Breshad Perriman
Breshad Perriman
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
2021 Fantasy Outlook
From one passing game wasteland to the next. Perriman signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Lions, joining Tyrell Williams, who’s returning from a shoulder injury, second-year man Quintez Cephus and rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown, among others. In other words, the targets are wide open in Detroit, and Perriman has a chance to emerge as the team’s No. 1. The quality of the targets is another matter with Jared Goff replacing Matthew Stafford in what’s likely to be a transitional year for the Lions. At 6-2, 215, Perriman is big and physical, and he ran a blazing 4.24 40 at his 2016 Pro Day. It seems he’s been around forever, but Perriman won’t turn 28 until September, so he’s still in his late prime. That said, aside from a brief stint at the end of 2019, he’s never made good on his considerable physical gifts, so Perriman’s an interesting gamble, nothing more. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Lions in March of 2021.
Suboptimal offseason showing
WRDetroit Lions
June 10, 2021
Perriman has been less consistent than Tyrell Williams in spring practices, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
ANALYSIS
While it's too early in the offseason to come to hard conclusions, Perriman seems no higher than No. 2 on the depth chart entering training camp. A few young receivers on the depth chart below him, namely fourth-round rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown and the second-year Quintez Cephus, seem to be making a push for higher slotting as well. However, at 6-foot-2 with blazing 4.24 speed, Perriman certainly has physical tools that no other wideout on the team, besides Williams, can approach. Should Perriman stay healthy this summer, it would be a surprise if he fell any lower on the depth chart.
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How do Breshad Perriman's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
73.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.35
 
% Team Air Yards
22.1%
 
% Team Targets
12.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
15.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
51.7%
 
Drop Rate
6.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Breshad Perriman's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, and Bench Press metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.24 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump*
127 in
 
