Samaje Perine, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Mixon (ankle) was active Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. He got 11 touches and a rushing score on 19 snaps. Meanwhile Perine got a lot more work (41 snaps), with 11 carries for 59 yards as well as four catches for 24 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy managers who had Mixon on roster last year went through this exercise regarding his weekly status for a while, before a foot injury ultimately cost him the final 10 games. It’s a reach to say the same thing will happen this year, but he’s clearly not 100 percent and Perine proved capable in a larger role.
When news of Mixon’s injury surfaced last Monday, Perine became a popular add on the line of speculative or must-add. That gray area is gone now-the Bengals’ No. 2 running back should be added in all leagues with 12 or more teams.
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