Derrius Guice
Derrius Guice
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
It was nearly another lost season for Guice last year. After appearing to win the starting job in preseason, he injured his right knee Week 1 and eventually underwent surgery on a torn meniscus. Even after returning in Week 11, he lasted only four games before suffering yet another knee injury, his third in two NFL seasons. The latest issue didn't require surgery, but it's still a disconcerting trend for the 2018 second-round pick. When healthy, Guice flashed the power and speed that made him such a prized commodity coming out of LSU, and his average of 4.6 yards after contact was outstanding, albeit over a tiny sample. Washington released the running back in August after Guice was charged in an alleged domestic violence incident. Read Past Outlooks
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$Released by Washington in August of 2020.
Dropped by Washington Football Team
RBFree Agent
August 7, 2020
Guice has been released by the Washington Football Team following an off-field incident.
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In a statement Friday, the team announced the running back's release in the wake of an alleged potential domestic violence-related incident that led to multiple charges being filed against Guice.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Derrius Guice's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
28.6%
 
Positive Run %
81.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
78.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
4.6
 
Rushing TD %
4.8%
 
Touches Per Game
9.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
50.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.3%
 
% Team Targets
2.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.0%
 
Drop Rate
10.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
12.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
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.
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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Passes physical
RBWashington Football Team
July 27, 2020
Guice (knee) relayed Monday via his personal Twitter account that he received full medical clearance for training camp.
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Recovered from MCL sprain
RBWashington Football Team
Knee - MCL
January 31, 2020
Guice said Friday that he's healed from the MCL sprain that caused him to spend the final three games of the 2019 season on injured reserve, Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post reports.
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Rehabbing at team facility
RBWashington Football Team
Knee - MCL
December 30, 2019
Guice (knee) said he is feeling better and plans to stay in Virginia for offseason rehab, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Won't play again this season
RBWashington Football Team
Knee - MCL
December 10, 2019
Guice (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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MCL sprain confirmed
RBWashington Football Team
Knee - MCL
December 10, 2019
Guice underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a sprained MCL but no damage to his ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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