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Rushing Attempts
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Rushing Yards
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Average Yards per Rush
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Longest Rush
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FPTS
Fantasy Points
Jan 7, 2024 3 7 2.3 5 0 2
Dec 31, 2023 4 10 2.5 5 0 2
Dec 24, 2023 1 2 2.0 2 0 2
Dec 16, 2023 6 37 6.2 12 0 4
Dec 10, 2023 2 8 4.0 5 0 3
Player Outlook
Known for being an excellent player in passing situations, Perine proved in 2022 he can handle being the main guy in an offense, averaging 15.4 non-PPR/20.4 PPR points in two starts with Joe Mixon sidelined. After signing in Denver this offseason, Perine should fit in not only as the Broncos' passing-downs RB but also as a full-time starter for however many games rusher Javonte Williams misses in his recovery from a torn ACL. Also, the track record of running backs catching passes in Payton's offenses is prolific, adding to Perine's appeal. If Williams participates in camp, Perine is a good insurance policy with a modest weekly PPR floor (think Round 9 or 10). But if Williams is slow in his return and Perine begins 2023 as the Broncos' lead back, then he can serve as an early-season RB2 with some pretty good upside before settling as their pass-downs back (think Round 6 or 7).

Fantasy Stats

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Fumbles Lost
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Receptions
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Receiving Yards
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Fantasy Points
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Fantasy Points per Game
2023 238 4.49 1 2 50 455 583.4
2022 394 4.15 2 38 287 4 915.7
2021 246 4.47 1 27 196 1 462.9
3y Avg. 314 4.42 2 25 183 2 583.6
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Fantasy News

  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Minimal production in season finale

    Perine carried three times for seven yards and caught three of four targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 27-14 loss to to Raiders. Perine played 38 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps in the contest, placing him behind starter Javonte Williams (41) but ahead of Jaleel McLaughlin (nine), the latter of whom exited early with a head injury. After signing a two-year, $7.5 million deal with Denver last spring, Perine finished his first season in Denver with 53 carries for 238 yards and a touchdown and a career-high 50 receptions for 455 yards. Heading into the final year of his contract in 2024, Perine should continue to compete for backfield snaps with Williams and McLaughlin.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Handles four carries

    Perine rushed four times for 10 yards and caught both of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 16-9 win over the Chargers. Perine operated as the Broncos' No. 3 running back Sunday, playing just 17 of Denver's 69 offensive snaps. Meanwhile, fellow running backs Javonte Williams and Jaleel McLaughlin were on the field for 31 and 19 snaps, respectively. Perine's 26 total yards from scrimmage was his lowest total since Week 13, and it appears he has taken a backseat to the rookie McLaughlin in the backfield pecking order. With such limited opportunities, the veteran remains off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 18 matchup with the Raiders.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Five touches in loss

    Perine rushed once for two yards and caught four of five targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Patriots. He played 24 of Denver's 69 offensive snaps while starter Javonte Williams was on the field for 27 snaps. Despite handling a near-even split in snaps with Williams, Perine didn't make much of an impact. The 28-year-old RB should at least have a better chance of turning a modest workload into useful fantasy numbers during the Week 17 matchup against a vulnerable Chargers defense.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Quiet in loss

    Perine rushed six times for 37 yards and caught his lone target for 11 yards in Saturday's 42-17 loss to the Lions. Perine operated as the primary backup to Javonte Williams on Saturday, playing 39 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps while Williams handled a 48 percent snap share. The former Bengal was the more efficient back, as Williams recorded 20 yards on 14 touches, but Perine's slightly elevated usage in Week 15 was likely due to game script, as the Broncos were playing from behind throughout the game. The veteran will be hard to trust for fantasy purposes as long as Williams can stay healthy. The Broncos host the Patriots in Week 16.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: In clear for Saturday's game

