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The Patriots are signing RB Antonio Gibson, according to multiple reports. Gibson primarily served as a receiving back for the Commanders the past two years, averaging 3.0 receptions across 31 games while sharing the backfield with Brian Robinson Jr. He arrives as a potential threat to RB Rhamondre Stevenson's upside. But Gibson's signing might sneakily be good news for the incumbent. Everyone should have expected New England to address a backfield that found Stevenson missing five games last year and Ezekiel Elliott leading the squad in carries and receptions. Gibson opened his career as Washington's lead back before steadily losing work over the past three years. We're not downgrading Stevenson for this addition. He might even turn into a sleeper for 2024 redraft and dynasty leagues, depending on how the market reacts to Gibson. As for Gibson himself, the former Commander remains a late option as a low RB3 to RB5.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson (hamstring) is not listed on the final Week 17 injury report. Washington will be back to a Robinson/Antonio Gibson backfield vs. the 49ers on Sunday, with RB Chris Rodriguez (ankle) on IR. Robinson sits in low RB3 range in the Week 17 Rankings with the Commanders 12.5-point underdogs. He's averaged just 10.6 carries per game in losses this season.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson (hamstring) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. RB Chris Rodriguez (ankle) did not practice. We'll see how this backfield shapes up over the next few days, but it's a situation to try to avoid with Washington sporting an 18.25-point implied total vs. the 49ers.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Jets. RB Jonathan Williams is back on the practice squad, so he has no official game status. But he's in concussion protocol and is unlikely to play this weekend. That'll leave the backfield to RBs Antonio Gibson and Chris Rodriguez. Rodriguez out-carried Gibson 10 to 4 last week, but Gibson out-targeted Rodriguez 5 to 0. Neither is a very attractive Week 16 fantasy play with Washington sporting a 17-point implied total in New York.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him returning for this weekend's game vs. the Jets. Washington used RBs Antonio Gibson, Chris Rodriguez, and Jonathan Williams last week -- but Williams is now in the concussion protocol. Gibson's passing-game role makes him the best fantasy bet of the trio, but he's no better than a RB3 or flex play.

The Commanders have ruled RB Brian Robinson Jr. (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Rams. That should leave Antonio Gibson leading the backfield. Rookie Chris Rodriguez figures to work in to some degree as well. We have no full games without Robinson yet this season to know how much Rodriguez might get, though. Washington now sits 4-9, coming off the bye, and with a coach who looks likely to get fired at the end of the season. We don't know whether or how any of that will affect workload decisions this week. But there's potential for any of those components to factor in. We're projecting Gibson as the clear leader and a low-end RB2 in our Week 15 RB rankings. Just be careful about overrating him in your lineup decisions.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. The fact that he's still sidelined coming off the Week 14 bye has him looking unlikely to play vs. the Rams this weekend. Robinson's absence would leave Washington's backfield to Antonio Gibson and Chris Rodriguez. See where those guys land in the Week 15 RB Rankings.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson took over the Washington backfield in Sunday's loss to Miami after Brian Robinson Jr. left with a hamstring injury. Gibson finished with a 56% snap share, his second-highest mark of the year. He carried 10 times for just 35 yards, though, adding a 4-37 receiving line on 5 targets. Chris Rodriguez trailed him for 7 carries, but that included rushing on the final three plays of a 45-15 defeat. Washington now gets a Week 14 bye, so we'll see about Robinson's status for the Week 15 clash with the Rams. If he's out, expect Gibson to contend for an RB2 spot in the Week 15 rankings. Rodriguez isn't worth fantasy attention for most formats at this stage of the season.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson hurt his hamstring in the first half of Sunday's game vs. the Dolphins and will not return. That leaves the backfield to Antonio Gibson and Chris Rodriguez. We'll see how work is split between those two -- although there probably won't be much running from Washington in a 31-7 hole.