Who Should I Start? Samaje Perine or Raheem Mostert

Week 3 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 An Afterthought In Week 2 Loss

Monday, September 18, 12:26 AM

Denver Broncos running back Samaje Perine was supposed to be sharing a bigger part of the backfield workload early in his first season in Denver as the team eased backfield mate Javonte Williams in after his ACL and LCL tears in Week 4 of 2022. But in the Week 2 loss to the Washington Commanders, Perine had just one carry for four yards and caught three of his four targets for 20 yards in the 35-33 loss at home. Rookie Jaleel McLaughlin had as many carries as Perine and took his handoff five yards to paydirt. In the season opener last week, Perine saw 12 touches for 78 yards, so this was a big-time disappointment. The full expectation is that Williams will eventually gain even more work in the Broncos' backfield, so Perine will enter the Week 3 matchup in Miami as tough to trust as an RB3/flex in deeper leagues.

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
13.5 52.7 0.5 2.0 23.3 0.2

Raheem Mostert News

Raheem Mostert Runs All Over The Patriots

Monday, September 18, 8:29 AM

Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert posted the fourth 100-yard game of his career in the team's 24-17 win over the Patriots. He ended with 121 yards on the ground with two touchdowns on 18 carries. He also caught his lone target of the game for six yards. Mostert continues to be a solid option for any fantasy managers in need of a running back. As long as Jeff Wilson Jr. is out, the team has made it clear that Mostert is the number one back. Next week, they go against the Denver Broncos who have one of the worst defenses in the league so far. Mostert looks to be an RB2 heading into that matchup.

Samaje Perine vs. Raheem Mostert

Still trying to decide between Perine and Mostert? 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 Raheem Mostert is projected to score 13.5 points.