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Gase: Breshad Perriman is ‘trending in the right direction’ to play Week 6

Breshad Perriman could make his return from injury against the Dolphins in Week 6.

Breshad Perriman of the New York Jets in action against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium on September 20, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 49ers defeated the Jets 31-13. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Friday update: Jets coach Adam Gase says that Breshad Perriman’s ankle is “trending in the right direction” for Sunday, per Ralph Vacchiano. He won’t be a fantasy play coming off of injury, but he has the upside to be worth an add once he and Sam Darnold are fully back.

The New York Jets could get a boost at wide receiver in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins, as Breshad Perriman is on pace to play again for the first time since Week 2. Perriman has been dealing with a hamstring injury but returned to practice on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

Perriman has only caught five passes for 29 yards in the two games he’s played this year but has proven to be a quality deep threat when he’s on. He ended 2019 by tallying three straight 100-yard games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and could become a quality WR2 alongside Jamison Crowder, who has carried the Jets’ receiving corps with three 100-yard games in three starts, in Week 6.

If Perriman is limited in his return Jeff Smith could continue to have a significant role. Smith led the Jets with 11 targets in Week 5 and has speed comparable to Perriman’s.