Player Outlook
The Commanders made it a priority to bring back McKissic, snatching him away from the Bills at the last moment. Fantasy managers should be more willing to let McKissic land somewhere else, preferring to draft him after the first 10 rounds of a PPR draft. McKissic will be 29 when the season starts, has never topped 1,000 yards from scrimmage or scored more than four touchdowns in a season, and doesn't have as much injury upside after the team drafted Brian Robinson.

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2022
2021 212 4.42 2 43 397 2 847.6
2020 365 4.29 1 1 80 589 2 1106.9
3y Avg. 261 4.58 1 0 52 406 2 846
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Fantasy News

  • Commanders' J.D. McKissic: Nixes deal, stays in Washington

    McKissic changed his mind about signing with the Bills and now intends to re-sign with Washington on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. According to the report, the contract terms McKissic is receiving from Washington are similar or identical to the two-year, $7 million verbal agreement he had with the Bills. The veteran receiving back might have benefited in fantasy terms from playing in a better offense, but he'll still be an important piece for Washington, replacing Antonio Gibson on third downs and in other obvious passing situations. McKissic saw a big drop in usage between 2020 and 2021, albeit with better efficiency to help negate some of the losses.
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  • Bills' J.D. McKissic: Signing with Bills

    McKissic is slated to sign a two-year deal with the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. According to Schefter, McKissic's deal with the Bills is for $7 million, with the potential for another $1 million in incentives. The 28-year-old carried the ball 48 times for 212 yards and two TDs in 2021, adding 43 catches for 397 yards and a pair of receiving scores in 11 games for Washington. He'll provide Buffalo with an adept pass catcher out of the backfield in 2022, a context that puts McKissic on the PPR radar while working behind the team's top back, Devin Singletary. The Bills also have Zack Moss under contract for the next two seasons.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Not playing Week 18

    McKissic (concussion) wasn't among the players added to Washington's roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Giants. Considering Washington never designated McKissic to return from injured reserve following his move off the active roster Dec. 21, the decision not to activate him for Week 18 hardly comes as a surprise. Washington will have Antonio Gibson, Jaret Patterson and Jonathan Williams as its available running backs for the finale.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Out three more games

    Washington placed McKissic (concussion) on injured reserve Tuesday. McKissic was already set to miss a third consecutive game Tuesday in Philadelphia, but his move to IR ensures that he'll also remain out Week 16 in Dallas and for the Week 17 rematch with the Eagles in Washington. The Football Team's decision to shut McKissic down through Week 17 doesn't come as a major surprise, as he was unable to practice in any fashion this week. With McKissic deactivated, lead back Antonio Gibson should be in line to pick up more passing-down work, while Jaret Patterson and Jonathan Williams handle small depth roles behind him.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Ruled out Tuesday

    McKissic (concussion) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Eagles. McKissic was unable to return to practice this week, and he'll be held out for a third straight game due to a concussion. Jaret Patterson should continue to see a slight uptick in playing time behind Antonio Gibson in Week 15.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: DNP on Saturday

    McKissic (concussion) didn't practice Saturday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. McKissic has yet to practice this week and has logged very little on-field work since suffering a concussion and neck injury during Week 12 action against the Seahawks. Washington's Week 15 game versus the Eagles has been pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday due to COVID-19 concerns within the Football Team, giving him a bit more time to get through the league's five phases of the protocol for head injuries. Having said that, McKissic appears to be trending toward a third straight absence, which again would open the door for No. 1 running back Antonio Gibson to pick up a three-down role.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Idle for another practice

    McKissic (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. McKissic looked to be advancing through the concussion protocol last week after he managed limited practices Thursday and Friday before being ruled out in advance of Washington's 27-20 loss to Dallas, but the running back appears to have since suffered a setback. He's now been listed as a non-participant in two straight practices, which suggests his absence from Wednesday's session wasn't merely a maintenance day. Even if he gets back on the field as a limited participant Friday, McKissic will still need to get the green light to take contact in addition to gaining clearance from an independent neurologist in order to play Sunday in Philadelphia. Given the multiple obstacles in his way, McKissic appears likely to sit out a third consecutive game.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Inactive for second straight week

    McKissic (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. McKissic made enough progress through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol this week to return to practice as a limited participant Thursday and Friday, but he doesn't appear to have been deemed ready for full contact or cleared by an independent neurologist. As such, he'll remain out for a second straight game, which should give top back Antonio Gibson a clear path to a three-down role once again. In addition to carrying 23 times for 88 yards, Gibson drew six targets -- one short of his season-high total -- and caught five passes for 23 yards and a touchdown in last week's win over the Raiders.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Unlikely to play Week 14

    McKissic (concussion) remains listed as questionable but is considered unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After sitting out the Week 13 win over the Raiders, McKissic returned to practice this week as a limited participant Thursday and Friday, but he doesn't look like he's received clearance from an independent neurologist, the final step in the running back exiting the concussion protocol. As a result, McKissic appears likely to miss his second consecutive game, potentially paving the way for Antonio Gibson to take on an expanded role as a pass catcher in addition to his normal role as Washington's lead option on the ground. Final word on McKissic's status will come when Washington reveals its inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Questionable, still in protocol

