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Antonio Gibson questionable for Wild Card matchup with Buccaneers

Washington’s RB1 should be able to go in the first round of the playoffs, but is officially questionable.

Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (24) stands on the field during warm ups prior to the Washington Football Team’s game against the Carolina Panthers at FedExField. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday update: Gibson didn’t practice much this week as the team continues to manage his turf toe injury, but he will play against the Buccaneers despite being listed as questionable.

Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson returned to practice on Wednesday and was listed as limited, per John Keim. Gibson is dealing with turf toe that the team wants to manage during practice, but unless he aggravates the injury, he is expected to play.

Gibson has been able to play through his toe injury the last two weeks and received 20 touches last week. His matchup against the Buccaneers isn’t one to get excited about, so J.D. McKissic is looking like the back with more fantasy upside, but Gibson is a good back and could find the end zone and will undoubtedly help the team in a tough matchup.

Gibson has had a strong season, rushing 170 times for 795 yards and 11 touchdowns while catching 36 passes for 247 yards. He is a talented receiver, but McKissic has been better at pass protection and is getting receiving work. We could see a big explosion in fantasy for Gibson if he gets more receiving work next season.