11. Derrius Guice, Redskins (Sleeper)
Guice was poised to be a little bit of a sleeper last season before tearing his ACL in a preseason game. The good news is that he’s had a full year to recover and should be ready to go Week 1 and get a second crack at his rookie season. Guice comes from a long line of LSU running backs who have made their presence known in the NFL. One thing that’s impressive about his college career is that he actually got enough carries in the crowded LSU backfield to have two 1,000-yard seasons.
In Washington, Guice will be in a great position to earn a bulk of the carries over the aging Adrian Peterson. Given the team’s quarterback situation, the Redskins are likely to run the ball as much as possible, especially if rookie Dwayne Haskins ends up winning the job. The Washington offensive line isn’t bad either, just as long as they stay healthy, which was an issue last year. In short, all the stars are aligning for Guice to have a breakout campaign.