Breshad Perriman

Sports Injury Predictor


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 85%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 10.6%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 3.1
Durability: question mark 2

Medium Risk


Breshad Perriman Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Through 5 seasons, Perriman has yet to exceed 36 catches in a year.
  • He has caught just 49% of targets for his career.
  • Among 91 WRs who have seen 200+ targets since Perriman entered the league in 2016, he ranks 4th in yards per catch at 16.53.
  • Perriman has a career average target depth of 16.4, according to Pro Football Focus. Only 10 wideouts in the league topped that number last season alone.
  • Perriman joined the Lions on a 1-year, $2.5 million deal with $2 million guaranteed. Tyrell Williams got $4 million, fully guaranteed.
  • The Lions swapped Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff, which is a downgrade for deep passing.
    • Stafford threw deep (20+ yards downfield) on 12.7% of his attempts last season, vs. just 7.5% for Goff. Among their 5 shared seasons, just 1 has found Goff throw deep at a higher rate than Stafford.
    • Among 41 QBs with 15+ deep attempts last season, Goff ranked just 31st in adjusted completion rate, 32nd in passer rating and 35th in PFF passing grade.
    • Goff did grade much better as a deep passer the previous 3 seasons than he did last year:
      • 2020: 58.0 PFF grade
      • 2019: 85.2
      • 2018: 93.2
      • 2017: 90.6
  • Detroit shed 65% of last season’s targets, with Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones the biggest offseason losses. TE T.J. Hockenson accounted for more than half of the 35% that returns.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Perriman can play the deep game. But a heavy reliance on that aspect doesn’t tend to deliver regular fantasy production. He arrives in Detroit with nothing in his history to suggest he’s about to be startable in fantasy. Landing with the Lions presents target opportunity, but the team appears to prefer Tyrell Williams on the outside, and we’re not sure this offense will be able to support 2 viable fantasy wideouts. (One might be a challenge.) All told, you could make a late-draft argument…

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Breshad Perriman Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 25, 2020 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Perriman missed 1 game after suffering a concussion late in the Week 7 loss to the Bills.
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Perriman sprained his left ankle during the Week 2 game against San Francisco. He missed 3 games
Sep 29, 2019 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Perriman injured his hamstring early in the Week 4 win over the Rams in Los Angeles. He missed two games
Oct 15, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Perriman left Week 6 with a concussion and missed the following game.
Aug 1, 2017 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Perriman strained his right hamstring Aug. 1 and missed the entire preseason.
Jun 11, 2016 NFL Knee ACL Sprain Grade 2 Perriman partially tore his left ACL at a June minicamp. He had arthroscopic surgery shortly there after and returned for the 4th preseason game.
Sep 27, 2015 NFL Knee PCL Tear Grade 3 Perriman exacerbated the tear in his right PCL during pre-game warm-ups in Week 3. He had arthroscopic surgery and eventually landed on IR, missing the entire season.
Jul 30, 2015 NFL Knee PCL Sprain Grade 2 Perriman partially tore his right PCL on the 1st day of training camp. He returned to practice Sept. 24 but missed the rest of the season after a setback.
Nov 9, 2013 Non-NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Perriman left the game against Texas with a concussion and missed the following game.