Derrius Guice
Derrius Guice
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Washington Redskins
Questionable
Injury Knee - ACL
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Washington grabbed Guice in the second round of the 2018 draft with every intention of making him the team's feature back, but a preseason ACL tear ended those plans quickly. He showed an enviable blend of power, speed and elusiveness with the ball in his hands at LSU, and if he returns 100 percent healthy he's likely to be featured heavily in the offense. Guice is returning to a roster that looks different than the one he was poised to join last year, though. Alex Smith's career-threatening leg injury leaves a QB competition between Case Keenum, Colt McCoy and 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins, none of whom offers Smith's mobility, and a lack of reliable targets on the outside could push coach Jay Gruden to emphasize a traditional ground game even more. Guice also has his own competition in the form of Adrian Peterson, who signed a two-year deal after posting the seventh 1,000-yard season of his illustrious career as Guice's replacement last year. Furthermore, Chris Thompson is still around to handle passing-down action. If Washington goes full youth movement, Haskins and Guice should win their respective job battles and become the faces of the franchise, but a three-headed RB committee that flattens the production of everyone involved also remains a distinct possibility. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.54 million contract with the Redskins in May of 2018.
Looking good for Thursday
RBWashington Redskins
Knee - ACL
August 20, 2019
Coach Jay Gruden is "pretty confident" about Guice (knee) playing in Thursday's preseason game at Atlanta, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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This supports a Monday report that said Guice tentatively was scheduled for an appearance. The young running back was held out for the first two weeks of the preseason and hasn't received clearance for full contact, but it sounds like he'll get the go-ahead within the next few days. A Week 1 appearance wouldn't necessarily entail heavy usage, as Washington also is expected to use Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson in the backfield -- at least to start the season.
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How do Derrius Guice's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
30.75 in
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Nagging injuries at LSU combined with character concerns likely led to Guice's fall to the bottom of the second round in the 2018 draft. But Washington was all too happy to scoop him up with the 59th overall pick, and he entered training camp as the favorite to serve as the team's lead runner. Guice has the speed, vision, balance and power to be a nightmare for defenders, and he was extremely difficult to take down in college once he broke through to the second level and had some space to operate. Even in close quarters he's no easy target, as he rarely allows defenders to square him up until he's ready to lower his shoulder and pound out extra yardage, something he seems to delight in doing. Unfortunately, Guice will need to wait until 2019 to strut his stuff in the NFL, as he had the misfortune of suffering a torn ACL during the first week of the preseason. Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine are left to compete for carries, with Chris Thompson handling passing downs.
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Could play Thursday
RBWashington Redskins
Knee - ACL
August 19, 2019
Guice (knee) "tentatively" is scheduled for an appearance in Thursday's preseason game against Atlanta, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Headed toward contact work
RBWashington Redskins
Knee - ACL
August 19, 2019
Guice (knee) should soon be cleared for full contact, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Will sit out Thursday
RBWashington Redskins
Knee - ACL
August 14, 2019
Coach Jay Gruden said Guice (knee) won't suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Not ready for full contact
RBWashington Redskins
August 13, 2019
Guice (knee) has not yet been cleared for full contact, NBC Sports Washington reports. "The first thing and foremost is when the trainers and doctors say he can go full contact, he'll go," coach Jay Gruden noted of the running back, who tore his left ACL last August. "Once I get that OK, we will make that decision."
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Not dressing Thursday
RBWashington Redskins
August 8, 2019
Guice won't suit up for Thursday's preseason contest at Cleveland, Les Carpenter of The Washington Post reports.
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