Fantasy Running Back Trending the Wrong Direction


Oct 2, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson (24) warms up before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Commanders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Gibson – 13.1 PPG, RB19

Death, Taxes, and Antonio Gibson disappointing fantasy owners. After an inauspiciously hot start to the season Antonio Gibson has come crashing down to earth. The Commanders RB played on just 41% of snaps against the Cowboys in Week 4.

After starting the season with a 65% snap share against the Jaguars, Gibson has seen his role drop off in consecutive weeks. He has now posted back-to-back games with a 45% snap share or lower. While Gibson’s declining usage has been game-script related, the declining role is still concerning. The Commanders have been outscored 49-18 over the last two weeks, and Gibson has averaged just 10 PPG in that span. Since Week 1, Gibson has averaged just 3.0 yards per carry on 39 touches.

It’s a concerning development, and with Brian Robinson nearing a return to the lineup soon, Gibson owners should be searching elsewhere.

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