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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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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*).

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The Redskins have placed RB Derrius Guice on IR with his sprained MCL. Smart move for the 3-10 Redskins to just shelve Guice for the final 3 games. This injury isn't serious and shouldn't impact his 2020 offseason -- but durability remains a major concern with Guice. On the other hand, he flashed his immense talent in limited action this year, averaging a big 5.8 yards per carry. He'll be 1 of the bigger risk/reward picks in 2020 fantasy drafts.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Guice has already been ruled out for Week 15. And Rapoport confirms that Washington "will be cautious -- so [Guice] may not play again this season." The good news is that the injury shouldn't impact Guice's offseason.

Washington HC Bill Callahan said Monday that RB Derrius Guice will not play against the Eagles in Week 15, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That's no surprise after Guice sprained a knee ligament in Sunday's loss to the Packers. We'll see if the team brings him back over the final 2 weeks. Adrian Peterson isn't an exciting option against a tough Philly run D, but he should be in for a full rushing workload. That alone makes him a low-end RB2 candidate for fantasy.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice is believed to be dealing with a sprained left MCL, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The severity of that sprain will determine how long Guice is sidelined. It's worth noting that this is the same knee in which he tore the ACL last year. With nothing to play for, the Redskins would be wise to play it safe with Guice. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him the rest of the way.

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