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Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. ruled OUT ahead of Week 16 vs. Jets

Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. is dealing with a hamstring injury going into Week 16 vs. the Jets. We break down the news for fantasy football and betting.

Brian Robinson Jr. #8 of the Washington Commanders on the sideline against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Brandon Sloter/Image Of Sport/Getty Images

The Washington Commanders will take on the New York Jets in Week 16 of the NFL season. Both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention and are playing for pride at this point. Washington’s offense could be missing a key piece as running back Brian Robinson Jr. is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Brian Robinson Jr. injury updates

Friday update: Robinson Jr. has been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game. Antonio Gibson is expected to lead the backfield.

Thursday update: Robinson Jr. is not practicing for the second consecutive day. He likely needs to practice in some fashion on Friday to avoid being ruled out ahead of the weekend,

Wednesday update: Robinson Jr. is not practicing on Wednesday but has ample time to get back on the practice field and suit up this weekend.

Fantasy football analysis

Robinson Jr. has been a bright spot for the Commanders this season. He has played in 13 games and has 664 yards and five touchdowns on 160 carries. Robinson has added 326 yards and three more scores on 29 receptions. He heads into this week as the overall RB16 in half-PPR scoring and will be tough to replace.

Gibson is third on the team in rushing behind Robinson and quarterback Sam Howell. He has 208 yards on 50 carries but hasn’t found the endzone on the ground yet this season. Gibson has brought in 42 of his 49 targets for 342 yards and two touchdowns. Robinson didn’t play last week and Gibson had four carries for 15 yards and five receptions for 20 more yards. Third-string RB Chris Rodriguez led the team with 10 carries for 35 yards. Gibson can be started in 14-team PPR leagues, but in standard, you’d have to expand to 16-teams or larger to start him, even with the Jets’ defense allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.