Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs rushed 11 times for 54 yards during Thursday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. He was also heavily involved as a receiver, catching four of eight targets for an additional 19 yards through the air. Gibbs' four-game streak of logging 95-plus scrimmage yards came to an end, but he still rewarded fantasy managers in PPR formats by catching four passes. He should continue to be evaluated as a mid-to-low RB2 option in most fantasy football leagues going forward.
Nov 23, 2023 9:01 PM EST
Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs has exploded on the fantasy football season over the last month of the season. The rookie runner has averaged 130.5 yards from scrimmage in his last four contests and has found the end zone five times during that stretch. David Montgomery returned in Week 10, but Gibbs has still seen 31 touches over the last two weeks. He is averaging 5.2 yards per carry and has seen no fewer than five targets in each of his last five games. Needless to say, he's a must-start fantasy option in a favorable matchup against the Green Bay Packers in Week 12.
Nov 22, 2023 3:42 PM EST
Detroit Lions rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs rushed eight times for 36 yards and a touchdown and caught all six of his targets for 59 yards in the win over the Chicago Bears. Gibbs and Montgomery each saw 14 total touches and found the end zone. Moving forward, both running backs are must-starts as part of one of the best offenses in the NFL. On Thanksgiving, the Lions will face a favorable matchup for running backs against the Green Bay Packers. Both backs could be in for more fantasy success in Week 12.
Nov 19, 2023 4:37 PM EST
Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs has rushed 51 times for 297 yards and four touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 130 yards over the last three weeks. Even with David Montgomery returning last week from a rib injury, Gibbs totaled over 100 yards and scored two touchdowns. Moving forward, both running backs have become must-starts, especially in a matchup with the Chicago Bears. Chicago has allowed the 12th-most fantasy points per game to ball carriers this season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see both players post RB1 performances for the second consecutive week.
Nov 16, 2023 3:23 PM EST
Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs rushed 14 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns and caught three of his five targets for 35 in the 41-38 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. David Montgomery returned for this game and posted 116 yards and a touchdown, so both ball carriers look to have sizable roles in an explosive offense. For now, both running backs are a must-start option in fantasy football. Gibbs has a safer PPR floor due to his pass-catching upside. Next up is a matchup with the Chicago Bears. Expect both backs to have plenty of running room in Week 11.
Nov 12, 2023 7:34 PM EST
Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs has a wide range of outcomes in the Week 10 matchup with the Los Angeles Charges. If David Montgomery (ribs) is back in action this week, Gibbs could be pushed back into the clear RB2 role. However, the rookie excelled in his Week 7 and Week 8 starts, posting over 200 yards rushing, nearly 100 yards receiving, and two total touchdowns during that stretch. That said, this could be more of a two-man committee with an even touch distribution upon Montgomery's return. The Chargers have allowed the 13th-most fantasy points per game to running backs this season, so both players are likely worth starting in this spot.
Nov 9, 2023 7:45 PM EST
Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs rushed 26 times for 152 yards and a touchdown and caught all five of his targets for 37 yards in the Week 8 Monday Night Football win over the Las Vegas Raiders. It marked the rookie's second straight game with at least 100 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. The 21-year-old has benefited from the absence of David Montgomery (ribs). The Lions head to a bye in Week 9, so fantasy managers of either Lions' running back will have to find a replacement. Although Montgomery could be ready to come back in Week 10, Gibbs should see an uptick in his role after two big performances.
Oct 31, 2023 9:01 AM EST
Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs rushed 11 times for 68 yards and a touchdown and caught nine of his ten targets for 58 yards in the absence of David Montgomery (ribs) last week. Montgomery was out of practice on Thursday and Friday, so he is trending toward missing the Monday Night Football contest against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 8. Assuming he's out, Gibbs should assume the RB1 role once again. The Raiders have surrendered the fifth-most fantasy points per game to running backs this season, so Gibbs could be in for a second-straight big fantasy performance.
Oct 27, 2023 4:13 PM EST
Detroit Lions rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs rushed 11 times for 68 yards and a touchdown and caught nine of his 10 targets for 58 yards in Week 7. In the absence of David Montgomery (ribs), Gibbs was utilized as a workhorse running back. He benefited from the Lions having to play catchup and going to the air often, as the Lions lost to the Ravens 38-6. The talented rookie flashed his fantasy upside in this spot, but he could be relegated to the clear RB2 role again if Montgomery returns next week. Detroit is set to face the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football in Week 8. If Montgomery is out for that contest, Gibbs will be a virtual must-start.
Oct 22, 2023 4:32 PM EST
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell told reporters on Friday that rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring), who has missed the last two games, will play in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens. "Certainly I think he's going to need to take the load of (the work) .I'd like to say we're going to be careful with him, but the reality is we need him," Campbell said. It's unclear if Gibbs will be removed from the final Week 7 injury report entirely or if he'll receive a questionable tag. Either way, the first-rounder will play and should have an elevated role from what he saw the last time he was active in Week 4 now that David Montgomery (ribs) is out this weekend. With the added touches, Gibbs will have RB2 upside, albeit in a tough matchup on the road.
Oct 20, 2023 12:01 PM EST
Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) was among those practicing on Thursday for the Lions for the second straight day. Gibbs has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, but he's trending in the right direction to be active this Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. It's good news for the Lions, who have already ruled out David Montgomery (ribs). Craig Reynolds (hamstring, toe) also practiced after missing Wednesday's session, so the Lions may not be in dire straights at the RB position this weekend after all. The 21-year-old first-rounder could be somewhat limited if he's active against Baltimore, but there won't be much competition for touches, giving him some RB2 upside if he returns.
