Washington Redskins
  • 5'11"
  • 236
  • 22
  • 0 years
  • Oklahoma
  • 2017 R4 O, None

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 WAS 11 125 113 427 3.8 1 1 12 10 94 1 521 2 0 2 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 8:41pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine finished with 21 carries for 96 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards in a 20-10 win over the New York Giants Thursday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Perine has delivered more than 100 yards from scrimmage in back-to-back games, and he is taking command of the backfield. He looks like a solid RB2 against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 4:45pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (finger) is officially active for the team's Week 12 game.

    Huddle Up: Perine should receive most of the work at running back with Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson out of the season. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/22/2017 6:03pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (finger) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 22, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.

    Huddle Up: Perine should be able to play against the New York Giants, but owners will need to check the inactive list to make sure. Perine should receive most of the touches at running back because the injuries the team has at the position and should be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 11/21/2017 2:12pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (finger) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 21.

    Huddle Up: Perine is the Redskins' workhorse running back going forward, with Byron Marshall spotting him on passing downs. Perine really showed up last week and established himself as Washington's go-to back thanks to injuries to fellow backfield mates. View Perine as an RB2 for the remainder of the season.

  • Posted: 11/20/2017 1:42pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (finger) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 20.

    Huddle Up: Perine should be able to play this week and will receive most of the work at running back because of the injury to Chris Thompson. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in most leagues in Week 12.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 6:31pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine rushed 23 times for 117 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for nine yards in a 34-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: With Chris Thompson going down with a broken leg, Perine should be in line for a sizeable workload going forward. He will have RB2 upside as a major player in Washington's solid offense.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 6:51pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine finished with nine carries for 23 yards and three catches for 24 yards and a touchdown in a 26-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Perine salvaged his afternoon with a receiving touchdown, but with Rob Kelley sidelined, it was Chris Thompson leading the team with 16 rush attempts. Even if Kelley missed more time, it is going to be tough to trust Perine as a starter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/11/2017 7:01pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine will get the majority of the carries in the team's Week 6 game Sunday, Oct. 15, if RB Rob Kelley doesn't play, according to head coach Jay Gruden. He added that RB Chris Thompson would remain in his third-down role, while RB Mack Brown would serve as the third running back.

    Huddle Up: With Kelley unlikely to suit up this weekend, this will be a situation to monitor, as Perine could be a potential RB2 for owners. At the very least, he'll make a formidable FLEX option in the event Kelley has to sit. This is also unfortunate news for Thompson, who has shown plenty of potential that he can put up some nice numbers with increased work out of the backfield. Perine looks like the clear biggest beneficiary from Kelley being sidelined.

  • Posted: 9/30/2017 11:17am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (hand) fully participated in practice Saturday, Sept. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Perine may receive a majority of the carries this week if Rob Kelley misses another game. He is rushing for only 2.9 yards per carry this season but can still be a flex option in standard leagues because of touches he may receive.

  • Posted: 9/29/2017 3:13pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (hand) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 29, with a bruised hand.

    Huddle Up: This marks the second straight day of fully practicing, which suggests he will be fine for Monday night. The rookie's value is mostly predicated on whether RB Rob Kelley (rib) also plays. Check Saturday's status to get a better idea and Monday's inactives for the full picture.

  • Posted: 9/28/2017 3:27pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Perine received most of the carries in Week 3 and could receive a similar workload if Rob Kelley is unable to play this week. He has rushed for 116 yards over the last two weeks but will be facing a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense this week. He can still be a flex option in fantasy leagues if Kelley sits.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 7:32pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (hand) left the Week 3 game against the Oakland Raiders in the second half due to a hand injury. He is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Perine had 19 carries for 48 yards while adding a catch for six yards before departing. He was seeing a heavy workload with Rob Kelley sidelined.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 9:29pm ET

    Washington Redskins rookie RB Samaje Perine rushed 21 times for 67 yards in Week 2 against the Rams and he had one catch for no gain on his only target.

