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Washington has released RB Peyton Barber. He remained a thorn in RB Antonio Gibson's side throughout the 2nd half of last season and even stole some 1st-team, short-yardage work this preseason. So his departure is a slight bump for Gibson. Rookie Jaret Patterson looks like Washington's #3 RB behind Gibson and J.D. McKissic.

Washington’s RB usage was similar in Week 2 of the preseason to what we saw in the opener. RB Antonio Gibson played 13 of 23 snaps (57%) with the 1st-team offense. But he was pulled for RB J.D. McKissic in obvious passing situations. Per NBC Sports’ John Daigle, Gibson has played just 1 of 9 3rd downs through 2 preseason games; McKissic has played 7. Gibson has racked up 5 targets on 24 preseason snaps, so Washington is clearly scheming him the ball in the passing game. But he’ll need to take over that 3rd-down role in order to hit his ceiling this season.

Washington HC Ron Rivera said Monday that RB Antonio Gibson has "bounced back" from his turf toe injury. Gibson was still bothered by that 2020 injury this spring but "looks good so far" in camp, according to Rivera. We'll continue to keep an eye on Gibson's health -- but the toe isn't impacting his spot in the RB rankings.

Washington HC Ron Rivera called RB Antonio Gibson's improvement this offseason "exciting." Gibson ran for 795 yards and 11 scores on 4.7 yards per carry as a rookie last year -- despite totaling just 33 carries in college. "You can tell he's matured, got a better feel and understanding," Rivera said. "Those natural instincts that you look for, the intangibles that guys that have been playing the positions their whole career naturally have. You start to see those come to light with Antonio." RBs coach Randy Jordan added that Gibson's comfort in the running scheme is "like night and day" between last year and this year. Washington is also looking to expand Gibson's role in the passing game this season. There's big-time breakout potential here.

The Athletic's Ben Standig has come away from spring practices believing RB Antonio Gibson is set to "become a bigger factor as a receiver" this season. Gibson was out-targeted 110 to 44 by RB J.D. McKissic last year. But Gibson beat McKissic in yards per target and just trailed him in yards per route run and Pro Football Focus receiving grade -- all as a rookie. Considering Gibson played some WR during his time at Memphis, it makes sense that he'd be capable of taking on a bigger role in the passing game this season. Locked in as Washington's lead ball-carrier, there's RB1 upside here depending on how many targets Gibson garners.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson admitted that the toe he injured last December isn't yet back to 100%. Gibson decided not to have surgery on the toe and is still rehabbing. "I've been cutting in practice ... and getting better each day," he said. "Definitely something to monitor. I've been fine like I said. I've been cutting and running full speed, making cuts I need to make. ... But I definitely got to watch and make sure I stay up on my treatment, so nothing goes south." The situation is something fantasy owners will need to monitor, too. Toe injuries can be tough to play through, especially for skill-position guys.

Washington HC Ron Rivera told insider JP Finlay that he's expecting a "big jump" from RB Antonio Gibson this season. Gibson exceeded expectations as a runner last year, averaging 4.7 yards per carry and scoring 11 times on 170 attempts. He added a 36-247-0 receiving line but should have more to offer there after playing both RB and WR in his final season at Memphis. Gibson has feature-back and RB1 potential in 2021.

RB Lamar Miller has re-signed a 1-year deal with Washington, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Miller joined the team in the middle of last December but never hit the field. He turns 30 in April and will just be insurance behind RBs Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic in Washington.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is active for tonight's game against the Buccaneers. That comes as no surprise after Gibson played through the injury last week. He remained limited in his 2 practice appearances this week, though, and gets a terrible matchup. The Bucs finished the season ranked 1st in Football Outsiders' run-defense DVOA.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) got in 2 limited practices this week and is listed as questionable for Saturday night's Wild Card game vs. the Bucs. Gibson is fully expected to play in that one but still isn't at 100%. He's totaled 29 carries and 5 targets over the past 2 weeks.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is active for tonight’s game against the Eagles. He was held out of practice all week as he continues to work through his turf toe. Gibson still won’t be at 100% tonight but does have some RB2 upside after tallying 10 carries and 4 targets last week.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) didn't practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game vs. the Eagles. The team expects its rookie to play in that must-win game, but he's obviously still not close to 100%. Gibson played just 30% of Washington's offensive snaps last week, although he did tally 10 carries and 4 targets.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is active for today’s game against the Panthers. The rookie had emerged as a workhorse before missing the past 2 games with turf toe. It’s unclear exactly how big a role he’ll return to, making Gibson a risk/reward RB2 today.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is expected to play against the Panthers today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie will end up missing 2 games with turf toe. Gibson averaged 16.3 carries and 4.3 targets over his last 3 healthy games and has RB1 upside in today's plus matchup. But there's elevated risk here coming off what tends to be a tricky injury.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. He was listed as limited in all 3 practices this week. We'll get Gibson's game status around 11:30 am ET on Sunday. He'll be a risk/reward fantasy play if active.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. He seemingly has a chance to return for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers. We'll get another update on his progress tomorrow.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is inactive for today’s game against the Seahawks. He returned to practice on Friday and seemingly has a shot to play next week. J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber will continue handling backfield duties today.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. He did get back on the practice field on Friday, so a Week 16 return looks possible. J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber will continue handling backfield duties this weekend.

Washington signed RB Lamar Miller off Chicago's practice squad. Miller isn't a Week 15 fantasy option, but the move is a sign that The Football Team doesn't expect RB Antonio Gibson (toe) back for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

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