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Antonio Gibson placed on I.R. ahead of Week 18 vs. Cowboys

Commanders RB dealing with 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 don’t have any playoff hopes left when they face the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday. How they use their starters could be influenced by that fact, but if players are healthy enough, they will likely play as usual. Starting this week, both Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson weren’t spotted at practice on Wednesday, per Nicki Jhabvala.

Gibson was unable to play in a must-win game last week due to ankle and knee injuries, so his status for this week might be questionable at best. Robinson played all last week, so there’s a better chance he suits up.

Antonio Gibson injury updates

Thursday, Jan. 5 update — Antonio Gibson has been placed on I.R. and won’t play in the final game of the season. Brian Robinson will be the lead back, but they could give some younger players a little run this week as well.

Wednesday, Jan. 4 update — Antonio Gibson was not practicing on Wednesday.

Fantasy football advice

Gibson’s role has diminished enough this season that he can be tough to start in shallower leagues. If he doesn’t play and Robinson does, we can expect a big workload from Robinson at least.