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson has garnered his three largest touch counts of the season over his past three games. That has meant just 11, 9, and 9 touches, not necessarily a relevant level of usage for most fantasy formats. But receptions are driving those numbers. Gibson has caught five passes in three of his past four games and returned from a toe injury last week to regain the backfield receiving lead from Brian Robinson Jr. Sunday finds Washington entering the game as 9.5-point underdogs to Miami, which points to pass-friendly game conditions. That doesn't make Gibson a strong fantasy option. But it does give him some sneaky upside in a week with six teams on bye. See where Gibson lands in our Week 13 RB rankings.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. managed just 2 receptions for 11 yards on 3 targets in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys. That was noteworthy for a couple of reasons: 1) Washington attempted 44 passes in a 35-point loss. So overall volume wasn't an issue. 2) He had racked up 15 targets, 13 catches, and 178 receiving yards over the previous two games. One of those came without RB Antonio Gibson, who returned from injury to lead Washington RBs in routes and targets (4) against Dallas. Robinson did get a solid 15 carries (for 53 yards) despite the negative game script. That hasn't tended to be the case this season. He entered Thursday averaging just 10.4 carries across seven losses. Still, the abnormal receiving production for Robinson against the Seahawks and Giants likely inflated his fantasy value. That's why we highlighted the Washington RB for the second straight week in our Trade Targets article ahead of Thursday's game. If your league still allows trading beyond this week, go ahead and see if you can make a worthwhile move. Robinson gets a tough remaining slate of defenses and still has his bye ahead in Week 14.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is active for today’s game vs. the Cowboys. He was reportedly a game-time decision, so it’s safe to assume that he’s not at 100% for this one. Gibson is only an option in Thanksgiving DFS tournaments. His return does put a ding on RB Brian Robinson’s target projection.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Cowboys. He missed Week 11 with this injury but got in three limited practices this week. Gibson will only be in play in DFS tournaments if he ends up playing tomorrow. If not, RB Brian Robinson will continue to dominate rushing and receiving work in Washington's backfield.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson (toe) got in a limited practice on Tuesday. It gives him a chance to return for the Thanksgiving game vs. the Cowboys. Gibson wouldn't be a recommended season-long starter, but his return would dent RB Brian Robinson's Week 12 fantasy value.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Giants. That elevates RB Chris Rodriguez to the No. 2 spot on the depth chart and should mean a boost in passing-down snaps for RB Brian Robinson. Gibson has averaged 3.5 targets per game this season and leads Commanders RBs in pass routes.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Giants. He's averaged 3.0 carries and 3.5 targets per game this season, leading Washington RBs in pass routes. Gibson's absence should mean a bit more passing-down action for RB Brian Robinson, who was already in a great spot with the Commanders nine-point favorites against the Giants.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson (toe) did not practice on Wednesday. No word yet on his status for this weekend's game vs. the Giants. His absence would free up some passing-down work for RB Brian Robinson. Check back tomorrow for an update on Gibson.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson reached 5 receptions for the second straight game Sunday. He caught all 5 of his targets for 42 yards in the victory over New England. QB Sam Howell's 45 pass attempts obviously helped. Gibson's 10 targets over the past two weeks accounted for 10.3% of Howell's total pass attempts. That's enough to lead the backfield, but it would also equate to about 3.9 targets on Howell's season average of 39.2 pass attempts per game. It's nice to get some fantasy relevance from Gibson, but he's not yet close to being a starting candidate for common-sized leagues.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson registered season lows with six carries and 10 rushing yards in Thursday night's loss to the Bears. He struggled to find running room early on, and the Bears fell behind 17-0 early in the second quarter. Robinson's final carry came with 9:28 left in the second quarter. He at least added 33 yards on four catches, but it was still an ugly fantasy outing in what looked like a great spot. That's the risk when dealing with a game script-dependent RB. Robinson wound up getting out-snapped 38 to 25 by RB Antonio Gibson in this one. The good news is that the Commanders shouldn't face much negative game script the next two weeks vs. the Falcons and Giants. (Of course, we didn't think they'd get crushed by the Bears at home.)

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