Report: Samaje Perine Won't Unseat RB Rob Kelley "Any Time Soon"

By Matt Johnson on Friday, August 11th 2017
Report: Samaje Perine Won't Unseat RB Rob Kelley "Any Time Soon"

Many fantasy football enthusiasts built an immediate hype train for fourth-round pick Samaje Perone. But reporters out of training camp continue to derail the possibility of Perone serving in a prominent role as a rookie. On Friday, the news continued with CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler saying he doesn't believe Perone will push Kelley's job any time soon.

it certainly doesn't come as a surprise given all the news and reports out of camp, but it does serve as another blow for a player who was a consensus top-10 pick in rookie drafts. The collection of negative reports has also demonstrated a strong, downward impact on Perine's overall ADP in the past month.

According to the Fantasy Football Calculator, Perine's ADP is already down a full round since late July and it will fall even further given the latest reports. We could very well see him fall into the double-digit rounds in standard leagues in the weeks ahead. He should be avoided in non-keeper leagues for now, but now is a strong time to buy low on the rookie running back in deep dynasty leagues.

As for Kelley, Washington will remain a pass-heavy offense this season that needs to put up a lot of points to match a weak defense. So while he could be a nice pick in the eighth round, his ADP will likely soar into the early seventh round, where better options are available.


Fantasy Alerts

 Mar 22nd, 2018
Frank Gore (RB)
Indianapolis Colts
 Mar 13th, 2018
Jimmy Graham (TE)
Seattle Seahawks
 Mar 9th, 2018
Tyrod Taylor (QB)
Buffalo Bills

Stay In Touch


No NFL games.
No NFL games.
No NFL games.