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Washington clears roster spot for Derrius Guice

Running back Derrius Guice is on track to return in Week 11. Washington made space on their roster heading into their bye week. We break down the fantasy football implications.

Washington running back Derrius Guice is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson and outside linebacker Nigel Bradham during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Washington is headed into their bye week, and the team made a minor but notable roster move. The team announced the release of running back Craig Reynolds, and that likely will precede the activation of Derrius Guice off injured reserve later this week or at the beginning of Week 11.

Guice went on injured reserve after injuring his knee in Week 1 and requiring meniscus surgery. Guice missed the 2018 season after tearing his ACL in the preseason. He returned this year and had 38 total yards in Week 1 before injuring his knee.

Fantasy football analysis: RB Derrius Guice, Adrian Peterson

Guice is on track to return to face the New York Jets in Week 11, but it’s hard to tell what exactly this means for fantasy owners. Adrian Peterson was inactive in Week 1, but has looked fairly decent since filling in for the injured Guice. A platoon seems like a very real possibility, and when Chris Thompson returns from his turf toe injury, this could turn into something like what New England does with Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead, and James White.

Of course, the Patriots are a much better team and all three can offer some fantasy value when healthy. With Washington, it’s a wait-and-see situation. Guice is the guy they want long term, so he’s the guy to add, but for the next few weeks, there is uncertainty.