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Expect some TD regression from Gibson in Year 2, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we should expect a drop in fantasy performance. He’s the clear leader in a backfield that lacks depth. A significant part of J.D. McKissic’s 2nd-half target boost came via increased snaps at WR spots. Outside of the turf toe that cost him 2 late-season games and portions of 2 others, Gibson saw no downturn in playing time. So his fortune and McKissic’s likely aren’t tethered as much as the typical backfleld duo.
Gibson heads into just his 2nd year as a true RB and brings more extensive receiving experience at the college and high school levels than many other backs. It sure seems fair to expect him to improve. We’ll see whether Washington’s offense holds Gibson back, but the imports of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR Curtis Samuel and rookie WR Dyami Brown upgrade the surrounding talent vs. last year. Gibson belongs in the mix of RBs at the 2-3 turn.