Nick Perry
Nick Perry
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Green Bay Packers
IR
Injury Knee
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Perry registered a career-high 11 sacks in just 14 games in 2016, and the Packers signed him to a lengthy extension to remain the team's top pass rusher. However, as has been the case frequently in Perry's six-year career - just once has he played more than 14 games - he was slowed by injuries and finished the year with just seven sacks, including none after Week 9. Seven sacks over the eight games the Packers played up to that point is actually pretty impressive, but the lack of production after that - coupled with the health issues - is worrisome. The Packers designed Perry's contract to get out of it after 2018 if needed, so he is going to turn things around at least to some degree in order to avoid possibly being a cap casualty. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $59 million contract with the Packers in March of 2017.
Lands on injured reserve
LBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
November 24, 2018
Perry (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Perry missed his first game of the season at Seattle last week and was already ruled out for Sunday's game at Minnesota. The 28-year-old dealt with a concussion in addition to ankle and knee issues as he will finish the season on IR for the third time in his career. Perry had only 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks in nine games, posting the worst numbers since his rookie season in 2012, when he played only six games. Kyler Fackrell will step into a starting role at outside linebacker -- he already leads the team with eight sacks -- while Reggie Gilbert serves as the primary backup.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review
How do Nick Perry's measurables compare to other linebackers?
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.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
265 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.55 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.66 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.25 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
35 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Nick Perry
Gameday Injuries: Week 12
November 25th
Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a Week 12 injury report that's bursting at the seams with relevant fantasy names and lets you know which are trending in the right direction as of early Sunday morning.
Game Spotlight: Seattle vs. Green Bay
November 15th
With Chris Carson back in the starting lineup against a beat up Green Bay defense, the runner figures to be the good kind of chalk on single-game slates.
IDP Analysis: Week 10 Matchups
November 6th
Eagles pass rushers Fletcher Cox, et al. should have a big game against a Cowboys offensive unit that will probably have to throw more often than they’d like.
Gameday Injuries: Week 4
Gameday Injuries: Week 4
September 30th
September 30th
Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a Week 4 injury report that has no shortage of key names and provides you the latest updates as of early Sunday morning.
NFL Game Previews: Chiefs-Broncos
September 27th
Erik Siegrist analyzes the Monday matchup as Patrick Mahomes looks to keep the good times rolling against the Broncos.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2016 was a breakout year for Perry, who set career highs in several categories, most importantly tackles and sacks. He dealt with the injury bug again like he has frequently during his career, but the Packers were willing to overlook that and sign him to a multi-year extension during the offseason. When -- if -- healthy, Perry is now one of the top pass-rushers in the league.
Perry may not ever be able to shed the bust label he's been tagged with since flopping as a first-round draft pick, but he proved enough in 2015 to earn another contract with Green Bay and figures to return in a role off the edge. However, he is unlikely to earn enough playing time to warrant IDP consideration.
Perry can expect to see plenty of snaps at the outside linebacker position with Clay Matthews likely spending running downs at inside linebacker. While Perry has struggled with injury and inconsistent play, the Packers are hoping for a breakout season from the former first round pick. He showed flashes of his potential at points in 2014, and could carry that into more consistent production in the 2015 season.
Perry played in just 11 games for the Packers in 2013, recording 28 tackles (20 solo) along with four sacks while missing five games with various injuries. The 2012 first-round draft pick has struggled to stay on the field for the Packers, also playing in only six games in his rookie season before suffering a torn ACL. Since Perry hasn’t filled the pass-rushing role opposite Clay Matthews as the team had hoped, the Packers brought in Julius Peppers in the offseason to fill the void. The move will impact Perry directly, as Peppers will likely slide into the outside linebacker slot while Perry will be largely relegated to backup duties. His numbers for 2014 should decline further from the first two seasons, but with Peppers playing the “elephant” spot for the Packers, consisting of him playing in multiple positions, Perry could still see the field in certain packages.
Perry will line up as a starter at outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews. He played in six games last season, before being placed on injured reserve with wrist and knee injuries. He could provide a strong pass-rushing presence with attention focused on Matthews.
The 2012 first round draft pick is expected to start at outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews. In 2011, the Packers' defense struggled, and much of that blame fell on the shoulders of those playing the outside linebacker role that Perry is stepping into. With many defenses likely to key in on Matthews, Perry should have plenty of opportunities to make his mark as a force in the pass rush.
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Ruled out again
LBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
November 23, 2018
Perry (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
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Won't play Week 11
LBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
November 14, 2018
Perry (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Seahawks.
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Won't return Week 10
LBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
November 11, 2018
Perry (knee) will not return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
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Exits game with knee injury
LBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
November 11, 2018
Perry is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins due to a knee injury.
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Active Sunday
LBGreen Bay Packers
November 4, 2018
Perry (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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