Samaje Perine

Samaje Perine

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 240 lbsAge: 24College: OklahomaDrafted: #114 (4th Rd. by Washington)

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Samaje Perine sees four touches with Chris Thompson out

Washington running back Samaje Perine rushed two times for 20 yards and caught two passes for eight yards in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Impact

Perine took a back seat to Adrian Peterson and Kapri Bibbs with Chris Thompson out of the lineup and appears to be at least another injury or two away from any kind of relevance in fantasy.

Mike Maher49 weeks ago
Samaje Perine sees limited work in win

Samaje Perine carried the ball once for three yards and caught his only target for -3 yards Sunday against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact

Perine saw his first work of the season thanks to the injury to Chris Thompson. Perine will return to fantasy irrelevance when Thompson is back from injury.

Blaine Blontz52 weeks ago
Samaje Perine a healthy scratch for Week 2

The Washington Redskins listed running back Samaje Perine among their inactive players for the team's home opener against Indianapolis. Perine did not play in Week 1 and has fallen behind Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley.

Fantasy Impact

Peterson's emergence has relegated Perine to having no role. Perine was rumored to be a potential option in short yardage, but Peterson has that job for the time being. There's no reason to own Perine in fantasy unless you're in a really deep dynasty league and even then, it's hard to envision him making any impact.

Samaje Perine leaves game with ankle injury

Washington running back Samaje Perine was forced out of the Redskins' second preseason game of the year after just one carry. Perine injured his ankle after busting loose for a 30-yard gain off right tackle in the first quarter.

Fantasy Impact

Rob Kelley took the start and was unimpressive before Perine sprinted for his big gainer. After losing Derrius Guice for the season last week, the Redskins are hurting for running back depth. The early prognosis of a sprained ankle would bring a sigh of relief to Washington.

Samaje Perine to be short-yardage back

Washington Post columnist Rick Snider thinks that the Redskins could feature second-year running back Samaje Perine as a short-yardage specialist. "Rookie second-round pick Derrius Guice is expected to be the opening-day starter," wrote Snider. "Second-year back Samaje Perine is the short-yardage runner, and Chris Thompson is the third-down back." If these roles hold up, Rob Kelley will have a tough time making Washington's 53-man roster.

Fantasy Impact

It makes sense, as Perine is listed at 236 pounds and led the Redskins with 24 red-zone totes last year, which was twice as many as Kelley got. Guice has excellent size himself, so he could easily command a share of short-yardage looks. It's obviously early in the process, but it will be interesting to see how the Washington backfield shapes up in July.