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Running Back, New York Giants

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Draft: 2016 Round 5 (10)
College: UCLA
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 208 DOB: 1994-11-16 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#61 7 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2016 NYG 13 112 456 4.1 0 24 15 162 10.8 0 61.8 4.8
2016 (Projected) NYG   72 315 4.4 1   14 105 7.5 0 48.0  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Predictions for the rookie runner out of UCLA will likely be all over the place. The Giants used a fifth round pick on the “complete” running back, and some fantasy owners likely envision him taking over the reins from the pedestrian Rashad Jennings as early as Week 1. It should be noted, however, that most rookie runners not taken in the first round of the NFL draft fail to supplant the incumbent during their first season, and beat writer Ralph Vacchiano codified those thoughts when predicting that Perkins would not make much of an impact this season. Perkins has the talent and ability to eventually surpass the aging Jennings on the depth chart, but owners will need to be patient as an early season role of 4-6 carries a game is likely the best case scenario at this point. Perkins was a solid three down back at UCLA, showing good lateral quickness and the ability to run inside despite being somewhat “small” at 208 pounds. Perkins long term NFL success is not a given with a late round pedigree, but he should be talented enough to capitalize during any opportunity he is given to be a featured back. With Jennings being 31 years of age and Shane Vereen mostly a disappointment running the ball during his first season in New York, it’s not terribly difficult to imagine Perkins carving out playing time as the season progresses.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Rashad Jennings
RB2RB2 Paul Perkins
RB3RB3 Bobby Rainey
RB4RB4 Shane Vereen
RB5RB5 Orleans Darkwa
RB6RB6 Will Johnson
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Rashad Jennings, Victor Cruz cut by Giants
Giants clearing cap space
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Feb 13, 2:00 pm

New York Giants
The team released popular wide receiver Victor Cruz, the team announced Tuesday, marking the end of one of the more entertaining and improbable careers in Giants history. The team also released running back Rashad Jennings. Cruz was due to earn $6.4 million in base salary in 2017 and $7.4 million in 2018 on his contract with the Giants. (Newsday)

FFToday's Take: Cruz had a limited role in the Giants offense last season (30 rec, 586 yds, 1 TD)... his first season since tearing his patellar tendon in 2014. He'll hit the free agent market looking for a No.2 role but will likely have to settle for something less. Jennings saw his snaps decline to rookie Paul Perkins towards the end of 2016. Perkins as the inside track on lead RB duties for the Giants next season.


Giants to stick with RBBC
Paul Perkins, Rashad Jennings expected to split carries
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jan 5, 5:15 pm

New York Giants
Giants OC Mike Sullivan says Paul Perkins and Rashad Jennings complement each other well. Expect the Giants to use both a good amount. (Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This makes perfect sense, as Jennings has 198 yards rushing on 66 carries since the start of December, while Perkins has 309 yards on 69 attempts over the same five-game stretch. A recent re-commitment to the running game has allowed the Giants to move up to 29th in the league in rushing, so it is fair to say owners should be shying away from this duo in playoff leagues anyway. This news just makes starting either one less attractive than it already was.


Injury Vereen re-injures triceps
Same injury cost him nine games earlier this season
By: Doug Orth | Mon Dec 19, 6:40 pm

New York Giants
HC Ben McAdoo on RB Shane Vereen: "Shane re-injured his triceps. It's unfortunate. He worked his tail off to get back to where he was." (Art Stapleton on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Vereen only saw five touches in the two games he returned for, so he wasn't exactly being asked to take over his early-season role, which had him working as the lead back at times. He's likely to be placed on IR shortly. Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins will likely continue sharing work in his absence, but neither back should be expected to emerge as a fantasy starter for the remainder of the season.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
4 at MIN L 10-24 2 8 4.0 0 3 2 72 36.0 0 8.0
5 at GB L 16-23 2 9 4.5 0 2 1 13 13.0 0 2.2
6 BAL W 27-23 2 10 5.0 0 2 2 16 8.0 0 2.6
7 at LAR W 17-10 4 12 3.0 0 1 1 4 4.0 0 1.6
9 PHI W 28-23 11 32 2.9 0 3 3 15 5.0 0 4.7
10 CIN W 21-20 9 31 3.4 0 3 0 0 - 0 3.1
11 CHI W 22-16 4 16 4.0 0 2 2 19 9.5 0 3.5
12 at CLE W 27-13 9 29 3.2 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 4.3
13 at PIT L 14-24 7 38 5.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
14 DAL W 10-7 15 45 3.0 0 1 1 0 0.0 0 4.5
15 DET W 17-6 11 56 5.1 0 1 0 0 - 0 5.6
16 at PHI L 19-24 15 68 4.5 0 2 1 9 9.0 0 7.7
17 at WAS W 19-10 21 102 4.9 0 2 0 0 - 0 10.2
WC at GB L 13-38 10 30 3.0 0 5 3 27 9.0 0 5.7
WC = Wild-Card

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