Samaje Perine Injury Updates

7:09pm EDT 9/18/18

The Redskins have placed RB Rob Kelley on IR with a toe injury suffered in Week 2. It's unclear if he's a candidate to be designated to return after 8 weeks. Either way, Kelley can be dropped in all fantasy leagues. He played just 9 offensive snaps through 2 games, so there's not much fantasy impact here. Samaje Perine will step in as Washington's #3 RB but isn't worth rostering.

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.

The Redskins stopped LSU RB Derrius Guice’s slide, taking him with the 59th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Guice reportedly slipped due to a bad pre-draft process which included missing meetings and workouts. Off-field stuff aside, he’s a borderline 1st-round talent. Guice was uber-productive on the ground for the Tigers, totaling 3,074 yards and 29 TDs on a 6.5 yards-per-carry average over the past 3 seasons. He ripped off 7.8 yards per carry across 2015 and 2016 in the same backfield as Leonard Fournette, who averaged 6.5 in those 2 seasons (although Fournette played through an ankle injury in 2016). Guice dealt a knee injury last year and saw his yards per carry dip to 5.3. When healthy, though, this guy is a explosive, tenacious runner who’s drawn Marshawn Lynch comps. The biggest question with Guice is his pass-catching ability. He caught just 32 balls over the past 3 seasons — although it’s worth noting that this current LSU offense doesn’t use its RBs in the passing game. Fournette, for example, totaled 40 receptions in 3 college seasons and then caught 36 balls as a rookie. This is a nice landing spot for Guice, who will only need to beat out Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley for the lead ball-carrying role. RB Chris Thompson will continue to dominate the pass-catching work.

Redskins RB Samaje Perine injured his ankle early in Sunday's finale against the Giants and will not return. He finishes his rookie season with just 3.4 yards per carry on 175 attempts. Perine will need to earn a role in Washington's 2018 backfield this offseason.

Redskins RB Samaje Perine injured his groin in Thursday's practice, HC Jay Gruden said. Gruden called it a "minor" issue but admitted that Perine's status for this weekend's game against the Broncos is uncertain. The rookie was a shaky fantasy play even before this injury. His absence would leave Washington with RBs Kapri Bibbs and LeShun Daniels.

The Redskins have RB Samaje Perine listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Giants with a finger injury. He was limited in practice all week, but we've heard nothing to suggest that he's in any danger of missing this one -- or even being limited. Go ahead and keep Perine penciled into fantasy lineups. We'll get his official status around 7 pm ET tomorrow night.

Redskins RB Samaje Perine has been diagnosed with a bruised hand and is considered "day-to-day," according to ESPN's John Keim. It's good news -- although the fact that he lost another fumble on what sounds like a minor injury probably won't sit well with HC Jay Gruden. Perine struggled to just 2.6 yards per carry before going down. We'll track both his and Rob Kelley's (ribs) practice participation this week. RB Mack Brown is next in line if neither guy can play against the Chiefs on Monday night.

Redskins RB Samaje Perine suffered a hand injury in the 2nd half of Sunday night's win over the Raiders. We haven't heard any other details yet. With RB Rob Kelley also out with his rib injury, Mack Brown took over as Washington's lead back, carrying 6 times for 27 yards down the stretch. He's worth scooping up in deep leagues while we wait to learn more about Perine and Kelley's Week 4 availability.

 
 
 

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