Posted: 9/21/2020 6:58 am UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson ran 13 times for 55 yards and a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Gibson salvaged an otherwise forgettable performance with a garbage-time TD run. The rookie has done OK in his first two NFL games, but it's more his position as the nominal top back in Washington than his production that makes him of interest to fantasy owners.
Posted: 9/18/2020 10:38 pm UTC
Washington Football Team Antonio Gibson's role will 'continue to grow,' according to offensive coordinator Scott Turner.
'He's a young player. ... As a rookie, you don't want to overwork those guys up with them in two much of the situation early. I think his role will continue to grow. ... The way the snaps went, with Peyton (Barber) we finished the game in a four-minute situation where we basically ran the ball to use the clock at the end. That's why (Barber's) snap count was so high,' Turner said.
Huddle Up: Gibson's limited role in Week 1 should not have come as a surprise to anyone based on his limited experience as a running back, and it's hard to imagine he'll be able to take control of the backfield before the end of the month. However, Barber does not present much of a hurdle, so Gibson's fantasy owners only need to hope that he picks things up quickly and Bryce Love doesn't become a factor anytime soon. Gibson should be continued to be viewed as a flex option for now.
Posted: 9/13/2020 11:45 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson ran nine times for a game-high 36 yards in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles and he also had two catches for eight yards on two targets.
Huddle Up: Gibson's rushing yardage led the way for both sides actually, but that's not saying much. It was a rather mediocre performance. Veteran Peyton Barber actually had 17 total touches and two rushing touchdowns, so Gibson's fantasy owners can't like that. Washington travels to Arizona in Week 2.
Posted: 9/04/2020 5:49 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson on Friday, Sept. 4, topped the list of players head coach Ron Rivera said he felt 'excited' about, helping lead to the release of former starter Adrian Peterson. 'It's not about what he didn't do,' Rivera said Friday of Peterson. 'It's about what these other guys were doing for us and allows us to go in the direction we feel good about.'
Huddle Up: Gibson, the rookie third-round pick out of Memphis, was getting plenty of buzz before Friday and his stock is soaring now with Peterson out of the picture. J.D. McKissic, Bryce Love and Peyton Barber -- likely in that order -- also should be involved so don't go overboard and pay much beyond a RB3 pricetag for Gibson in drafts for now.
Posted: 9/01/2020 8:07 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson may not have a clear immediate role with the team, but The Washington Post's Sam Fortier believes he will have 'a prominent one' if training camp was any indication.
'We have a plan for him. That's a part of the secret we're trying to keep going into the regular season. But Antonio's a very versatile young man, a solid football player,' head coach Ron Rivera said.
Huddle Up: It's probably best if fantasy owners don't assume Gibson is the next Alvin Kamara quite yet, but his versatility should be a critical part of the offensive game plan right away. While Adrian Peterson figures to get the bulk of early-down work and J.D. McKissic should see much of the third-down work, the rookie may already rank only behind Terry McLaurin in terms of game-breaking potential. He's easily worth a look as a high-upside RB4 in drafts.
Posted: 8/25/2020 11:38 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson has received a 'fair amount of first-team reps,' according to Kyle Stackpole of WashingtonFootball.com Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Veteran Adrian Peterson has been presumed as the starting running back heading into the season, but Gibson has a much higher ceiling and particularly in the passing game. He's definitely worth a mid- to late-round selection in any format.
Posted: 8/01/2020 1:19 am UTC
Washington Football Team WR Antonio Gibson has been sitting in on running back meetings and participating in technical work with the wide receivers.
Huddle Up: Gibson is expected to serve primarily as a running back, but Washington is clearly looking to capitalize on his versatility. He could be worth a late-round flier in PPR formats, but he's more appealing in keeper leagues.
Posted: 7/22/2020 9:49 pm UTC
Washington Redskins third-round draft choice RB/WR Antonio Gibson signed a four-year contract with Washington Wednesday, July 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Gibson is expected to be a running back for Washington, but he is joining a crowded backfield. Fantasy players should monitor his situation during training camp to have a better idea on his role in the offense. He should be drafted in all keeper leagues, but it is not known if he will be a big help in standard leagues.
Posted: 6/10/2020 2:24 pm UTC
Washington Redskins third-round pick RB/WR Antonio Gibson will be used as a returner and a blocker on special teams. 'In an ideal setting, if you have a legitimate returner [Steven Sims] and your off-returner [Gibson], who is 30 pounds bigger than your returner, if he doesn't get the ball he becomes a blocker,' special teams coach Nate Kaczor said. 'And he weighs 220 [pounds]. That's a really good situation. If they don't really want to kick it to one guy and they want to kick it to your other one and he's really good, then you have a heck of a situation there.'
Posted: 5/15/2020 1:25 am UTC
Washington Redskins WR/RB Antonio Gibson broke 33 tackles on 77 career touches in his time at Memphis, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Gibson is projected to open the season as the team's No. 3 RB behind Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson, but his play in the passing game should help keep him on the field. He'll be a popular late-round sleeper target in drafts this year, and he'll be a very valuable selection in keeper/dynasty leagues.