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Running Back, Washington Redskins

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Draft: 2018 Round 2 (27)
College: Louisiana State
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 212 DOB: 1997-06-21 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#38 5 6.04

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2019 WAS 1 10 18 1.8 0 3 3 20 6.7 0 3.8 3.8
2019 (Projected) WAS   143 628 4.4 5   25 186 7.4 0 111.4  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
A knee injury in the 2018 preseason cost Derrius Guice his entire rookie campaign. The former second-round pick of the 2018 NFL draft spent the offseason rehabbing his torn ACL and appears to be on pace to start the 2019 season.

The problem for Guice is the Redskins signed veteran tailback Adrian Peterson to a contract extension after AD filled in admirably last season in Guice's stead. The team also used a four round pick on Stanford running back Bryce Love, and third-down specialist Chris Thompson is still on the roster.

Presumably, the team will slowly work Guice into a rotation with Peterson to begin the season, with Thompson or Love working in on third down. Should Guice impress and show he is the better option, one would assume that Jay Gruden would adjust his workload accordingly. However, it is possible that the Redskins will utilize a committee approach similar to what the Eagles have used over the past few seasons, which would limit the value of both Guice and Peterson.

There is no doubting Guice's talent, and he is a far superior pass catcher when compared to Peterson. But the lack of clear touches makes him a boom or bust pick at a point in the draft where more safe options can be found.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Adrian Peterson
RB2RB3 Chris Thompson
RB3RB4 Wendell Smallwood
RB4RB1 Derrius Guice
RB5RB5 Shaun Wilson
RB6RB6 Bryce Love
Redskins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury More injury troubles for Derrius Guice
Expected to miss time with knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 9, 12:36 pm

Washington Redskins
Sources: #Redskins RB Derrius Guice had an MRI this morning on the other, non-ACL knee and he’s likely to miss some time. The hope is he does not need surgery, but the team is doing a full evaluation. He gained 18 yards on 10 carries, looking like he wasn’t himself. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's unfortunate for Guice who was set to get the bulk of rushing duties for the Redskins after Adrian Peterson was declared inactive in Week 1. Expect Peterson to take over work on early-downs beginning in Week 2 with Chris Thompson sticking in his familiar third-down role.


Adrian Peterson expected to be inactive
Wendell Smallwood expected to be active
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 8, 8:15 am

Washington Redskins
The Redskins resurrected Adrian Peterson's career, then handed him a big new contract. And now, in his first game in 2019, he won't be on the field. Sources say that Peterson is expected to be a surprise inactive as the Redskins play the Eagles today. Second-year back Derrius Guice will be the starter. "We feel like he can be a first, second and even a third down back," Gruden told reporters this week. "I think the offense, carries wise, will probably go through him, pretty much." (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Peterson doesn't play special teams so his spot will be taken by Wendell Smallwood. Guice gets a bump on this news as he and Chris Thompson should handle the bulk of running back duties against the Eagles. However, the matchup isn't great leaving Guice with a ceiling of a low-end RB2.


Adrian Peterson looking at healthy scratch?
Derrius Guice appears to have locked up early-down role
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 5, 8:40 pm

Washington Redskins
Jay Gruden plans to start Derrius Guice at RB but hasn’t decided whether to dress two more or three more backs. Could need the third back to play teams. Won’t say if Adrian Peterson is the odd man out yet. Still trying to decide. (USA TODAY - Mike Jones)

FFToday's Take: Peterson can't be pleased after rushing for more than 1,000 yards in 2018 and signing a two-year extension in the offseason. It's hard to know if Guice earned the job or if Washington is ready to see what it spent a second-round pick on last year, but there's no question about his talent. Guice has quickly ascended from a fantasy bench stash to possible every-week starting option, even behind what appears to be a bad offensive line.


Washington offense to go through Derrius Guice?
Missed all of 2018 with ACL injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 2, 5:00 pm

Washington Redskins
Redskins RB Derrius Guice will have the offense "go through him", coach Jay Gruden said Monday. That means veteran Adrian Peterson will open in a backup role, with Chris Thompson as the third-down back. The biggest question regarding this situation has been Guice's health. He's coming off a torn ACL suffered in August, but looked good enough in his one game this preseason - 44 yards on 11 carries vs. Atlanta - that Washington feels confident in him. More importantly, they need him to trust his left knee again. (ESPN - John Keim)

FFToday's Take: Not many teams have the luxury of sitting a 1,000-yard back from a season ago, but many teams aren't the Redskins. (Pause for laughter.) There's no question Guice is a high-level talent, but one has to wonder if featuring him - or something close to that - is the right move behind an offensive line without Trent Williams and little to speak in the passing game. Either way, if Gruden sticks to his plan and gets Guice 200 or more carries, he'll definitely be in the RB2 mix.



2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at PHI L 27-32 10 18 1.8 0 3 3 20 6.7 0 3.8

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