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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#999
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$Released by Washington in August of 2020.
Goes unclaimed on waivers
RBFree Agent
August 9, 2020
Guice passed through waivers unclaimed Sunday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
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The lack of interest from teams isn't a surprise considering what led to the Washington Football Team's recent decision to cut ties with the third-year running back. The legal process will play itself out before the NFL decides on potential punishment, so Guice getting a chance with another organization likely is in the distant future, if it happens at all.
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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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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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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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