The Washington Redskins announced on Friday that rookie running back Derrius Guice will miss the 2018 season with a torn ACL injury, suffered in Thursday night’s preseason 26-17 loss to the Patriots. What should you do with Derrius Guice in dynasty and the other running backs on the Washington roster?
Guice just turned 21 on June 21, he will remain a valuable dynasty asset and a stronghold if you are a team building for the future. If you were relying on Guice to help you this season then trading him to help your team is an obvious strong move. The key is to not overreact and have a knee-jerk reaction, I have seen many people on my league message boards trolling for an itchy owner. Guice is the unquestioned lead back in D.C. and should be a good running back for quite some time.
The next man in line would appear to be Perine at this point. He started 8 games in 2017, rushing for 603 yards on only 3.4 yards per carry and 2 TDS – one via air. Perine at times looked solid but was largely underwhelming. I do not recommend running to your league page and seeking him out if you are a Guice owner, once again – that owner could capitalize on your ‘desperation’ and overcharge. Perine is a solid running back but I wouldn’t personally pay more than maybe a 2019 or 2020 2nd round pick for him. And if you own Perine, seek out the Guice owner!
‘Fat Rob’ started seven games in 2017 and entered the season as the starter, also disappointed until succumbing to injury. Kelley was stellar in 2016, rushing for 704 yards on a solid 4.2 YPC and scoring 6 times. Kelley could be on waiver wires in shallow leagues, I could justify spending a decent chunk if you own Guice or just need RB help. If the Redskins stay in-house for filling Guice’s shoes, Kelley and Perrine will likely platoon and I see Kelley playing a more fantasy relevant role but ultimately both are likely RB3/Flex options at best. Both are early in their careers and have some tread left on the tires.