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Antonio Gibson Injury Update Could Cloud Week 3 Fantasy Outlook

Isaiah De Los Santos
Antonio Gibson injury update could cloud Week 3 fantasy outlook.
Antonio Gibson injury update could cloud Week 3 fantasy outlook. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Antonio Gibson hasn't had the breakout campaign fantasy football managers were hoping for to start the year. He also dealt with a shoulder injury heading into Week 2, and the issue doesn't appear to be going away.

Gibson's current shoulder ailment could impact his fantasy outlook heading into Week 3.

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Gibson was officially limited at practice on Wednesday due to his shoulder. This same injury limited him to begin practice last week. And though he eventually suited up against the New York Giants, the impact was clear.

Washington's starter had 25 opportunities (20 rushes plus 5 targets) to open the year, playing in 65% of the team's snaps. However, his rushes (13) and targets (2) saw a noticeable drop off in Week 2 following his injury, and his snaps decreased to 61%.

J.D. McKissic, meanwhile, saw his snap percentage jump from 36% to 44% in Week 2. McKissic went from 1 rushing attempt and target in Week 1 to 4 carries and 6 targets against the Giants. He even got the nod on a goal-line opportunity that turned into a touchdown from two yards out.

It's worth wondering if Gibson's current shoulder injury will lead to more goal-line work for McKissic. That'd be a serious blow to the RB's season-long upside, especially with McKissic as the clear favorite in the passing game.

Gibson not being at 100% could make him a risky play heading into a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo's defense is allowing the third-fewest PPR points per game (9.15) to opposing running backs this season.

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