Who Should I Start? Samaje Perine or Alexander Mattison

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
12.5 47.3 0.4 2.4 23.4 0.1

Samaje Perine News

Samaje Perine Overshadowed By Undrafted Rookie

Sunday, October 1, 10:45 PM

Denver Broncos running back Samaje Perine didn't take advantage of an opportunity for a bigger role in the 31-28 comeback win over the Chicago Bears in Week 4 on Sunday when Javonte Williams (hip) left the game for good in the first half. Perine handled six carries, one less than undrafted rookie Jaleel McLaughlin, and picked up only 12 yards (2.0 yards per tote) on the ground. He added 23 receiving yards while hauling in both of his targets through the air. The 28-year-old could have a bigger role moving forward if Williams is forced to miss any time with his injury, but Perine has so far been a disappointment through his first four weeks with the Broncos and could be behind McLaughlin in the pecking order. Even if Williams is unavailable for a tough Week 5 matchup against the New York Jets, Perine will be hard to recommend as an RB3/flex.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
10.3 42.2 0.3 1.7 16.6 0.1

Alexander Mattison News

Alexander Mattison Rushes For 95 Yards In Week 4 Win

Sunday, October 1, 8:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison carried the ball 17 times for 95 yards and caught his lone target for three yards in the team's 21-13 win over the Panthers in Week 4. Mattison has looked solid in the past two games and looks to be the clear No. 1 option in the Vikings backfield despite the acquisition of Cam Akers. He had a favorable matchup against a porous Panthers' run defense in this one, but fantasy managers should continue to count on him moving forward as he should be in for a sizeable workload. The 25-year-old looks to be a solid RB2 option in Week 5 in what could be a high-scoring matchup with the Chiefs.

Samaje Perine vs. Alexander Mattison

Still trying to decide between Perine and Mattison? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Samaje Perine is projected to score 12.5 points this week while Alexander Mattison is projected to score 10.3 points.