Before Week 2, I recommended that Antonio Gibson should be cut from your fantasy football team in my article about who should be the starting running back for the Washington Commanders. Did anything change in Week 2 to make me reconsider?
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Antonio Gibson’s Rest-of-Season Fantasy Outlook
I thought Gibson would be able to shine as the receiving back this season. I have been proven wrong so far. There is virtually no chance that he will be the lead back over Brian Robinson anymore, with Gibson’s fumbling issues resurfacing already this season.
Gibson had a 9% rushing and a 9% target share in Week 2. He has 18 total rushing yards and 54 total receiving yards through two games.
This is his role now and into the foreseeable future. He is a complementary player whose immense talent will likely never shine through like many fantasy managers, myself very much included, believed.
Of course, Gibson can go untouched for 90 yards to the house if the blocking is perfect. Still, almost every professional running back can do that.
Should I Cut Gibson?
Talent can keep you in the NFL but doesn’t have to keep you on my fantasy team. I would instead grab a young player who has yet to be given a chance, like Tyjae Spears, Roschon Johnson, or even Kendre Miller or De’Von Achane.
I want my bench to have upside, and Gibson left his at Memphis. Even if Robinson got hurt, I do not think Gibson would be the starter.
It is time to stop being the definition of crazy by expecting different results without having a reason to. This hurts my heart, but CUT Gibson now, and maybe someone else will pick him up and clog a roster spot with him. I am rooting for the guy, but it is just not going to happen this season.
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