Derrius Guice Fantasy Football News 2019

2:09pm EDT 9/13/19

The Redskins have placed RB Derrius Guice (knee) on IR. It's unclear if he'll be a candidate to return, but he's out for at least 8 weeks. Guice can be dropped in leagues without an IR spot or super deep benches. Adrian Peterson steps back in as Washington's lead back after rushing for 1,042 yards on 4.2 yards per carry last year. Peterson won't contribute much in the passing game, though, and should only be considered a RB3 on fantasy rosters.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice indeed underwent surgery on Thursday and is out "indefinitely," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We should get a more concrete timetable for Guice's return over the next few days. He's worth stashing if you have an IR spot or a deep bench. But he's also cuttable if you're desperate for immediate help. Adrian Peterson takes over as Washington's lead back, with Chris Thompson continuing to dominate passing-down work.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the "likelihood" is that Redskins RB Derrius Guice undergoes surgery on Thursday to trim his meniscus. That procedure would sideline him 4-6 weeks. The 'Skins were reportedly hoping that Guice could avoid surgery, but the knee hasn't improved over the past few days. Adrian Peterson will step back in as Washington's lead ball-carrier for however long Guice is out.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice is dealing with a meniscus injury, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The team "hopes" it's just a sprain and that Guice can return "in a few weeks" but is still awaiting the test results. We should get a more concrete timetable in the next 24 hours. Guice will be worth hanging on to if this injury is relatively minor. Adrian Peterson will take over as Washington's lead ball-carrier in the meantime.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice injured his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This is the opposite knee in which Guice tore the ACL last summer. "He’s likely to miss some time," Rapoport tweeted. "The hope is he does not need surgery, but the team is doing a full evaluation." We'll update Guice's status when we learn more. His absence would again leave Adrian Peterson as Washington's lead ball-carrier.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is a healthy scratch for today’s game against the Eagles. Derrius Guice is locked in as Washington’s early-down back but figures to lose pass-catching work to RB Chris Thompson

Washington RB Adrian Peterson will be a surprise inactive for today's game against the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We already expected RB Derrius Guice to clearly lead the backfield and didn't consider Peterson a Week 1 fantasy option. This news, however, adds upside to Guice's touch outlook -- both for Week 1 and beyond. Guice still doesn't make for a strong Week 1 option with his team a 10-point underdog on the road and Philadelphia a strong run D in recent seasons -- plus Washington missing starters at LT and LG. But it looks like his backfield now.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Monday that the offense will "go through" RB Derrius Guice. Early-summer reports had Adrian Peterson as Washington's likely lead back. But Guice had a healthy training camp and showed well in the 3rd preseason game. The Redskins' lackluster offense and RB Chris Thompson's pass-catching role are still concerns. But a healthy Guice is a big-time talent who should return RB2 production if given ample volume. He's a nice value at his 7th-round ADP.

The "tentative plan" is for Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Falcons, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's big news after we heard just last week that Guice wasn't yet cleared for game action. We'll see what he does and how he looks on Thursday, which will be his 1st action since tearing his ACL in last year's preseason opener. A healthy Guice would be the favorite to lead Washington in carries this season.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Tuesday that RB Derrius Guice (knee) still hasn't been cleared to play in games. He's been practicing since the start of training camp, but this is a reminder that he's still not at 100%. We'll see if Guice is able to play in Washington's 3rd exhibition. Regardless, he figures to be eased back in early on this season.

A month ago, we had an NFL.com writer calling Adrian Peterson the "lead dog" in the Washington backfield. Now, Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post seems to agree. Copeland wrote this week that RBs coach Randy Jordan expects a 60-40 work split between Peterson and Derrius Guice "one way or the other." He then added that Peterson "likely will be named the starter." Perhaps that's just speculation based on Peterson's solid performance last year. But it all at least indicates a lack of certainty on the roles in Washington. A healthy Guice leads in upside here, though, and his ADP has fallen to the bottom of RB3 territory. Taking shots on either or both RBs here makes sense for fantasy football drafts. We'll keep watching the situation through camp and the preseason.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice has avoided the PUP list to open training camp and will not be limited, HC Jay Gruden said Wednesday. It's excellent news after Guice suffered a hamstring injury a few weeks ago that was said to have him questionable for the start of camp. Gruden described the injury as a "tweak" and confirmed that it's not a concern now. "He's in good shape," Gruden added. Guice, of course, still needs to put last August's torn ACL behind him. If healthy, though, he has the talent to emerge as Washington's clear lead back. Guice has become a potential value at his 7th-round, RB33 ADP.

Washington RB Derrius Guice suffered a hamstring injury a few weeks ago that has him questionable for the start of training camp, according to Erin Hawksworth of 106.7 The Fan. It's not clear how significant the injury is, though it's hard to imagine a serious ailment staying quiet for a few weeks at this point. The situation is obviously more worrisome given that Guice is coming off an ACL tear that cost him his rookie season. We'll see when he becomes available in camp and how he fares beyond that. Fortunately, Guice was going just 34th among RBs in best-ball drafts on PlayDraft even before this news. So you don't need to invest too heavily if you want to take a chance now.

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.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Tuesday that RB Derrius Guice (knee) is on track to participate in individual drills in OTAs and be a full-go for training camp. Guice tore his ACL last August and reportedly needed 4 surgeries -- the initial repair and 3 more to address an infection. The 2-year, $5 million deal Washington handed RB Adrian Peterson earlier this month suggests there's at least some concern about Guice's status. But, if healthy, he's the heavy favorite to operate as the lead back this year. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his rehab.

RB Adrian Peterson is re-signing with the Redskins on a 2-year deal. The future Hall-of-Famer exceeded expectations (as usual) last year, pumping out his 8th 1,000-yard campaign on a decent 4.2 yards per carry. Ideally for Washington, Peterson will be a lightly used backup behind Derrius Guice in 2019.

Update: Peterson's deal is for $8 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We're curious to see more details on the contract, but this initial reports makes it look like the 'Skins envision a significant role for AP. Perhaps there's concern about Guice's rehab from last year's torn ACL, which has required multiple surgeries.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice needed 3 additional surgeries on his knee to address an infection that developed after the surgery to repair his torn ACL, the Washington Post reports. Guice referred to the procedures as "flushes" to drain fluid from the knee. He has no timetable for a return to the field -- although he's still hoping to be ready by early summer. Guice's rehab will be 1 of the biggest fantasy storylines this offseason.

An MRI on Redskins RB Derrius Guice's injured left knee revealed a torn ACL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ugh. That'll end the rookie's season after a buzz-worthy spring and summer. It's worth noting that this is the same knee that Guice hyperextended at LSU last year, although it's unclear if that had anything to do with the ACL. The silver lining here is that Guice will have over 12 months to get ready for the start of the 2019 campaign. Washington is now back to Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine as early-down backs. Neither is an inspiring option. Kelley is averaging 3.9 yards per carry through 2 NFL seasons, while Perine mustered just 3.4 as a rookie last year. Kelley ran ahead of Perine in Washington's preseason opener on Thursday night, so consider him the favorite to lead the Redskins in carries for now. But the situation will be worth watching over the next month. Neither guy figures to reach beyond RB3 status, though. RB Chris Thompson will continue to dominate passing-down work in this backfield.

 
 
 

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