    Perine (knee) doesn't have a game status for Saturday's matchup with the Lions after he was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. After being listed as a full participant Tuesday on the Broncos' first Week 15 injury report, Perine was downgraded to a non-participant Wednesday, but his return to full activity Thursday suggests his absence from practice was maintenance-related. He should be able to fill his usual role as the Broncos' preferred running back on passing downs, with Javonte Williams continuing to see the bulk of the snaps on early downs. Perine has drawn at least one target in all 13 of Denver's games to date and has already established career-high totals in catches (40) and receiving yards (378).
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Listed as non-participant Wednesday

    Perine (knee/rest) didn't practice Wednesday. Perine was estimated as a full practice participant Tuesday, but was deemed a non-participant a day later. Given that his listed absence was attributed to a combination of knee/rest, chances are Perine will be back in practice in some fashion Thursday. A return to full participation would pave the way for the running back to approach Saturday's game against the Lions minus an injury designation.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Five catches in win

    Perine (knee) rushed twice for eight yards and caught all five of his targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 24-7 win over the Chargers. Perine finished second behind Courtland Sutton (62) in receiving yards. He handled his usual role in the backfield on passing situations, suggesting that the knee injury that kept Perine out of Friday's practice isn't hampering him any longer. Perine has caught multiple passes in all but one game for the Broncos heading into a Week 15 trip to Detroit.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Active as expected Week 14

    Perine (knee) is The veteran complementary back was reported to be in line to suit up Sunday, and his availability is now confirmed. Perine will therefore be available to handle his usual solid No. 2 role alongside top back Javonte Williams against a Chargers defense that's allowed 149 rushing yards per contest in the last three games, along with the second-most receptions (75) to running backs on the season.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: In line to take field Sunday

    Perine (knee) is expected to be active for Sunday's Week 14 game versus the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Perine popped up on the injury report Friday due to a knee issue that caused him to miss practice. Despite that development, the running back appears in line to suit up against the Chargers on Sunday. Perine will likely continue to work as the Broncos' No. 2 back behind Javonte Williams in that contest.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Questionable after missed practice

    Perine is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers with a knee injury. Perine was listed as a full participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday, but he might have suffered a setback at some point along the way after downgrading to no activity Friday. Given the way he ended the week of practice, Perine may not be ready to play Sunday, though official word on his status should come when Denver releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the game's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. If Perine is out this weekend, rookie Jaleel McLaughlin could be in line for additional snaps behind Javonte Williams, particularly on passing downs.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Minimal involvement in Week 13

    Perine rushed once for one yard and caught both of his targets for five yards in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Texans. Perine's quiet performance Sunday came on day when the Broncos offense took a step back from their recent stretch of success. Perine played just 12 of Denver's 60 offensive snaps, behind Javonte Williams (39) and ahead of Jaleel McLaughlin (9). The veteran recorded season lows in receiving yards and rushing yards in games with at least one carry. Based on Perine's inconsistent usage behind Williams, he remains an untrustworthy option for fantasy purposes. The 28-year-old should continue to have an uphill battle for valuable touches when the Broncos visit the Chargers in Week 14.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Sleeper RBs

    I'm expecting this to be a high-scoring matchup between the Broncos and Texans, and we could see Denver using Perine a lot in the passing game. Houston has allowed six running backs to catch at least four passes in a game this season, and Perine has 16 receptions on 17 targets in his past five games. He's also scored at least 13.6 PPR points in consecutive games against the Vikings and Browns coming into this matchup. Javonte Williams remains a low-end No. 2 running back in all leagues for Week 13, but I also like Perine as a flex in PPR.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    I'm expecting this to be a high-scoring matchup between the Broncos and Texans, and we could see Denver using Perine a lot in the passing game. Houston has allowed six running backs to catch at least four passes in a game this season, and Perine has 16 receptions on 17 targets in his past five games. He's also scored at least 13.6 PPR points in consecutive games against the Vikings and Browns coming into this matchup. Javonte Williams remains a low-end No. 2 running back in all leagues for Week 13, but I also like Perine as a flex in PPR.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Week 13 Waiver Priority List

