Love won't participate in spring drills and will likely have limitations at the start of training camp in late July. He had a follow-up surgery in October to address stiffness in his right knee, hoping to return to full strength before the 2020 offseason program. Washington running back Bryce Love (35) runs with the ball during practice at the team’s NFL football training facility, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) more > Share Followers 2. Bryce Love Staking Claim to ... Love owns the 11th-easiest schedule for running backs in 2020. With that said, he’s yet to prove so, catching no more than 20 receptions in any of his four collegiate seasons. Love (knee), J.D. In college, Love was a revelation at Stanford, finishing second in the voting for the 2018 Heisman Trophy Award. McKissic and the bruising Peyton Barber, though it's possible the team could add another option via trade or through the waiver process. With Adrian Peterson out of the picture, Washington's backfield was unsettled with Love competing with rookie Antonio Gibson and veterans J.D. In addition, when speaking with new Washington head coach Ron Rivera, it was suggested that a RBBC approach would be employed in 2020. Are we saying he can’t shine as a receiver out of the backfield? The Redskins placed Love (knee) on the reserve/non-football injury list to start the season, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Latest on Washington running back Bryce Love including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN. The Washington Post projects Bryce Love to make the 53-man roster. McKissic and Peyton Barber. However, a former Heisman Trophy runner-up may prove to be the fantasy football running back to own in D.C., as Bryce Love is finally healthy and turning heads. Bryce Love’s hype train has come in. The expectation is Washington Football Team running back Bryce Love will remain on injured reserve for the remainder of the 2020 season, according ESPN’s John Keim.. Washington placed Love on injured reserve in October after experiencing swelling in his surgically repaired knee. With Derrius Guice out of the picture, is Bryce Love, not Adrian Peterson the RB to own in Washington? Fantasy Football: 2nd-Year RB Receiving 1st-Team Reps in Washington, Copyright © 2021 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. In 2016, he backed up Christian McCaffrey at Stanford, but still showed flashes of the talent he had. The Stanford product has to show that he can recover from his own knee struggles — he had another surgery on it in late October — but he's got a lot of speed and should be more than ready to be a factor in 2020. He now finds himself battling for a roster spot in a crowded backfield, with Derrius Guice, Adrian Peterson, Antonio Gibson, J.D. The Redskins' backfield is currently extremely banged up, considering Derrius Guice (knee) is already on IR, Adrian Peterson suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's game and Chris Thompson is dealing with turf toe. Then there's Bryce Love, the team's fourth-rounder who's essentially been redshirted as a rookie. The injury required a follow-up surgery in October, but Love was able to resume training this past winter/spring, giving him plenty of time to ramp up before camp. The rookie fourth-round pick suffered a torn ACL in December and now finds himself looking up at a crowded depth chart in Washington. Love joins a crowded backfield with Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson battling for carries, but there may be an opening on passing downs if impending free agent Chris Thompson signs with a new team, as expected. He was active for a few games in 2020 before being placed on injured reserve on October 2. The 23-year-old was a healthy scratch for the first three games of the season before hitting IR due to swelling in his knee, and Washington will now have 21 days to evaluate him for full activation. Love is expected to undergo another cleanup surgery on his right knee Tuesday, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Love is working his way back from an ACL tear sustained December. He has yet to suit up as a pro since he was selected in the fourth round of the 2019 draft, the result of a torn ACL near the end of the 2018 season at Stanford. In terms of fantasy value, Peterson is clearly the most trustworthy back in Washington’s backfield at the moment. Love has mostly been working with the second- and third-string units in practice, and his place on the roster could depend on Washington's decision between keeping three or four running backs, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic. It helps that Love is a recent fourth-round pick (2019), and we did see reports last week that he was getting some run with the first-team offense while Peterson had a day off. Powered by. Expect Gibson to man the role left behind by receiving-back Chris Thompson. Bryce Love stash? – For More Fantasy Football Advice Follow @VinnySomma on Twitter. The others are rookie Antonio Gibson, pass-catching back J.D. Coach Ron Rivera said that Love showed "burst and quickness" in his return to practice Monday, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports. Love may ultimately be stashed on injured reserve with an eye on him contributing in the second half of the season, or in 2020. 