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Commanders RB J.D. McKissic (neck) has been placed on IR and will miss the rest of the season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. McKissic's injury requires "a few months of rehab," per Rapoport. Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson will continue to handle backfield duties for Washington.

Commanders RB J.D. McKissic (neck) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Texans. That again leaves the backfield to Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson against the #32 RB defense.

Commanders RB J.D. McKissic (neck) remained sidelined on Wednesday. We haven't heard a timeline for his return. Look for Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson to again handle backfield work in this weekend's plus matchup vs. the Texans.

With RB J.D. McKissic out, RBs Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson Jr. split opportunities almost evenly. Gibson played 8 more snaps, but Robinson beat him by 2 carries and trailed by just 1 target. Robinson posted a 13-44 rushing line and caught both targets (for minus-6 yards). Gibson ran for 36 yards on his 11 carries and caught 2 of 3 targets for 11 yards. A Week 10 matchup with the Eagles doesn't look great for either player. Bet on the Commanders falling behind, though, which would favor Gibson's superior receiving.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson led the team with 7 catches in Sunday's win over the Colts. He snared all of his 7 targets (2nd on the team) for 58 yards and the team's lone receiving TD. Gibson tied J.D. McKissic for the playing-time lead in Washington's backfield. Brian Robinson Jr. still led in carries, but took his 8 rushes for just 20 yards. Gibson ran 7 times for 19 yards; McKissic 2 for 6 yards. Washington gets a soft Minnesota defense in Week 9.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. carried 20 times in Sunday's win over the Packers but managed pedestrian 73 yards (3.7 per rush). Robinson added 2 catches for 13 yards on 2 targets, his first 2 of the season. RB Antonio Gibson chimed in 59 yards on 10 carries (5.9 per rush) and went 3-18-1 receiving on 4 targets while playing just 6 fewer snaps than Robinson. J.D. McKissic got on the field for just 12 snaps, catching neither of his 2 targets and rushing 12 time for 4 yards. Washington gets matchups with the Colts and Vikings the next 2 weeks, neither of which has boosted RB production so far this season.

NFL Network reports that Commanders RB Brian Robinson will start tonight's game against the Bears and serve as the "lead back." That's not a shocking move after he led Washington in carries in his 1st appearance last week. But it's good to get confirmation that Robinson will likely lead the position in playing time. We'd still bet on J.D. McKissic leading Commanders RBs in targets. Antonio Gibson is now rendered to mere handcuff status (and far from a "must keep"). Robinson still doesn't sit high in our Week 6 rankings, but the news raises his floor if he makes sense for your lineup.

Commanders rookie RB Brian Robinson checked in 3rd among the team's RBs in playing time in his 1st NFL action Sunday, but he immediately claimed the lead in carries. Robinson rushed 9 times for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans, tripling Antonio Gibson's 3 carries (for 6 yards). Gibson added 3 catches for 33 yards among 4 targets but also trailed J.D. McKissic in playing time and targets. McKissic caught 5 balls for 37 yards among 7 looks, which ranked 2nd on the team. Gibson looks like no more than a handcuff going forward -- and a weak one at that. Washington's running game hasn't been very good so far, and Gibson would still have to share receiving work with McKissic even if Robinson were to go down again. As for the rookie, we'd bet on his role growing from here. We'll see just how much receiving work he can claim. No Washington RB looks truly attractive for fantasy use at the moment.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson is officially active for today’s game vs. the Titans. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said this morning that the plan is for Robinson to play about 20 snaps – or about one-third of the game. We’d try to not use him in Week 5 fantasy lineups, but Robinson’s return is bad news for RB Antonio Gibson.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Commanders plan to play rookie RB Brian Robinson Jr. for about 20 snaps in his debut today against the Titans. That's roughly one-third of a game's worth of offensive snaps. We're betting on Antonio Gibson continuing to lead the backfield in playing time and touches today, but that sizable chunk going to Robinson -- plus the continued presence of J.D. McKissic -- lowers both the floor and ceiling for Gibson. He arrives as just RB19 in total PPR points for the season without Robinson involved to date.

The Commanders are activating RB Brian Robinson Jr. from the non-football injury list. The rookie will make his NFL debut in Sunday's game against the Titans. We wouldn't use him right away in fantasy football lineups, barring a clear message from Washington coaches that Robinson is headed for a backfield-leading share of opportunities. His return does knock Antonio Gibson down the Week 5 RB rankings, though, and take a little off J.D. McKissic's projection.

Commanders HC Ron Rivera said Friday that RB Brian Robinson "had a good week" of practice. "We're pretty fired up," Rivera added. "We'll go through tomorrow morning and see how he is and then decide." It sounds like Robinson has a shot to play vs. the Titans this weekend. We wouldn't use him in Week 5 fantasy lineups, but his return would put a significant dent in RB Antonio Gibson's fantasy value.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson has been designated to return from IR. That makes him eligible to practice immediately -- and gives Washington 3 weeks to place him on the active roster or send him to season-ending IR. Robinson is clearly trending toward making his NFL debut sometime over the next few weeks. We'll continue to monitor his progress, but the rookie should now be owned in fantasy leagues of 10+ teams.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson continued to lead the team in carries in Sunday's loss to Dallas. But his 13 attempts merely matched the combined total for J.D. McKissic (8) and Jonathan Williams (5). Williams had played just 3 total snaps through the 1st 3 weeks. He only played 6 against the Cowboys but worked in for a carry on the team's 1st possession. Gibson wound up with 49 rushing yards (3.8 per carry) and 3 catches for 14 yards among 3 targets. McKissic added 40 yards rushing (5.0) and 3 catches for 16 yards on 4 targets. The team reportedly plans to activate RB Brian Robinson from IR ahead of a Week 5 meeting with the Titans. We'll see what HC Ron Rivera reveals about the planned path for his backfield.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson is expected to be activated from the non-football injury list and return to practice this coming week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's still uncertain if Robinson will play against the Titans in Week 5, Rapoport adds, but it's clear that the rookie continues to make excellent progress in his return from a pair of gunshot wounds to his lower half. We'll continue to track Robinson's status, but he's worth adding now if he's available in your fantasy league.

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