Oct 19, 2023 3:17 PM EST
Detroit Lions rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. Gibbs has missed the last two games with a hamstring and has been a fantasy bust in his first NFL season through the first six weeks of 2023. However, the 21-year-old first-rounder will have the opportunity to see the lion's share of the backfield work if he's able to play in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens with David Montgomery (ribs) expected to miss some time. Craig Reynolds (hamstring, toe) is also looking questionable to play this weekend. As of right now, Gibbs is trending in the right direction for Week 7. He'll have clear RB2 upside if he's active against the Ravens for the volume alone.
Oct 18, 2023 4:24 PM EST
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) is trending in the right direction to play in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens. Meanwhile, David Montgomery (ribs) will be out for "a little bit" after suffering a cartilage issue in his ribs in the Week 6 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gibbs has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury he suffered in practice before Week 5. When Montgomery was injured on Sunday, Craig Reynolds became Detroit's lead back, but he gained just 15 yards on 10 rushing attempts. The 21-year-old Gibbs has been a fantasy bust so far early in his NFL career, but he should see a heavy workload in the backfield if he returns to face Baltimore this Sunday. If Gibbs is a full-go this weekend with Monty out, he will basically be a must-start in fantasy lineups.
Oct 16, 2023 6:18 PM EST
Detroit Lions rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) has officially been ruled out of Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers. The rookie has taken a back seat to David Montgomery in every game that both of them have been active for, but with Gibbs sitting out another game, Montgomery's value increases even more. Without the necessary opportunities, Gibbs hasn't been able to fulfill his potential just yet. Until he wins over the coaching staff a little more or Montgomery can't suit up, Gibbs' ceiling will be limited. His next chance to play will be against the Ravens in Week 7.
Oct 13, 2023 4:16 PM EST
Detroit Lions rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) is not practicing for the second consecutive day ahead of the team's Week 6 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gibbs strained a hamstring in practice last week and missed the Lions' Week 5 victory over the Carolina Panthers as a result. The rookie has not been given the workload that fantasy managers who drafted him at his ADP had hoped for, having seen a 36% snap share in the first four weeks of the season. It is now clear that Gibbs is second in line behind surprise workhorse David Montgomery. Gibbs is currently listed as questionable on the Lions' injury report.
Oct 12, 2023 2:27 PM EST
Detroit Lions rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) is being considered day-to-day heading into a Week 6 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It remains to be seen if Gibbs will get on the practice field for the team's first official session of the week on Wednesday. The first-rounder was added to the injury report late last week and was inactive in the Week 5 win over the Carolina Panthers. Until we know more about his progress, fantasy managers should consider him very questionable to play this Sunday on the road in Tampa. Gibbs has so far been a fantasy bust in his first year in the NFL, and it was clear in Week 4 that David Montgomery is the Lions' backfield leader. If Gibbs misses another game, Monty will once again be a strong QB1 play in all fantasy lineups.
Oct 11, 2023 1:16 PM EST
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) is not expected to play in Sunday's matchup against the Panthers. The rookie ended up on the injury report on Friday because of a hamstring issue, so now fantasy managers are left wondering if he'll miss more time beyond Week 5. At any rate, David Montgomery, coming off a three-touchdown performance versus the Packers in Week 4, should get plenty of work, considering Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) is also anticipated to sit out on Sunday. In addition, Craig Reynolds could see extra reps in relief of Montgomery, making him a risky flex option for those needing to fill a roster spot.
Oct 7, 2023 11:41 PM EST
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) is doubtful to play in Sunday's meeting with the Panthers. The rookie is dealing with a hamstring issue, although he didn't show up on the injury report until Friday. The Lions are banged up entering Week 5, as Amon-Ra St. Brown (abdomen) is unlikely to suit up. At the same time, Josh Reynolds (groin) carries a questionable designation. That said, David Montgomery, who had three rushing touchdowns versus the Packers in Week 4, should remain heavily involved against a Panthers defense that's struggled in 2022-23. In addition, Craig Reynolds could log more touches than usual, giving him a small upside for desperate fantasy managers.
Oct 7, 2023 10:18 PM EST
Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs (hamstring) was added to the injury report on Friday after practicing in a limited capacity. He is officially listed as questionable for Week 5 versus the Carolina Panthers. It remains to be seen whether Gibbs' injury is minor or if he suffered an ailment of greater severity on Friday. For now, fantasy managers should treat him as a true game-time decision. If Gibbs does play Sunday, he'll rank as a mid-range RB3.
Oct 6, 2023 4:52 PM EST
Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs saw workhorse usage against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3, but that was in the absence of David Montgomery (thigh). Montgomery returned in Week 4 and immediately took over the backfield, rushing 32 times for 121 yards and three touchdowns. Gibbs handled just 12 touches for 51 yards. The rookie is proving to be an efficient ball carrier and solid receiver, but until his role in the high-powered Lions' offense increases, he'll have a low floor in fantasy football. That said, the Carolina Panthers have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs this season, so he and Montgomery could both have solid fantasy outings. Gibbs is risky in Week 5, but there is upside in this spot.
Oct 5, 2023 1:21 PM EST