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Derrius Guice continues even split of work with Adrian Peterson in Week 12

It was not a pretty performance in Week 12 from either of Washington’s running backs. We break down the fantasy football numbers and what it means moving forward.

Washington running back Derrius Guice carries the ball as Tavon Wilson of the Detroit Lions defends during the first half at FedExField on November 24, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Washington backfield is officially a quagmire for fantasy football owners. I suppose this isn’t really breaking news now that Derrius Guice is back in the picture, but it’s worth noting. Guice and Adrian Peterson are splitting work, and it continued in Week 12.

Guice and Peterson each finished the game with ten carries and one reception. Guice rushed for 32 yards and had a six-yard reception, finishing with 4.8 DKFP. Peterson rushed for 27 yards and had a 22-yard reception, finishing with 5.90 DKFP.

This is a backfield to avoid in all fantasy football scenarios. Guice could regain his starting job and become a force next year, but it’s hard to see him emerging as much of a force in 2019. Peterson seems like the kind of veteran back that Bill Callahan loves and will always give a little too much work. Guice should be getting the bulk of the touches, but that is not happening anytime soon this season.

Washington got a big upset win over Detroit in Week 12, but things get difficult moving forward. They travel to face Carolina and Green Bay and then hosts Philadelphia. I wouldn’t expect much of anything from Guice and Peterson for the near future.