1. Antonio Gibson OVER 69.5 rushing yards (-112)
We know Antonio Gibson committed a back-breaking fumble on Sunday, but he was undoubtedly Washington’s best player in the game, taking 20 carries for 90 yards (4.5 YPC), while adding three catches for 18 yards as a receiver.
Expect Gibson to parlay that efficient showing with an equally-impressive performance against the Giants, who are fresh off allowing the Broncos to rush for 165 yards in Week 1. That included a 70-yard touchdown scamper from Melvin Gordon in the fourth quarter to really put an exclamation point on the win.
For context, those 165 rushing yards were the fourth-most any team surrendered in Week 1. Yes, 70 came on one carry, but Denver was going to be run-heavy on that possession anyway. Either way, the Broncos still gashed the Giants on the ground.
You have to think Ron Rivera and OC Scott Turner took note of that and will look to get Gibson going early on to set the tone on Thursday.
And for any Washington fans who are reluctant after the performance the offensive line turned in on Sunday, they were largely solid opening holes for Gibson. Most of their struggles came in pass protection, specifically against Joey Bosa.
We all know Gibson is a more talented runner than Gordon at this stage of his career. As long as the gameplan is up to par, expected the second-year RB to eclipse the 70-yard threshold against the G-Men.
If you want to make some money betting Washington, bet Gibson to rush for more than 69.5 yards on Thursday night.