Fantasy Football Absurdity Check: Should I Add Breshad Perriman?

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In week 15, Breshad Perriman finished as the top-scoring wide receiver. His three touchdown, 110-yard performance rewarded the rare owners who started him. Only owned in 11% of leagues, it’s likely he’s available in yours. But owners are still asking themselves, “should I add Breshad Perriman?”

Their hesitancy is understandable. After all, he’s in his fifth year and has never had more than 33 receptions or 500 yards in a season. His 3 touchdowns Sunday were equal to his season-high for his career. He’s on his third team in as many seasons and has a quarterback who will throw it to any open man, even if that man is on the other team. But career stats don’t matter too much when deciding whether to start a guy for 1-2 games, it’s what he’s done recently.

And recently, Breshad Perriman has been putting up numbers that could swing fantasy football leagues. Before Sunday’s huge outpouring, Perriman had two-straight weeks of double-digit scoring in HPPR. For week fantasy football finals, Mike Evans is out, Chris Godwin is likely out, and Scotty Miller is playing with hamstring issues. That makes Perriman even more attractive to Jameis Winston, who was clearly looking for him in Tampa Bay’s 38-17 win.

Next Saturday morning, the Bucs play a home game against Houston. The Texans have huge injury problems in their secondary. A.J. Brown torched them for 114 yards and a score. Everything is pointing towards Perriman having a huge opportunity to go off. So, the answer to the question, “should I pick up Breshad Perriman” is a resounding thumbs up. In other words, say yes-shad to Breshad (I already regret typing that).


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