By Derek Brown (FantasyPros), Thu, Sep 1st 2022, 10:27am EDT
Samaje Perine should still be considered the primary backup to Joe Mixon despite social media's obsession with Chris Evans. Perine has done nothing over the last two seasons to lose the role as he's been excellent when called upon. Since 2020 he's ranked fourth and 18th in yards after contact per attempt (minimum 50 carries, per PFF). Last year he also finished 31st in yards per route run among running backs (minimum 20 targets, per PFF). While Evans might arguably be the better passing down back, if Mixon were to go down, Perine would own the early down work with the upside to take all the action.