RB - DET
Week 4 Outlook
Jahmyr Gibbs rushed for 80 yards on 17 carries and caught 1-of-2 targets for two yards in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Falcons.
There was a lot of optimism for Gibbs' fantasy outlook this week with David Montgomery (thigh) not playing, but he ended up having a better game in real life than in fantasy. He was efficient on the ground but failed to catch more than one pass or get in the end zone, leading him to score under 10 points in PPR formats. His season has been a bit disappointing so far for fantasy managers, but he draws another solid matchup against the Packers next week to try and bounce back with.
Jahmyr Gibbs is expected to handle the bulk of the team's carries in Week 3 against Atlanta.
Gibbs played 48% of the snaps last week with 14 touches and 56 total yards but we can expect those numbers to rise with Montgomery out with a thigh injury. Atlanta has allowed the 11th-highest explosive run rate, has the tenth-worst stuff rate, and the 11th-worst yards after contact per attempt which puts Gibbs in a great spot in Week 3.
Despite a tough loss to the Seahawks, Jahmyr Gibbs, the 21-year-old running back for the Detroit Lions, put up a gritty performance in Week 2.
Gibbs carried the ball 7 times for a modest 17 yards, but his real impact came in the passing game where he hauled in 7 of his 9 targets for 39 yards. While he didn't find the end zone, his dual-threat ability was on full display, making him a valuable asset in PPR leagues. Gibbs is showing promise as a versatile back in the Lions' offense. Looking ahead to Week 3, Gibbs and the Lions will face off against the Atlanta Falcons, a matchup that could provide him with ample opportunities to continue his upward trend. Despite the lack of touchdowns, Gibbs' consistent involvement in the passing game is a positive sign for his fantasy value moving forward.
Jahmyr Gibbs is expected to carve out more snaps against the Seahawks in Week 2.
Gibbs was held to just seven rushes and two targets in his NFL debut last Thursday, so it makes sense that the Lions would want to get their first-round pick more involved going forward. Head coach Dan Campbell said Detroit simply didn't want to overwork its rookies in the season opener, adding, "Now they’ve got that one under their belt, so for Gibbs, he’ll begin to get more touches now." He is a versatile playmaker who should be viewed as a mid-to-high RB2 in fantasy football.
In a thrilling Week 1 showdown, Jahmyr Gibbs, the 21-year-old dynamo for the Detroit Lions, made a respectable debut against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Gibbs showcased his versatility with 42 rushing yards on 7 carries and 18 receiving yards on 2 receptions despite taking a back seat to fellow RB David Montgomery, who received 21 carries Thursday. Although he didn't find the end zone, his consistent gains on the ground and through the air contributed to the Lions' narrow 21-20 victory. His longest rush, a 17-yard dash in the first quarter, and a 10-yard reception in the second quarter, highlighted his potential as a dual-threat back. Gibbs will look to build on this performance next week against the Seattle Seahawks in Detroit's home opener.