RB - NYJ
This Week Outlook
Rookie La'Mical Perine has tested positive for COVID-19, per head coach Adam Gase. He's been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Perine was the first Jets player to test positive this season and contract tracing is underway, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN. More players could wind up testing positive so stay tuned on that front. Perine wraps up his rookie campaign with 232 rushing yards (3.6 YPC) and two touchdowns across 10 games. He also posted 11 receptions for 63 yards.
La'Mical Perine rushed nine times for 30 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for 14 yards in the Jets' Week 16 win over the Browns.
Perine once again received fewer carries than Frank Gore. The rookie RB will remain unplayable for fantasy purposes in Week 17 against the Patriots.
Jets RB La’Mical Perine (ankle) has been activated off the IR.
Perine will likely return to the lineup in Week 16 against the Browns, but he’ll be joining a now crowded backfield with Frank Gore and Ty Johnson. It’ll be hard to trust any Jets RB against the Browns this weekend.
Jets RB La'Mical Perine (ankle) is returning to practice on Wednesday.
This activates Perine's three-week window to return from IR. He currently looks to be on track to play in Week 15, but we'll monitor his practice reports throughout the week. Coach Adam Gase recently said that Frank Gore isn't going to be benched this season, which makes this backfield one to avoid for fantasy purposes.
La'Mical Perine was placed on IR with a high-ankle sprain following an injury he suffered in Week 11. He is eligible to return from IR and should be back at practice this week.
The fourth-round rookie running back showed a few flashes throughout his rookie year but has been otherwise underwhelming while splitting carries with veteran Frank Gore. Now, with Ty Johnson in the mix, Perine should struggle to see any volume that would make him fantasy-relevant. Once you combine the depth chart woes, the Jets winless record, and the notoriously long recovery time for a high-ankle sprain, it's clear that Perine shouldn't be valued as anything more than a lottery ticket pickup in deep leagues.