Allen Robinson came into the NFL limelight last season after making the pro bowl in only his second year in the league. Robinson finished his sophomore campaign with 80 receptions for 1400 yards and a league leading 14 touchdowns. Yet, Robinson along with his team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, have had quite the drop off this year severely hurting fantasy owners.
Robinson along with quarterback Blake Bortles excelled in 2015. Bortles had the best year of his career as well last season, which really isn’t saying much. Bortles finished with 4428 yards, 35 touchdowns but still managed to lead the league in interceptions with 18. Bortles was also sacked a staggering 51 times and lost a total of 14 fumbles. While this may not necessarily be Bortles’ fault, he can’t throw the ball to Robinson on the ground.
Robinson totaled 224 fantasy points in 2015, a very respectable contribution to any team, ranking him fourth amongst NFL receivers and seventh overall. Robinson was ranked 13th overall and the sixth best receiver in ESPN’s preseason fantasy football rankings. He clearly hasn’t risen up that same hype and has let fantasy owners down this season.
With only 56 catches for 622 yards and six touchdowns, Robinson has been lackluster currently ranking as the 25th overall receiver in standard fantasy leagues. The targets are there, with Bortles trying to find his No. 1 receiver 116 times through 12 games this season. Yet, with a catch percentage of only 48.3%, Robinson is not producing like he has in the past. He also averages a measly 11.1 yards per reception, a huge drop from last season’s 17.5 yards per reception. Robinson also has consecutively had two of his worst games of the season, managing to gain only 2.4 points against the Bills in week 12 and 3.1 points last week against the Broncos.
There’s a clear lack of Robinson’s production and it’s difficult to pinpoint where it’s stemming from. The Jaguars are in possibly the weakest division in the NFL, having to play the Colts, Texans, and Titans twice each year. All three of which have some of the worst secondaries in the league. There is such a clear drop in Robinson’s fantasy production, that unless the Jaguars make a major change in the offseason, it’s tough to justify drafting him in 2017.
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