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Samaje Perine

RB DEN

College: Oklahoma | 7 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 236 lbs
Birth Date: 1995-09-16
2024 Bye Week: 14

Total Pts: 81
Avg Pts: 4.76
Rank: 45 RB

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2024 RTSports Outlook

Perine had a productive first season with the Broncos. He had just 238-rushing yards but was still 40th overall in fantasy running back scoring because of his work in the passing game. Perine had a career-high 50 receptions. He served as the third-down back for the Broncos and did well in that role. He had four games with double-digit fantasy points. Expect him to serve a similar role this season. Perine has 25-plus receptions three straight seasons. Perine does well between the tackles and has a knack for finding the end zone. He doesn't have great moves in space, though, and doesn't break a lot of big plays to the outside. Perine is an improved pass catcher as evident by his numbers the past few seasons.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Perine is a good late-round pick for fantasy teams. He has a decent floor because of his work in the passing game. He won't post big weekly numbers but will at least put up some numbers each week. Perine should be considered a top-40 fantasy back. He should be able to get around 700 total yards, 40 receptions and four or so scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

In his first year with the Denver Broncos in 2023, running back Samaje Perine was effective in a pass-catching role out of the backfield, posting career-highs in receptions (50), targets (56), and receiving yards (455) in 17 games (one start). However, he found the end zone just once and never established himself in a committee involving Javonte Williams and the undrafted Jaleel McLaughlin. With the addition of rookie Audric Estime to Denver's RB room, there's a chance that Perine won't even make the roster out of training camp with a non-guaranteed $3 million salary in 2024. If the 28-year-old sticks around, he's unlikely to see an increase in carries as long as Williams and Estime stay healthy. In purely a limited pass-catching/special teams role in an offense that could take a step back in 2024 with the uncertainty under center, it's hard to justify using a roster spot on Perine, even in PPR leagues.

In his first year with the Denver Broncos in 2023, running back Samaje Perine was effective in a pass-catching role out of the backfield, posting career-highs in receptions (50), targets (56), and receiving yards (455) in 17 games (one start). However, he found the end zone just once and never established himself in a committee involving Javonte Williams and the undrafted Jaleel McLaughlin. With the addition of rookie Audric Estime to Denver's RB room, there's a chance that Perine won't even make the roster out of training camp with a non-guaranteed $3 million salary in 2024. If the 28-year-old sticks around, he's unlikely to see an increase in carries as long as Williams and Estime stay healthy. In purely a limited pass-catching/special teams role in an offense that could take a step back in 2024 with the uncertainty under center, it's hard to justify using a roster spot on Perine, even in PPR leagues.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 18Samaje Perine 8 rushing atts (1 pts)
Samaje Perine 41 rushing yds (2 pts)
Samaje Perine 4 receptions (4 pts)
Samaje Perine 37 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 24Samaje Perine 3 receptions (3 pts)
Samaje Perine 20 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 32Samaje Perine 2 receptions (2 pts)
Week 44Samaje Perine 6 rushing atts (1 pts)
Samaje Perine 2 receptions (2 pts)
Samaje Perine 23 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 59Samaje Perine 6 rushing atts (1 pts)
Samaje Perine 22 rushing yds (1 pts)
Samaje Perine 4 receptions (4 pts)
Samaje Perine 73 receiving yds (3 pts)
Week 62Samaje Perine 2 receptions (2 pts)
Week 74Samaje Perine 3 receptions (3 pts)
Samaje Perine 31 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 82Samaje Perine 2 receptions (2 pts)
Week 9
Week 104Samaje Perine 3 receptions (3 pts)
Samaje Perine 35 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 1110Samaje Perine 7 receptions (7 pts)
Samaje Perine 60 receiving yds (3 pts)
Week 1210Samaje Perine 3 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Samaje Perine 7 rushing atts (1 pts)
Samaje Perine 55 rushing yds (2 pts)
Samaje Perine 1 reception (1 pts)
Week 132Samaje Perine 2 receptions (2 pts)
Week 146Samaje Perine 5 receptions (5 pts)
Samaje Perine 36 receiving yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 13Samaje Perine 6 rushing atts (1 pts)
Samaje Perine 37 rushing yds (1 pts)
Samaje Perine 1 reception (1 pts)
Playoff Week 25Samaje Perine 4 receptions (4 pts)
Samaje Perine 27 receiving yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 32Samaje Perine 2 receptions (2 pts)
Player Notes
May 30 2:10am ET

Denver Broncos running back Samaje Perine could be one of the players released or traded by the team this offseason, according to Nick Kosmider of The Athletic. Kosmider notes that "it wouldn't be a huge surprise if the Broncos moved on from Perine" given that releasing him would create roughly $3 million in cap space. That's a very reasonable outcome for Denver as they look for extra money and find ways to win with younger players. Perine, 28, broke free for 238 rushing and 455 receiving yards in 2023. He should be rostered as a decent RB4 option in most fantasy leagues.

