After landing on the injury report late last week as a surprise addition and ultimately missing the Lions’ Week 5 game against the Panthers, Gibbs opened this week by missing practice on Wednesday. He’s the latest victim of a rash of hamstring injuries occurring across the league through the first few weeks (Justin Jefferson, Cooper Kupp, Aaron Jones), and given the nature of these injuries to hang around, there’s a chance it’ll be another week before we get to see the dynamic rookie suit up again. Even when he was starting, Gibbs was at best a suspect start in most fantasy lineups thanks to an undying insistence on the part of the Lions’ coaching staff to run David Montgomery until the wheels fall off – even at the expense of playing time for their first-round running back. That being said, Montgomery is an excellent start leagues of all shapes, sizes, and formats, and will continue to be until Gibbs is able to establish a fantasy-relevant role for himself in the Detroit offense.
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