Derrius Guice Fantasy Outlook Improves Following Breakout Performance vs Cardinals in Week 13

Jason Schandl
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Derrius Guice returned from IR in Week 11, and while he did score a touchdown in his return, he rushed only 17 times for a combined 56 yards between his first two games back in action.

His 2019 breakout performance came in Week 13 though, rushing for 129 yards and two scores on just 10 carries in an upset win over the Carolina Panthers.

Guice's rushing volume still left something to be desired, getting out-carried by Adrian Peterson (13 carries), though Guice did rack up three targets in the receiving game, which is as many as Peterson (one) and Chris Thompson (two) combined.

This also now marks three consecutive games that Guice has averaged more yards per carry than Peterson, and that should earn him an increased workload down the stretch.

Peterson is likely to remain a thorn in the side of Guice's fantasy football owners through the playoffs, but the edge in value is clear. Guice is by far the back that offers more upside, and the potential for an expanded workload means he should be considered as a fringe RB3 or FLEX option heading into Week 14, with the upside to climb into the RB2 range if Peterson's workload is dialed back.

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