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ESPN's John Keim writes that the touch count "should remain high" for Commanders RB Antonio Gibson this season but that "his usage could vary weekly." That comes after the team drafted Alabama RB Brian Robinson in Round 3, an addition that has elicited multiple comparisons to former Panthers RB duo DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. Keim specifically highlights Robinson's power and short-yardage potential. That could vulture goal-line touches from Gibson, who has racked up 18 TDs on the ground through 2 seasons. Add the return of J.D. McKissic, and it's easy to see the risk factors on Gibson's 2022 workload. His best-ball ADP has dipped significantly since the NFL Draft. We'll see where he settles as summer approaches.

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Commanders RB Antonio Gibson (foot) sat out practice on Thursday. Gibson was limited on Wednesday, so this is a step back for the 3rd-year man. We'll see if he's able to suit up on Friday.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson played twice as many snaps as Brian Robinson Jr. (46-23) in Sunday's win over the Texans. He carried 18 times for 72 yards (4.0 per rush) and caught all 3 of his targets for 31 more. Robinson carried 15 times for 57 yards (3.8) and didn't see a target. The team's only rushing TD went to WR Curtis Samuel, who carried twice for 18 yards for the game. Week 12 holds another high-upside matchup with the Falcons.

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 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.

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