Samaje Perine

Samaje Perine

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 236 lbsAge: 22College: OklahomaDrafted: #114 (4th Rd. by Washington)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
30th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #171
Best / Worst #75 / #249
ADP #190


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After being selected in the fourth-round of last year's draft, the Redskins apparently saw all they needed to see last year. Perine plodded his way to just 3.4 yards per carry and scoring one touchdown on 175 carries. Both he and Rob Kelley failed to distance themselves from each other, even when Chris Thompson went down with a season-ending injury. Because of that, the Redskins drafted Derrius Guice in the second-round in this year's draft. Perine is just a low-upside backup.

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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.

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Running Backs#62
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week3000.3
Last 3 Weeks3101.74.1
Season to Date46.
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ NYG3000.3
Week 16vs. DEN53035.4
Week 15vs. ARI37026.6
Week 14@ LAC45045.2
Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ ARI3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesIND, GB, BYE21st easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)NYG, JAC, TEN23rd easiest opponents
Rest of Season--11th easiest remaining opponents