2019 NFL Draft Guide Player Profile: Derrius Guice
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Derrius Guice to let fantasy football owners know what to expect from the Washington Redskins RB during the 2019 season
The entire fantasy landscape was robbed of what could have been a magical rookie campaign for Washington’s Derrius Guice . The LSU standout was selected 59th overall in the 2018 draft after amassing gaudy numbers in the Southeastern Conference. As a junior, he rushed for 5.3 yards per carry, and scored 13 touchdowns on 255 touches (237 carries, 18 receptions). For his entire career, spanning 471 rushing attempts, he averaged 6.5 yards per carry and scored a total of 32 touchdowns. He was an accomplished runner at the collegiate level, and he was inheriting a rather empty backfield that forecasted him being the lead back from Day 1. However, we were robbed, as Guice tore his ACL before the season began. The Redskins then signed future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson to tote the rock, and Peterson is still in the mix for 2019.
Reports were that Guice is coming along slower than the team would have liked. However, it is certainly better to come back too slow than too quick,...