Derrius Guice Fantasy Outlook Set to Explode in Week 11 Return Against Jets

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After losing his entire rookie season to a knee injury, misfortune struck again when Derrius Guice landed on IR after playing less than one game to start the 2019 season.

He was activated from the IR ahead of the Washington Redskins' Week 10 bye, and he is set to return to action in a favorable matchup against the New York Jets.

Guice only made it through 23 snaps in Week 1, but it was clear that Washington had plans to feature him heavily in this offense. Adrian Peterson was a healthy scratch for that game, and Guice touched the ball on 13 of those 23 snaps, with 10 carries and three receptions.

That versatility makes him easily the most complete back in Washington, as the RB work has generally been split between AP in the running game and Chris Thompson in the passing game over the last two seasons. At this point Peterson can be dropped from fantasy rosters.

Guice being activated ahead of Week 10 and getting the entire bye week to get up to speed is also a positive indicator that he will be back without a ton of limitations for Week 11.

This matchup should also give him a boost, as the Jets have allowed opponents to average 26.4 points per game (seventh most in the NFL) and the Redskins are 1-point favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook. The only game Washington won this year (by one point, no less) was also the game in which they gave Peterson a season-high 23 carries. Playing with a lead, or at least in a close game, means they will likely take another run-heavy approach.

If Guice is still available in your league, he should be one of the top priority waiver wire adds for Week 11 thanks to his upside as a potential every-week fantasy starter. Even with some uncertainty for his first game back, he also sits at RB31 in our Week 11 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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