushed nine times for 29 yards in the Week 12 game against the Cleveland Browns, and he added two receptions for 14 yards on his only two targets.

    Huddle Up: Perkins has nine or more touches in four straight outings, but he hasn't done a ton with his snaps. He is averaging just 3.5 yards per carry this season and he has yet to find the end zone on 45 total touches this season. He is only worth rostering in the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @DAL 7 16 0 2 9 0
2 DET 7 10 0 2 12 0
3 @PHI 9 22 0 2 8 0
4 @TB 9 13 0 1 6 0
7 SEA 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 LAR 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @SF 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
3 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @MIN 2 8 0 2 72 0
5 @GB 2 9 0 1 13 0
6 BAL 2 10 0 2 16 0
7 @LAR 4 12 0 1 4 0
9 PHI 11 32 0 3 15 0
10 CIN 9 31 0 0 0 0
11 CHI 4 16 0 2 19 0
12 @CLE 9 29 0 2 14 0
13 @PIT 7 38 0 0 0 0
14 DAL 15 45 0 1 0 0
15 DET 11 56 0 0 0 0
16 @PHI 15 68 0 1 9 0
17 @WAS 21 102 0 0 0 0
P1 @GB 10 30 0 3 27 0

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