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Samaje Perine
CIN

RB CIN

#85 Running Back

36 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 26
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 235
40 Time: 4.65

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Low Floor

1.2

DS Projection

2

Consensus

38 other sites
9

High Ceiling

3.2

Rest of
Season

Week 20 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
11 0 1.1 8.6 0 2
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Week 4
Joe Mixon’s “low-grade” ankle sprain is threatening the starter’s status for Week 5. So what would we be getting in Perine?

The 26-year-old has averaged just 3.8 yards per carry over his 5-year career (with this being the 5th). His most active season to date came as a 4th-round rookie in Washington in 2017. Perine led that team with 175 rushes, while averaging just 3.4 per rush. His 24 targets trailed Chris Thompson by a wide margin while barely exceeding the 17 Kapri Bibbs collected in just 3 games. (If you don’t remember Bibbs … that’s kinda the point.)

Perine finished that year last in Football Outsiders’ rushing DYAR and 3rd-to-last in DVOA, among 47 qualifying RBs. Pro Football Focus graded him 106th in rushing among 133 HBs.

He fared much better last season, tying for 14th at the position in PFF run grade and rating positively in the FO metrics while seeing the 2nd-most usage of his career. Of course, that amounted to just 63 carries and 12 targets.

Should he get the Week 5 start, Perine would face a Green Bay defense that ranks a lowly 27th in FO run-defense DVOA. And he’d land in an offense that has ranked 7th most run-heavy in neutral situations so far this season, according to RBSDM.com.

As long as you don’t over-commit on waiver spending or start him over a stronger option (check the Week 5 rankings), there would be some upside to Perine for Week 5. But should Mixon aggravate the ankle issue -- or suffer some other injury -- Perine doesn’t look like a player to believe strongly in.

We’ll see, too, how much of a role rookie Chris Evans would play in Mixon’s absence. Evans drew plenty of camp praise for his receiving work.

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Bengals RB Samaje Perine has been activated from the COVID list. He'll be back for Sunday's game against the Ravens to give lead back Joe Mixon a few breathers.

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The Bengals have placed RB Samaje Perine on the COVID list. His specific status isn't yet clear, but he at least looks very iffy for Week 6. Perine isn't much of a standalone fantasy option when Joe Mixon is healthy, but he did eat up 11 carries (for 59 yards) and catch 4 balls for 24 yards and a TD in Sunday's loss to the Packers. Perine played more than 3 times as many snaps as Mixon in that game and beat him in rushing attempts and targets. As long as Mixon avoids any setback with his sprained ankle, we'd assume more work for the starter in this Sunday's visit to Detroit. If Perine is out, then Chris Evans should see some involvment. We wouldn't expect him to be an option for fantasy football lineups, though.

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Redskins RB Samaje Perine returned for Thursday night's preseason finale after spraining his ankle in the 2nd exhibition. He rotated in with RB Rob Kelley and finished with 7 carries for 30 yards. (Kelley carried 11 times for 49 yards.) Perine figures to open the season 4th on Washington's depth chart behind Kelley, Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson. There's a chance he steps into a significant role at some point this year, but he's not worth a roster spot right now.

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Redskins RB Samaje Perine is "expected to miss some time" with his sprained ankle, NFL Network's Mike Garofolo reports. "Likely a week at least." That's a pretty vague timeline, but it sounds like Perine probably won't be available for Washington's 3rd preseason game. That'll give RB Rob Kelley a shot to lock up the Week 1 starting job. Kelley is worth a look in the double-digit rounds of fantasy drafts. Perine is hardly draftable right now.

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Redskins RB Samaje Perine injured his left ankle on his 1st carry of Thursday night's preseason game against the Jets. That came after RB Rob Kelley ran with QB Alex Smith and the 1st-team offense. So Perine remains behind Kelley on the depth chart and is now hurt. We'll see how long he's sidelined, but he can't afford to miss much time if he wants to pass Kelley by Week 1.

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