Bench Press*
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A disappointment since being taken in the first round of the 2016 draft, Perriman showed a spark at the end of last year with a 37-25-506-5 receiving line for an injury-riddled Bucs offense over the season's final five games. It was enough to land him a one-year, $8 million deal with the Jets, presumably as their top outside receiver - at least until second-round pick Denzel Mims surpasses him. At 6-2, 215, and with an off-the-charts 4.24 40 time (at his pro day), Perriman has the physical tools to be great. Almost all of the league's sub-4.3 guys are no more than six feet tall and weigh less than 200 pounds. But playing wide receiver also requires football skills, and the Jets mark Perriman's fourth team in five years for a reason. With only slot man Jamison Crowder, the rookie Mims and perpetually injured Quincy Enunwa around, Perriman will get a big chance to make good on his pedigree, should the fickle whims of Adam Gase not get in the way. Sam Darnold has been inconsistent in his career, but he has the arm strength to make use of Perriman's skills.
Up to this point, Perriman's career has been largely defined by both injury and underachievement. However, the raw physical talent embodied by Perriman's 6-2, 215-pound frame and 4.3 speed finally began to translate consistently on the field during the latter half of the 2018 campaign in Cleveland. Perriman finished the season with 16 receptions for 340 yards (21.3 YPC) and two touchdowns, with a quarter of those grabs checking in above 20 yards. With DeSean Jackson now in Philadelphia, the role of downfield threat in an offense that heavily relies on one is Perriman's for the taking, which could result in the fourth-year receiver finally paying some handsome fantasy dividends. Jackson logged 74 targets over 12 games last season under the prior offensive system, and Perriman, who's topped out at 66 targets thus far in his career, could potentially be in for a similar workload if he masters coach Bruce Arians' system and develops the necessary rapport with quarterback Jameis Winston.
Perriman's first three years in the league have been as underwhelming as any first-round receiver in recent memory. Even giving him a pass for a season-ending knee injury that wiped out his rookie season, Perriman has a grand total of 43 catches on 101 targets (42.5 percent catch rate) for 576 yards (5.7 YPT) in 27 career games. The Ravens declined his fifth-year option and there's a chance Perriman isn't even on the team by the end of the first week of training camp due to potential cap savings. If Perriman does crack the 53-man roster, there's no guarantee he's more than the fifth option at receiver. Considering that WR3 in Baltimore's offense last season saw just seven percent of the targets, that doesn't bode well for Perriman making much of an impact with whatever reps he does get. Perriman could one day tap into his first-round potential, but it's highly unlikely that it will happen in Baltimore. Perriman's first three years in the league have been as underwhelming as any first-round receiver in recent memory. Even giving him a pass for a season-ending knee injury that wiped out his rookie season, Perriman has a grand total of 43 catches on 101 targets (42.5 percent catch rate) for 576 yards (5.7 YPT) in 27 career games. The Ravens declined his fifth-year option and there's a chance Perriman isn't even on the team by the end of the preseason. If he does crack the 53-man roster, there's no guarantee he's more than the fifth option at receiver. Considering that WR3 in Baltimore's offense last season saw just seven percent of the targets, that doesn't bode well for Perriman making much of an impact with whatever reps he does get. Perriman could one day tap into his first-round potential, but it's highly unlikely that it will happen in Baltimore.
After missing his entire rookie year, Perriman was eased into the offense slowly in Year 2, only eclipsing 40 offensive snaps twice. That should change dramatically this season. The Ravens did sign Jeremy Maclin in June, but the team lost Steve Smith, Kamar AIken and TE Dennis Pitta earlier in the offseason. Perriman, Maclin and Mike Wallace should all be heavily involved, as Baltimore ranked near the top of the league in pass attempts the past two years and doesn't have much pass-catching depth beyond that trio and RB Danny Woodhead. At 6-2, 215 with blazing 4.24 40 speed, Perriman is an athletic freak - virtually no one with that weight and catch radius runs a sub 4.3 40. Last year, Perriman averaged 15.1 YPC on 66 targets, but he caught only half the passes thrown his way and needs to work on his route running. Perriman's path to a breakout may have partially been obstructed by the addition of Maclin, but it's still there for the taking if the third-year wideout displays major improvement. Perriman's case took a hit when he suffered a hamstring injury in early August and subsequently missed the rest of training camp. This marks the third time in three years that he's essentially missed all of training camp, so while the Ravens still hope to have him back by Week 1 as their No. 3 receiver, Perriman probably missed out on his chance to push Maclin and Wallace for significant playing time in two-wide formations.
A seemingly minor knee injury early in training camp wound up costing Perriman his rookie season. It turns out he partially tore his PCL, and he then partially tore the ACL in his other knee in June. Perriman did make it back for Baltimore's final preseason contest, setting him up to make his NFL regular-season debut in Week 1. Assuming that's the case, last year's 26th overall pick is one of the fastest players in the league, timed between 4.22 and 4.27 in the 40 during his UCF Pro Day. Moreover, for someone that fast, Perriman is unusually big - at 6-2, 212 he dwarfs the DeSean Jacksons and T.Y. Hiltons of the league. Perriman isn't especially polished for a first-round pick, and he'll have competition for targets in Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken and fellow burner Mike Wallace. But a big role is there for the taking, and Joe Flacco certainly has the arm to get him the ball downfield.
Taken with the 26th overall pick, Perriman was expected to compete for a Week 1 starting job in a thin receiving corps, until a knee injury on the first day of training camp kept him out for the entire preseason. He could still earn the starting job down the line, but he's in danger of missing at least the first game or two of the season, leaving Kamar Aiken as the likely starter across from Steve Smith. At 6-2, 212, with blazing speed (timed between 4.22 and 4.27 during his UCF Pro Day), Perriman could eventually take over much of Torrey Smith's deep-threat role but also has enough size to be a red-zone factor.
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Links up with Lions
WRDetroit Lions
March 18, 2021
The Lions and Perriman agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Totals 505 receiving yards in 2020
WRNew York Jets
January 3, 2021
Perriman caught three of six targets for 84 yards in Sunday's season-ending 28-14 loss to New England.
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Late-season slump continues
WRNew York Jets
December 27, 2020
Perriman caught none of his six targets and rushed once for six yards in Sunday's 23-16 win over Cleveland.
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Just one target in team's first win
WRNew York Jets
December 21, 2020
Perriman caught his lone target for 21 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams.
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Turns in full practice
WRNew York Jets
December 17, 2020
Perriman (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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