4th rounder in 2019 still yet to play in the NFL. Love (knee) could be a factor in the Washington backfield after Derrius Guice was released, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The 23-year-old landed on IR due to swelling in his knee early October, and prior to that he was a healthy scratch for Washington's first three games of the year. McKissic and Peyton Barber as the lead backs this week against the Browns. Love's placement on the Week 1 inactive list makes him the odd man out to start the campaign and pushes back his NFL debut. Love must spend the next three weeks on the shelf before being eligible to rejoin the active roster. Coach Ron Rivera said Friday that he's hopeful Love (knee) will be able to return "in the next few weeks," Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports. Love is working his way back from an ACL tear that he sustained in December and reportedly still is feeling stiffness in his knee. Asked about Bryce Love; Rivera said that he's been slowed down and has some soreness. On just 111 carries, Love totaled 783 yards, good for 7.1 yards-per-carry (YPC). Head coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Love (knee) will open the season on the PUP list and that it's very possible that his 2019 campaign turns out to be a "redshirt year," John Keim of ESPN.com reports. He was a healthy scratch for the first three games of the year, so the offense is unlikely to be impacted by his absence. The team has 21 days to activate him or leave him on IR for the season. Bryce Love has yet to take the field since being drafted in 2019, ... 2020. Bryce Love is the only player who was on the team last year, although he has yet to take an offensive snap for Washington. ... August 21, 2020 at 6:19 p.m. UTC. McKissic, Peyton Barber and Antonio Gibson on hand for backfield reps. Love looked to have worse than a 50-50 shot to make Washington's regular-season roster as recently as a few weeks ago, but with Derrius Guice no longer on the team, a strong start to training camp has the 2019 fourth-round pick right in the mix for a Week 1 role. Love (knee) passed a physical and should be ready for the start of training camp, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. By The G Man, August 9, 2020 in Fantasy Football Talk. Prior to the draft, Love suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his final college game which led to a concern among teams. McKissic and Derrius Guice are all candidates for passing-down snaps, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. The Derrius Guice experiment in Washington is officially over after two years of injuries and off-field conduct overshadowing his on-field play. The 2019 fourth-round pick spent his rookie season on injured reserve while recovering from an ACL tear he suffered in Dec. 2018 at Stanford. With that in mind, ESPN's John Keim relays that Love "has been practicing all summer and one source said this week" the team feels that "in a couple of months, he can perhaps get back to where he was in college." If Love manages to return this season, he'll face a crowded running back room that includes Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice and Chris Thompson. Love, a 2019 fourth-rounder, is working his way back from a knee injury that he suffered in college at Stanford, but when healthy, the 5-foot-9, 205-pounder could, in time, emerge as an option for every-down work for Washington. Bryce Love 2020 Outlook. It’s easy to see why one would get excited about Love. Love’s biggest drawback is his unknown in the passing game. DeeJay Dallas. The 2019 fourth-round pick suffered an ACL tear in December 2018, then had a follow-up surgery in October to address stiffness in the same knee. Discussion. While the talent is obviously there for Love, it’s the combination of his ADP along with Washington’s ability to pound the rock which makes him so appealing. With Guice gone, 2020 third-round pick Antonio Gibson and 2019 fourth-round pick Bryce Love now represent the future of the running back position in … He'll try to make his mark in a backfield that also has Adrian Peterson, Antonio Gibson, J.D. There was talk of the 2017 Heisman Trophy candidate going undrafted, but Washington picked him up early in the fourth round at No. After the release of Derrius Guice, the focus has sharpened on running back Bryce Love's push to become the team's top option out of the backfield. He hasn't been able to practice much recently and will set his sights on recovering in time to try to make the team next season. "We're going to hold him out for a little bit," Rivera said. The Washington Football Team is now set to enter the 2020 NFL season with a 35-year-old Adrian Peterson as their lead back. It remains to be seen whether the rookie fourth-round pick will contribute during the 2019 season, but he'll miss at least the first six weeks. The Redskins saw enough talent to use a fourth-round pick on the 2017 Heisman runner-up, with the team able to take a patient approach while Derrius Guice, Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson lead the backfield in 2019. Love, who has been on Injured Reserve since the beginning of October due to knee swelling, will remain on IR for the remainder of the season, according to ESPN's John Keim. DLF Community Rookie Rankings ... RB Bryce Love, WAS WR Miles Boykin, BAL WR Van Jefferson, LAR S Johnathan Abram, LVR 2022 R1 draft pick. Frank Gruber. Love spent his entire rookie campaign on injured reserve, after suffering a torn ACL toward the end of his final season at Stanford. — John Keim (@john_keim) November 18, 2020. Love had an amazing 2017 year in college where he rushed for over 2100 yards and was named the nation’s top … “Keep an eye on Bryce Love, the former Stanford running back,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport noted when breaking down the release of Guice earlier this month. Love (knee) could have a role on passing