News: 13 hours agoGibbs rushed 17 times for 80 yards in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Falcons. He also caught one of two targets for two yards.
Spin: Gibbs drew his first start with David Montgomery (thigh) sidelined and turned in his most productive performance yet. Although he made minimal impact as a pass catcher, Gibbs' output on the ground was helped by a long rush of 21 yards. Given his dynamic skill set, though, Gibbs likely still hasn't enjoyed his true breakout. With a quick turnaround ahead of Week 4's visit to Green Bay on Thursday night, Montgomery could remain sidelined or limited, which would help Gibbs' outlook as the lead tailback again.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Gibbs was selected with the 12th pick of April's draft. The Alabama product's carry count (and perhaps goal line TDs) may be limited by his size (5-foot-9, 199 lbs.), but he has the speed (4.36 40-yard dash), quickness and hands to be a major difference-maker in the passing game. Gibbs' tackle-breaking, elusiveness and YAC numbers were solid-to-good in 31 collegiate games, but he mixed in a ton of negative runs (rookie-class-high 24%). He made up for that with a 104-1,217-8 receiving line (which included elite efficiency) during the span. Gibbs will team up with David Montgomery in a Detroit backfield that scored a league-high 501 fantasy points in 2023. Especially behind the Lions' elite offensive line, Gibbs has immediate RB2 value in fantasy.