    Huddle Up: Perine had the most touches out of the three Washington backs, and he did a pretty solid job. The rookie out of the University of Oklahoma has all kinds of upside, but in a crowded backfield it's uncertain who will be the bellcow from week to week. They're using a hot-hand approach in Washington which is maddening to fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 8/19/2017 8:54pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine had eight carries for 45 yards and one catch for 29 yards against the Green Bay Packers in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: Rob Kelley struggled in the same game, which should only add steam to the Perine hype train. There is a good chance that no Washington back will emerge as an every-week fantasy starter, but Perine is worth a shot as a RB5 in case he becomes top dog in the backfield.

  • Posted: 8/19/2017 9:18am ET

    Washington Redskins rookie RB Samaje Perine impressed the team with the way he bounced back from some miscues in the team's preseason opener on Thursday, Aug. 10, versus the Baltimore Ravens - both with how he responded in the game and during practice this week.

    Huddle Up: Perine fumbled, dropped a pass and struggled in pass protection in his first NFL game, and ESPN's John Keim speculated shortly thereafter that 'a gap' existed between Rob Kelley and the rookie for the starting job. That would appear to still be the case, but Perine is a powerful runner who will continue to get opportunities in what should be a pretty good offense. He's well worth a late-round pick as a high-upside RB5.

  • Posted: 8/10/2017 11:34pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine carried six times for 15 yards (2.5 YPC) in his preseason debut Thursday, Aug. 10. He also fumbled, dropped a pass and struggled in pass protection.

    Huddle Up: Washington's offense was abysmal so don't read too much into his yardage, but putting the ball on the ground is unacceptable, and his struggles in blitz pick up could make it hard for him to get meaningful snaps. Monitor Perine to see if he cleans things up in pass pro. For now he's a late-round RB5 or Rob Kelley handcuff.

  • Posted: 7/5/2017 12:38pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine could receive limited touches during the early portion of the season but has the chance to lead the team in carries during some games in November and December, in the opinion of CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on Perine during the preseason to see what his role will be for Week 1. Perine should see more touches as the season goes on, which will make him a value option in some leagues. Perine can be considered a No. 4 or No. 5 running back in fantasy leagues and can be a handcuff to Rob Kelley.

  • Posted: 6/26/2017 12:22pm ET

    Washington Redskins rookie RB Samaje Perine already has a good feel for the game, good feet, good vision and good strength, according to running backs coach Randy Jordan. Perine has also impressed with his catching ability. Jordan said Perine catches the football 'so much better' than he thought he could.

    Huddle Up: Perine has deserved hype heading into his first year, but the Redskins are deep at running back, too, with Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson and others. Perine isn't guaranteed the starting position, but he has a good shot to win the job. Drafting him in RB3 to RB4 territory is rational for now.

  • Posted: 5/13/2017 8:13pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine drew praise from running backs coach Randy Jordan for his quickness and elusiveness during rookie minicamp, and head coach Jay Gruden praised Perine's technique. 'You can tell his pad level is always down and he had good vision and he has good feet in the hole, and he caught the ball well,' Gruden said.

    Huddle Up: Rob Kelley should enter the season as the lead back, but there is no guarantee that he is the long-term answer. Perine could play his way into a sizeable role before the end of the year, and he is worth a look as a RB4.

  • Posted: 4/29/2017 9:37am ET

    The Washington Redskins selected Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine with the No. 114 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Saturday, April 29.

    Huddle Up: Perine will compete for touches, but he could be fast-tracked with reports of Matt Jones being on the trade block. Perine is a big-bodied back at 5-11, 233 pounds, and could slide into the conversation of No. 4 fantasy back in upcoming drafts. Presumed starter Rob Kelley enters a make-or-break situation.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @LAR 21 67 0 1 0 0
3 OAK 19 49 0 1 6 0
4 @KC 6 27 0 0 0 0
6 SF 9 23 0 3 24 1
7 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @SEA 2 9 0 0 0 0
10 MIN 9 35 0 1 25 0
11 @NO 23 117 1 1 9 0
12 NYG 24 100 0 3 30 0

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