One of the greatest bright spots of the 2020 fantasy season has been running back Antonio Gibson. The Washington Football Team rookie has been dynamic in both the running and passing game, ranking sixth for all RB's in total points (ahead of players like Josh Jacobs and Ezekiel Elliott among others).
Now, on the eve of the first round of the fantasy football playoffs, Gibson is likely to miss his first game of his career after a toe injury sidelined him against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Antonio Gibson Injury Update
Us fantasy managers have seen turf toe in action before, and it's never good. Davante Adams had a case of it in 2019 that forced him to miss four weeks. Sterling Shepard also spent four weeks on the shelf earlier this season due to the same injury.
The severity always varies for turf toe case by case, but a description of "painful" by sources never helps the prognosis. Gibson's chances of suiting up against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 decrease by the second, and that opens the door for players like J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber.
If Gibson can indeed defy all odds and play on Sunday, it would still make for a risky start in fantasy. The rookie could suffer an early setback and put up another dud performance in your lineup (like last week's 14-yard statline), or head coach Ron Rivera might limit his snap count.
Keep an eye on Gibson's status throughout the week, but be prepared to start someone else in his place this weekend should he miss time.
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