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Commanders RB Antonio Gibson injury: What status means for Week 12 vs. Cowboys

Antonio Gibson is dealing with a toe injury for Week 12. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

Antonio Gibson #24 of the Washington Commanders celebrates his touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field on November 12, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Game status update: Gibson is still considered a game-time decision but is officially ACTIVE for Thursday’s game against the Cowboys.

Game day update: Gibson is “a true game-time decision”, per Jeremy Fowler. He’ll warm up before the game to figure out if he can go against the Cowboys.

The Washington Commanders are gearing up for a divisional matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. They are operating on a short week, as the matchup is set for Thursday afternoon. Brian Robinson Jr. has led Washington’s backfield, but they could lack depth for this matchup if Antonio Gibson misses the game. He has been listed as questionable due to a toe injury.

Gibson hasn’t been the running back we are accustomed to seeing. Robinson is dominating the touches for the running backs, but if Gibson misses the game, backup duties will shift to Chris Rodriguez Jr. Gibson was a limited practice participant each day this week.

Antonio Gibson injury

Fantasy football analysis

Gibson has lost the majority of his fantasy football value but still shows up in bigger leagues. He enters the week as the overall RB40 in half-PPR leagues. The Dallas defense also allows the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Robinson Jr. retains his value from his high workload and lack of teammates challenging him for touches out of the backfield, but you should sit a banged-up Gibson.

NFL DFS analysis

Gibson has a salary of $4,500 at DraftKings DFS. He is actually $100 cheaper than teammate Chris Rodriguez Jr. Both backs take on the Cowboys’ defense that allows the sixth-fewest DFS points to opposing running backs. Robinson Jr. ($5,900) is still a better option for your lineup despite a tough matchup and increased salary.