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What to do with Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic ahead of Washington’s Week 16 matchup against the Panthers.

Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Football Team hands off to Antonio Gibson #24 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 8, 2020 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Antonio Gibson looks like he will be a game-time call this week, as his team faces the Panthers in Week 16. Gibson has been out due to turf toe over the last couple games, but was able to get in limited practice all this week. It appears that he has a decent chance to suit up this week, but we can’t be 100 percent certain and these teams play in the late afternoon game. Hopefully we get some insight into his status early than when the inactives come out.

Fantasy Football analysis: Washington RBs Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic

The Football Team will be without their start receiver Terry McLaurin, which will hurt the offense as a whole, but it would likely push Washington to run a bit more. And that could work against a Panthers defense that is sub-par against running backs. They have been better of late, especially after giving up six rushing touchdowns in the first two games of the season, but they can still be run on.

If Gibson can’t go, Peyton Barber would get the lead role, but he would be completely touchdown dependent, while J.D. McKissic would be in line for good receiving work, especially with McLaurin out.

McKissic still has value if Gibson plays, but it gets capped. He’s still worth a flex if needing his decent PPR floor, but I’d rather Gibson was out before relying on McKissic.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Antonio Gibson as an RB2 as long as he’s active.

Start J.D. McKissic as a flex play if Gibson is out.