Antonio Gibson
Antonio Gibson
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Washington Football Team
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A third-round pick in last year's draft, Gibson is best known for elite speed (4.39 40). The Memphis product needs very little space to explode for a big gain, and his larger frame allows him to bully his way through contact on occasion as well. The rest of his skill set as a running back is unpolished, but he was still good enough to take over the starting role in Washington almost immediately, and the team's offensive struggles in general didn't hamper his production. Gibson's versatility was also evident in his receiving numbers, though given how he was used in college (originally playing WR), more might have been expected in that area. As long as J.D. McKissic is on the roster, it will be tough for Gibson to carve out a larger role on passing downs. The big question heading into 2021 is whether he's ready to handle a huge rushing workload. Washington's offensive line is solid, but not one of the top units in the league, and Gibson isn't particularly adept at creating for himself. Ryan Fitzpatrick's arrival should steady the offense as a whole, but the veteran QB's track record indicates his arrival will do more to benefit Terry McLaurin than Gibson. Given the state of the Washington depth chart, Gibson should at least dominate early downs, but his ceiling could be capped until he gets a chance at a true three-down role. Read Past Outlooks
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#17.27
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$Signed a four-year, $4.93 million contract with Washington in July of 2020.
Efficient on ground in win
RBWashington Football Team
September 16, 2021
Gibson rushed 13 times for 69 yards and brought in both targets for four yards in Washington's 30-29 win over the Giants on Thursday night.
ANALYSIS
Gibson's rushing opportunities were ultimately capped partly by game script despite the favorable matchup, as backfield mate J.D. McKissic ended up seeing quite a bit of work in a frenetic fourth quarter. Gibson still turned in a second straight efficient rushing performance to open the 2021 campaign, giving him 159 yards on 33 carries over his first pair of contests. He also remained involved as a receiver to a modest extent and will look to bump his workload on the ground back up in a Week 3 road battle against the Bills a week from Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Antonio Gibson's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
20.0%
 
Positive Run %
80.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
53.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
23.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
29.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
4.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
3.5%
 
% Team Targets
23.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
42.9%
 
Drop Rate
28.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Giants
Thursday, Sep 16th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
114.6
 
Cornerbacks
91.1
 
Safeties
86.5
 
Linebackers
124.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Antonio Gibson's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.39 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
8.63 in
 
Arm Length
31.13 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Good luck finding a player comp for Gibson, a 228-pounder with 4.39 speed who spent two seasons at Memphis and touched the ball only seven times during the first of those campaigns. The community college transfer quickly worked his way from obscurity to third-round draft status, with his 2019 season yielding 38-735-8 through the air and 33-369-4 on the ground - good for second on his team in both rushing and receiving yards. Just for good measure, Gibson averaged 28 yards on 23 kick returns, adding a 13th TD on special teams. While his combine workouts were otherwise average, a 4.39 40 from a man his size will inevitably turn a lot of heads. With Adrian Peterson let go by the team in advance of Week 1, it's now possible that GIbson handles a key role for the team out of the gate, though veteran Peyton Barber could also get carries, and the team still has J.D. McKissic for passing downs. Gibson is the one with three-down potential, even if it doesn't materialize right away.
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Full participant Tuesday
RBWashington Football Team
September 14, 2021
Gibson (shoulder) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice session, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited to start week
RBWashington Football Team
Shoulder
September 13, 2021
Gibson (shoulder) was listed as limited on Washington's practice estimate Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
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Totals 108 yards in loss
RBWashington Football Team
September 12, 2021
Gibson carried the ball 20 times for 90 yards and caught three of his five targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Chargers. He also fumbled.
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Handles nine touches
RBWashington Football Team
August 20, 2021
Gibson rushed the ball seven times for 28 yards and also recorded two receptions for 19 yards in Friday's preseason game against Cincinnati.
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Feeling healthy again
RBWashington Football Team
August 2, 2021
Gibson says he no longer feels lingering effects from last year's turf toe injury, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
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