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Samaje Perine
ADP: 22.6
Bye: 10
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 26.8
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 240
40 Time: 4.65
SPARQx (Rank): 127.50 (90%)
Burst Score (Rank): 114.10 (28%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.63 (25%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 7.26

Samaje Perine's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#90 Running Back

49.1 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
22.6 49.5 210.4 1.2 0.5 0 23.1 166.1 0.7

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Basic StatsSamaje Perine's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Perine’s carries per game decreased by 0.5 (from 3.9 to 3.4) in his 2nd full season with the Bengals.
  • 22 of his 55 carries for the regular season came in consecutive outings (sandwiching a Week 6 inactive). Joe Mixon entered the first of those games questionable (ankle) and saw his 2 smallest playing-time shares of the year in those 2 contests.
  • Perine played no offensive snaps in the Week 18 game Mixon sat out (playoff berth clinched). Cincinnati split backfield work between Trayveon Williams and Chris Evans.
  • Evans trailed Perine by 38 carries and 14 targets in his rookie campaign. Evans drew praise last summer for his receiving work.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Cincinnati committed more to Joe Mixon on the ground throughout last season than it had previously under HC Zac Taylor, and Mixon’s receiving work picked up late in the year. There’s likely not enough room for another RB to be worth a fantasy look in any format as long as Mixon’s healthy. And it’s not clear heading into camp that Perine would assume lead-back touches even if Mixon goes down. Even on a handcuff level, you can find better late-draft RB options.

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Joe Mixon, RB CIN

11:34am EST 1/5/22

Mixon out for Week 18 with COVID

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was added to the COVID list on Wednesday. The timing here means that he can't be cleared in time for Sunday's regular-season finale vs. the Browns. Mixon should be back for the opening round of the playoffs. His absence this weekend will leave Samaje Perine as Cincinnati's likely lead back and rookie Chris Evans in a change-of-pace, pass-catching role. RB Trayveon Williams is also on the active roster.

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Bengals RB Joe Mixon injured his left ankle late in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. He never re-entered but was at least trying to keep the ankle loose by jogging on the sidelines. That at least suggests that this isn't a serious injury, but we should learn more on Monday. Samaje Perine will step in as Cincinnati's lead back if Mixon misses times.

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The Bengals list RB Joe Mixon as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the 49ers. He missed practice all week with an illness. Mixon was at least watching on the sidelines on Friday, and HC Zac Taylor said afterward that he expects Mixon to play. We’ll continue looking for updates on his status. 49ers-Bengals doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET on Sunday. Samaje Perine would be Cincinnati's lead back if Mixon is out this week.

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Bengals RB Chris Evans (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Jets. Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine will handle all of Cincinnati's backfield 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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Samaje Perine, RB CIN
Dynasty MVP 28.9
Position Rank #87 RB
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