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|There is no doubt that Derrius Guice is a talented running back who has the skillset to be a starter in the NFL. There are, however, more than a few reasons why fantasy owners should be concerned when drafting the former LSU Tiger.
First and foremost are his injury history and his inability to stay on the field. Guice suffered a season-ending knee injury in his rookie season, only to follow up with a meniscus tear in his other knee at the start of 2019. He would then suffer a season-ending grade 2 MCL strain against the Packers in Week 14 against the Packers.
Another concern is the fact that veteran Adrian Peterson continues to hang around and produce solid numbers, and the Redskins added an impressive rookie in Antonio Gibson in the 2020 NFL draft.
When on the field, Guice delivered mixed results. His 5.8 YPC average looks impressive, but most of that came on a few big runs against the Panthers, a team that was missing three starting defensive linemen. In his other found games of at least seven carries, Guice failed to top more than 42 rushing yards.
It makes sense that the Redskins will give Guice a chance to be the starter based on the high draft capital used on him back in 2018. However, he comes with a ton of risk and could be a bust once again if his body breaks down.
|Derrius Guice arrested, released by Washington|
Domestic violence charges
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 7, 7:36 pm
|Shortly after running back Derrius Guice was arrested Friday on domestic violence-related charges, the Washington Football Team announced it was releasing the 23-year-old running back.
Guice faces charges that include one count of strangulation, a felony, according to a spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The other charges are three counts of assault and battery as well as one count of destruction of property. (Washington Post)|
FFToday's Take: Guice turned himself into police earlier this evening and was released on bond. He's been plagued by knee injuries since entering the league in 2018 playing only 5 games in two years. The Football Team now has Adrian Peterson, Antonio Gibson, Peyton Barber, Bryce Love and J.D. McKissic in the running back room. Guice is likely to be facing a league suspension when/if he resurfaces.