News: 20 hours agoGibson ran for 38 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries while also bringing in his sole target for two yards against Philadelphia on Sunday.
Spin: Washington once again neglected to utilize Gibson as a pass catcher, giving him just one target that resulted in a two-yard reception. After catching seven passes for 72 yards on eight targets in Week 1, Gibson has just three receptions for 15 yards on five targets since. Washington won the first game but lost the last two, so perhaps the Commanders might try to get Gibson going more as a pass catcher going forward. It's not clear when Brian Robinson might return to the Washington backfield, nor is it clear how Washington might split up the usage at that point.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Gibson's 2021 season can easily be split into two parts. One encompassing the first 11 games, all of which were played with a healthy J.D. McKissic. Gibson handled 16.6 carries and 2.7 targets and was fantasy's No. 17 RB during the span. The second part was the five games after McKissic's season-ending injury, during which Gibson averaged 15.0 carries and 4.6 targets and was sixth in fantasy points. In total, Gibson ended up no lower than eighth in touches, yards and touchdowns. McKissic is back and Washington drafted Brian Robinson Jr. in the third round, which is expected to lessen Gibson's role. Gibson figures to hang on the RB2 radar until Robinson (NFI list) is healthy, but he's possible he won't be more than a fringe flex once this is a three-headed committee.