In another miserable game for the offense, Perine was limited to seven rushes for 27 yards and two catches for 9 yards. He also dropped a pass late in the second quarter when he appeared to have plenty of room to run if he had corralled it, a play that coach Adam Gase indicated factored into his playing time.
“[Getting Perine more carries] was the plan going in, and I was just kind of watching those guys, the body language,” Gase said. “I know after Perine dropped that one ball, I was just trying to make sure he was good confidence-wise. I didn’t want him to go in the wrong direction. Just trying to get him back in there and then trying to get Ty involved."
It sounds like the plan is to still get a good look at Perine the rest of the season, which is good news for owners. However, it looks like there will be some growing pains along the way which could limit his workload at times. Also, if you haven't noticed, the Jets offense isn't good, so starting Perine right now in fantasy lineups is going to be very risky.
NYJ RB Frank Gore - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 at Miami
Frank Gore's carries have gone from 21 to 15 to 13 to 9 over the past four weeks. However, Gore is the legit No. 1 running back for now with LeVeon Bell being released. That should mean more carries than the 9 from last week, but LaMical Perine is also waiting in the wings and the Jets really like the young back.
Gore will face the Dolphins who are ranked 20th in aFPA to running backs this season. It's a favorable matchup that should give him some value if he gets the touches. At this point, who else will in this very bad New York offense?
Start Gore as an RB3 or flex for Week 6. We anticipate him to be back up to 12-15 carries which are enough against a below-average defense to help your team out.