La'Mical Perine Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 216 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 30, 1998 (23)
- 2nd Season
- 2020 / Rd. 4 / Pk. 120 (NYJ)
La'Mical Perine News
New York Jets running back La'Mical Perine is a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Falcons in London. The 23-year-old was cleared of the illness that kept him out of last week's game but still remains inactive as a coach's decision. After racking up 295 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns through 10 games as a rookie last season, he has been inactive for all five games in 2021. With that said, depth is important as the season goes on and Perine could get his chance at some point once an injury occurs.
New York Jets running back La'Mical Perine (illness) has been ruled out of Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans with a non-COVID-19-related illness. With Perine out, the Jets backfield will consist of Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson and rookie Michael Carter against Tennessee. With Coleman out last week, Johnson played 57.4 percent of the offensive snaps, while Carter saw 42.6 percent of the snaps in the shutout loss to the Denver Broncos. Carter carried the ball nine times for 24 yards and caught two of his three targets for five yards. Johnson had three carries for 17 yards and caught one of five targets for six yards. Yeah, pretty ugly. Things get uglier for this backfield in terms of fantasy with Coleman returning this weekend.
New York Jets running back La'Mical Perine was not a reliable option on the ground versus the Green Bay Packers. He struggled in the preseason opener and things didn't get better for Perine on Saturday. He rushed six times for 16 yards in the preseason victory over Green Bay. The Jets are likely going to use a committee approach at running back to begin the season. Perine was probably No. 2 option to begin camp, but might've fallen to third or possibly fourth on the depth chart. There is still another preseason game for Perine to right the ship. However, he'll likely remain a non-factor in most fantasy formats regardless of what he does in the preseason.
In a strange twist of fate, somehow the elder Perine is more relevant than his younger brother. Although the Jets lack a clear lead back, Samaje Perine is locked in as the handcuff for Joe Mixon. Truthfully, we have no idea where Lamical Perine...