Washington RB Derrius Guice says he cleared to play

Derrius Guice, after two injury-marred seasons, said Monday via Twitter that he has been cleared to play football for the 2020 season.

Related players: Antonio Gibson

Fantasy Impact: 

Guice missed his entire rookie season after suffering a torn MCL during Washington's 2018 preseason. Last season, he suffered two significant knee injuries that included a torn meniscus (during Washington's season-opener) as well as an MCL sprain that ended his season prematurely. In five games, Guice rushed for 245 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 5.83 yards per carry.

Something to keep in mind though is Gibson is one of John Paulsen's favorite rookie running backs to target Guice's injuries, Gibson's double-digit ADP and the fact that new HC Ron Rivera compared his skill set to Christian McCaffrey’s. He averaged 15.6 yards per touch last year and led all skill players in yards after contact per attempt (8.0). He’s built more like a running back, so it will be interesting to see what sort of role he’s able to carve out in his first season.

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