Making sense of the Washington offense after another injury

Perine leads running backs on the waiver wire (1:38)

Matthew Berry likes the path for Samaje Perine after Chris Thompson's season-ending injury. (1:38)

In a season in which rookie running backs both expected and unexpected have thrived for fantasy managers, add another one to the list. The Washington Redskins lost underrated running back Chris Thompson to a broken leg Sunday and Samaje Perine, a fourth-round selection from Oklahoma that entered play averaging 3.2 yards per carry in limited use, emerged with 117 rushing yards and a touchdown. From Kareem Hunt to Alvin Kamara and quite a few others it has been a bountiful season for the first-year running backs, and Perine looks like the latest to become important.