Rookie RB Guice has sprained MCL

Rookie RB Guice has sprained MCL

We know Chris Thompson figures to be a big part of the backfield workforce, but he's also coming off a season-ending injury previous year with a fractured right fibula Other candidates include Byron Marshall or Kapri Bibbs, who have some big-play ability.

It didn't take long for the injury bug to bite the 2018 National Football League season.

Schefter also mentioned Gronkowski's restructure from last season.

On the field in 2017, Guice led all SEC running backs with 1,387 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns despite starting just six games and set the conference record with three career 250-yard games.

In camp, Guice had been splitting first-team carries with Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine. Of course, Kelley's unexpected regression opened the door for then rookie running back Perine to take on an increased role, and he didn't fail to impress down the stretch. "He's one of those guys we're expecting a lot out of him". He played sparingly past year, and likely won't see his role increase that much as a result of Guice's injury. He has two years remaining on his contract. Basically they'll have a running downs back and a passing downs back.

If anyone is a victor from a fantasy perspective here, it's Alex Smith.

The injury happened after a 34-yard run, which was negated by a penalty, near the end of the first quarter of Washington's 26-17 loss to the New England Patriots.