|Date of Birth||6/21/1997|
|Height, Weight||5'11", 225 lbs|
|From||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Drafted||2018 - Rd 2 (59th Overall) by WAS|
Guice carried 10 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Panthers. He also caught two of three targets for an additional eight yards in the 29-21 win.
Although Guice came in with just 74 rushing yards in three prior outings this season, he exploded for 12.9 yards per carry while topping the 100-yard mark for the first time. He also scored his first two NFL rushing touchdowns on a pair of one-yard plunges to cap off his excellent performance. Guice should have every opportunity to flourish down the stretch and will look to do so in a favorable matchup next Sunday against the Packers.
Guice ran for 32 yards on 10 carries and had a six-yard catch during Sunday's 19-16 win over Detroit.
Guice enjoyed an even split of work Sunday with veteran Adrian Peterson, both struggling to gain many yards on 11 total touches apiece. Washingon's rush offense has struggled over the past two weeks and, while Peterson can hang his hat on a handful of big-time games from earlier the season, Guice is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry in three games this season. A favorable matchup comes Sunday against a Carolina defense ranked 29th in the league, surrendering 4.9 yards per run, but opponents figure to crowd the box until rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins poses a more consistent threat.
Guice will be forced to contend with Adrian Peterson and Wendell Smallwood for snaps and touches out of the backfield Sunday against the Lions with Chris Thompson (toe) inactive for the contest, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
The Washington running-back room looked like it could become even more crowded in Week 12 with Chris Thompson carrying a questionable tag into the matchup, but he was ultimately ruled out for a fifth consecutive game. With the pass-catching specialist still out of the mix, the status quo will remain in place for the three available backs, though how the workload will be divvied up between the trio is difficult to predict. Smallwood led the group with a 44 percent offensive snap share in the Week 11 loss to the Jets, but he saw the fewest touches on the day (one). Meanwhile, Guice (28 percent snap share, eight touches) and Peterson (24 percent, 11 touches) received similar playing time and overall involvement on offense.
Guice may have to contend with Chris Thompson (toe) for reps Sunday against the Lions, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Sidelined since picking up a turf toe injury Week 6, Thompson practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday and Thursday, opening the door for a return to action Week 12. Meanwhile, Adrian Peterson has been a DNP both days, but interim coach Bill Callahan maintains he'll return Friday and play Sunday, per Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic. If Peterson and Thompson are active, the development could hinder Guice's usage. With just Peterson to contend with this past Sunday versus the Jets, Guice earned 28 percent of the offensive snaps en route to seven carries for 24 yards and a 45-yard catch-and-run for a TD.
Guice ran for 24 yards on seven carries and scored a 45-yard touchdown on his only reception during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets.
It's hard to believe that 2018 second-round pick Guice had not tallied an NFL touchdown prior to Week 11, but he got off the schneid in dramatic fashion Sunday, catching a screen pass from Dwayne Haskins, weaving down the right sideline and into the end zone to provide himself and Haskins with a mutual first career TD. Guice garnered just seven carries on the afternoon to Adrian Peterson's nine, but with Washington well outside of the playoff mix, there's motivation for the coaching staff to bestow Guice with a healthy workload moving forward. Week 12 presents an extremely favorable matchup for Guice and the Redskins' backfield as a whole, with Detroit's bottom-10 rush defense awaiting on the schedule.