Carson Wentz, QB (WAS)

Likely to remain backup upon return

Wentz (finger) is expected to serve as the Commanders' backup quarterback once he's activated from injured reserve, with Taylor Heinicke set to retain the starting job "unless something changes dramatically," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Wentz made enough progress in his recovery from Oct. 17 right ring finger surgery to resume throwing this week, but he hasn't yet been cleared for practice and will remain on IR for a fifth straight game when the Commanders take on the Texans on Sunday. Though Wentz could be available to play as soon as Week 12, the starting job will belong to Heinicke for the final seven games of the season so long as he doesn't miss time due to injury or doesn't see a dramatic downturn in performance in the weeks to come. While Heinicke hasn't posted eye-popping statistics in the absence of Wentz, he's helped lead the Commanders to a 3-1 record during his run as starter to keep the team in the thick of the NFC playoff race. In addition to Heinicke's respectable play, the Commanders are incentivized to keep Wentz on the bench due to the terms of his contract. As Ben Standig of The Athletic notes, if Wentz plays 70 percent of Washington's offensive snaps this season, it would result in the Commanders surrendering a 2023 second-round draft pick to the Colts rather than a third-round pick.

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Antonio Gibson

Antonio Gibson

RB | WAS

Clear second fiddle in tie

Gibson rushed nine times for 39 yards and brought in two of four targets for 20 yards in the Commanders' 20-20 tie with the Giants on Sunday. He also returned two kickoffs for 27 yards.

Curtis Samuel

Curtis Samuel

WR | WAS

86 total yards in tie

Samuel brought in six of seven targets for 63 yards and rushed three times for 23 yards in the Commanders' 20-20 tie with the Giants on Sunday.

Brian Robinson

RB | WAS

Leads backfield in tie

Robinson rushed 21 times for 96 yards and secured both targets for 15 yards in the Commanders' 20-20 tie with the Giants on Sunday. He also committed a fumble that was recovered by Washington.

Terry McLaurin

Terry McLaurin

WR | WAS

Productive day in tie

McLaurin secured eight of 12 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Commanders' 20-20 tie with the Giants on Sunday.

Taylor Heinicke

Taylor Heinicke

QB | WAS

Builds up yardage numbers in tie

Heinicke completed 27 of 41 passes for 275 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Commanders' 20-20 tie with the Giants on Sunday. He also rushed twice for six yards and committed two fumbles, losing one.

Chase Young

Chase Young

DL | WAS

Appears likely to sit Week 13

Young (knee) remains listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, though he's considered a long shot to make his season debut, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Antonio Gibson

Antonio Gibson

RB | WAS

Likely to face Giants

Gibson (foot), officially listed as questionable, is likely to play Sunday against the Giants, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.