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Antonio Gibson 2020 Dynasty Outlook
Antonio Gibson spent his first 2 years at East Central Community College where he posted 50 receptions for 871 yards and 13 TDs. He added 249 rushing yards and 554 kick return yards. While having multiple roles at East Central (WR, RB and kick returner), it carried into the University of Memphis.
In his first season at Memphis, junior year, Gibson didn’t see the field much with only 6 receptions for 99 yards and 2 TDs. He popped off his senior year putting up solid numbers as a WR (38 receptions for 735 yards and 8 TDs), RB (33 attempts for 369 yards and 4 TDs) and KR (23 returns for 645 yards and a TD).
With the 66th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Washington Football Team select Antonio Gibson, WR/RB, Memphis.
With Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson getting cut, Gibson looks like the next guy up. The man is a pure athlete when you watch his tape with head-turning elusiveness and 4.39 speed. His 6’2″ 220 lbs frame is NFL ready, and the opportunity for him right out of the gate is exciting for fantasy managers. Before we hype him up too much, remember that he is only a rookie, and will most likely take some time, at least a season, to learn the ropes of the team and NFL. With that being said, he does have the capability of being one of the few rookies to burst onto the scene and make a big impact in his rookie season.
Look for him to be a RB3 this season with a mid RB2 ceiling. Washington still has Bryce Love, Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic who will serve as the pass catching back. They are a RBBC team with a lot of movement this Covid-19 offseason. Let’s get more excited for what he’ll bring beyond 2020.
Antonio Gibson Dynasty Outlook – Beyond 2020
I’m a firm believer that even if Antonio Gibson doesn’t make it as a RB for Washington, that they’ll just play him at WR. He’s a gadget player which will serve the Football Team well. Like most rookies though, this season will give us a glimpse into what the future will hold for him.
I don’t see Gibson ever being a top fantasy player, but I think he will be a very serviceable player for the next 5 years. Beyond 2020, look for him to stay in the RB3/RB2 range, with a possibility for a higher value if they use him as a WR or kick returner as well. He may even get a boost in value if he goes to another team in the next 5 years. Gibson has a bright future ahead of him, and it’ll serve his fantasy managers well.
According to the RotoHeat team, Antonio Gibson’s ADP is #129 overall and #60 among RBs in PPR formats. His value in picks in both 1QB and SuperFlex is an early to mid 2nd rounder.
In 1QB leagues, players comparable in value to Antonio are Darrell Henderson, Raheem Mostert, Robby Anderson, Tarik Cohen, Kirk Cousins, Ronald Jones and Jordan Howard. QB’s in 1QB leagues are easy to come by, so I’ll pass on Kirk; Henderson and Rojo will be starters for maybe a week, so they’re a no as well. San Fran switches their RBBC around too much to trust Mostert, while Robby will be too boom or bust to start. Cohen is an intriguing PPR option here. Howard is a guy I’m high on, but Gibson’s potential is too high to swap here. I think Gibson gives you the best chance to win out of this group.
A player with similar value to Gibson in SuperFlex leagues is also Darrell Henderson. Others include Brandon Aiyuk, Marlon Mack, James Connor, Dallas Goedert, Brandin Cooks and Drew Brees. Brees and Connor are strictly for win-now scenarios. I don’t see Mack being involved in the Colts offense enough to take here. Aiyuk, Goedert and Cooks peek my interest though. I would be confident in any of these three producing for me, and they come with similar upside and risk as Gibson.