    Perine has found a way to help Fantasy managers in consecutive games against Minnesota in Week 11 and Cleveland in Week 12. Against the Vikings, it was through the air with seven catches for 60 yards on seven targets, and he scored 13.7 PPR points. Against the Browns, he scored his first touchdown of the season with seven carries for 55 yards and the score, and he also added one catch for 11 yards, for 13.6 PPR points. He got the touchdown against Cleveland when Javonte Williams briefly left the game with a neck injury, and Perine should be considered the preferred handcuff to Williams ahead of Jaleel McLaughlin. Given his role in the passing game -- six games with at least three receptions this year -- Perine also has flex appeal in PPR. He's worth adding for 5-10 percent of your FAB.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Scores first TD in 2023

    Perine carried the ball seven times for 55 yards and a touchdown and caught his only target for 11 yards in Sunday's 29-12 win over the Browns. Javonte Williams left the game briefly on the Broncos' opening drive to be checked out for a neck injury, and Perine took advantage by scoring his first TD of the season on a three-yard plunge. Williams was back in on the next possession, but Perine continued to make an impact when he had the ball in his hands, with three of his subsequent touches going for more than 10 yards. It's been a disappointing first season in Denver for the 28-year-old back, who got into the end zone six times with the Bengals in 2022, but he's topped 60 scrimmage yards in back-to-back contests and has reclaimed the No. 2 RB role from rookie Jaleel McLaughlin.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Sleeper RBs

    I'm not expecting Javonte Williams to have a big game running the ball against the Browns in Week 12, which means Perine could be heavily involved in the passing game. We saw that play out in Week 11 against Minnesota, and Perine had seven catches for 60 yards on seven targets. That's now three games in his past four outings with at least three catches, and I like Perine as a flex option in PPR against Cleveland.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Logs full practice Thursday

    Perine (knee) was listed as a full practice participant Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Perine was limited Wednesday, but his return to all activity a day later sets the stage for the running back to be available for Sunday's game against the Browns. Though Perine has logged just one carry in each of his last three contests, he made his mark Week 11 by catching all seven of his targets for 60 yards in a 21-20 win over the Vikings. Overall, he's averaging 2.9 carries for 11.8 yards and 3.2 catches for 32.6 yards per game through 10 outings, numbers that give Perine modest fantasy utility in PPR formats.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Limited by knee issue

    Perine was a limited participant at practice Wednesday due to a knee injury. Though Perine carried just once for seven yards in this past Sunday's 21-20 win over Minnesota, he made a mark by catching all seven of his targets for 60 yards. Following a limited session Wednesday, Perine's status is now worth monitoring for those considering using him in PPR formats this weekend against the Browns.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Week 12 Waiver Priority List

    Perine showed his upside as a receiver in Week 11 against Minnesota with seven catches for 60 yards on seven targets, and that's now three games in his past four outings with at least three receptions. He is still sharing touches with Javonte Williams and Jaleel McLaughlin, but Perine is definitely the preferred choice in obvious passing situations, which helps his value in PPR. Since Denver should struggle to run against Cleveland in Week 12, consider adding Perine in PPR for up to 5 percent of your FAB.
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  • Broncos' Samaje Perine: Perfect receiving night

    Perine gained seven yards on his lone rush attempt while catching all seven of his targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 21-20 win over Minnesota. Perine finished with one carry for the third consecutive week, but it was his work as a receiver that made an impact in the box score. The veteran backup racked up more than half of his production on the Broncos' game-winning touchdown drive in the closing moments of Sunday's win. Perine was not the beneficiary of the aforementioned score, but he strung together chunks of yardage on four consecutive receptions that helped bring Denver within striking distance of Minnesota's goal line. Javonte Williams is still the primary back heading into next Sunday's matchup against Cleveland, leaving Perine for those in deeper or PPR formats.
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