    McKissic (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. McKissic was a limited practice participant Friday and remains in the concussion protocol. He's still hoping to gain clearance before Sunday, after Antonio Gibson and Wendell Smallwood split McKissic's usual snaps in the win over Las Vegas last week.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Gets in limited practice

    McKissic (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports. Since being diagnosed with a concussion following Washington's Week 12 win over the Seahawks, McKissic was listed as a non-participant in four consecutive practices and sat out a Week 13 win over Las Vegas along the way. His ability to turn in a limited practice Thursday thus marks the first step forward for McKissic as he works his way through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. According to Ben Standig of The Athletic, McKissic was spotted taking part in position drills during the open portion of Thursday's session, but he'll need to still gain clearance for full-contact work and get the green light from an independent neurologist in order to suit up Sunday against the Cowboys.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Out with concussion

    McKissic (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. McKissic hasn't practiced since suffering the injury in Monday's 17-15 win over the Seahawks. His absence leaves passing-down snaps in the hands of either starter Antonio Gibson, rookie Jaret Patterson or practice-squad player Wendell Smallwood. It could be a mix of the two, or perhaps even all three.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Still not practicing

    McKissic (concussion) wasn't seen on the field during the open portion of Friday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. McKissic appears headed toward his third straight missed practice after suffering the concussion in Monday's win over the Seahawks. The 28-year-old will need to fully clear the five-step concussion protocol before being able to participate in full contact work, which is unlikely to happen ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Raiders. If McKissic is sidelined this week, Wendell Smallwood could be promoted from the practice squad to offer another pass-catching option out of the backfield, though lead back Antonio Gibson is also likely to absorb some of McKissic's passing-down responsibilities.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: In concussion protocol

    McKissic didn't practice Wednesday due to a concussion. McKissic suffered a scare in Monday's game after his helmet hit off a Seahawks defender, causing him to stay on the turf for multiple minutes. He required a cart to get to the locker room, with reports after the game indicating that he was tending to a neck injury. However, upon the release of Washington's first Week 13 practice report, McKissic was revealed to have entered the NFL's concussion protocol. Clearly in the early phases due to his lack of activity Wednesday, he likely will need to get on the practice field by Friday to give himself a chance to be available Sunday at Las Vegas. If McKissic is unable to do so, Jaret Patterson and practice squad member Wendell Smallwood would be the candidates to work behind starter Antonio Gibson (shin).
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Not at practice

    McKissic (neck) isn't practicing Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. The pass-catching back scored both of Washington's touchdowns in a 17-15 win over Seattle on Monday before exiting after suffering a scary-looking head/neck injury in the fourth quarter. With Antonio Gibson and rookie Jaret Patterson being the only other running backs on Washington's roster, practice-squadder Wendell Smallwood could handle backfield snaps in obvious passing situations if McKissic is unavailable this Sunday in Las Vegas.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Diagnosed with neck injury

    McKissic suffered a neck injury in Monday's 17-15 win over the Seahawks, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. McKissic hit his head on a defender in the fourth quarter and remained down on the field for several minutes after the collision. He ultimately was carted off the field, though the team doesn't yet know the severity of the injury. Optimistically, teammates said that McKissic was walking around the locker room after the game. More clarification on his status should come as the week progresses.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Carted off against Seattle

    McKissic was carted off the field after suffering an apparent head injury in Monday's game against Seattle, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. McKissic appeared to hit his head off a defender in the fourth quarter of the game, and he remained down on the field for several minutes after the collision. Prior to his exit, he recorded seven carries for 30 yards and a touchdown and also added five receptions for 26 yards and an additional score. After the game, coach Ron Rivera stated that he did not have an update on McKissic's status, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Given that, it's unclear whether McKissic may be ready to suit up for a Week 13 matchup against the Raiders.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Gets eight touches

    McKissic rushed seven times for 46 yards and caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Panthers. McKissic ripped off a long run of 15 yards, fueling an overall efficient day on the ground by his standards. In fact, McKissic's rushing yardage total marked his highest of the season, helping compensate for his unusually low involvement through the air. Coming off Sunday's win, McKissic will now turn his attention toward Week 12's matchup versus the Seahawks.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Tops 100 total yards

    McKissic rushed the ball eight times for 45 yards in Sunday's 31-13 loss to Kansas City. He added eight receptions for 65 yards. McKissic saw a season-high eight rushing attempts, in part because Antonio Gibson was battling both shin and calf injuries. Even with increased activity on the ground, McKissic did the majority of his damage as a receiver serving as a checkdown option for Taylor Heinicke. McKissic topped 100 total yards for the first time this season and has racked up multiple receptions in four of six contests. If Gibson is forced to miss time, McKissic would likely share the backfield with Jaret Patterson.
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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Limited by ankle injury

    McKissic was limited at Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Washington's skill-position players are banged up at the moment, with two running backs and three wide receivers appearing on the Week 5 injury report, while tight end Logan Thomas (hamstring) landed on injured reserve Wednesday. McKissic himself may be healthier than starting back Antonio Gibson (shin), who didn't practice to kick off the week. Gibson did the same last Thursday before suiting up Week 4 in Atlanta, but McKissic still picked up a season-high 12 touches for 59 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in that contest. Assuming both backs are able to suit up Sunday against the Saints, McKissic likely can expect a snap share that hovers around 40 percent, while Gibson gets upwards of 60 percent.
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