downs in 2020, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. Washington Roster Moves: Two OTs and a quarantine QB signed to the practice squad, Bryce Love staying on IR Making moves By Scott Jennings @ScottJenningsHH Dec 2, 2020… There's still an opening on passing downs, but it appears Love will face tough competition for a spot on the 53-man roster, hoping to return strong after redshirting his rookie campaign. Love, who is is currently on the Non-Football Injury list, sustained a torn ACL in December. Love (knee) will start training camp on the non-football injury list, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Bryce Love 2020 Outlook NOTICE: No Assistant Coach Discussion in This Forum. McKissic and Peyton Barber. A clean bill of health before the offseason program would give Love a nice opportunity to compete for a role on offense, especially if the Redskins choose not to re-sign impending free agents Chris Thompson and Wendell Smallwood. Per Finlay, another surgery was always likely for the Stanford product, and Love currently is in Florida to see famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Love (knee) wasn't removed from IR on Wednesday, meaning he will miss the rest of the season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Love probably needs one of those two to be injured before he can get significant work. McKissic also appears to be in good position, sporting a $1 million contract guarantee and a unique skill set for third downs. The North Carolina native was a big play waiting to happen, setting the FBS records with 13 plays over 50 yards in 2017, flaunting his reported 4.3 speed with regularity. Love (knee) has resumed training and hopes to be ready for OTAs, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site reports. Bryce Love's Fantasy Outlook points to high upside in 2020 and beyond. ... Hasty's broken collarbone will sideline him the rest of 2020 and likely destroys whatever promise he had, as the 49ers will likely have their 100 injured players back in time for the start of the '21 season. His laundry list of accomplishments includes finishing second in the nation in rushing yards (2,118) and joining Reggie Bush as the only Pac-12 player to ever post back-to-back 250 rushing yard performances. Love is a 2019 fourth-round pick coming back from a ACL tear that led to a redshirt rookie season, but he reportedly is making a strong impression in the early days of team activities. He ultimately was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round, 112th overall, of the 2019 NFL Draft. Peyton Barber and J.D. He'll face an uphill battle to make any impact before mid-season. McKissic and Peyton Barber also jockeying for carries and targets. If you are looking for a Washington running back with potential fantasy starting ability down the road with a late-round draft tag, look no further than Love. Certainly not. Bryce Love signed a 4 year, $3,274,332 contract with the Washington Redskins, including a $754,332 signing bonus, $754,332 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $818,583. Yet, his ceiling is seriously limited, he won’t wow you with numbers, as he failed to score more than 15.9 PPR points in any game last season, while also scoring in single-digits seven times in 2019. The team does have Derrius Guice (knee) and Adrian Peterson under contract, but the former hasn't been able to stay healthy and the latter will celebrate his 35th birthday in March. Should you get on board for the 2020 fantasy football season? (Emilee Fails/Washington Football Team) A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Football Team on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The former Stanford standout still has yet to make his NFL debut. In 2019, from Week 5 on without Jay Gruden at the helm, the team rushed the ball 20-plus times in all but one game. “He is looking really good, feeling healthy, and could be a surprise there in the backfield.”. Love is currently slated as the RB80 in PPR scoring formats and RB81 in standard. Bryce Love – Washington Redskins. Wake Up Washington 11/12: The Return Of Bryce Love A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Football Team on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. He signed his rookie contract with the team on May 9, 2019. This is becoming the new norm for Love, who made the final roster but has yet to see the field through three weeks of action. Love (knee) will focus on rehab work this spring, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site reports. The 23-year-old Love is coming off what was essentially a redshirt rookie season with Washington after an ACL injury in his senior year at Stanford plummeted the first-round hopeful into the fourth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Bryce Love: Hoping for role in 2020 Love (knee) could have a role on passing downs in 2020, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. Love (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Week 3 against Cleveland. Bryce Love will be back at practice today for Washington, per source. With Love, Guice and Adrian Peterson already on the roster, it was a bit surprising to see Washington sign both McKissic and Peyton Barber during the first two weeks of free agency. Adrian Peterson received a veteran's day off from practice, leaving Love, J.D. As expected, the fourth-round pick missed his entire rookie season while rehabbing from the ACL tear he suffered December 2018 at Stanford, with the process including a cleanup surgery in October to address stiffness in his knee. 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