Police arrested RB Derrius Guice on Friday afternoon on domestic violence-related charges. According to The Washington Post, Guice faces 1 count of strangulation (a felony), 3 counts of assault and battery and 1 count of destruction of property. Washington swiftly announced that it had released Guice. Unless these charges somehow prove to be baseless, don't expect Guice to be on a roster for the coming NFL season. Adrian Peterson now looks like the lead ball-carrier for Washington, with Antonio Gibson, Bryce Love, Peyton Barber as his current competition. We'll see if the team adds a free agent (*cough* Devonta Freeman *cough*).
Washington RB Bryce Love is still working to rehab the knee in which he tore the ACL to end his college career. “Bryce is still going through his rehab process, and we’ll get into that once we start getting ready to report, whenever that is,” HC Ron Rivera told The Athletic. “But he is going through his rehab program right now, and he’s progressing daily." Love didn't play at all as a rookie, and it sounds like his status for 2020 remains uncertain. Of course, the team's Round 3 selection of RB Antonio Gibson will not help available opportunity even if Love does prove ready by the fall. The former Stanford RB is no more than a deep dynasty stash at this point.
There were whispers that the Redskins' selection of Stanford RB Bryce Love in the 4th round of the draft was a bad sign for RB Derrius Guice's recovery from last year's torn ACL. HC Jay Gruden said Saturday that that isn't the case and that Guice is on track to be "full-go" before training camp. He reportedly needed 4 surgeries on the injured knee -- 1 to repair the ligament and 3 more to address an infection. Guice's status will be 1 of the bigger storylines in fantasy football come August. Love, of course, is also recovering from a torn ACL suffered in December. He told reporters that he's hoping to be ready at some point during training camp.
The Redskins nabbed Stanford RB Bryce Love in the 4th round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Love would have come off the board much earlier had he been in last year’s draft. He popped off 2,118 yards and 19 scores on 263 carries (8.1 YPC) in 2017. But Love struggled with injuries and a weaker offensive line this past season, finishing with 739 yards and 6 TDs on 4.5 yards per carry. Then he tore his right ACL in the regular-season finale. That injury makes Love a long shot to contribute this season — but there’s intriguing long-term upside here if he can return to 2017 form. The landing spot isn’t ideal, though, alongside 2018 2nd-rounder Derrius Guice.