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NFL Draft Blind Comparisons: Derrius Guice (Fantasy Football)

by Mitchell Renz | @mitchellrenz365 | Featured Writer
Feb 13, 2018

Which team would provide the most favorable landing spot for Derrius Guice?

Playing second fiddle to Penn State running back Saquon Barkley in fantasy football and the 2018 NFL Draft is LSU running back Derrius Guice. Guice isn’t the elite prospect that Barkley is, however, he is a talented running back who probably will go in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Since rookie running backs have been tearing up the NFL the past two seasons, I’ve been asked a lot on Twitter @MitchellRenz365,”what’s a good NFL comparison for [insert player name]?” It’s a great question considering how elite rookie running backs have been. This is why I wanted to write an NFL comparison article for Guice, which you can check out by clicking here.

Guice is being overshadowed and somewhat swept under the rug this draft season due to the hype around Barkley. We need to learn from the last two seasons to not only have googly eyes for the top running back because you can find value at the running back position late. Ezekiel Elliott and Leonard Fournette were both drafted fourth overall in the NFL Draft, but we can’t forget how great the rookie running backs drafted after them were.

Jordan Howard finished second with 1,313 yards in 2016, Kareem Hunt led the NFL in rushing in 2017 (1,327), Christian McCaffrey led running backs in targets (113), and Alvin Kamara had 14 total touchdowns.

There isn’t much argument for Barkley at the 1.01 in dynasty drafts, but there is some controversy over the 1.02. Perhaps my blind comparison on Guice will make that choice at the 1.02 a little less challenging.

To avoid the trolls of the internet when comparing players to current or past NFL players, I use blind comparisons. I’m an advocate of blind comparisons because it’s an effective method to ensure impartiality and avoid bias.

Below is a tweet from my personal account @MitchellRenz365 of three running backs. One is Guice, one is a current NFL running back, and one is a free agent.

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1Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
2Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
3Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
4Michael Thomas (NO)WR
5Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
6Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
9DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
10Aaron Jones (GB)RB
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11Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
12Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
13Davante Adams (GB)WR
14Julio Jones (ATL)WR
15Chris Godwin (TB)WR
16Mike Evans (TB)WR
17George Kittle (SF)TE
18Travis Kelce (KC)TE
19Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
20Lamar Jackson (BAL)QB
21Josh Jacobs (OAK)RB
22Kenny Golladay (DET)WR
23Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
24Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
25D.J. Moore (CAR)WR
26Chris Carson (SEA)RB
27Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
28Mark Andrews (BAL)TE
29Allen Robinson (CHI)WR
30Miles Sanders (PHI)RB
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Mike Trout (LAA)CF
3Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,RF
4Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
5Mookie Betts (LAD)CF,RF
6Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
7Trevor Story (COL)SS
8Gerrit Cole (NYY)SP
9Trea Turner (WSH)SS
10Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
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11Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
12Juan Soto (WSH)LF
13Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
14Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
15Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
16Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
17Jose Ramirez (CLE)3B
18J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
19Anthony Rendon (LAA)3B
20Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
21Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
22Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD)SS
23Bryce Harper (PHI)RF
24Aaron Judge (NYY)RF
25Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
26Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
27Jack Flaherty (STL)SP
28Yordan Alvarez (HOU)LF,DH
29Javier Baez (CHC)SS
30Starling Marte (ARI)CF
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (CLE)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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