Likely to get work Sunday
Rodriguez likely will move into the No. 2 running back role this Sunday against the Giants with teammate Antonio Gibson (toe) listed as doubtful, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports.
Rodriguez is more of a bruiser and Gibson more of a speed guy and pass catcher, so the adjustment here might involve the former taking some of Brian Robinson's usual snaps while Robinson handles a lot of the passing-down work that usually goes to Gibson. However it shakes out, Robinson remains the best fantasy play by a wide margin, as Rodriguez hasn't gotten any work on offense since taking seven carries for 31 yards in the team's first matchup with the Giants in Week 7.
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Thomas finished without a catch on one target in a 45-15 loss to Miami on Sunday.
Rodriguez took seven carries for 29 yards in a 45-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
McLaurin failed to bring in any of his three targets in the Commanders' 45-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
Dotson brought in two of five targets for 23 yards in the Commanders' 45-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
Gibson rushed 10 times for 35 yards and brought in four of five targets for 37 yards in the Commanders' 45-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. He also fumbled once but recovered.
Samuel secured four of five targets for 65 yards in the Commanders' 45-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
Howell completed 12 of 23 passes for 127 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Commanders' 45-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. He also rushed four times for 21 yards and two scores.
The Commanders have ruled out Robinson for the second half of Sunday's game against the Dolphins due to a hamstring injury.
Thomas caught two of four targets for 15 yards in Thursday's 45-10 loss to Dallas.
Gibson took six carries for 21 yards and caught three of four targets for 16 yards in a 45-10 loss to Dallas on Thursday.