Breshad Perriman Fantasy Football Outlook Improves With Jets

Breshad Perriman's fantasy football value includes big-time upside with the New York Jets.
Breshad Perriman's fantasy football value includes big-time upside with the New York Jets. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The New York Jets lost Robby Anderson to the Carolina Panthers this offseason, but they didn't wait too long to replace him. The team went out and signed Breshad Perriman, who, like Anderson, does his best work as a downfield option.

He might see fewer targets than new teammate Jamison Crowder, but Perriman should instantly step in and become the Jets' premier big-play threat, giving him some nice fantasy football upside.

Breshad Perriman Fantasy Football Outlook

Once viewed as a bust, Perriman absolutely tore it up down the stretch for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With Mike Evans and Chris Godwin losing time to injury, Perriman averaged 101.2 receiving yards per game and scored 5 TDs over the final five contests of the year.

That rate is clearly unsustainable, but Perriman is a natural fit in the Jets' offense. Last season, Anderson had a 14.6 average depth of target (aDOT), suggesting he was targeted downfield frequently. Perriman, meanwhile, posted a 16.3 aDOT.

Anderson has been a top-40 WR in standard leagues in back-to-back years playing in this offense. With Perriman likely to essentially fill the same role, he could be a solid WR3 next year, though his mini-breakout campaign proves he has the upside to do even better.

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