Is a Rebound in Order for Allen Robinson?

Aug 8, 2017

Allen Robinson
There aren’t many wide receivers that had a more disappointing season than Jacksonville’s Allen Robinson. A top-five fantasy wide receiver selection last year, he mustered just 73 catches for 883 yards and six touchdowns. A far cry from the 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns he produced in 2015.
So what does it mean for Robinson? For starters, you’ll likely end up getting a WR1 at a discount. Will he hit those lofty 2015 numbers? Probably not, but I can see him landing somewhere in the middle of the two seasons. That would put him on a 1,141 yard and 10 touchdown season. I actually think the yardage will be north of the 1,200 mark.
Robinson failed to reach 35 yards in six games last year and 60 yards in another four. Certainly not the mark a WR1 should make. He only topped 85 yards twice.
2015 was a different story. Robinson topped 100 yards in six games with 80 or more in another three. He did fail to reach 60 yards five times, which is still a high number for a high-end receiver.
So why will Robinson be better? For starters, his regression was so dramatic that going up isn’t a very tall order. Plus, the arrival of Leonard Fournette show make Jacksonville’s whole offense run better. Assuming defenses have to change their approach to slow Fournette down, it will open things up for the passing game.
I currently have Robinson outside of my top 12 WRs, but still have him as a high-end WR2. I imagine it will still be a little of the feast or famine with Robinson, but he should be a more reliable and productive option this coming year.

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