From RotoBaller

Jan 5 7:23pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Chris Manhertz (illness) and OT Mike McGlinchey (ribs) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 5, and have been ruled out for Week 18. P Riley Dixon (non-injury) did not practice but is not on the injury report. LB Baron Browning (concussion), LS Mitchell Fraboni (non-injury), LB Josey Jewell (back), WR Marvin Mims (hamstring), RB Samaje Perine (non-injury) and DT Mike Purcell (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Jan 4 5:53pm ET

Denver Broncos P Riley Dixon (person), LS Mitchell Fraboni (personal), TE Chris Manhertz (illness), OT Mike McGlinchey (ribs) and DL Mike Purcell (rest) did not take part in practice on Thursday, Jan. 4. Also, LB Josey Jewell (back), LB Baron Browning (concussion), WR Marvin Mims (hamstring), OT Alex Palczewski (knee), RB Samaje Perine (rest) and WR Courtland Sutton (concussion) practiced in full.

From TheHuddle

Jan 3 7:33pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Chris Manhertz (illness), OT Mike McGlinchey (ribs), RB Samaje Perine (non-injury) and S Delarrin Turner-Yell (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 3. LB Baron Browning (concussion), LB Josey Jewell (back) and WR Marvin Mims (hamstring) were limited during practice. OT Alex Palczewski (knee) fully participated in practice.

From TheHuddle

Dec 31 8:53pm ET

Denver Broncos RB Samaje Perine ended up with four runs for 10 yards in Week 17 against the Los Angeles Chargers, while cashing in his two targets for two catches and 16 yards.

From TheHuddle

Dec 29 6:23pm ET

Denver Broncos LB Baron Browning (concussion) and TE Greg Dulcich (foot, hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and have been ruled out for Week 17. OT Alex Palczewski (knee) fully participated in practice but has been ruled out. RB Dwayne Washington (illness) missed practice and is listed as questionable. LB Nik Bonitto (knee), TE Chris Manhertz (non-injury), RB Samaje Perine (non-injury), DT Mike Purcell (non-injury) and S Justin Simmons (illness) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Dec 28 5:13pm ET

Denver Broncos LB Baron Browning (concussion), TE Greg Dulcich (hamstring, foot), TE Chris Manhertz (rest), DT Mike Purcell (rest), S Justin Simmons (illness), WR Courtland Sutton (concussion) and RB Dwayne Washington (illness) did not practice on Thursday, Dec. 28. In addition, WR Marvin Mims Jr. (hamstring) was limited and LB Nik Bonitto (knee), OT Alex Palczewski (knee) and RB Samaje Perine (rest) practiced in full.

From TheHuddle

Dec 27 7:43pm ET

Denver Broncos LB Baron Browning (concussion), TE Greg Dulcich (foot, hamstring), RB Samaje Perine (non-injury) and RB Dwayne Washington (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27. LB Nik Bonitto (knee) was limited during practice, while OT Alex Palczewski (knee) fully participated in practice.

From TheHuddle

Dec 24 11:43pm ET

Denver Broncos RB Samaje Perine rushed once for just two yards in Week 16 against the New England Patriots, while adding four receptions for 26 yards on his five targets.

From TheHuddle

Dec 22 6:43pm ET

Denver Broncos LB Nik Bonitto (knee) and TE Greg Dulcich (foot, hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and have been ruled out for Week 16. OT Alex Palczewski (knee) fully participated in practice but has been ruled out. LB Jonathon Cooper (ankle), TE Chris Manhertz (non-injury), RB Samaje Perine (non-injury) and DT Mike Purcell (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Dec 21 5:33pm ET

Denver Broncos LB Nik Bonitto (knee), TE Greg Dulcich (hamstring, foot) and DT Mike Purcell (rest) did not take part in practice on Thursday, Dec. 21. Also, TE Chris Manhertz (rest) was limited and RB Samaje Perine (rest), LB Jonathon Cooper (ankle) and OT Alex Palczewski (knee) practiced in full.

From TheHuddle

Dec 20 6:13pm ET

Denver Broncos LB Nik Bonitto (knee), TE Greg Dulcich (foot, hamstring) and RB Samaje Perine (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20. LB Jonathon Cooper (ankle) and OT Alex Palczewski (knee) were limited during practice.

From TheHuddle

Dec 16 11:00am ET

Denver Broncos running back Samaje Perine (knee) was on the Week 15 injury report but has since been cleared and will play on Saturday evening against the Detroit Lions. Outside of maybe the deepest PPR setups, Perine is probably worth avoiding, especially against a Lions team that has allowed only 48 receptions on the year and zero receiving touchdowns to RBs. But although Perine was passed by rookie Jaleel McLaughlin around the midpoint of the season for the RB2 role in Denver, he has made a comeback and is once again the Broncos' preferred back on passing downs, catching all 15 of his targets for 112 yards (7.47 yards per reception) in the last four games. He's also added 11 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown. If the Broncos find themselves trailing big early, Perine could be more involved in the passing attack.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 14-Mar-2023: Samaje Perine - SGN - The Denver Broncos signed RB Samaje Perine.
  • 14-Mar-2023: Samaje Perine - FA - RB Samaje Perine declared free agency.
  • 23-Jul-2022: CIN Samaje Perine - Placed on PUP - undisclosed
  • 21-Oct-2021: CIN Samaje Perine - Reinstated
  • 11-Oct-2021: CIN Samaje Perine - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 24-Mar-2021: CIN Samaje Perine - Re-signed, Unrestricted FA - Two-year contract (through 2022)
  • 17-Mar-2021: CIN Samaje Perine - Declared Free Agent
  • 28-Apr-2020: CIN - Acquired from Waivers
  • 26-Apr-2020: MIA - Cut
  • 24-Dec-2019: MIA - Activate from Practice Squad
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