Sunday update: Washington faces a tough Steelers defense on Monday. Pittsburgh has given up the second fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. In PPR leagues, ESPN projects Antonio Gibson with 14.6 points, JD McKissic with 9.9 points, and Peyton Barber with 3.0 points.
Antonio Gibson played a career-high 45 snaps last week in Washington’s blowout win over the Cowboys as he ran in 3 touchdowns. McKissic was very much the opposite as he only made one carry for 6 yards, making Gibson the favored option.
Fantasy Football analysis: Washington RBs Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic
Washington will take on the undefeated Steelers in Week 13 — the only team left in the league who hasn’t lost a game yet. Will Washington be up for the task? It doesn’t look great for either Gibson or McKissic as the Steelers have allowed the second-fewest PPR points per game at 17/game. J.D. McKissic has underperformed Gibson somewhat consistently all season long, so of the two options Gibson would be the way to go this week. Just because the Steelers have shut down every team they’ve gone up against, they’ve still let some running backs go wild on them, most notably Miles Sanders in Week 5 who ran for 80 yards and 2 TDs. JK Dobbins also ran for 113 yards against the Steelers in Week 8, so don’t count Antonio Gibson out quite yet. The possibilities of him carrying his momentum from last week while enjoying the lion’s share of the targets are pretty good, even if Washington does come up short in the final result.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Antonio Gibson, sit J.D. McKissic.