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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
#35 5 6.04

Season Stats
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  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2019 (Projected) WAS   165 728 4.4 6   25 186 7.4 0 127.4  

2019 Outlook
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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
RB1RB1 Derrius Guice
RB2RB2 Adrian Peterson
RB3RB3 Chris Thompson
RB4RB4 Samaje Perine
RB5RB5 Bryce Love
RB6RB6 Rob Kelley
RB7RB7 Byron Marshall
RB8RB8 Shaun Wilson
Redskins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Redskins RB coach on Guice/Peterson
"Ideally, you'd like to see a 50-50 or 60-40 [split]"
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jun 19, 7:00 am

Washington Redskins
The Redskins can use two backs like this on a regular basis -- with Chris Thompson serving as a third-down back. But the every-down role will be manned by Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson. "They're both different, but they're both explosive," Jordan said. "Ideally, you'd like to see a 50-50 or 60-40 [split]. But the thing is, all those guys can play on first, second or third down. Ultimately, if Guice is healthy, he would be the top back. That's why the Redskins drafted him in the second round. But they also will need Peterson. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Guice has some hurdles to overcome in training camp as he's recovering from an ACL injury, but if healthy, he should end up being the 1A to Peterson's 1B. Still, this may be a situation that frustrates fantasy owners during the season if the two are used in a 60-40 or 50-50 split as Redskins RB coach Randy Jordan suggests. Guice is currently going in round 5 of most 12-team redraft leagues with Peterson being drafted in round 10.

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