Derrius Guice has been turning heads in Redskins training camp. Guice has always been known as a violent runner, dating back to his days at LSU, but now that he’s in the NFL, he’s starting to learn that he cannot be violent on every touch. With the recent news that Chris Thompson doesn’t believe he will be back to 100% until November, Guice just inherited a lot of opportunity. It’s no secret that head coach Jay Gruden loves him. Gruden even described Guice as “strong, strong, strong strong.” Yes, four “strongs.”
With the likely increase in usage, Guice is going to be given every opportunity to showcase all of his talents. Guice’s running style has been compared to Marshawn Lynch and his former teammate at LSU, Leonard Fournette. In college, Guice’s numbers were eye-popping to say the least — averaging 6.5 YPC through three seasons. Only Bo Jackson averaged more YPC in the SEC than Guice.
I see no sign that his game won’t translate to the NFL after seeing how quickly he’s acclimated in camp. Guice’s burst through the line, paired with his silky smooth cutting ability, underrated hands, and increased opportunity have led to his fantasy stock experiencing a major spike. Guice’s ADP is currently around 36 overall, but we have him ranked eight slots higher at 28th overall. There’s no reason Guice’s stock won’t keep increasing, and now might be the time to buy him before his value spikes even higher.