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J.D. McKissic questionable for Week 14

We break down the news that J.D. McKissic is questionable to play Week 14

Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic (41) runs the ball against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: McKissic continues to get some work in practice and is questionable to play this week. He likely just needs to have the independent doctor clear him of his concussion first.

Thursday update: McKissic returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He still will need to pass through concussion protocol, but his return means he is moving in that direction for Week 14.

Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic was able to work with trainers on the side of practice today, but was designated as not practicing for Wednesday. McKissic is Antonio Gibson’s backup, but is still an integral part of their offense and even scored two touchdowns in his last game before leaving with a concussion.

If he can’t go again, Gibson would be in line to continue to see a big workload, while Wendell Smallwood or newly added Johnathan Williams would back him up. The Cowboys are favored by -4.5 points at DraftKings Sportsbook, with an over/under for this matchup at 47.5 total points.

Fantasy football implications

Gibson remains a must start each week, but if McKissic can get cleared of his concussion in time, he has some value in a game Washington is an underdog in, as he would hand a chunk of the passing downs in Week 14.