Washington loses Alex Smith, Gibson unlikely to play against Seahawks
While trying to hold onto the division lead in a messy NFC East, Washington will have to face Seattle without likely two critical cogs of their offense.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Alex Smith will not play this week due to a calf injury. Washington will begrudgingly have to go back to Dwayne Haskins after Smith led them to four straight wins.
The news gets worse for the offense as Washington Post beat reporter Sam Fortier tells us top running back Antonio Gibson is doubtful with turf toe. Gibson leads the Football Team with 659 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
Without Gibson, Washington will again deploy a committee of J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber. McKissic handled 13 touches while Barber saw 14 with Gibson out last week against the 49ers. McKissic played 65 percent of the team’s offensive snaps while Barber played 48 percent. FanDuel DFS has them priced at $5800 and $5000 respectively. If you had to pick one, McKissic would get the nod, but he’ll badly feel the absence of Smith in PPR leagues.
By no means Washington is an offensive juggernaut even with a healthy Alex Smith, but they are downright not trustworthy with Haskins at the helm. Even against a terrible defense like Seattle, expect points to be a premium this weekend for Washington.
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