Friday status update: Washington has designated Gibson as doubtful for Sunday’s game.
Friday practice update: Gibson is getting in individual work at practice, per Kyle Stackpole, which is an upgrade after two straight days of no practice. It’s a positive trend, but we’ll see what the final injury report says.
Thursday update: Gibson misses his second practice of the week, per Tom Pellisero. He appears doubtful to play, but even if he has a miraculous recovery and suits up on Sunday, he’s a tough sell in your fantasy playoffs.
The Washington Football Team may be without their starting running back agains this week, as Antonio Gibson was unable to practice on Wednesday, per Kyle Stackpole. Gibson did work on the side with trainers and coach Ron Rivera told reporters that the rookie running back has made “good progress” with his turf toe injury, per JP Finlay.
Turf toe is notorious for lingering longer than expected, so I would like to see Gibson get in a full practice before starting him in your fantasy playoffs. With Gibson out last week, Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic split work and hurt each other’s fantasy value. This week they will face the Seahawks and may end up getting into a game script more suited for McKissic.
Gibson’s rookie season has been great, as he’s been a touchdown hawk, scoring 11 times while rushing 141 times for 659 yards, adding 233 yards on 32 receptions. His fantasy upside should grow, as he is a good receiver, but needs to become more competent at pass protection.