Antonio Gibson
Antonio Gibson showing off Grillz in his teeth after scoring a touchdown. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Draft Antonio Gibson In PPR Leagues

Antonio Gibson had a nice rookie year with the Washington Football Team. The third-round pick exceeded all expectations in his first year in the NFL. He has now solidified his role as an every-down back for the Football Team. Gibson is only going to get better in his second year with a full offseason of getting all the first-team reps as the starting running back. In 14 games last year, Gibson had 10-plus points in seven games, including a 31 point burst against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day that would put his name on the fantasy map. He would finish the season with 795 rushing yards and averaging 4.7 yards per carry, also putting up 11 rushing touchdowns to go along with it. Antonio also showed his versatility by catching the ball out of the backfield with 36 catches.

With the addition of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will be among the safest fantasy options at quarterback, I expect even more volume from the running back. After a season where it was a quarterback carousel between Dwayne Haskins Jr., Kyle Allen, Alex Smith, and Taylor Heinicke. Stability at the quarterback position is going to help every fantasy option for the Football Team. I expect Gibson’s numbers to go way up in 2021. Not only rushing the football but as well as catching the ball on check downs. He also has the route running ability as he can line up as a wide receiver.

You must be looking to take Antonio Gibson in the first round of PPR leagues. If you can somehow get him in the second round, then all power to you. Gibson will be a superstar and top-10 fantasy running back in 2021. He has all the tools to be an RB1 for your fantasy team with his speed and ability to catch the ball. Look for him to catch way more than 36 passes with the addition of Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. I think he will easily surpass 1,000 yards rushing this season while adding around at least 500 receiving yards. All of his touchdowns last year came from the ground, none through the air. That will absolutely change in 2021. He will have another double-digit touchdown season. You must draft him if you have a later pick in the first round.

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