McKissic finished the 2020 season with 85 carries for 365 yards and a touchdown and 80 catches for 589 yards and two TDs on 110 targets. His long gain among 165 touches went for only 29 yards, but McKissic otherwise had a career year, establishing personal bests for carries, rushing yards, receptions and receiving yards. He's under contract with Washington for one more season, though it's possible his role is scaled back if Antonio Gibson shows progress as a pass catcher throughout spring and summer. McKissic will turn 28 in August, and he's scheduled for a $1 million base salary in 2021.
McKissic carried twice for no yards and recorded five catches for 30 yards in Sunday's 20-14 win over the Eagles. Antonio Gibson took on more work in his second game back from a toe injury, handling 20 touches and a 59 percent snap share. McKissic still managed to tie Terry McLaurin for the team lead in targets, and Washington may need to use its scatback more this weekend in a wild-card game against the Buccaneers and their fearsome run defense.
McKissic rushed the ball four times for 15 yards in Week 16 against the Panthers. He added eight receptions on 10 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown. Game script benefitted McKissic, as Washington quickly fell behind 13-0. That allowed him to excel as a receiver, with his best play coming on a 29-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter. Even with uncertainty at quarterback and the return of Antonio Gibson, McKissic has continued to produce and has combined for 133 receiving yards across his last two games. He and Washington will draw a Week 17 matchup against the Eagles.
McKissic rushed 13 times for 51 yards and secured nine of 10 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in Washington's 20-15 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. Facing the team he spent the first three seasons of his career with, McKissic was heavily involved during what was a second straight absence for Antonio Gibson (toe). The veteran easily paced the backfield in carries and rushing yards, and he was second only to Logan Thomas in receptions on Washington. McKissic's six-yard touchdown grab with 7:16 remaining qualified as his first score of the season as well, and he now has three games with at least nine catches on the campaign. McKissic once again figures to enjoy a solid role in a Week 16 matchup against the vulnerable Panthers defense, irrespective of whether Gibson suits up for the contest.
McKissic carried 11 times for 68 yards and caught two of four targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 23-15 win over the 49ers. McKissic's involvement increased with Antonio Gibson (toe) sidelined, and he finished with his highest carry total of the season, albeit at the expense of some targets. His usage in the passing game also suffered after Alex Smith (calf) was injured, leaving Dwayne Haskins to lead the offense. McKissic could see his role as a pass-catcher climb back up next Sunday against the Seahawks if Smith is able to play, but his carries will almost certainly decrease if Gibson returns to the lineup.
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