College: Oklahoma | 3 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 240 lbs
Birth Date: 9/16/1995
Depth Chart: RB1.4
2019 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 248 RB
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Former Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Sept. 1, according to a source. The team also claimed WR Pharoh Cooper from the Arizona Cardinals.
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine was released Saturday, Aug. 31.
Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine carried the ball five times for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Ravens. This was about on par with what he had done all preseason, except teammate Byron Marshall took advantage of his own opportunities with 45 yards on eight carries. There wasn't much in the form of numbers that separated Perine and Marshall until Thursday night, but now Marshall clearly has had the best single-game performance of the summer, which might be all it takes to land him a roster spot and leave Perine as the odd man out. From a fantasy perspective, the one who is defeated in this competition could actually wind up with better fantasy value if a new team with a less crowded backfield takes him in. Even so, that's a pretty big "if."
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (undisclosed) worked with the rehab group during practice Sunday, Aug. 25.
Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine carried the ball four times for 16 yards in Thursday's preseason game, with his highlight coming in the form of a three-yard touchdown trot. Perine's teammate and ostensible lone competition for the fourth RB spot, Byron Marshall, racked up only 11 yards on as many carries. Neither Perine nor Marshall have looked the least bit interesting this preseason outside of the touchdown by the former, so it's anyone's guess as to whether Thursday's performances helped or hurt either in the depth chart battle. Either way, keep your distance from this situation in all fantasy formats.
Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine has carried the ball 11 times for 14 total yards in two preseason games. The fact that he has been slightly more utilized than Byron Marshall might indicate Washington's preference between the two, but his near-total ineffectiveness can't be doing him any favors as he seeks out the fourth RB role on the depth chart. Perine doesn't figure into the fantasy equation one way or the other at the start of the season. His inability to show any flashes in the preseason suggests he isn't even a viable option in the case of an injury to any of the Redskins' top options.
Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine received six carries in Thursday's preseason opener, turning his half dozen opportunities into an unimpressive 13 yards. The top of Washington's running back depth chart is all but spoken for, with Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson figuring to share the ground game early on while Chris Thompson maintains the pass-catching responsibilities. Perine's inability to put forth any eye-catching numbers in his first preseason action won't help his cause as he tries to break camp in a reserve role. Even Guice and Peterson could wind up frustrating fantasy owners if the Redskins do indeed employ a timeshare, so Perine is nowhere near the fantasy radar.
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that running back Samaje Perine has been the most impressive back in spring practices. The 23-year-old was active for only five games in 2018 and had eight rushing attempts after running the ball 175 times for 603 yards and a score in his rookie season. Ball-security issues have really plagued Perine early in his career, and he's also buried on the depth chart behind Derrius Guice, Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson. Perine would need an injury or two ahead of him to have some intrigue in fantasy.
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine was considered the 'most impressive back this spring' by head coach Jay Gruden, according to ESPN's John Keim.
Fantasy Spin: Perine has essentially been a league-average back since entering the league in 2017 and contributes very little in the passing game. Furthermore, Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice and Chris Thompson are almost assuredly going to be the top three backs this fall. While owners should keep an eye out for more praise from Gruden on Perine moving forward, he'll be lucky to be active on game day more than a handful of times this fall barring injuries to the players in front of him on the depth chart.