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Derrius Guice placed on injured reserve with MCL sprain

Washington RB Derrius Guice is dealing with another knee injury. We break down the fantasy football implications for Week 15 and beyond.

Washington running back Derrius Guice lines up for a play in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

UPDATE: Washington has placed Derrius Guice on injured reserve to end his season. Adrian Peterson will get the bulk of the work in his place, and Chris Thompson will see plenty of work in the passing game.

Washington running back Derrius Guice suffered a knee injury in Week 14, but it appears he has avoided a particularly significant injury. Guice was diagnosed with an MCL sprain after a Monday MRI, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. He is out this week, and Rapoport is reporting the team might be cautious and sit him the remaining two weeks after that.

Guice tore his ACL in the 2018 preseason and then tore his meniscus in Week 1 this season. He went on IR and returned in Week 11. He has split work with Adrian Peterson in his return, and Peterson will take over the bulk of the work the rest of the season.

Fantasy football analysis: Washington RB Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice

Peterson is a solid if unspectacular option, but he’ll get the bulk of the work and will be worth starting the rest of the way for fantasy football players. The next two weeks Washington faces the Eagles and Giants, both of whom offer shaky defenses.

The question for Guice is his draft stock next August. He could be in line to be Washington’s starter, but this is two straight seasons to start his career that have been cut short by a knee injury. There are plenty of red flags to consider when assessing his draft stock.