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Antonio Gibson ruled OUT for Week 17 vs. Browns

Antonio Gibson won’t play due to multiple injuries. We break down the fantasy football impact.

Antonio Gibson #24 of the Washington Commanders carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Levi’s Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Washington Commanders are still in the playoff hunt. They are changing quarterbacks again, and Carson Wentz will be under center. He may be lacking the team’s starting running back as Antonio Gibson is dealing with multiple injuries. With the postseason looming, this is a brutal time for Gibson to possibly miss time.

Antonio Gibson injury updates

Friday, Dec. 30 PM update — Gibson has been officially ruled out for this week. Brian Robinson should see the majority of the work, but Jonathan Williams should be the receiving back and could have some fantasy or DFS value.

Friday, Dec. 30 update — Gibson wasn’t practicing once again on Friday, per Nicki Jhabvala. All signs point to him being out this week. Brian Robinson should take on an even heavier load against the Browns.

Thursday, Dec. 29 update — Gibson is not practicing again on Thursday, per Zach Selby. He will likely need to get in a limited practice on Friday to have a shot to play.

Wednesday, Dec. 28 update — Gibson is not practicing, per Nicki Jhabvala. He is dealing with both a sprained ankle and a sprained knee, per ESPN’s John Keim.

Fantasy football advice

Gibson has 149 rushes for 546 yards with three touchdowns this season. While not typically involved in the passing game in years passed, Gibson has seen his target share increase. He has 46 receptions on 58 targets for 353 additional yards and two more touchdowns. If he is active, you should definitely start him in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns' defense. The Browns' defense is allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. If Gibson sits, Brian Robinson would have more upside than he already has and should be started.