5'11'' / 235 lbs
May have significant role in Denver
Perine could see his most substantial workload of his career this season, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
Perine was signed by the Broncos this offseason due to the uncertainty of starter Javonte Williams' availability heading into the 2023 campaign. Though Denver appears to be optimistic that Williams could be ready for the start of training camp, it seems Perine is viewed by the Broncos coaching staff as more than just a backup plan. In discussing the veteran's signing, head coach Sean Payton indicated that "this is a guy that gave us flexibility. We signed him because we knew he was durable and reliable." Payton added, "I was taught a long time ago to stack them up at that position." Perine's potential for a higher usage rate should not come as much of a surprise, as Payton has a long history of using multiple running backs throughout his tenure as head coach of the Saints. According to Kosmider, "the Saints' second-leading rusher had more than 95 carries 11 times" in his 15 seasons with New Orleans. It appears the 27-year-old should have every opportunity to build upon the 4.4 yards per carry he averaged in his last three seasons with the Bengals, regardless of when Williams returns to the field.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
|1 PIT||Outdoor 73°||6.7||18th||1.68||-7.0||44.5||1||4||4.0||0||0%||0||0||0||3||33||0||3%|
|2 @DAL||Dome 93°||2.0||23rd||1.00||-7.0||42.5||1||2||2.0||0||0%||0||0||0||1||8||0||4%|
|3 @NYJ||Outdoor 67°||14.1||8th||1.28||-6.5||45.5||9||47||5.2||0||34%||0||0||0||2||14||1||32%|
|4 MIA||Outdoor 63°||0.0||38th||0.00||-4.0||47.5||1||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||3%|
|5 @BAL||Outdoor 52°||9.6||13th||1.37||3.0||48.5||3||17||5.7||0||41%||0||0||0||4||39||0||14%|
|6 @NO||Dome 78°||3.6||16th||0.90||-3.0||43.5||2||5||2.5||0||20%||0||0||0||2||11||0||14%|
|7 ATL||Outdoor 72°||2.8||20th||0.93||-6.5||47.5||1||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||2||8||0||5%|
|8 @CLE||Outdoor 66°||4.7||22nd||1.18||-3.5||47.5||1||7||7.0||0||71%||0||0||0||3||10||0||10%|
|9 CAR||Outdoor 68°||6.4||9th||0.91||-7.0||43.5||6||51||8.5||0||51%||2||1||0||1||3||0||15%|
|11 @PIT||Outdoor 27°||30.2||2nd||2.01||-3.5||41.5||11||30||2.7||0||50%||0||0||0||4||52||3||46%|
|12 @TEN||Outdoor 56°||19.3||3rd||0.92||-0.5||42.5||17||58||3.4||1||38%||0||0||0||4||35||0||61%|
|13 KC||Outdoor 57°||21.5||2nd||0.80||2.5||51.5||21||106||5.1||0||48%||2||0||0||6||49||0||62%|
|14 CLE||Outdoor 47°||9.4||10th||1.88||-4.0||48.5||4||22||5.5||1||59%||1||0||0||1||2||0||15%|
|15 @TB||Outdoor 66°||3.4||21st||0.43||-3.5||44.5||7||24||3.4||0||25%||0||0||0||1||0||0||33%|
|16 @NE||Outdoor 21°||5.2||19th||0.74||-3.0||41.5||4||3||0.8||0||0%||0||0||0||3||19||0||17%|
|18 BAL||Outdoor 38°||3.2||21st||0.46||-11.0||41.5||6||18||3.0||0||0%||0||0||0||1||4||0||30%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Averages||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
Joining Denver backfield
Perine agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Broncos on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Per the report, the deal includes another $1 million in incentives. After having backed up Joe Mixon in Cincinnati, Perine is poised to join a Denver backfield that also includes 2021 second-round selection Javonte Williams (knee), who spent most of the past season on injured reserve while recovering from ACL surgery. If Williams endures any complications in his recovery that threatens his available for the start of the 2023 season, Perine will be a candidate to see a significant share of the backfield touches out of the gate for the Broncos.
Scores in possible Cincy finale
Perine rushed five times for 22 yards and a touchdown while catching three of four targets for four yards in Sunday's 23-20 AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs.
Joe Burrow led the Bengals with 30 rushing yards on four attempts, but Perine was more effective than Joe Mixon, who mustered only 19 yards on eight carries. Perine tied the score at 20-20 with a two-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. That touchdown could prove to be his last with the Bengals, as Perine will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Runs well in win
Perine had seven carries for 33 yards and another five catches for 31 yards in Sunday's AFC divisional-round win over the Bills.
The Bengals ran the ball well all day despite missing three starting offensive linemen. Joe Mixon took the lead and was great, but Perine was solid all day too.